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CAFE Names Accent Inns Vancouver Island’s 2011 Family Enterprise of the Year

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Terry Farmer and Mandy Farmer, owners of the Accent Inn BC hotel Chain

Terry and Mandy, a true father and daughter team

We are proud to announce that Accent Inns was named Vancouver Islands 2011 Family Enterprise of the year by the local chapter of CAFÉ, Nov 3rd, 2010. The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) is a not-for-profit national organization established in 1983, dedicated to promoting the well-being and understanding of families in business. CAFE is a member-driven, national network passionately committed to the success of families in business and their pivotal contribution to the economy. The Vancouver Island Chapter was established in 1995 by a number of well-established local family businesses and currently has over 50 member companies. (more…)

 

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Kids Coin Drive for Variety –The Children’s Charity

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Heartly and a child at the kids coin drive for the Variety Club

Heartly and a child at the kids coin drive

The Kids Coin Drive for Variety is an annual fundraiser now in its 9th year. What started as a small penny drive has become a province-wide campaign that has raised over $1.5 million! The Coin Drive’s biggest supporters are all kids who have been helped by Variety and now fundraise on behalf of children who other children who need Variety’s support.

Young philanthropists from around the province will be in Burnaby on Wednesday, September 1st to kick-off the 9thannual Kids Coin Drive for Variety. All of the children involved have been helped by Variety – The Children’s Charity and are now giving back to the cause by raising money for other kids like them. Kids from outside of the Lower Mainland will be staying at the Accent Inn in Burnaby hotel while in town! (more…)

 

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Island Fisherman likes his Accent…

Friday, September 3rd, 2010
Island Fisherman cover-aug-2010

Island Fisherman supports Accent Inns' "Fish for the Future"

As the excitement around Accent Inns new Fish for the Future program starts to mount, we are thrilled that one of the most qualified sport and recreational fishing experts would take interest in Accent Inns.  Larry E. Stefanyk, founder and publisher of Island Fisherman Magazine and the Producer of the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo wrote a great piece in his last issue of Island Fisherman Magazine. Check out the article in the September issue in the Hook line and thinkers column (love the title larry).

Larry has long been a supporter of both the Freshwater fisheries society of BC and the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

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Charity in Changing Times seminar was a breath of fresh air

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Participants listening to the panel members at the InnAid Charity in Changing times seminar, Burnaby

The Accent Inns‘ Inn Aid “Charity in Changing Times” seminar was a breath of fresh air, and a welcomed addition outside of my daily routine. I was able to connect with other professionals in the non-profit world and find out our common challenges and provide helpful solutions. Dawn Chubai’s personal approach on how to work with the media was insightful because a large percentage of my work entails gaining media coverage for The Land Conservancy of BC. Her passion for storytelling and representing non-profits in her community is completely sincere and genuine. (more…)

 

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