Are you ready for change that counts? That's what a new Vancity billboard reads at Hastings and North Kootenay here in Burnaby. What's special about this advertisement stunt is it is made up of about 61,000 pennies.
The local credit union hired Starworks, a social enterprise established by the Development Disabilities Association.
"The billboard is an innovative way of demonstrating Vancity's 'make good money' philosophy," said Richard Seres, marketing vice-president, in a media release. "We want to make good money for our members while creating positive change for local businesses and our community."
The project created six jobs for people at Starworks Packaging and Assembly for those with developmental disabilities.
"This is rooted in everything we do, right down to our choice of partners, like Starworks," Seres said. "It's also a resourceful way to put thousands of out-ofcirculation pennies to use in a creative way that also generates local employment."
For more information about Starworks, visit www.starworksbc.com. To learn more about the Developmental Disabilities Association, visit www.develop.bc.ca.
Fall job fest If you're interested in a retail job there's a whole day dedicated to helping you.
Metropolis at Metrotown will host its sixth annual job fair in the grand court on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 25 retailers will look to fill hundreds of positions for the holiday season.
It's open to those looking for part-time, full-time, entry level or managerial positions.
Bring a resume and be prepared to be interviewed on the spot, as some retailers are keen to hire right away.
The mall will post the hiring retailers closer to the date on its website, www.metropolisat metrotown.com/events/6th-annu al-job-fair.
More awards for printer company Burnaby-based Hemlock Printers is back on the podium, garnering awards yet again, but this time on an international level.
Hemlock received three "Best of" awards at the 2013 Premier Printing Awards earlier this month, more than any other Canadian printer business. The awards are known as "The Bennys," which are put on by the Printing Industries of America.
"The thanks are really due to our clients for trusting our team with their fantastic projects," said Richard Kouwenhoven, Hemlock's general manager and president, in a media release. "It was phenomenal to see the variety of projects we had to choose from this year. From digital white
ink on translucent sheets used for the Dream Pieces book, to the high gloss aqueous treatments used by Teck Resources for their annual report; we will happily continue to push the envelope for our clients."
Hemlock won in the business and annual reports, digital printing and environmentally sound categories.
The local printer company was also recognized in other categories: architectural/art/travel/other magazines, cartons and containers and fashion/popular culture magazines.
For the full list of winners, visit www.printing. org/ppawinners2013.