VIDEO: CreativeMornings/Vancouver: Mark Brand

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If you missed out on the last CreativeMornings/Vancouver event featuring Mark Brand then here’s your chance to catch up on his inspiring message of social enterprise.

Mark Brand

Mark Brand is one of Vancouver’s most recognized entrepreneurs. After opening his first restaurant, Boneta, in 2007, he went on to open an independent clothing label and storefront called ‘Sharks + Hammers’, followed by The Diamond tapas restaurant and lounge, Seamonstr Sushi, Catalog Art Gallery, PortSide Pub and lastly, his largest undertaking to date, Save on Meats.

Founded in 1957 Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark since it opened serving the local community with a butcher shop and lunch counter. After closing down, Mark Brand resurrected the Save on Meats enterprise. Brand carried with him a vision to restore the building back to its prime for all Vancouver residents, and to be committed to it being a true social enterprise by working with partners to create a sustainable business model that serves the community. Through his engagement with the DTES Mark saw an opportunity to build capacity surrounding issues of food security and employment. From this A Better Life Foundation was created as a non-profit to expand the social initiatives Save On Meats created.

Mark Brand has since been invited to share his message of social enterprise at numerous conferences and universities in North America, as well as world-renowned events such as TED Talks.

Stay tuned for our next amazing speaker, Gordon Price. Tickets will be available Monday July 29 at 11AM. 

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CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! (creativemornings.com)

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CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types started in New York by Tina Roth Eiesenberg (Swiss-Miss.com). Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a group discussion and Q&A. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work by 10am. CreativeMornings now has chapters in over 125 cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, London, Zurich, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, Auckland, Milan, Paris, and Vancouver among others. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse (MarkBusse.ca) and his dedicated team of volunteers.