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March 18 2011

Video: Sponsor Spotlight – TRU School of Business & Economics Ep. 17

Dr. Hafiz Rahman, the Associate Dean of the TRU School of Business & Economics joins in the studio to lend us some of his knowledge. Additionally we shine the spotlight on them to recognize their recent sponsorship of our event The Art of Doing Business Series. Fast Tube by Casper

March 11 2011

Video: Student Insight Ep. 17

For episode 17 we talked to all the student participants in the Race to a Million and had a chance to get some insight on what it’s like competing in a business competition with little business experience, against those who have been doing business for much longer. Check it out and give us the thumbs [...]

March 01 2011

Video: TRU World – Wes Koczka – Ep. 17

If you are planning to do business over seas you will want watch this video. Wes Koczka from TRU World talks to Peter about the impact TRU World has  on the university, as well as some things to be aware of if you are doing business internationally, check it out! Fast Tube by Casper

January 17 2011

Video: Why do Business in Kamloops? Ep. 12

We took our cameras to the offices of several influential decision makers from our region and asked them, “what’s the appeal of living in Kamloops? Why is this city so great to live, work and play? Why should people consider doing business in Kamloops? and finally, what do you think of the Race to a Million?” They gave us some great answers… check them out in this video segment.

It’s the best 12 and a half minutes you’ll spend hearing about this great city!

We’d like to thank the following people for joining us on camera (in alphabetical order by last name):

  1. Terry Lake the Kamloops – North Thompson MLA
  2. Fred Legace the Managing Director at Kamloops Airport Ltd
  3. Deb McClelland the Executive Director at Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
  4. Peter Mutrie the Manager at Northshore Business Improvement Assoc.
  5. Gaye Pooler the General Manager at Kamloops Central Business Improvement Assoc.
  6. Christopher Seguin the Vice President of Advancement at Thompson Rivers University
  7. Dan Sulz the Executive Director at Venture Kamloops

If you are a fan of the Kamloops region and you have a website we invite you to embed this video on your site and share it with your readers. We invite you to also submit the reasons why you like Kamloops in the comments area below this article.

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January 15 2011

Video: Episode 12 of RTAM – 1st Show of 2011

In this episode we feature the City of Kamloops as a great place to live, play, work and do business in our first segment titled “Why do business in Kamloops?”. We took our cameras to the offices of several influential decision makers in our area including the Kamloops, Chamber of Commerce, Venture Kamloops, The North Shore Business Improvement Association, The Downtown Business Improvement Association, Thompson Rivers University, The Kamloops Airport, and The Provincial MLA’s office for Dr. Terry Lake.

In the second half of the show we head up to the Kamloops Convention Centre for the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Christmas Business Trade Show and Social. We interviewed people about the benefits and value they receive from being members of the Chamber of Commerce and find out what some local business owners think of the Race to a Million.

We finish off the show with a segment about creating a vision for your business. How do you create a vision and why is it important?

Watch the full show we air on Shaw through our Vimeo channel by following the link to our video page for watching full shows … link: http://www.racetoamillion.ca/sponsors/full-shows-on-shaw-tv/

December 29 2010

Video: TRU Eco and Sustainability Week

Joseph Chan, Race To A Million production assistant, takes up the challenge and makes his debut in this video interview of the TRU Eco Club for Sustainability Week. Bonnie Kloh and Rebecca Purdy join Joseph in our studio to take a closer look in this video.

TRU Eco is the campus environmental group at Thompson Rivers University promoting environmental awareness and environmental action at TRU. For Sustainability week they worked on a number of initiatives including a community art canvas of change, a trashion show (recycled material meets fashion show), and a speakers series on sustainability practices. From environmental economics to the net zero Y Dream Home the seminars were great and showed people many options to reduce negative environmental impact.

There are a number of ways for everyone to get involved with these initiatives next year so please watch the video to see the creative and passionate ideas that have been put forward this year and consider getting involved.

You can also check them out at http://tru-eco.weebly.com or look them up on Facebook using TRU Eco

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December 28 2010

Video: Race To A Million 2010 Year in review Ep. 11

Since you’ve been inviting us into your home for the last few months we thought we’d invite you into one of ours.  Join us at Peter’s home, decorated for the holidays, as we talk review what has happened with the teams so far in the Race To A Million.

It’s been quite an adventure so far in the race and since we are switching the calendar over to 2011 we thought we’d share some of our candid thoughts on some of the strategies employed by the teams so far and what we think, straight shooting from the hip.

Where did the idea of the Race to a Million come from? Who is watching? Where are the teams at? What are they doing? Do they have a chance of getting there?

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December 24 2010

Video: Business Tips with Natalie Peace from Booster Juice Ep. 11

Local entrepreneur and just a generally inspiring person Natalie Peace joins us in the studio to talk about her business Booster Juice. Natalie shares some great advice for young entrepreneurs and talks about her motivations to make a difference when starting her company.

Natalie is a graduate from Thompson Rivers University who has followed her dreams in spite of the likelihood of success and challenges she faced. She found a franchise that was aligned with her own personal values and hasn’t looked back since. She’s worked hard to run her business while still attending her classes and eventually achieved her goals. It’s been four and half years now and Booster Juice now employees over 50 people in Kamloops.

Natalie measures her success not only through having a socially responsible business with healthy products but also how she is able to help her employees grow and how she can impact her customers to also participate in changing the world one random act of kindness at a time.

Natalie finds it rewarding to see her efforts over the last four and a half years have a lasting effect on over 350 people she’s had work for her. Many have gone on to become great leaders themselves and she’s very happy to have played her part. The random acts of kindness challenge that Natalie started has now generated over 44,000 random acts of kindness not only through her staff but also throughout the community and is now growing internationally.

Natalie shares with us that her success is due to three things: hiring the right people; being creative; and measuring her success on multiple bottom lines.

You can check out Natalie’s website at www.nataliepeace.com

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December 23 2010

Video: Participant Spotlight Featuring Bernie Warren from Team TRU

Bernie WarrenDean catches up with Bernie Warren for this Team TRU participant spotlight on the third floor of the International Building at TRU World on the Thompson Rivers University campus.

From welding to the forestry sector to Earnst and Young’s Accounting Computer Consulting Group to cutting his teeth on Bay Street in Toronto Bernie has definitely earned the right to teach the business leaders of tomorrow at TRU’s School of Business. Bernie loves the Kamloops area and jumped at the chance to teach business here over 20 years ago. Today there are not many people who can boast about still being in the same job after 20 years but Kamloops should be proud that Bernie can. Bernie teaches operations management and computer related courses in the business degree program at Thompson Rivers University.

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Bernie shares a little about the whole Race To A Million contest and how it’s working for the students. He says social media and connections play a significant roll.

Bernie also talks about the International Business Plan competitions in memory of Tony Brower held last year with participation from all over North America… first place went to TRU students and second place went to a lady for starting a special daycare in New York City… Bernie says that Race To A Million has helped garner some tremendous interest and support from the Kauffman Foundation for the TRU school of business and the International Business Plan competition.

Bernie thinks it’s going to take something BIG and QUICK that leverages technology somehow to succeed in the Race but beyond the race he sees a lot of future success and new challenges coming out of this exciting show.

Privacy, secrecy and protecting intellectual property is a very big challenge with entrepreneurs but Bernie thinks this “Old School” way of thinking is on the way out. Instead, he says the new economy is about sharing ideas and global participation. Don’t hold on to your ideas too tightly; ideas have to be shared so that we can all build on them.

Please Note:

Don’t forget if you’ve missed the full half hour shows of the Race To A Million on Shaw TV or if you don’t get them in your area you can watch them in high definition from the full-shows page of the Race To A Million website: to watch the full shows click here.

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