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Earth Day

Every year on April 22, more than a billion people across the globe celebrate Earth Day.pexels-photo-346885 earth day

Earth Day gives us the opportunity to come together to share awareness of what we can do to maintain a healthy environment on our planet. We believe we’re pretty good about recycling and being energy efficient in our homes, but what about our workplaces?

Here are some easy practices that can be put in place at the office:

  1. Use less paper. Do you really need to print that email? At least print double sided if you have to.
  2. Turn off the lights. As the days get longer, allow the natural light from the windows to brighten your workspace
  3. Watch that thermostat. Keep the office at a comfortable temperature. Wear layers instead of adjusting the thermostat.
  4. Stock the staff kitchen with reusable cutlery, glasses, dishes, cups. Have well marked recycling bins for food waste, plastics, paper etc.
  5. Buy energy efficient equipment. Laptops use less energy than desktops. Use sleep or standby mode when not in use. Turn off your computer at end of the day, and especially for the weekend.
  6. Walk, bike, or take public transportation to work. If your position allows for it, occasionally telecommute.
  7. Donate used electronic equipment to charities.

If we can all make adjustments, we can contribute to a healthy planet.

Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

GrapeJuice Wine Auction & Tasting. Our 10th Anniversary!

We’re excited to announce the 10th anniversary of GrapeJuice , the wine auction & tasting benefiting Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. Aston Martin Vancouver & Bentley Vancouver is the exclusive venue sponsor for this year’s event taking place on Wednesday, April 26th.GJ--logo
Since its inception, GrapeJuice has raised over $608,000 in support of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s (BCLM) mentoring programs!

Founding sponsors McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MLA Canada invite you to GrapeJuice. Exclusively presented by Capital Direct, guests will enjoy a fun-filled evening and magnificent wines while supporting a great cause.

If you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy wine and a great social event, then this event will certainly appeal to you! GrapeJuice has been known to sell out.  Purchase tickets here. For information on how to donate wine or contribute to Grape Juice contact Jessica Rozitis.

www.grapejuicevancouver.com
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Cheers!

GrapeJuice Raises $94,000 for Big Sisters

We are excited to announce that this year’s GrapeJuice event at Aston Martin Vancouver & Bentley Vancouver raised over $94,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Since its inception nine years ago, GrapeJuice wine auction has raised over $608,000 in support of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s mentoring programs.

MAC Marketing Solutions and McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group created Grape Juice in 2007 to raise much needed funds to facilitate the matching process for over 100 at risk young girls on the Big Sisters waitlist. Big Sisters of BC lower Mainland matches volunteer mentors with young girls who face a multitude of challenges.

A big thank you to all of our generous GrapeJuice sponsors , donors, guests and volunteers!

photos by: Vikaash Prasad     Click on photos for a larger image.

To view more photos of the event, visit our Facebook Page

Top McNak blog posts of 2015

‘Tis the season for reflection, so in that spirit, here is a quick snapshot of our most read blog articles for 2015:

Having a resume that gets noticed…Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Giving back to our community is a big part of our soul…GrapeJuice Raises $80,000 for Big Sisters

A job search story from one of our top recruiters, Emily McNamara… The Search Continues…

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Thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles on the McNak blog.  Happy New Year!

GrapeJuice Raises $80,000 for Big Sisters

We are happy to announce that this year’s Grape Juice event at Audi Downtown Vancouver raised over $80,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Since 2007, the GrapeJuice wine auction has raised over $514,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

MAC Marketing Solutions and McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group created Grape Juice to raise much needed funds to facilitate the matching process for over 100 at risk young girls on the Big Sisters waitlist. Big Sisters of BC lower Mainland matches volunteer mentors with young girls who face a multitude of challenges.

A big thank you to all of our generous GrapeJuice sponsors , donors, guests and volunteers!

photos by: Heckl Photography      Click on photos for a larger image.

To view more photos of the event, visit our Facebook Page

8th annual GrapeJuice Wine Auction

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Join founding sponsors  McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MAC Marketing Solutions for the 8th annual GrapeJuice Wine Auction for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.“GrapeJuice” is the social wine event and auction tailored for wine aficionados both casual and serious. And most importantly, it’s all for a great cause – Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland…Once again, GrapeJuice will be a terrific, fun, after work function – it will take place on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at Audi Downtown Vancouver between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.Tickets are $100 (a tax receipt is available for a portion of the ticket price) and attendees will be able to sample top wines from both BC and around the world, and bid on a wide selection of wines. If you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy wine and a great social event, then this event will certainly appeal to you!

This event has been known to sell out.  Purchase tickets here. For information on how to donate wine or contribute to Grape Juice contact Jessica Rozitis.

www.grapejuicevancouver.com
Like GrapeJuice on Facebook
Follow GrapeJuice on Twitter
Follow GrapeJuice on Instagram

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See you Thursday March 5th at Audi Downtown Vancouver!!!

Cheers!

Top McNak blog posts of 2014

Happy new year 2015 written with Sparkling figures

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Reflecting back on the past year, here is a quick snapshot of our three most read blog articles for 2014:

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For your HR toolbox…8 Behavioural Questions You’re Not Asking

A solid perspective from one of our top recruiters, Alana Savage on…Your resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile

Results (and some photos) from our annual wine auction…GrapeJuice Raises $87,000 for Big Sisters… we’re looking forward to the March 5th, 2015 event!

We’d like take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read, comment and share our articles on the McNak blog.  Happy New Year!

 

8th Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting

McNeill Nakamoto has been a proud supporter of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland for many years. Another supporter of this deserving charity is Marquis Wine Cellars.

On Saturday, November 22, join Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland at Marquis Wine Cellars for their 8th Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting. All proceeds raised at the tasting will go to Big Sisters. See details in the video below.

Without our attachment to community and, in particular, offering brighter futures for young people, McNeill Nakamoto would be missing such a key piece of our corporate soul. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland is McNeill Nakamoto’s primary philanthropy and active focus. And we’re happy that our friends at Marquis Wine Cellars feel the same way.

 

 

GrapeJuice Raises $87,000 for Big Sisters

We are happy to announce that this year’s Grape Juice event at Lamborghini Vancouver raised over $87,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Since 2007, the GrapeJuice wine auction has raised over $436,000 for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

MAC Marketing Solutions and McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group created Grape Juice to raise much needed funds to facilitate the matching process for over 100 at risk young girls on the Big Sisters waitlist. Big Sisters of BC lower Mainland matches volunteer mentors with young girls who face a multitude of challenges.

A big thank you to all of our generous GrapeJuice sponsors , donors, guests and volunteers!

photos by: Heckl Photography

7th annual GrapeJuice Wine Auction

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Join founding sponsors  McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MAC Marketing Solutions for the 7th annual GrapeJuice Wine Auction for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.“GrapeJuice” is the social wine event and auction tailored for wine aficionados both casual and serious. And most importantly, it’s all for a great cause – Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland...Once again, GrapeJuice will be a terrific, fun, after work function – it will take place on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at the stunning new showroom of Lamborghini Vancouver between 6:00 and 8:30 pm.Tickets are $100 (a tax receipt is available for a portion of the ticket price) and attendees will be able to sample top wines from both BC and around the world, and bid on a wide selection of wines. If you are a wine connoisseur or simply enjoy wine and a great social event, then this event will certainly appeal to you!Last year’s event event was sold out. Purchase tickets here. For information on how to donate wine or contribute to Grape Juice contact Jessica Rozitis.

www.grapejuicevancouver.com
Like GrapeJuice on Facebook
Follow GrapeJuice on Twitter
Follow GrapeJuice on Instagram
 

See you Thursday March 6th at Lamborghini Vancouver!!!

Cheers!