" Growing Communities Together"
The Orbus vision is to bring people together to help build better communities for future and ongoing generations.
Orbus was founded on the vision that building a better world and future communities included recognizing that community support from all sectors is important. However, within the business community many are doing good things and many would like to, but never seem to have enough time in the day to do it all.
Orbus realizes that from a business point of view, there is a great case for providing community support and programs. Orbus philosophy also follows that the circle of business does not flow only from business to business, but also from community to business. This means that giving back to the community makes great business sense.
In result, the programming of Orbus leverages the strength of numbers in growing Orbus businesses to support the communities. It also allows businesses to leverage community support as a part of their own growth strategy. A clear win-win situation.
Marrying Business and Community - A Vision of Good Corporate Citizenship
ORBUS: represents "Orb" (which means sphere or circle) and "Business". Orbus is the literal representation of "Sphere of Business".
Pronounced "Or - bis"
Orbus philosophy and the programs designed for it believe that spheres of business include local, regional and national, as well as global communities. Orbus includes our communities in our business networking spheres as opposed to the traditional "business to business" networking and support model. We recognize that businesses need to give back and be responsible corporate citizens to the community in general.
We recognize "the community" is a business' barometer and therefore communities are an integral part of the Orbus Sphere of Business.
By taking this approach, we harness the power of many businesses and local communities and add it together to build a better tomorrow.
Our Board of Directors
S. Mar, Chair, Board of Directors
J. Middleton, Entrepreneur and Senior Executive
D. Larsen, Business Owner and Senior Sales Manager
L. Hornby, Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Please direct any inquiries to our directors via our general firstname.lastname@example.org email, as they each donate their time to help with the work of Orbus.
OUR BOARD OF ADVISORS will be selected from Orbus Business Network members recommended by their chapters and people from each local community so that local progams will have an uniquely local focus.
"I dream of harmony in the world, a world without poverty or marginalization ... a world balanced with sustainability, respect for each other, and respect for our earth. I believe the power is in the youth that come after us and the knowledge is found in the elders that came before us. It is up to all of us to act together. No matter how small our acts are, together we will make a difference."
Our dream was founded on a long history of community work and a vision to make our communities better. It is a vision to build better futures for following generations. We believed that the best place to start is with helping the future generation itself. We feel that supporting youth through the arts, sports, music, education and culture, and then by supporting life long learning amongst all citizens, would help build better futures for each and every community in the world. Just as important was the need to recognize the value of our elders and support them in their own endeavors, as we learn from their experience. That way, community life long learning comes full circle.
As a long term entrepreneurs, we also felt that business played a role in this, and that businesses, who rely on communities to grow, would be great vehicles to give back to the community. However, there was also a strong business case for this, and we grew the vision to allow businesses to leverage this good citizenship for the benefit of both the community and themselves.
Youth and Elder programs are supported by your local Orbus Business Network Members.
Look for the Orbus Member signs at the businesses you go to and know that you are supporting community minded businesses -businesses committed to building communities for the future.
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