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Events for chamber members

The Chamber hosts a myriad of events throughout the calendar year providing opportunities to network, learn something new, and socialize within the business community. 

Network to your heart’s content and take a tour at one of our Business After Business events held monthly in a variety of venues. Hear keynote speakers at a luncheon event or take advantage of a learning opportunity at a Lunch N Learn or workshop. Socialize on the links at our annual golf tournament or be entertained and celebrate Business Excellence at our premier recognition event. There is something for everyone and every schedule.

2020 September Luncheon - Creating Effective Corporate Philanthropic Relationships

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Name: 2020 September Luncheon - Creating Effective Corporate Philanthropic Relationships
Date: September 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.
Event Description:

Impact Effect - Creating Effective Corporate Philanthropic Relationships

Learn how you can optimize charitable giving to support brand, culture and employee engagement. Join Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Vitalus Nutrition to hear about impact marketing strategies and the relationship between philanthropic partnerships and brand development.

Come and hear about the unique and valuable insights our guest speakers Karina Chow and Elena Middlemass have to share.

Karina Chow, Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Karina Chow is Associate Director - Development, Fraser Valley Region for Canuck Place Children's Hospice. She has worked at the Dave Lede House Abbotsford location since it opened for outpatient services in 2014 with a focus on Corporate and Community partnerships.

Karina has worked with non-profits since graduating from UBC in the mid-nineties and has been a development professional since 1998.

Prior to starting with Canuck Place, Karina worked with the Canadian Cancer Society, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, and the University of the Fraser Valley.

Karina is active in her community and an active member and Past-President for the Abbotsford-Sumas Rotary Club. She lives in Abbotsford with her husband, Gord, and two children, Emma and Ethan.

Elena Middlemass, Vitalus Nutrition

Elena Middlemass is Manager, Corporate Service for Vitalus Nutrition and its subsidiary, Manitoba Dairy Ingredients. She has been with Vitalus Nutrition for over 10 years leading the office of the President & CEO and focusing on special projects.
Elena has professional experience for organizations in a multitude of industries including transportation, I.T. and waste management. In 2018, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication Management from Royal Roads University.
Elena enjoys volunteering for a variety of organizations and is currently Chair of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Committee. She lives in Maple Ridge with her youngest daughter and one very spoiled dog.

Tim Holloway, KPMG Enterprise

Tim is managing partner of KPMG's Abbotsford office.  Tim specializes in serving family owned businesses as well as leading KPMG's charity and not-for-profit practice in the Fraser Valley leveraging 20 years of experience to provide clients with quality and timely assurance, tax and advisory services.  He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (2000) and obtained his CPA, CA designation in 2003.

Tim and his wife Whitney live in Abbotsford with their five young children. Tim is active in their local church serving on the board and as Treasurer.
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Event Sponsors:
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Contact Information:
Carole Jorgensen

Members: $50
Non Members: $55
Prices are subject to GST
No cancellations or refunds

This event will be limited to 50 people with COVID precautions and measures in place.​

Please let us know in advance if you require a vegetarian option for lunch. On-site requests will not be able to be accommodated.

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