2016 AGM & Business Awards Banquet

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The 2016 Kenora & District Chamber of Commerce AGM & Business Awards Banquet
Sponsored by:
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Clarion Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre – Kenora, ON

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WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE AS OUR GUEST SPEAKER:

Chitra Anand – Head of Public Relations at Microsoft Canada

Anand-ShotChitra Anand is at the forefront of an important new movement in the workplace: intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurs are the people within your organization who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, driving innovation, creative thinking, and new ideas. The current head of PR for Microsoft Canada, Anand has been an intrapreneur for her entire career. Her talks reveal how to foster that spirit, and how to stay on the cutting edge of market trends, technology, and consumer behaviour.

Chitra Anand is an influence and social marketer who is currently completing a PhD focused on the study of intrapreneurship. Her research examines the traits of intrapreneurs, how they navigate organizations, and why they are the key drivers of innovation. She also studies the shifts in technology, and how the way we communicate now has created a massive change in consumer behavior: the power has transferred from the business to the consumer, and marketers need a whole new perspective on content creation and storytelling.

Anand is Head of Public Relations for Microsoft Canada, where she creates stories and experiences by engaging with key influencers, media, and in the digital space. Projects she has guided there have been awarded IABC Gold Quill Awards and Canadian Public Relations Society Awards of Excellence. Prior to Microsoft, she was Director of Marketing at TELUS Corp. She joined the company at its critical transformational stage from being a traditional Telco to a sophisticated ICT. During her tenure there, she led some of the sexiest award-winning brand, social media, and sponsorship campaigns that received rave reviews and massive media attention. Thanks to her leadership, TELUS was also awarded the “Corporate IT Hero” award by the Information Technology Association of Canada for developing Upopolis, an online social networking application for sick children, and was recognized by Business for the Arts for the exceptional effectiveness of its partnerships with arts organizations including Luminato, the Royal Conservatory of Music, Soulpepper, and the National Ballet School.
You will not want to miss this event!!

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Businesses were nominated in the following Business Award Categories:

  BUSINESS AWARDS
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT
– Sponsored by MNP LLP

INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESS – Sponsored by Weyerhaeuser
NEW BUSINESS (under 2 years) – Sponsored by Scotiabank
TOURISM / HOSPITALITY – Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
CUSTOMER SERVICE (staff up to 10) – Sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union
CUSTOMER SERVICE (staff over 10) – Sponsored by the City of Kenora
ABORIGINAL BUSINESS – Sponsored by Seven Generations Education Institute
YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR – Sponsored by Canadian Tire
ENTREPRENEUR / BUSINESS OWNER / MANAGER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP

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 Wine Sponsors: Clarion Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre and Days Inn Kenora

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