2019-12-06
WILLOW PARK WINES & SPIRITS LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT CANADIAN SKI RACING AND CELEB
Canada’s largest private wine and spirits merchant, Willow Park Wines & Spirits, is excited to continue their long tradition of support for ski racing with an exciting sponsorship of Alpine Canada.  Just in time for the holiday season, Willow Park Wine & Spirits will be selling a special gift pack with a portion of the proceeds going to support Alpine Canada and ski racing across the country.“We are thrilled that Willow Park Wines & Spirits, will continue to support Alpine Canada, as they did at our official 100th anniversary events in Toronto and Montreal,” said Vania Grandi, President & CEO of Alpine Canada.“Willow Park Wine & Spirits have long supported Alpine Canada and we are excited that they will be joining our team as official partners.” “This partnership builds on Willow Park Wines & Spirits support of the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup each year,” said Peggy Perry, President of Willow Park Wines & Spirits. We are excited to raise funds for ski racing and support Canadian athletes from across the country.” Willow Park Wines & Spirits will be the official provider of wines & spirits for the upcoming receptions at the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Nakiska in January, the 10th Anniversary of the Winter Games celebration at Whistler Creekside in February, as well as the Canadian National Championships at Panorama in March.100th Anniversary Fundraising Gift Pack now availableJust in time for the holiday season and to further commemorate and celebrate Alpine Canada’s 100thAnniversary, Willow Park Wines & Spirits developed a special gift pack with a portion of the proceeds going to support Alpine Canada and ski racing across the country. The standard gift pack includes a bottle of Taittinger, a bottle of El Tequileño Tequila and a Corbières wine from French estate Gerard Bertrand. Gift packs can easily be customized. The 100th Anniversary gift pack is the perfect gift. Buy yours today and celebrate the season while supporting our athletes. They can be purchased at https://www.willowpark.netand shipped across Canada.Click here to view Willow Park Wines & Spirits' profile. ...
2019-12-06
Agganis Arena and El Planeta Join Forces for a Historic Sponsorship in the City of Boston
Agganis Arena, the favorite sports and entertainment venue in Boston, and El Planeta, Boston's favorite Spanish daily, have partnered to design an innovative marketing platform to reinforce their leadership and expand their growth among all cultural audiences. Through this sponsorship, El Planeta has become Agganis Arena's Latino Sponsorship Partner for every concert and family event to be held at the venue. This will allow regional brands and businesses to have a direct approach to multicultural audiences at Agganis Arena events by the hand of El Planeta, translating the power of the music industry and family entertainment into an important marketing tool."When faced with the challenges that characterize our ever-changing media world, one is left with two options: to embrace or resist. to adapt or become obsolete", affirmed Javier Marin, Publisher of El Planeta Media. "Any medium, and especially print media, needs to design modern solutions to achieve new ways to communicate effectively with audiences of today. Agganis Arena is already like a second home for our community and we are thrilled and thankful to partner with them", he concluded.This historic alliance is the beginning of a new language to efficiently connect regional advertisers and their communities, via VIP Suites, concessions, booths, and experiential engagements.Click here to view El Planeta's profile....
2019-12-03
Art Miami Announces Veritas Farms™ as the Official Health and Wellness Sponsor of the 30th Anniversary Edition
Art Miami, America's preeminent international contemporary and modern art fair, is pleased to announce Veritas Farms™ as the official Health and Wellness Sponsor of the 30th-anniversary edition. This year's fair will kick-off Miami Art Week with an invitation-only VIP Preview on Tuesday, December 3rd, prior to opening to the public on December 4th and continuing through December 8th.Art Miami will feature over 170 leading international galleries from nearly 22 countries representing 69 cities, showcasing renowned modern masters and blue-chip contemporary works, as well as the most sought-after living artists from around the world. As the Health and Wellness sponsor, Veritas Farms will offer a selection of food and drinks infused with full spectrum CBD oil at the Veritas Farms Plaza Café located between the Art Miami and Context pavilions.The Veritas Farms Plaza Café will showcase an on-site display of the premium full spectrum CBD tinctures, lotions, gummies, salves, pet products and beauty products. The collection is made using full spectrum hemp oil that is grown, extracted and manufactured right on the company's 140-acre farm in Colorado. Veritas Farms representatives will be on-hand to educate guests about the beneficial effects of incorporating full-spectrum hemp oil into a daily routine. A specially curated exhibition of murals created and installed by Mr. Brainwash will also be on exhibition in the Veritas Farms Plaza Café."As the largest art show during Miami Art Week, Art Miami is the perfect event to introduce our CBD brand to the international audience of art collectors and enthusiasts who attend the event each year," said Derek Thomas, Veritas Farms' Vice President of Business Development. "Participating in this event will give those in attendance an opportunity to experience firsthand the many facets of our brand."In its 30th year, Art Miami is globally recognized as a primary destination for the acquisition of the most important investment quality works from the 20th and 21st centuries. It is the "can't miss" event for all serious collectors, curators, art world luminaries, museum directors and interior designers providing an intimate look at the art currently at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement. Art Miami and sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami are conveniently located at the waterfront location of One Herald Plaza, nestled between the Venetian Causeway and MacArthur Causeway and just east of Biscayne Blvd, where they offer an unprecedented level of convenience and a renewed connectivity to the activities and collectors on Miami Beach, with accessible parking and a complimentary shuttle service between the fairs, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Hotel Beaux Arts and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM.)"I'm pleased that Art Miami has an opportunity to showcase a collaborative partnership intersecting the worlds of art and wellness through CBD," said Pamela J. Cohen, Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorships for Art Miami.  "Miami Art Week is a wonderful opportunity to unite people of varying interests and cultures, and we're excited to introduce Veritas Farms to our collectors and art enthusiasts."To learn more about Veritas Farms before the event visit https://www.theveritasfarms.com/HOURS AND LOCATION Fair Hours:Opening Night Platinum VIP Preview | Tuesday, Dec 3: 4:30PM - 6:00PMOpening Night VIP Preview | Tuesday, Dec 3: 6:00PM – 10PMGeneral Admission | Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Sat., Dec. 7, 11AM –8PM; Sunday, Dec. 8; 11AM – 6PMLocation: The Art Miami Pavilion, One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street, Downtown Miami. On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways-- Click here to view The Veritas Farms' profile....
2019-12-03
Gay Lea Foods Delivers Milk and Cookies for the Holidays, Spreading Joy to Thousands Across Ontario
Vintage delivery truck surprises families at their favourite winter activities for 24 days this DecemberGay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited ("Gay Lea Foods") today announced the arrival of its vintage milk and cookies delivery truck at skating rinks, toboggan hills, tree farms and festivals across Ontario this holiday season. In partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario ("DFO"), Gay Lea Foods will be handing out cookies and milk, while spreading joy to families all in support of its "24 Days of Cookies" contest taking place this December. The truck will also make deliveries to firefighters, police officers, crossing guards and many others who make our communities better year-round.Synonymous with spreading joy and baking with butter during the holiday season, Gay Lea Foods is a 100% Canadian-owned co-operative with members on more than 1,400 dairy farms in Ontario and Manitoba. To help celebrate the holidays, the values-driven co-operative will be handing out 1,400 cookies and cartons of milk per day throughout the month of December. DFO is pleased to collaborate with Gay Lea, supporting growth and awareness of quality Ontario Dairy products. "We're excited to be bringing our milk and cookies delivery truck to thousands of people this holiday season and look forward to celebrating alongside them while also connecting with those who make our communities better," says Rob Goodwill, Chair of Gay Lea Foods. "We have a long history of spreading joy through baking and this program gives our collective of farming families an opportunity to thank all the families who support our local farmers each and every day."From its farms and production facilities, to its distribution networks and employees, Gay Lea Foods leads with the co-operative inspired values and principles upon which the co-operative was founded in 1958.Click here to view Gay Lea Foods' profile.Click here to view Dairy Farmers of Ontario's profile....
2019-12-02
EarthLink and Georgia Tech Athletics Redefine Sponsorships with Multi-Year “Platform” Agreement
Partnership goes beyond traditional branding, introducing employment opportunities, real-world connected home development and entrepreneurshipEarthLink, the provider of internet and other online services, announced today they have entered a multi-year sponsorship platform agreement with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. In addition to traditional branding and signage at a variety of venues and locations, the relationship also provides for a technical and cultural partnership including internship and other employment opportunities.“Georgia Tech athletics’ commitment to sports research, innovation and technology strikes at the core of EarthLink’s commitment to customers,” says Glenn Goad, CEO at EarthLink. “We are creating the next generation of internet access for the home and small business, and supporting the advancement of technology in tandem with Georgia Tech athletics opens the door to a world of possibilities.”As part of the multi-year agreement, EarthLink branding appears at Georgia Tech athletic venues and events, including the moniker of “Official Internet Services Partner of Georgia Tech Athletics.” The sponsorship also supports Georgia Tech athletics’ Sports Research Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) initiative, designed to make Atlanta the global leader in the field. SPRINT applies science and technology to improve athlete health and well-being, including the incorporation of wearables and analytics to create actionable data. Additional projects with Georgia Tech’s College of Computing are on the way in 2020.“We are proud to have EarthLink as a valued partner of Georgia Tech athletics, as innovation is at the core of both of our brands” says Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech director of athletics. “This is an especially exciting partnership because of EarthLink’s commitment to supporting our SPRINT initiative and providing career opportunities for our market-ready student-athletes. We’re looking forward to a great relationship with a world-class organization.”Click here to view EarthLink's profile....
2019-11-29
Speed Skating Canada and Descente Partner to Outfit National Teams
Starting this season, Japanese-based manufacturer Descente Ltd. will become the Official Supplier of High Performance Apparel for Canada’s National Speed Skating Teams. From competition skinsuits, to podium wear and off-ice apparel, the new partnership provides Canadian athletes with a new look throughout a four-year agreement which includes the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.  “Descente is very proud to be associated with the Canadian Speed Skating Team once again,” said Shuichi Koseki, President and CEO of Descente Ltd. “Our Research & Development team will work with Speed Skating Canada and will be focusing on utilizing the latest fabric and engineering technology to ensure the athletes have the fastest suits available for their races. We look forward to this collaboration and to seeing many upcoming podium appearances.”  Speed Skating Canada and Descente have a long history, with the global company having manufactured the skinsuits that propelled such athletes as Marc Gagnon, Catriona Le May Doan and Cindy Klassen to international success. Between 1998 and 2010, Canadian athletes captured 21 long track and 19 short track medals wearing Descente suits at the Olympic Games.  “When I won my silver medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, I was wearing a Descente skinsuit,” said Susan Auch, two-time Olympic medalist and CEO of Speed Skating Canada. “We are proud to reignite a partnership with such a great tradition of success as we look ahead to Beijing 2022 and beyond.”Click here to view Descente's profile....
2019-11-27
OK TIRE, BKT TIRES UNVEILED AS TITLE SPONSORS OF CONTINENTAL CUP
Curling’s version of the Ryder Cup will have greater traction, both on the ice in London, Ont., and on roads and fields across Canada, as two co-title sponsors have been confirmed, it was announced today by Curling Canada.OK Tire and BKT Tires will be joint sponsors of the annual championship, which will match six Canadian teams against six European teams in a four-day competition featuring a variety of game formats.The 2020 OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup, presented by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, is scheduled for Jan. 9-12 at The Sports Centre at Western Fair District in London, Ont.“We’re truly excited to welcome OK Tire and BKT Tires to the Curling Canada Season of Champions family of partners, and we know they will enjoy the experience in London,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “Like other partners, OK Tire and BKT Tires see the value in our sport, thanks to the wonderful exposure with our broadcast partners, as well as the passion and brand loyalty of our fans from coast to coast.”OK Tire is the largest independent tire and auto service retailer in Canada and the fourth largest in North America. Part of the Canadian landscape since 1953, there are more than 300 independently owned and operated OK Tire locations across the country. Each franchise is unique within its geographical area, tailoring its offerings to meet customers’ needs, and covering everything in, around, on or behind any vehicle.“OK Tire is proud to partner with Curling Canada,” said Jim Caldwell, President and CEO of OK Tire. “We know how important the game of curling is across the country and how it brings the communities we also serve together. We are pleased to support Canadians’ love of the game.”Since its founding in 1987, BKT Tires has successfully focused on specialist segments such as agricultural, construction and industrial vehicles, as well as earth-moving, port and mining, ATV, and gardening applications. As a result, BKT has developed into a global player in the off-highway tire industry.“We are very excited about this partnership,” said Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director of Balkrishna Industries (BKT).  “In BKT we love sports and we support numerous initiatives all over the world. We truly believe sports reflect our values, such as: fair play, team spirit, commitment. Also, curling is a well-loved discipline in Canada and that is getting more and more attention all over the world and can guarantee us an optimal exposure, especially the Continental Cup! We are looking forward to it.”Already qualified for Team Canada for the 2020 OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup are teams skipped by Tim Hortons Brier champ Kevin Koe of Calgary, Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion Chelsea Carey of Calgary, as well as Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton and Rachel Homan of Ottawa; the latter two qualified based on their 2018-19 Canadian Team Ranking System performance.Team Canada will be led by Coach Jeff Stoughton, with support from the husband-and-wife tandem of Heather (Assistant Coach) and David Nedohin (Captain).Defending champion Team Europe will feature reigning world champs Niklas Edin (Sweden) and Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland), Olympic gold-medallist Anna Hasselborg of Sweden, along with Peter de Cruz (Switzerland) and the Scottish tandem of Eve Muirhead and Bruce Mouat.Team Europe’s off-ice staff consists of Coach David Murdoch of Scotland, Captain Fredrik Lindberg of Sweden and Assistant Coach Christoffer Svae of Norway.Tickets for the 2020 OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup are available online at curling.ca/tickets or by calling (833) 219-9444.Click here to view OK Tire's profile.Click here to view BKT's profile....
2019-11-26
Bennett Jones Hosts 17th Annual Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum
The 2019 Bennett Jones Lake Louise World Cup Business Forum takes place on November 29 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. In its 17th year, this exclusive event brings together business and thought leaders to engage in discussions on current issues, while supporting some of the world's greatest athletes in the first Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill and super-G races of the ski season and the only World Cup ski race outside of Europe to join the ranks of the famous Club 5 Ski Classics.Focused on the theme Leadership in Uncertain Times, this year's program features leading figures in business and government to discuss the challenges of leadership in the current environment."The economic, political and societal forces that are shaping our world are generating complex problems for our business and political leaders," says Perry Spitznagel, Vice-Chairman of Bennett Jones. "Our ability to understand these trends and to formulate appropriate and constructive strategies to respond to them is critical to our individual and collective well beings."Business Forum speakers for 2019 include:Jason Kenney | Premier of AlbertaEdward Sims | President & CEO, WestJetChristy Clark | Former Premier of British ColumbiaDavid Dodge | Former Governor of the Bank of CanadaVivian Krause | Researcher & WriterSean Willy | President & CEO, Des Nedhe Development CorporationDr. Karen MacNeill | Founding Partner & Chief Product Officer, headversityMary Moran | President & CEO, Calgary Economic DevelopmentAdam Legge | President, Business Council of AlbertaBennett Jones is the title sponsor of the Business Forum. Deloitte, ATB, Willow Park Wines & Spirits, Calgary Stampede, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Calgary Economic Development are key sponsors of the event. Find out more at bennettjonesbusinessforum.com. Click here to view Bennett Jones' profile....
2019-11-22
Goodyear, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Team up to Host 9th Annual Toys for Tots Events
The Goodyear Blimps and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct their ninth joint maneuver in December benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Public toy collection events will be hosted at the company's airship bases in Florida and Ohio. A California-based blimp crew will join Toys for Tots volunteer efforts in Los Angeles County in lieu of hosting an event.Additionally, people can bring donations to select Goodyear Auto Service Centers (GAS) and Just Tires stores near the three blimp bases between Dec. 1-Dec. 14 and be entered into a drawing to win a blimp ride. A list of participating GAS and Just Tires locations and collection dates can be found below. On Dec. 13, 14 and 15, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Ohio visitors can drive through the Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar and get an up-close and personal view of the blimp and drop off their donation to a U.S. Marine representing Toys for Tots. All events are free and open to the public. New toys in the original packaging or cash donations are encouraged to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, but not required."All of us at Goodyear are pleased to provide this annual opportunity for visitors to get unique access to the Goodyear Blimp," said Laura Duda, senior vice president, Global Communications. "Leveraging both our world-famous airships and our retail stores to help the U.S. Marines provide joy to children in need is a perfect fit with our dedication to the community and the spirit of the holiday season." Since 2010, Goodyear and Toys for Tots have collectively delivered more than 130,000 toys and nearly $350,000."We are very pleased to welcome Goodyear as a National Corporate Sponsor of the 2019 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign," said retired Marine Colonel Ted Silvester, vice president of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for over 71 years through our Toys for Tots Program. With their generous support, we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten."Goodyear first nicknamed one of its blimps the "Santa Claus Express" in 1927 to spread holiday cheer across the skies of America. The company has a long history of community involvement and volunteerism within its corporate social responsibility platform, Goodyear Better Future.Founded in 1948, it is the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December and distribute these toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.The Goodyear airship base is located at 841 Wingfoot Lake Rd., Mogadore, Ohio 44260.The California base will not host a public event but will instead be volunteering with the Los Angeles County U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots – Pico Rivera campaign to collect and sort toys prior to the distribution within the community. All details are available online at www.goodyearblimp.com, by visiting the Goodyear Blimp Facebook page or by calling (800) 344-9859.Click here to view Goodyear's profile....
2019-11-21
Keen Wealth Advisors Supports Angel Flight Central's Annual Benefit Gala as Lead Sponsor
Keen Wealth Advisors, an independently owned and operated financial advisory firm based in Johnson County, Kansas, sponsored the Angel Flight Central Gala on Friday evening, Nov. 15, 2019. The gala, which was held at the Sheraton at Crown Center in Kansas City and attended by 446 people, is expected to raise over $195,000 to support the Angel Flight Central's mission. Angel Flight Central serves people in need by arranging charitable flights for access to health care or other humanitarian purposes in the Central American states.Bill Keen, CRPC®, founder and CEO of Keen Wealth Advisors, serves as a volunteer pilot and also sits on the board of Angel Flight Central. As a volunteer for Angel Flight Central, Keen works closely with key personnel in the organization. This year, Keen Wealth stepped up in an even bigger way, taking a leading role in supporting the gala as the "presenting sponsor.""Keen Wealth is proud to align ourselves with the Angel Flight Central organization with our time, talent and resources. The help that this organization provides has alleviated the burden of long-distance medical travel for those who must travel for treatment outside of their home area. In many cases this is lifesaving treatment," said Keen."We are so thankful for Bill Keen's involvement on all levels of our organization," said Don Sumple, CEO Executive Director, Angel Flight Central, Inc. "Keen Wealth's support as the presenting sponsor of the gala directly benefits people in our area in need of medical support who are required to travel for treatment." You can listen to a podcast of Keen on Retirement, as Keen and Sumple discuss the charity and benefits of volunteerism: Angel Flight Central's Don Sumple on How Volunteering Can Add More Meaning to Your Life.A WORTHY CHARITY, SERVING PATIENTS IN NEEDSince 1995, Angel Flight Central has served people in need by arranging charitable flights for health care or other humanitarian purposes with the help of volunteer pilots and donors. Originally known as Wings Over Mid-America, Inc., Angel Flight Central was founded in August 1995 with a handful of passionate volunteer pilots hoping to use their flying talents to help a total of two passengers per month. By the end of 2019, Angel Flight Central will have flown over 28,000 flights covering over 9 million charitable miles, helping passengers in need with a base of 650 pilots and ground volunteers."The number one cause of bankruptcy in America is health-related. Another incredible statistic is that 40% of the population has some sort of debt due to health issues. That percentage would be much higher without organizations like Angel Flight Central. Can you imagine having to pay for an airline ticket for yourself and a caregiver while traveling once a month for treatment when finances are already tight?" said Sumple. "Whether an individual is traveling for cancer treatment, participating in a clinical trial or having pre- or post-operation checkups, donors can be sure that by supporting the services of Angel Flight Central, they are giving hope to people in need.""I was so honored when Angel Flight Central appointed me to its board earlier in the year. Working with their leadership team to further the group's mission has let me put my love of flying and business background to their highest possible uses. Angel Flight Central has also given me the great pleasure of working with an extraordinary group of devoted and big-hearted volunteers," said Keen.PILOT AND BEST-SELLING BOOK AUTHORIn addition to his talents in the air as a pilot, Keen is also a best-selling author. Keen's new book, Keen on Retirement: Engineering the Second Half of Your Life, is an Amazon Bestseller in Budgeting and Financial Risk Management. In Keen on Retirement, Kenn shares insights from client meetings across a twenty-seven-year financial services career to help readers approach retirement in a well planned out and thoughtful manner. In addition to walking readers through the steps of building a dynamic retirement financial plan, Keen tackles the psychological and emotional challenges associated with retirement. He offers guidance to disciplined savers who are anxious about becoming spenders, and helps individuals and couples get clarity around what life will look like in retirement.Click here to view Keen Wealth Advisors' profile....