With the holidays fast approaching, one business has chosen to give back a little bit more than usual.
Daily deals site Smart Betty normally donates 10 per cent of their revenue share back to local charities and non-profit organizations, but through a partnership with Castanet, they have decided to increase that donation to 15 per cent.
“We’re hoping to get to $15,000 during the six week program,” says Bruce Maki, the company’s franchise owner for the Okanagan Valley.
“We started the campaign on Nov. 15 and we’re going to run it through Dec. 31. We think with the partnership and the awareness, we’ll be able to get to $15,000 and that would be $5,000 per charity.”
Those donations will go to three specific charities that have a hefty impact on the Christmas season – the SPCA, Food Bank and Salvation Army.
It’s too early into the campaign to have specific numbers, but Maki says sales are going well and he is optimistic they will reach their target.
Some of the upcoming deals will include the Kelowna Chiefs junior “B” hockey team and restaurants like The Chopped Leaf and Carl’s Jr.
“That one really excites us because (Carl’s Jr.) has never run a deal through a daily deal site anywhere in Canada,” says Maki.
“There are also some really good deals coming up for women such as spas, pedicures and salons. We tried to fill up the calendar with stuff that would appeal to everybody.”
Read more Business News
- Tourist falls to his deathPenticton / S. Okanagan
- Hwy 5 partially closedCentral Okanagan
- BC sets up support paymentsBC
- Family looks for answersKelowna
|QHR Technologies Inc||1.19||0.00|
|Anavex Life Sciences||0.25||+0.01|
|Copper Mountain Mining||2.93||+0.02|
|Sunrise Resources Ltd||0.025||0.00|
|Mission Ready Services||0.245||-0.005|
Apple has taught many entrepreneurs the importance of design, how to create buzz when introducing new products to the marketplace, how to pioneer new technology and the importance of superior quality....
Move over “big guys” there’s a new brokerage in town featuring local expertise, long standing experience and a fresh boutique approach. Kelowna, August 31 2014 – You may have...
There are several things to consider when deciding how much home to buy. 1. Draw up a budget including the new mortgage payments. While the rules used by most lenders require that the mortgage paym...