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CHRIS BURDGE President, Social Media Camp What is the best perk of your job? I get to WE ARE CANADA’S hang with 600+ LARGEST SOCIAL MEDIA people for 3 days twice a CONFERENCE. WE TACKLE year. Business ALL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. lunch or after PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER work drinks? NORTH AMERICA, AND FROM ALL Lunch— SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY preferably of transportation to get around – SMALL BUSINESS, LARGE on a patio, town? Bicycle. What are you BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, in the sun. passionate about? The outdoors. What is the best EDUCATION, AND Last summer my daughter and I part about doing NON-PROFIT. did a 5 day hiking trip to Cream Lake business in Greater in Strathcona Park. It was the highlight of Victoria? People are chill. my year! Dogs or Cats? Dogs—Rhodesian What project is your business proudest Ridgeback to be specific. Favourite place of? Building a Victoria BC based event from on Vancouver Island? South Chesterman zero to the largest of its kind in Canada. Beach—you’ll find us there every July. Now if we can just get the Prime Minister to What do you think is the most important attend… What is your company’s greatest life lesson for someone to learn? Less talk, strength? We bring in the brightest minds more do! Who is your role model or has in social media from around the world had the biggest influence on your life? My and ensure they are accessible to our wife—and she will hate that I said that and attendees. They always comment on how that’s one of the things I love about her. accessible our speakers are. What is the Where can we find you on the weekend? one thing no one understands or knows Stand up paddling on one of the many about your business? Paul Holmes (aka beautiful lakes or bays around Victoria. Justin Timberfox) is determined to bring MySpace back. What was your first job? SOCIAL MEDIA CAMP: MEMBER SINCE Telemarketer. What’s your favourite mode 2012

JAYNE BRADBURY Owner / Director Fort Properties Ltd. What’s your favourite thing about your job? Getting to work with our business tenants. I love watching them turn a concept into a successful operating business. What is the best perk of your job? Flexibility! I have two young girls and flex my schedule quite a bit so that I can spend time with them during the work week. Business lunch or after work drinks? Business lunch. Lunch is my favorite meal of the day, and my office is surrounded by amazing lunch restaurants. How is your business involved in the community? My sister (and co-owner) and I volunteer our time on a number of Boards in the community, including the DVBA, UDI and SIPP. What project is your business proudest of? The Fort Common District—the renovations turned out beautifully, and we have amassed an amazing group of tenants. What was your first job? As a retail assistant at London Optical, selling glasses. What is one job you could never do? Window washer! I hate heights. Favourite place on Vancouver Island? Cattle Point. I spent a lot of time there as a kid poking around in the tide pools, inspecting the sea creatures, and heading out fishing with my Dad. Where can we find you on the weekend? Having coffee and a croissant with my husband and daughters at one of Victoria’s many great cafes. What’s your favourite mode of transportation to get around town? My bike! Or my feet—I love to walk. Favourite social media for work/personal? Instagram for both—I am a very visual person.

FORT PROPERTIES LTD: MEMBER SINCE 2005 FORT PROPERTIES IS A FAMILYRUN REAL ESTATE HOLDING, MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY PROUDLY BASED IN VICTORIA, BC. WE CREATE SPACE THAT CONTRIBUTES.

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March Business Matters 2017  

March Business Matters 2017