Just a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of telling you about Aldor Acres and their efforts to help Special Olympics during their 25th anniversary open house.
Great news is they managed to raise more than $2,000 for the cause.
And now, I'm delighted to tell you that the staff at Staples in Langley have done something similar.
They raised $2,007 during the company's Give a Toonie - Share a Dream campaign that ran earlier this year. And the team was recognized for their efforts.
That's pretty awesome work on the part of everyone at the local Staples store who were joined by Special Olympic athletes in asking customers to donate a toonie or more for the cause.
When the tally was done on the last day of the national campaign, the local team brought in the most, not only from donation collections in store, but also money garnered at a store barbecue, and collected from other nearby businesses that were asked to help.
The local team contributed to Staples raising more than $586,000 for Special Olympics. Kudos.
Chamber gears up With summer all but over - except for a few great weather days - Langley's business community is gearing up for fall and so too is the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
There's a lot on the books for the coming month, starting with the monthly dinner meeting next Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Cascades. They're bringing together "everyday voices in our world of news,"
inviting several media guests to participate in a panel and speak on the impact social media is having on traditional media and what that means to local business owners.
Tickets are $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers, and must be reserved in advance at 604-530-6656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's also a breakfast meeting set for Sept. 25 at abc Country Restaurant starting at 7 a.m. with Tony Malyk explaining how cash is king and offering eight strategies to improving cash flow.
And the Open Late for Business events also kick off again this month, hosted by Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m.
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