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Giving back during challenging times "…because it's the right thing to do"
Oct. 14, 2020
Special to the Orléans Star

Ottawa marketing company, CP Business Solutions Inc., has a charitable giving campaign and local Orléans organizations are welcome to apply.

The CP Biz “Spotlight Fund” offers interested organizations the opportunity to apply for a comple-mentary “Spotlight Session” where they can meet with CP Business Solutions staff members and tap into their marketing and planning expertise.

Each Spotlight Session includes an initial consultation followed by a half-day brainstorming/planning/creative session to share ideas, inspire solutions and leave participants invigorated and excited to move forward.

“We started small, and are grate-ful to the people who helped us along the way,” says CP Business Solutions owner and CEO, Catherine Priestman. “Now that we’re in a position to give back, we want to pay it forward to organizations that are positive and forward-thinking like us... because it’s the right thing to do.”

Catherine has always had a strong social conscience, and corporate social responsibility is embedded into her company’s daily operations. This also comes through in the many ways she gives back to the community and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Spotlight campaign will appeal to groups that are struggling as a result of Covid-19, need fresh ideas or need professional marketing assistance but can’t afford it.

Organizations that involve children and youth, educational and community-building endeavours in particular are encouraged to apply. You do not have to be a registered charity to participate.

“We believe that the strength of a community is enhanced by supporting local organizations and our creative solutions can help.” adds Priestman.

Applications for the fall sessions open now and close on October 31st. This season’s recipients will be contacted and announced at the end of the month on social media.
For more information or to apply for a Spotlight Session online, visit

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)




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