FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
VANCOUVER, Jan 10, 2012 – Today at 5:30pm, the cavalcade of vehicles departing from City Hall will not be filled with foreign dignitaries, but with a convoy of 6 Modo vehicles filled with far more local passengers.
The convoy is a massive carpool headed toward the monthly local business mixer at the Salt Spring Coffee’s Viking Roasting Facility and Education Centre in Richmond. It is just another way that LOCO BC, a Vancouver business organization that represents a growing alliance of local companies working to strengthen our communities, grow the local economy and build strong sustainable businesses, is bringing sustainability through partnership.
“We thought that the commute from Vancouver to Richmond was a great opportunity to partner with our members,” says Amy Robinson, Executive Director of LOCO. “When Modo stepped in to offer the vehicles for the convoy, it was a natural fit.
The car co-op convoy to the local business event is the first of its kind for Modo, and LOCO. “This is about local businesses stepping up to offer their unique strengths to one another, and having a fun time doing it,” explains Robinson. “Salt Spring Coffee is offering their space and their coffee, Modo is offering their cars, and others are offering food and door prizes in kind. And everyone involved is able to showcase their best to the other business owners.”
Media are welcome at the Convoy departure and at the Salt Spring Island Coffee Mixer.
Where: City Hall Parking lot at Northwest corner of 10th/Cambie
When: 5:30 pm
LOCO First Tuesday Business Mixer
Where: 3551 Viking Way, unit 105
Executive Director, LOCO BC
LOCO BC supports a vibrant local economy through local purchasing, business connections and sustainability. Through monthly business mixers, members-only discounts, a soon-to-launch buy local campaign, and insurance and benefits plans for small businesses, LOCO strengthens individual member business and the entire Lower Mainland economy.