When Emily Branton began working at Link2Feed in early 2013, she says she was excited for the chance to share the organization’s story and focus on promoting its vision, “Everyone deserves a meal.”
Branton, who is now president of Link2Feed, a “B-Corporation” that is now one of the largest software as service organizations serving food banks, is a confirmed speaker for Spark 2019, a one-day business conference being organized by the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce.
Spark will take place on Saturday, November 16 at the Lambton College Event Centre. A Friday night “social mixer and registration event,” sponsored by TMRRW Inc., will take place on November 15.
Tickets for Spark 2019 are available online by clicking HERE.
Branton’s passion for her work is contagious.
“When I started at Link2Feed I had no idea what I was getting into, but after spending time with our clients, I was hooked. Food bankers are some of the most hard-working and passionate people I’ve ever met. I’ve watched so many of our staff ‘catch the bug’ in the past year. It’s really amazing.”
Armed with an MBA (including an international business specialization from Rouen Business School in France), a background in research and experience managing in the not-for-profit environment, Branton is ready to take Link2Feed to the next level, bringing improvements to the software and training process, started international expansion and helped with the rollout of Link2Feed to members of Feed Ontario, formerly the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
“I’m really passionate about helping food banks increase their level of accountability,” says Branton, “and seeing how effective Link2Feed has been at helping food banks get their clients the resources and food they need only drives me further.”
Sponsorship opportunities for Spark 2019 remain available. Contact Shirley de Silva, president and CEO of the Chamber for more information.