What’s New @ KBC – Feb 2019
Two Major Events Kick-Off the New Year at KBC As I write the sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s a balmy -34c outside. It’s so nice to be in the warm confines of KBC global headquarters on this 1st week of February. If 2019 continues as it started last month I’m in
CBC Daybreak North Celebrates 30 Years!
CBC Daybreak North Celebrates 30 Years! It’s not often I think back to my decade as a radio news reporter in Northern BC prior to starting my public relations career, after all it’s been over 25 years since I hung up ‘the microphone’, but on Friday, November 23, 2018 all that changed. I was the
Progress with Kwikwetlem Business Park Project
Progress with Kwikwetlem Business Park Project I’ve had the good fortune to be working with the great team at Kwikwetlem First Nation Enterprises (KFNE) for the past couple of months. KFNE is guiding development of the Kwikwetlem Business Park off Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam. The Business Park is an 88-hectare development on Kwikwetlem
Pre-Conference Announcement: Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition
Pre-Conference Workshop on Sustainability and Local Community Energy Solutions added to the program! Exciting news from the 2018 Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition The workshop – Building Partnerships for Community Sustainability – will be hosted on June 6th, 2018 from 11:00am-4:30pm at the Wood Innovation and Design Centre in partnership with the City of Prince
PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition
Did you hear? The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition is being held in Prince George, BC June 6-8, 2018 and the preliminary program has been confirmed! “The conference brings expertise from around the globe to share knowledge and best practices with Canadian industry members, and to demonstrate Prince George’s and Northern BC’s leadership role in
Dallas Smith Looks Forward to the 2018 BCNRF
Dallas Smith, Board President – Nanwakolas Council, looks forward to seeing you at the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum to be held at the Prince George Civic Centre January 16-18. Join Dallas Smith and many others at this exciting event – for more details and to register, head to www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com. This annual event brings together
A Message From Ken Veldman for the 2018 BCNRF
Panel Speaker Ken Veldman, Director of Public Affairs for our Sponsor, the Port of Prince Rupert, looks forward to sharing their story and many others at the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum to be held at the Prince George Civic Centre January 16-18. Join Ken Veldman, the Port of Prince Rupert, and many others at
Derek Orr Invites You to the 2018 BCNRF
Derek Orr, Business Development Manager at Carrier Lumber invites you to the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum, taking place at the Prince George Civic Centre January 16th-18th. Join Derek Orr and many others at this exciting event – for more details and to register, head to www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com. This annual event brings together 800-900 First Nations, government, industry,
Mayor Lyn Hall Invites You to the 2018 BCNRF
Mayor Lyn Hall and Council Members from the City of Prince George look forward to welcoming you to Prince George for the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum, taking place at the Prince George Civic Centre January 16th-18th. Join Mayor Lyn Hall and many others for this exciting event – for more details and to register, head to www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com. This annual
Early Registration Ends Soon! – BCNRF 2018
Early Bird Registration for the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum ends soon at: www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com Enjoy some cost savings and register before Friday, November 17th! It’s been announced that Premier John Horgan will attend the Forum and give the Keynote Address at the Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17, and delegates can look forward to an outstanding roster
Rio Tinto BC Works – Register now for the 2018 BCNRF!
[ Rio Tinto BC Works – 2018 BC Natural Resource Forum from Kevin Brown on Vimeo.] Registration for the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum is open at: www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com Here’s Gareth Manderson, General Manager for Rio Tinto BC Works, inviting you to register! Rio Tinto is proud to be the Patron Sponsor for the 2018 BCNRF.
Registration for the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum is Now Open…
[ 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum Registration Now Open! from Kevin Brown on Vimeo.] Registration for the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum is now open at: www.bcnaturalresourcesforum.com Join us in Prince George Jan 16-18, 2018 for this annual event that brings together 800-900 First Nations, government, industry, business and community leaders. It is
IS YOUR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN TUNED UP AND READY?
As I get ready to provide early morning radio interviews on the emergency situation in a wood pellet storage silo at Pacific BioEnergy Corporation’s Prince George Plant, I ask the open-ended question, “Is your Emergency Communications Plan up to date and ready to serve your company or organization?” If the forest fires around BC during
PBEC & SUMITOMO CORPORATION
In 1994, John Swaan in partnership with Carrier Lumber developed a new type of forestry business in Prince George. John had learned that you could take sawmill waste-wood that had traditionally been disposed of in beehive burners and make wood pellets that could heat homes and buildings. Pelletflame was started using basic equipment borrowed from
2017 CANADIAN PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY AGM
What happens when you mix sunshine + great Okanagan scenery + 250 public relations professionals? You get the 2017 Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) AGM & Summit in Kelowna! Illuminate 2017 May 28 – 30.
2017 BC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM
I had the honor to Emcee the 2017 BC Chamber of Commerce AGM in Victoria May 25-27. This year’s BCCC AGM theme was ‘Growing the People Who Power BC’. The tagline is part of the BCCC’s new brand created by President and CEO Val Litwen and his team. The AGM featured many successful BC entrepreneurs
KEVIN APPOINTED ‘KEEPER’ OF THE NCLGA BELL
On May 5, 2017 during the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) AGM in Terrace, Kevin was presented with the NCLGA bell that he used on dozens of occasions during past AGMs. Kevin would ring the bell enthusiastically to marshal members and attendees back into the main meeting room so the program could resume following
On the Horizon…
During my public relations and communications career, I’ve had many people ask, ‘Kevin, what exactly do you do?’ My usual response is ‘How long do you have?’ Explaining public relations, communications, media relations, business partnership development, community engagement, crisis communications and the many other things we PR people do isn’t as easy as it seems.