Baby Fair named Canada’s Top Mom Entrepreneur!

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We just got some AMAZING NEWS! Shirley Broback, producer of this weekend’s Vancouver Island Baby Fair, has just been named the SavvyMom Mom Entrepreneur of the Year! Here’s the press release going out to the local media today:

Vancouver Island Baby Fair Steals the Show – Named Canada’s Top Mom Entrepreneur in the SavvyMom Mom Entrepreneur of the Year Award

For Immediate Release
September 23, 2009

VICTORIA, BC – Shirley Broback, the producer of this weekend’s Vancouver Island Baby Fair, has just been honoured with the 2009 SavvyMom Mom Entrepreneur of the Year award. Broback was chosen out of 317 nominees from across Canada in the contest run by SavvyMom Media (

“Winning the SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year award is such a fantastic opportunity,” says Broback. “I’m looking forward to streamlining some of our processes, hiring some much needed help, and gearing up to expand our event even more.”

She found that participating in the SavvyMom Entrepreneur of the Year Award was a great reason to reach out to all of her contacts – suppliers, clients, friends and family alike – which helped grow awareness of her business in the critical time leading up to the 2009 show, which happens this weekend, September 26 & 27 at Pearkes Recreation Centre in Victoria. Since its inception in 2007, the Vancouver Island Baby Fair has grown to include an event in Nanaimo and Victoria each year, with the aim to “celebrate the growing family” by bringing together shopping, resources and entertainment for families ranging from pregnancy through preschool.

“Our event benefits not only women and their families who visit the fair gathering valuable resources and who are celebrating this fantastic transition in their lives, but it also provides a unique marketing opportunity to the businesses and organizations that participate, many run by other mom entrepreneurs,” Broback said.

Recognizing moms’ united desire to find balance in their hectic lives and provide what is best for their families, the SavvyMom Mom Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates moms’ ability to take matters into their own hands. “Each one of the nominees has successfully developed a product or service that fills a need in the marketplace – and despite the economic challenges of the past year, we didn’t see a drop in the number of nominees. The mom entrepreneur movement is still going strong,” says Sarah Morgenstern, co-founder of SavvyMom Media.

SavvyMom Media is the trusted resource for time-crunched moms across Canada, delivering tried and tested practical solutions to everyday dilemmas. SavvyMom’s bi-weekly email newsletter reaches 35,000 moms across Canada. More information on SavvyMom Media and its subsidiary programs can be found at and

Media Contacts:
Shirley Broback, Baby Fair Producer: 250-686-5693
Minnow Hamilton, SavvyMom Media: 416-418-6261

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