November 2, 2004

Learn to incorporate character in the workplace at Character Business Luncheon

YORK REGION – The York Region Character Community Council is pleased to launch its new Character Business Program at an upcoming luncheon.  Join keynote speaker Jim Hayhurst, Sr., internationally-recognized speaker, author, and former owner of one of Canada’s largest advertising agencies.  Hear his message that now, more than ever, people and organizations need to understand the important connection between good character and business success.
Sponsored by RBC Financial and Magna International, the Character Business Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the LeParc Conference & Banquet Centre, Ballroom 4 at 8432 Leslie Street in Thornhill.  Cost is $50.00 person.  Seating is limited.  Registration forms are available online at or by contacting one of the following local registration contacts:
• East Gillimbury Chamber of Commerce – (905) 478-8447
• Information Aurora – (905) 727-8214
• Markham Board of Trade – (905) 474-0730
• Newmarket Chamber of Commerce – (905) 898-5900
• Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce – (905) 884-1961
• Richmond Hill & Markham Chinese Business Association – (905) 771-9393
• Vaughan Chamber of Commerce – (905) 761-1366
• Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce – (905) 642-4227
Media Contact:   Sue Smitko, York Region Character Community Council
 - (905) 943-7424
 - Email:

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