Dispatch: August 13, 2021

Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead

Dispatch: August 13, 2021 Dispatch Dispatch

APPOINTED Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy, senior business advisor, RH Accelerator.

MOVING The Lance Howard Group IPC Investment Corp., to 81 Ridout Street South (effective August 26,2021).

PROMOTED Karen Chalmers, to senior director, brand and engagement, TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario.

APPOINTED Amanda Oppedisano, support service officer, LEAP Junction at Fanshawe College.

ANNOUNCED By Labatt Breweries of Canada, exclusive agreement with Keurig Dr Pepper Canada to distribute all of Labatt’s non-alcoholic beverage portfolio in all Canadian provinces, except for Quebec.

OPENING Odd Burger, 645 Commissioners Road East (August 21, 2021).

ANNOUNCED By the Government of Canada’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund, a $24.7-million load to help build a 110-unit affordable housing project at 99 Pond Mills Road, constructed by Homes Unlimited (London) Inc.

AWARDED Lena Brown, McDonald’s Canada Outstanding Manager of the Year award.

MOVED Concretus Specialities Ltd., to 5663D Egremont Drive Building 2, Unit 2 (Ilderton).

APPOINTED Claire Macpherson, residential case worker, St. Leonard’s Community Services, London & Region.

APPOINTED Jodi Mabee, event specialist, Western University.

ANNOUNCED By VersaBank, relaunching of its Indigenous and remote community lending business, and the appointments of Roland Bailey, executive director, Indigenous Infrastructure Program, and Robert-Falcon Ouellette, executive director, Indigenous Housing Initiatives.

AWARDED Jeff Macoun (Canada Life president and COO, Canada) IABC London 2021 Communications Champion Award.

ESTABLISHED London office of web design firm Visual Thinkers 1318 Highbury Avenue, Unit 7.

LAUNCHED By Fanshawe College, in partnership with the Oneida Nation of the Thames settlement southwest of London, The Oneida – Language Immersion, Culture and Teaching diploma program.

ANNOUNCED By Western University, more than $2 million in FedDev Ontario funding for health tech innovation (part of an overall $10-million investment in a regional health tech hub).

LAUNCHED By Mississauga-based OnexBus, daily bus service between London (three departure points) and Union Station in Toronto.

Dispatch: August 13, 2021 Dispatch Dispatch

August 17: Starting a Small Business Webinar

August 17: Masterclass: Demystifying the No-Code Movement

August 18: Tax Considerations for Early Stage Companies and their Founders

August 18 & 20: TechAlliance: Product Marketing

August 19: Lean Manufacturing and Grants for Manufacturers

August 19: Foodpreneur Advantage Webinar – Starting a Food Business

August 19: Business Planning Guide Workshop

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