Vancouver business leaders and philanthropists Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and Sergio Cocchia embrace every opportunity to give back to their community. Together Wendy and Sergio have contributed enormously to BC’s economy positioning their Century Plaza hotel and Absolute Spa Group as the Canadian leader in the luxury spa industry. There are progressive employers who demonstrate that creating a healthy workplace culture is key to business success. Equally important, is their inspiring work in building a strong and healthy community. Long associated with Variety, The Children’s Charity, they have raised over $1million through the annual Century Plaza media golf classic. Their focus is now a “first” for BC families – the vision for a Pacific Autism Family Centre. Wendy volunteers as the elected Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade and trustee of the Vancouver Police Foundation. Sergio is President of the Mediated Learning Academy and the Variety Learning Centre. Wendy and Sergio demonstrate the tremendous power of two committed volunteers in strengthening the fabric of their community.
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