Over the past couple weekends in Victoria, we’ve been treated with golden rays of sunshine and we hope that summer is here to stay. In disregard to the weather, these fundraising events in Victoria are a fun way to celebrate and support our local community.
As a large name-non-profit in Victoria, the Mustard Seed Street Church is also a very innovative organization and has broadened its focus to long-term social enterprise solutions and emergency food aid.
We’re still buzzing from the energy created at Social Media Camp 2017. Members of the HeartPress team have attended the conference in previous years, but this year was different. We were honoured to be Gold Sponsors of #SMCamp2017 to share your giving stories.
From March 3rd to 11th, Victoria Beer Week 2017 was made up of 9 days with 16 different events. The wide spectrum of gatherings, organized by the Victoria Beer Week Society, around Greater Victoria showcased a combination of BC craft brews and local artisans.
From Victoria Beer Week favourites to newly unveiled events, the week offered something for every craft brew connoisseur, beer geek, and newbie.
We thought we would give a nod to a few female social entrepreneurs, especially on International Women’s Day. These women are creating and building businesses that contribute enormously to not only a global economy but are solving real world social problems in innovative ways. We are both inspired and humbled by these women who are using business to help change the world.
International Women’s Day 2017: #BeBoldForChange
All our Valentine cards for the HeartGrams campaign were created by BooToYou, a local business that specializes in designing light-hearted greeting cards for every occasion, from weddings to divorce to babies to vasectomies.
BooToYou cards are created with more wit than wisdom; sometimes brash, but always crafted with class. There’s something there for everyone. We sat down with Sarah to get the inside scoop on the secrets behind her inspiration, never-ending-creativity, and take on humour.
HeartPress PR’s mantra, helping businesses do good, has inspired our latest campaign to unite companies all while building a community that supports one another. Our unique Valentine’s Day HeartGrams are just one of the ways we’re currently helping local businesses give back through supporting local causes.
We sat down with Regan, the CEO from Metrics Chartered Professional Accounting, to learn about the tax benefits of making corporate charitable donations. Metrics is heavily involved in the local sphere, giving back in a wide variety of ways, and their team can speak personally to the business-related pros of supporting local communities.
Times are changing. Only a few years ago, most working individuals placed financial stability and benefits like health insurance and holidays at the top of their “ideal job” list. Today, however, millennials entering the workforce – and those individuals within the first decade or so of their career – are looking for more, or something else altogether.