Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
ACQUIRED Horizon Place Retirement Residence (760 Horizon Drive), by Toronto-based Levante Living Trust.
ANNOUNCED By McCabe Promotional, membership in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
ANNOUNCED By London International Academy, plans to build a 16-storey dormitory at 185 Horton Street.
RECOGNIZED Sernova Corp., as a 2021 Venture 50 company by the TSX Venture Stock Exchange.
NOMINATED Fanshawe College professor and author Erin E. MacDonald, for a 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award (for Ian Rankin: A Companion to the Mystery & Fiction, one of five nominees in the Best Critical/Biographical category).
CLOSED River Road Golf Course, land to be sold by City of London and proceeds reinvested in the city golf system.
ANNOUNCED By Fanshawe College, partnership with Helmets to Hardhats to provide the school’s military-connected students with pathways into Canada’s skilled trade industries.
RECEIVED By Front Line Medical Technologies, Inc., Health Canada approval for its COBRA-OS (Control of Bleeding, Resuscitation, Arterial Occlusion System) device.
LAUNCHED By Media Sonar Technologies, Inc., Pathfinder 2.0 open-source intelligence and investigations module.
ANNOUNCED The 2021 YMCA Women of Excellence Honourees: Michele Beaudoin (Arts, Culture, Education & Training); Michelle Baldwin (Business and Professions); Amanda Kennedy (Breaking Barriers); Aruna Koushik (Social Justice); Kyle Macdonald (Entrepreneurs); Elana Johnson (Health, Science & Technology); Dr. Margery Holman (Sport, Fitness & Recreation); and Maame De-Heer (Young Woman of Excellence).
APPOINTED Jeff O’Hagan, vice-president, university advancement, Western University (effective April 1, 2021).
ANNOUNCED By VersaBank, launch of VCAD, the world’s first bank-issued, deposit-based digital currency.
APPROVED By London City Council, the sale of the remaining Old Victoria Hospital Lands to Vision SoHo Alliance for the development of 600 units of housing, half of which will be dedicated to affordable housing units.
ANNOUNCED By the London Music Office, the Revive Live concert-series program in support of the city’s music sector.
APPOINTED As associates, Lerners LLP: Mark McAuley, Vikas Sharma and Jessica Tracey.
February 26: Socialpreneur Chats, February 2021
February 26: Executive Director Support Network Webinar
February 26: Destination Canada Mobility Forum
March 1: Local Indigenous Learning Series
March 2: Starting a Small Business Webinar
March 4: Virtual Employment Connections Fair