Business Banquet @ The Ramada Hotel
Mar 1 @ 2:00 am – 6:30 am

This year’s 15th Annual Community business banquet is our longest running and most prestigious event. It will be an excellent place for students of every discipline, faculty, and local business leaders to follow up on business and social connections they have created over the year in a comfortable and professional setting.

This is a memorable event for all involved. It provides the CSS with an excellent opportunity to thank all the sponsors who provided support over the course of the year. The CSS executive is wrapping up their respective terms in their positions and the newly elected President will be introduced to the local business community. Finally, the results of the

JDC West Business Competition will be announced and proper congratulations will be extended.

This year will be the first time we introduce a new aspect to the Business Banquet. With the intention of raising more funds for a local charity, we will be holding a Celebrity Apprentice competition at the event. Local Prince George ‘celebrities’, such as prominent business leaders in the community, will volunteer their time to compete in mini competitions at the event. Guests will be given the opportunity to bid on a selection of ‘Apprentices’ at the beginning of the evening. Once they have won the auction, their Apprentice will compete in a series of mini challenges held at the banquet. The winning Apprentice will gain bragging rights and a prize yet to be determined for themselves and their bidder. We hope that by introducing this angle, we will gain more awareness, create a more enjoyable evening, and raise more funds for a local charity.

Surrounded by the business leaders of tomorrow, this evening provides the ingredients for generating new ideas, meeting future employees or employers, and enforces the already strong bond between the university and the community. It is a light-hearted yet professional event that has an excellent track record and has greatly increased corporate relations in and around Northern B.C.

Shinerama @ UNBC
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Its Orientation week in the 1960‘s. You’re a student leader and looking for a way to have fun and help others. So you take a pair of someone’s scruffy shoes, clean them up and ask for a donation. Dozens of shoe shines later, you and your friends have raised $1,300. It’s that simple- and it’s been working for 47 years. An event called Shinerama- now Canada’s largest post- secondary school fundraiser has raised more then $21.5 million for cystic fibrosis research.

TEAMs (Together Everyone Achieves More), put together a shiner team (alumni hockey mates, faculty, fraternity, sorority, Facebook friends) that work to raise money by shining shoes, holding car washes, or providing some other form of service.

The CSS has taken part in the charity event Shinerama for many years. This year, we plan to be more involved by holding a car wash with all of our executive members. By hosting a car wash with music, colourful designs, and excessive enthusiasm, we hope to raise more funds for cystic fibrosis research than ever before!