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Terry Farmer knows the power of helping people

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Terry Farmer Founder & Chairman, Accent Inns

Below is a reprint of the Victoria Chamber Awards Gala program where Friday April 27, Terry Farmer was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

After all, if he hadn’t offered to lend a hand to help his father and partner build the Chateau Victoria he might never have realized just how much more fun he could have in hospitality rather than a career in banking, property management or construction.

Anyone who knows Terry, knows that he isn’t content to rest on his laurels. Positive change has been a staple of his life. Terry’s advice to the graduates of Royal Roads at their 2007 Convocation, “… as life moves on over the years do not hesitate to change your area of work should opportunities arise. When they do you should do your due diligence and then strike out quickly, especially if you have a chance to get out on your own and become an entrepreneur. I did this 21 years ago and it was the most thrilling and challenging stage of my career (aside from getting married of course).” (more…)

 

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What a Week for Accent Inns Team Members!

Friday, October 28th, 2011
Mandy Farmer, President & CEO of Accent Inns BC hotel group

Mandy Farmer, not only contributes her time but supports her staff

We don’t usually create a list such as this but this has been an extra exciting week for several of our Accent Inn team members. We just had to talk about it!

Katie Bahnsen, General Manager of our Kamloops hotel, is the current president of the Kamloops Accommodation Association. The Kamloops hoteliers joined together in a membership campaign and  donated $5 per occupied room on August 1  to the ICCH Wish Fund.  Katie had the wonderful honor on behalf of the Association to  present a cheque for $9102 to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. The donated funds will go towards the Intensive Care Unit at RIH.

“It’s such an incredible feeling to work for an organization that supports its staff and encourages community involvement”

Chris Browne, General Manager of the Accent Inn Vancouver Airport hotel, has been nominated for a Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Award. Considering his efforts to support the community through Rotary and other groups, we certainly feel the recognition is well deserved. (more…)

 

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Victoria BC is in full Bloom!

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The Butchart Gardens helps lead Victoria BC's flower count

21 Billion Blooms in 2010

Victoria, B.C. –  The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce,  Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria have once again teamed up to record the scene at one of the World’s best Bloomin’ cities. The total number of blooms counted in the Annual Greater Victoria Flower Count was 21,691,666,716.  Oak Bay was the leading Municipality with over 14 billion blooms followed by Victoria with almost 5 billion blooms.  The winning class was Ms L Westby’s class from Willows Elementary and they win a trip to Butchart Gardens.

Greater Victoria is one of the best places on the planet to live work and play. The annual flower count is a testament to the wonderful climate and community spirit. Truly a gold medal performance by Mother Nature this year! (more…)

 

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