Networking Advice from the BEST! Karen August!
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.