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Speaking With Passion~Wow your customers and Win more sales!

-posted Oct 31, 2014Speaking with Passion

Join us for the first in a series of Mini Makeover’s for your business. Our November topic, “Speaking with Passion” – Learn how to ‘wow’ your customers and win more sales. Will be presented by Dr. Kyleen Myrah. 

Kyleen Myrah is a professor in the Okanagan School of Business, and president of KyCo Management a corporate training and professional speaking company.

Join us at the Streaming Cafe for an evening of networking and small business training…with other women in small business! 

Tickets are limited and available at www.smallbusinessmakeoverkelowna.com.

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Shopping for ladies fashions while saving money helps the Kelowna/Westside Food Banks

Kelowna Closet Cleanout Nov 2, 2014Media Release: Shopping for ladies fashions while saving money helps the Kelowna/Westside Food Banks

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KELOWNA, BC – Oct 16, 2014. -It’s that time of year again.  Time to pack up the sundresses and sandals, and dig out the sweaters and boots. It’s also the time when ladies discover that their clothing no longer fits or they just don’t want to wear it anymore.  The Kelowna Closet Cleanout helps ladies update their winter wardrobe, purge their old items, and support charity!

After the success of the spring Kelowna Closet Cleanout in April, organizers are set to host another Ladies Fashion Flea Market. Women can rent tables to sell their gently used clothing, accessories and shoes by emailing .  This event will have some fun new additions, CrAsian Food Truck, live music, and a HUGE bin, supplied by Bin There Dump That. Women attending the event are encouraged to fill the bin by bringing any unwanted clothing and shoes to be donated to Soles4Souls for distribution throughout the Okanagan, with the remaining going overseas.

“The response to our first event was amazing!” said Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown, owner of RedScope Media, the producer of the event.  “The women involved enjoyed having fun, buying & selling used clothing, and helping a worthy charity.  Our chosen charity for this event is the Kelowna & Westside Food Banks.”

The Fall Kelowna Closet Cleanout, Kelowna’s Largest Fashion Flea Market will have over 60 tables of gently used ladies fashion.  It will be held November 2nd, 2014 at the Parkinson Rec Center from 10am-3pm.  The $5 entry fee will give ladies a chance to win one of the many door prizes, including a free 20 yard bin rental from Bin There Dump That!  And the first 200 ladies will receive reusable gift bags.   But the best part of the event will be the camaraderie and fun had when shopping for great deals with other ladies…and come prepared, this is a cash only event!

Details at http://www.kelownaclosetcleanout.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/closetcleanout.

 

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Please see picture attached:

For Further Information, please contact:

 

Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown –

Event Producer of the Kelowna Closet Cleanout

Cell. 250-864-3480

 

About RedScope Media:

RedScope Media is here to help your business be SOCIAL!  RedScope Media has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and event coordination. As an early adopter of social media, we have recognized the power of “telling two friends, and they tell two friends”.  Life is about being social…social media, social marketing, social events.

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Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff Announces People’s and Judges Awards Thursday Night!

-Posted Oct 13,2014

Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff Announces People’s and Judges Awards Thursday Night!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kelowna, B.C. ~ The energy was buzzing as ten bartenders from ten restaurants prepared to compete in last night’s Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff. Showcasing and presenting their creations to not only the judges but also the 250 people who attended the event, each of their cocktails was required to include an Okanagan Spirit and a local wine. Many of them also included unique ingredients of fresh fruit purees, infused liquors, and a few veggies!

Guests were also treated to delicious appetizers such as Karfty Kitchen’s creation, GATSBY’S BEETS Local chevre, pickled onion, over roasted beet ,finished with lemon pearls and Globe Cafe’s Roasted apple Baklava with lemon curd and Vanilla lime syrup.

Everyone arrived at the wonderful historic Laurel Building, to the smells of delicious food and the sound of live jazz music. After sampling the cocktails, the food, and watching the presentation they had the opportunity to choose their favorite cocktail. While the competition was tight, by the end of the evening, winners were chosen in the People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice category.

Three judges sampled throughout the evening, taking into consideration the name, presentation, taste, originality, and food pairing. This year was extremely close and resulted in the Judges Choice being awarded to both Johanne Audette from Globe Cafe with her ’70 day Tease’ and Micah Jensen from Raudz Regional Table with his ‘Relic’  . Votes then were tallied for the People’s Choice, where Luke Atherton from Ricardo’s was announced the winner for his ‘A Bridge to Fall’. “The planning and preparation of the cocktails by the professional bartenders was incredible, and to balance that perfectly with some amazing gourmet food is truly an art.” said one of the judges, Discover Wines Tracy Gray.

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, with a portfolio over 25 different types of alcohol made from 100% BC fruit and grain, has over 50 World Spirits awards to their name, and is now Canada’s only Master Class Distillery, North America’s only World Class Distillery, and this year’s World Spirits Awards Distillery of the Year“We were excited to see the bartender’s creativity and originality in coming up with these fantastic cocktails! And proud to present the awards to the deserving winners!” says Okanagan Spirits Sales & Marketing Manager Rodney Goodchild.

 

JCI Okanagan is a member based non-profit organization where “young professionals and entrepreneurs are developing as individuals to make an impact.” “The restaurants really stepped up to the challenge, creating such unique drinks & appetizers and really performing for the crowds.” says Corinne Shoranick, JCI Okanagan President. “We have had very positive feedback about the event, we foresee next years event being a sold out success!

 

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Attached Please find a picture of the People’s Choice Award Winner team from L-R  – Josh Drought, bartender at Ricardos, Luke Atherton-winning bartender, Ricardo Scebba – owner of Ricardos.  Photo Courtesy of Sharla Pike Photography<ricardos.jpg>

 

CONTACT INFO:

Event Chair: Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown JCI Okanagan 

Email: 

Phone: 250-864-3480

EVENT INFO:

Date: Thursday Oct 9th, 2014 7-9:30PM Location: Laurel Packinghouse
Doors: 7:00PM
Event: 7:00PM-9:30PM

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Winetender’s Mixoff

-posted Oct 1, 2014

Winetender's Mixoff

Winetender’s Mixoff

Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff Pairs Cocktails with Food

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kelowna, B.C. ~ JCI Okanagan is once again presenting the Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff, October 9 at the Laurel Packinghouse. This event challenges bartenders to create cocktails using local wines and Okanagan Spirits, and pairing them with delicious food. An impressive lineup of judges will be on hand to decide who is the 2014 Winetender Champion.  This year’s judges will be Gerry Jobe (Niche Cocktails), Tracy Gray (Discover Wines), and Tarynn Parker (The Field Guide).  But the public won’t miss out, after sampling food and cocktails from each of the competitors, they too will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Local restaurants are jumping to showcase the creativity and influences that they use in their dishes and want to showcase how the trend is to now apply these same techniques to the drinks that they serve.  Harry Dosanj from Bacaro will be competing again, defending his People’s Choice win from 2013. He will be joined by nine other bartenders from various restaurants throughout the valley.  This is also an incredible opportunity for the public to try cocktails and food from ten of the best restaurants in the region, and to be entertained with live music.  More details and tickets are available at www.winetender.ca, with early bird pricing until Sept 30th.

Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, with a portfolio over 25 different types of alcohol made from 100% BC fruit and grain, has over 50 World Spirits awards to their name, and is now Canada’s only Master Class Distillery, North America’s only World Class Distillery, and last year’s World Spirits Awards Distillery of the Year. “We are, once again, excited to be involved with an event that introduces people to the delicious and creative options available when mixing wine with spirits or liqueurs.” says Sales & Marketing Manager Rodney Goodchild.  “With some familiar faces and some new faces, we look forward to seeing what our region’s top bartenders will come up with, and award the bartender with the best cocktail the 2014 Winetender Mixoff Award

JCI Okanagan is a member based non-profit organization where “young professionals and entrepreneurs are developing as individuals to make an impact.”  “We wanted to create a fun event to cater to adults who enjoy food and wine.  We think that attendees will be impressed with the wide variety of food and the abundance of cocktails being sampled around the room.” says Corinne Shoranick, JCI Okanagan President.   “This is a fun and yet still affordable way to get out and enjoy the Fall Wine Festival.”
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CONTACT INFO:
Event Chair:  Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown  JCI Okanagan
Email: 
Phone: 250-864-3480

EVENT INFO:
Date: Tuesday October 9, 2014 7-9:30PM
Location: Laurel Packinghouse
Doors: 7:00PM
Event: 7:00PM-9:30PM
Tickets to attend are available at Okanagan Spirits Kelowna– 365 Bernard Ave. or www.winetender.ca

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Small Business Makeover

-posted Aug 8, 2014.

Four Workshops for Women that get Results!

Four Workshops for Women that get Results!

Media Release: Small Business Makeover: Four Workshops for Women that get Results!

For Immediate Release: -August 6th, 2014, Kelowna, BC- Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey reports there were 950,000 self-employed women in Canada in 2011, accounting for about one third of all self-employed persons. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of self-employed women grew by 23 percent compared with14-percent growth in male self-employment.

Women are responsible for 83% of all consumer purchasing and make 95% of all household financial decisions. Source: Statistics RBC

Each year more women are taking control of what their employment looks like as they value flexibility. They also make the final decision on most purchases in the household. So why do most service businesses still gear their businesses to a male buyer?

The ‘Small Business Makeover’ is a day of four workshops designed by women for women. August 19th is the day of hands on training to get results. We know that so many conferences or webinars offered only share what to do but don’t show you exactly how to do it. The four female entrepreneurs facilitating the workshops will walk the group through the steps until you have a finished outcome. They will be covering topics such as: Office Organizing, Image, Finances, and Social Media. It will be a full day of learning, doing and meeting passionate women who want to get results in business and life.

The event will be held at the Manteo on August 19th from 9am to 5.30pm. Lunch is included, along with wine at the reception afterwards. Tickets are $199 plus GST if you get your tickets now. The value of attending the event is $850 so $199 is a steal. Get your tickets today and share the event if you know a woman who runs their own business or is looking to start their own business.

Tickets available at: smallbusinessmakeover.eventbrite.com
Session details at: www.smallbusinessmakeoverkelowna.com

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For more information please contact event organizers:

Shannon Hickey           Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown
www.dollardame.ca or  www.redscopemedia.com
250-899-4541               250-864-3480

About Dollar Dame Coaching:
Dollar Dame provides trustworthy guidance to people who are making financial decisions, helping them save money and gain confidence over money matters.
Dollar Dame offers assistance in areas such as budgeting, debt management, accessing funds to buy a home or to go back to school, retirement & pension planning, and assessing asset allocation with investment portfolio.

About RedScope Media:
RedScope Media is here to help your business be SOCIAL! RedScope Media has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and event coordination. As an early adopter of social media, we have recognized the power of “telling two friends, and they tell two friends”. Life is about being social…social media, social marketing, social events.

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Diva Retreats…feed your soul!

Open Arms~Open Heart~Open Mind
DIVA Retreats is hosting their next retreat in Tulum, Mexico on November 22-28, 2014!
D.I.V.A. Retreats welcomes YOU!
We eagerly welcome you on an adventure that will change your life, fill your spirit, rejuvenate your body and open your heart!
When: November 22-28, 2014
Where: Tulum, Mexico
What and Why:
Join our amazing DIVA coordinators (Amelie Turcotte, Linda Andersson, Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown and Crystal Flaman) and 16 other incredible women in a weeklong D.I.V.A. Retreat filled with inner and outer adventures of discovery for the body, mind and spirit! Each day of your retreat will bring you a new opportunity discover your inner voice through adventures of the body, mind and spirit, to discover your inner purpose and passion and to reclaim and remember the spirit of who you truly are and where you want to take your life in the future!

Discover your inner purpose and passion and to reclaim and remember the spirit of who you truly are and where you want to take your life in the future!

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Kelowna Bridal Swap – Sept 28th, 2014

Due to the fabulous response to the Kelowna Closet Cleanout, we are now holding the Kelowna Bridal Swap!
Save the date!! This event will allow brides to sell their gently used accessories and decor to future brides!
We are holding this event at the Laurel Packinghouse on September 28th.  There will be a VIP event that starts at 10am…with the doors open to the public at 11am. Details about the event are available at www.kelownabridalswap.com and tickets are available at kelownabridalswap.eventbrite.ca.

Where brides can sell their gently used wedding accessories and decor to future brides. All Sold with Love!

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Kelowna Closet Cleanout a huge success!

The Kelowna Closet Cleanout was a success!!  75 tables, 800 visitors, and lots of fun!

Thank you to all the ladies that participated in this event…I hope you all made tonnes of money!
Due to popular demand we have decided to have another event on November 2nd, at the Parkinson Rec Center.
Details and table rental information are available at www.kelownaclosetcleanout.com and don’t forget to like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/closetcleanout.

Ladies selling their wares at the Kelowna Closet Cleanout!

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Kelowna Closet Cleanout has been welcomed by the media

The media has been fully supportive of this event. A shout out to Bell Media and Castanet for being sponsors of this event. We have also been fortunate to have some coverage from Daily Courier, Capital News, KelownaNow.com, Infotel News, Go!Okanagan, and more!

We have had incredible support from other local businesses such as CIBC – Mission Branch, Van Houtte Coffee, and Georgie Girl Vintage Consignment Shop!

Only a few more days until this event! In addition to great fashions and accessories…Georgie Girl will have a Vintage Photo Booth, Van Houtte will be selling coffee by donation, and JCI Okanagan will be selling snacks with partial proceeds to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.

We are pleased to be supporting the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Soles4Souls. See you April 26th from 10am-3pm!

Ladies First Fashion Flea Market www.kelownacloset.com

Big Thank You to all our sponsors and supporters!

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Media Release: Finding New Homes for Previously Loved Fashion, Benefits Kelowna’s Women.

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KELOWNA, BC – April 8, 2014. -Spring is a time of fresh and new, and what better way than to clean out your closet! Ask any woman today, if they have clothing, shoes or accessories that they want to get rid of, and you will receive a resounding yes! The average woman wears only about 20% of the clothing in their closet. She also has about 22 items in her wardrobe that she will never wear but absolutely refuses to throw out, and at least 5 of these items still have the tags on them. And, while we try and purge by donating to deserving charities, we often hold onto many items because we spent a lot of money on them, it’s a favourite or we hope to fit into it again one day! Having a monetary incentive to get rid of your clothing, helps make that purging just a little easier, and having a deadline doesn’t hurt either!

Women also love buying new clothing, or at least “new to you” clothing. Second hand, consignment stores, and thrift stores have done a thriving business over the last few years. Swap groups have popped up on social media channels and used clothing classifieds continue to grow. There is also the environmental benefit of re-using clothing rather than just throwing it away. This is what inspired Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown, owner of RedScope Media to create the Kelowna Closet Cleanout – Ladies Fashion Flea Market on April 26th, 2014.

“There are several flea markets geared to selling kids clothing and equipment, but there is nothing similar for ladies fashion.” said Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown, who owns her own marketing company RedScope Media that specializes in social media and event coordination. “I know so many women who are looking for options and motivation to clean out their closets, and I thought this may be a great event to fill that need. Choosing the Kelowna Women’s Shelter to benefit from the event was a natural fit, and all donated shoes & clothing after the sale will be going to Soles4Souls.”

Ting-Mak’s business is Social Media Management for a social life. She says, “Life is about being social…social media, social marketing, social events. So, using mostly social media, Rosanne found a location and started spreading the word. The response was tremendous, and she has done much of the event organizing from taking payments, to coordinating how to build fitting rooms right from her home office. Within a month over 80% of the tables have been rented out of the anticipated space for 70.

The Kelowna Closet Cleanout, Kelowna’s First Ladies Fashion Flea Market will be held April 26th, 2014, 10am-3pm at the Sunplex at 1155 Ellis Street. There will be over 70 tables with gentle used ladies clothing, shoes, and accessories. All will be available for sale directly from the flea market vendor. Grab something new to you, save money, and help support Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Soles4Souls. Georgie Girl, a local vintage consignment store, will be there with her vintage tickle trunk and photo booth set up, where you can get a “Snap in the Hat”. The $5 entry will give you a chance to win some amazing door prizes and the first 200 shoppers through the door will receive a reusable gift bag filled with treats from local sponsors.

Details at http://www.kelownaclosetcleanout.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/closetcleanout, or email .

Kelowna’s First Ladies Fashion Flea Market
www.kelownaclosetcleanout.co

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For Further Information, please contact:

Rosanne Ting-Mak Brown

Event Producer of the Kelowna Closet Cleanout

Cell. 250-864-3480

Email.

About RedScope Media:

RedScope Media is here to help your business be SOCIAL! RedScope Media has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and event coordination. As an early adopter of social media, we have recognized the power of “telling two friends, and they tell two friends”. Life is about being social…social media, social marketing, social events.

“A creative idea plus a fresh network is the best way to go from zero to millions.” – @peretti

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