Greetings From Industry Blender,The last few weeks have been tremendously encouraging for Industry Blender, beginning with the announcement that we placed in the top 6 (out of over 100 submissions) at the 2009 Small Business BC Business Plan Contest. We’ve also launched a blog which categorizes all our content and serves as a source for updates about our development. We’re using this momentum to improve our website and services, and solidify our mission of uniting the foodservice industry and its customers on one platform.

As you may have noticed, our website has undergone a number of improvements, including enhancedAbout UsMembership Services, and Marketing Services pages. We hope these updates will help clarify how you can benefit from Industry Blender, and we invite you to check back regularly for new changes we have in store.

Finally, a thank you to everyone for their continued support, especially our members. We’re excited for your involvement, and look forward to serving you as a leading resource for our industry.

FORUM: THE HAWK: A LAUREN MOTE PROFILE

David.jpg   Poivre Media’s  Lauren Mote contributes this insider exclusive on prolific “born-and-raised” Vancouver chef David Hawksworth. So, what does he do when not behind the wheel of Top Table’s West Restaurant?…(read the full article here).

WANNA BUILD UP STEAM FOR YOUR RESTAURANT? TRY ADDING SOME CHILI PEPPER

ethnicfood.jpg   Chutney Villa is a popular South Indian restaurant in East Vancouver, but as Ed Dugas finds, it could be in need of an identity…(read the full article here).

HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN BENEFIT FROM THE 2010 OLYMPIC GAMES

chopsticks.jpg   The 2010 games present an unprecidented opportunity for companies to gain worldclass experience and shine on the international stage.  But benefiting from this event means doing a little bit of leg work…(read the full article here).

ONLINE COUPONS:  SCISSOR-LESS IS SIZZLING

coupons.jpg   I have for you a convenient, accessible service which is good for the environment, saves you money, time and hassle, and is available by the click of a mouse. If you can come up with better criteria for a market in recession-seized 2009, I’d love to hear it…(read the full article here).

MARKETING TIP OF THE WEEK:  MANAGE YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION

online.jpg   When everyone’s talking about you, it’s a good thing, right? In today’s online world, it’s pretty easy to find out what they’re saying, and throw in a few words of your own…(read the full article here).