Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee presents entrepreneur-focused Inspire Burlington event

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Media release from Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont. — April 5, 2017 — Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Speakers’ Series and the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee present Inspire Burlington: Millennial Entrepreneurial Success on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Botanical Gardens David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, 1185 York Blvd.

The evening features a speakers’ panel of millennial entrepreneurs, including Kimberly Calderbank, Director of Marketing and Communications, Yellow Robot; Erin Dunham, CEO and Co-Founder, The Other Bird and Nicole Mortimer, Founder, ZippyJamz.

The speakers will share their journeys and tips for success as millennial entrepreneurs.

“I am proud to co-host Inspire Burlington with this dedicated group of millennials that I have had the opportunity to get to know over the past year,” said Mayor Goldring. “This event reflects the fresh ideas these millennials have brought to Burlington City Hall.”

The event concept, speakers, format and venue were determined by the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

“The committee had a successful pilot year, culminating in the organization of this event,” said Mark McGuire, co-chair of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee. “This event gives the community an opportunity to hear from successful millennials, as well as learn more about our committee and its work.”

As with all Inspire Burlington events, admission is free. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend.

The evening includes an interactive question and answer session hosted by Mayor Goldring, as well as an organized networking activity led by the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

“Millennial Entrepreneurial Success is a great way for millennials and other members of the community to come together and be inspired,” said Chris Ritsma, co-chair of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee. “We have so much we can learn from one another.”

Reserve a seat online or call the Office of the Mayor at 905-335-7607.

About the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee

The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives and provide input on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community. The committee is a pilot project from spring 2016 to spring 2017.

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Media contact:

Mayor Rick Goldring

Office of the Mayor

905-335-7607

mayor@burlington.ca

Communications contact:

Tina Depko-Denver

Communications Specialist

Office of the Mayor

905-335-7600, ext. 7478

tina.depko-denver@burlington.ca

 

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