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Solutions with Impact Receives Canadian Event Industry’s Top Award

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SWI's Joel Hock flanked by Event Coordinator Ashleigh Walker (left) and Event Account Manager Kalla Tonus-Burman

SWI’s Joel Hock flanked by Event Coordinator Ashleigh Walker (left) and Event Account Manager Kalla Tonus-Burman

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL  April 7, 2016   – The Canadian Event Industry’s pinnacle mark of professional achievement and the highest honor a Canadian event can earn has been awarded to Solutions with Impact for the “Best Event for a High Profile Charity” on behalf of the 2015 KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for its creativity, logistics, use of budget, design, overall entertainment value, strategy planning, and successfully profiling the organization with an overall wow factor.

In the last three years the event has raised more than $1.9 million in critical funds for the Foundation, which is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.

“It’s great to be recognized by our peers, which shows what can be done with the right mix of creativity and commitment,” said Joel Hock President Solutions with Impact.  The Canadian Event Industry Awards, hosted by, is a national awards program which recognizes outstanding achievements in Canadian special events, meeting management, conference planning and exhibition management.  SWI has been awarded the winner of the Canadian Event Industry’s Most Outstanding Logistical Achievement Rally for Kids with Cancer Los Angeles 2012: Best Event Produced for a Charitable Organization: Chef’s Challenge 2011; Event Professional of the Year: Joel Hock 2010; Most Outstanding Event Under 100,000; YPI 2008; and Best Event Produced for a Charitable Organization: Bell Celebrity Gala 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

“This coveted award is well deserved with many more to follow,” said business partner BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese who joins Hock in his fundraising efforts as Rally for Kids with Cancer Co-Chairman, which has generated more than $15 million for The Hospital for Sick Children.
“Joel’s extraordinary efforts illustrate the power of working together to provide much needed resources and support for such important initiatives. I could not be more honored to work with such an incredible individual and organization.”
Media Contact:
Lorraine Quartaro, Senior Director, Communications
Solutions with Impact
416-703-5371 ext. 236 or 416-433-7232


Solutions with Impact Announces Licensing Partnership with Maxim, Inc.

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Solutions with Impact partnership brings MAXIM-branded events to Canada

Solutions with Impact, Canada’s leading event marketing company, announced they will partner with Maxim Inc., the leading men’s lifestyle brand, to bring a series of exciting MAXIM-branded events to Canada.

Solutions with Impact CEO Joel Hock, and partner Bobby Genovese, BG Capital Group, and Joe Mangione, who led Maxim between 2011-12, have together formed SWI Entertainment International Inc. to produce the events as Maxim’s licensee.

SWI Entertainment International Inc. will build upon the success of the renowned Maxim Party brand by launching it with a creative and exciting event in Toronto during the same weekend as the NBA All-Star weekend in February.

“We look forward to bringing the Maxim brand to the celebratory atmosphere that surrounds major sporting and entertainment events in Canada, including the NBA All Star game, the Grey Cup, the Toronto Film Festival, the Calgary Stampede, Montreal Grand Prix, Honda Indy Toronto, among others,” said Joel Hock.

Canadian readers of the international men’s magazine will have the opportunity to attend local parties and events previously unavailable to them in each of the cities where these events are held. The Maxim events will include live entertainment, local celebrities, and all of the excitement and media exposure the U.S. events have garnered.

Joe Mangione, the former CEO of Maxim magazine says, “As the former CEO of Maxim I know the power of the Maxim brand. I am proud to join forces with Joel and Bobby to expand and create SWI Entertainment International Inc. They are the perfect partners with whom to branch out into the Canadian Market. The Maxim party is arguably the greatest private event during the biggest weekends in professional sports and entertainment and we want to extend our reach to new markets across Canada.”

“This is an exciting step to create heightened exposure for the Maxim brand in Canada, while we at Solutions with Impact continue to build a totally integrated media, marketing and event company,” said Bobby Genovese, partner of Solutions with Impact.

For over 20 years, Maxim has been the leader in men’s lifestyle. In addition to its U.S. publication, the brand publishes 11 international print editions, distributed in 67 countries worldwide.

About BG Signature/BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of exclusive VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.