Thursday, January 24, 2008

Genesis Attends Mayors Luncheon

Today, myself and members of our Executive Team were fortunate enough to attend the Mayors Luncheon; an event sponsored by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and held this year in the Crystal Pavilion of the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Basically this luncheon allows the Mayor to present his “State of the City” address to an audience comprised of industry leaders, police officers, business people and other concerned parties with the DVBIA audience being the first to hear about his plans for 2008.

Some of the highlights of his speech included:

Ambassador Program expansion into other BIA’s
• Partnerships with the provincial government to reduce homelessness
• Dumpster free zones being implemented
• The proposed Chronic Addiction Substitution Treatment (CAST) program
• Property Tax Policy Review Commission
• 2010 Olympics

I found the Mayor to be a very engaging speaker who has voiced his opinions and ideas in a very clear and concise manner and the audience on hand seemed quite receptive to his presentation.

To check out the top 5 goals of the Mayor for the year 2008, which were discussed today, you can click on the link provided and it will redirect you to his homepage and links that expand on each individual goal.

Thanks to the DVBIA for putting together a great event and also to the Pan Pacific, whose service and food were above expectations once again.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Vancouver Courier Ambassador Poll

The Vancouver Courier is currently conducting a poll in relation to the current matter of the Downtown Ambassador expanding into other neighbourhoods and whether or not you believe that public money should be used for this purpose.

The exact question, as posed on the Courier’s website is:

“Do you support spending public money to extend the private security "Downtown Ambassadors" to other neighbourhoods?”

As of today, the poll is indicating that 76.38% approve of the spending while 23.62% disagree with the proposed allotment.

Genesis Security is contracted through the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association to manage the Ambassador and Loss Prevention Program and as the people on the street; we truly believe that this service makes a positive impact within the community. This is a very exciting time for our company and we are very proud to be the company that will assist with the expansion into other BIA's.

Please log onto the Vancouver Couriers website and support this very valuable service by voting YES today.

Genesis Christmas Party

A couple of weeks ago, we held our Annual Staff Christmas party at the Shark Club down on West Georgia Street and I don’t mind telling you all that everyone who attended had a fantastic time!!!!

We had a large buffet set out and one of my Supervisors, John Moss, singing on the karaoke machine to entertain us throughout the evening (I use the word “entertain” in a very gracious manner here).

It was great to see the many employees come together for the evening and it was awesome fun to watch all the lucky people win door prizes that ranged from DVD players to IPOD’s and a variety of house wares items.

Thanks again to the Shark Club for helping us out on this event and supplying top-notch service and an excellent buffet for all of our employees. They were true professionals and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who is considering having a private event or function.

Next year, we promise to make this an even bigger and better bash for all the employees and our apologies to all those who could not make this years event due to their commitment to work and the Customer Satisfaction that they provide our clients on an ongoing basis.