The ACC Business Club was founded in 2016 with only a handful of members. In 2017, we managed to gather a group of eleven first and second year students to join the club. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of business instructors Geoff Milne and Amanda McGregor.
Our club consists of five first year, and six second year, business administration students. This year’s president of the Business Club is Luis Caro, the treasurer is Courtney Dunn and the secretary is Courtney Matienzo. We’re lucky to have three active members whom are also on the ACC Students’ Association Council, Kristynn Moore – the ACCSA Indigenous Representative, Jack Routledge – the ACCSA Extracurricular Activities Representative and myself, the ACCSA Business Representative. Additionally, we’re fortunate to have Shylan Sinclair, Jordan Lajeunesse, Jared Brown, Alejandro Argueta, Trevor Dysart and Thomas Mebs in our club. We’ve become a strong group of students this year, and we believe our first year students will continue to make the Business Club a memorable experience and opportunity for students in the Fall of 2018.
The Business Club’s mission is to bring awareness to business events, activities, and opportunities within’ the school. This year, we hosted our second beer bash. It had a good turnout, with improved success upon last year’s event. We sold business apparel twice in the school year to many students enrolled in the business administration and office administration programs. Given the opportunity to sell apparel, we learned a lot from the sales. We hosted “Tinder Matchomatics” around Valentines day, which was a survey that students filled out and submitted to be matched with other students within’ the school, as a fundraiser for our club. That particular activity didn’t see the results we had hoped, but we believe results would be improved with more promotion to all students within the college. We have been making an effort this year to involve students from other programs in our clubs activities and events.
Aside from activities and events, our club helps others through volunteerism. This year we’ll be volunteering at the ACCSA Road Bash on April 7th, 2018, helping out with the road hockey games and the beer gardens. A couple of our club members have also volunteered their time to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, which is a free tax service being offered on campus.
We will be hosting one final event for the year, which is dedicated to second year students and any graduates from ACC. Stay tuned!
In the near future, we hope the ACC Business Club will be of popular interest and that more events, activities and volunteer work can be planned in advance to gain the interest of students.