Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
INVESTED By Libro Credit Union, $348,000 with five regional non-profits tackling food accessibility, employment and housing stability issues: Mobile Market, Urban Roots London, Seeding Innovation in Food Entrepreneurship, Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health and Supportive Housing of Waterloo.
RECEIVED By Indiva Limited, $22-million strategic investment from Calgary-based Sundial Growers Inc.
ANNOUNCED By TechAlliance, recipients of the 5-10-15 Main Street Innovation Challenge (each receive $15,000 in funding and venture coaching): Loyal Patron’s BIAPromoter; Drinks With; Locorum; and Seedz.
RECOMMENDED By London City Council (nine to five vote), closing of River Road Golf Course, selling the land, reinvesting funds of the sale in the city golf system.
ANNOUNCED By Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd., closing of all its National Sports retail stores, including London units at 332 Wellington Road and 1735 Richmond Street.
AWARDED Jill Wilcox (owner, Jill’s Table) Alignable 2021 Local Business Person of the Year.
ANNOUNCED By Indiva Limited, five-year extension to its license agreement with Wana Brands Inc. (with option to extend for three additional five-year terms).
AWARDED The 2021 London Heritage Awards: Vicky Lightfoot ― 25 Empress Avenue, 360 St. James Street, and Clayton MacNeil and Jennifer Pevler ― 135 Duchess Avenue (Small-Scale Restorations); Youth Opportunities Unlimited ― 340 Richmond Street (Adaptive Re-use); and Middlesex Condominium Corporation #97 ― 275 and 285 Queens Avenue and 440 Wellington Street (Major Restoration).
ANNOUNCED By WestJet, suspension of Toronto to London flights until June 24, 2021 (commencing March 22).
February 22 & 23: New Exporters to Border States Webinar
February 24: Attract Better Talent with Recruitment Marketing
February 25: HR Peer-2-Peer Groups — Agile Adoption in HR
February 25: Psychologically Safe Leadership during Covid-19
February 25: Black Entrepreneur Virtual Summit
February 25: Peer-2-Peer Groups — Building your Product Roadmap
February 26: Socialpreneur Chats, February 2021
February 26: Executive Director Support Network Webinar
February 26: Destination Canada Mobility Forum