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Networking Advice from the BEST! Karen August!

January 3, 2017

 

Karen August is an accomplished arts administrator and project leader in Peterborough, where she has spent the last 15 years as a community animator in the not for profit sector.  In 2009, as Manager of the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, Karen led the organization through a comprehensive strategic planning process, and as Director of Development oversaw the completion of a 10 million dollar renovation which transformed the historic theatre into a modern  performance space. 

 

In 2012, Karen joined the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, where she is Manager of Membership Services. She oversees a portfolio of Chamber programs, including several networking events each month; she ensures that activities are member-centric and relevant to the Chamber's broad membership. Charged with leading the growth of annual membership and sponsorship participation, the Chamber’s sponsorship revenue has increased 25% in the last two years, while new memberships and member retention have grown. 

Karen brings creativity, lateral thinking and passion to the projects that she undertakes. As a strategic thinker and project leader, she's drawn to growth initiatives that are about community building in the broadest sense.

 

 www.peterboroughchamber.ca

 

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