Dispatch: September 17, 2021

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

Dispatch: September 17, 2021 Dispatch Dispatch

APPOINTED Alison Ewart, dean of research leading the Fanshawe College Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI), effective September 27, 2021.

NAMED Carolyn McLeod (philosophy professor, Western University), fellow, Royal Society of Canada.

ANNOUNCED By Quebec-based Sollio Agriculture, partnership with Alabama-based coatings maker Pursell to build CDN$20-million controlled-released fertilizer plant on Edward Street in St. Thomas. Plant to break ground in the fall of 2021 with expected operation in August of 2022.

NAMED Catherine Neish (earth sciences professor, Western University), member, the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

ANNOUNCED By VersaBank, initiation of process for an initial public offering of its shares in the U.S. and a marketed public offering of shares in Canada.

OPENED Nshwaasnangong Child Care & Family Centre, 449 Hill Street.

ACQUIRED Armour Group Inc., by the Canadian division of Securian Financial.

APPOINTED Mana Khami, (partner, Harrison Pensa), chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

OPENED By TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario, nominations for Limitless 2022, an annual celebration of regional Innovation for Elgin, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, and Oxford counties.

SOLD Arva Flour Mill, to local entrepreneur, Mark Rinker.

ANNOUNCED By Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney, a pilot project starting October 18 to extend GO train service to London, Stratford and St. Marys.

ANNOUNCED By Foreman & Company and Siskinds LLP, proposed $770,000 national settlement with Kamaya Electric Co., Ltd. and Kamaya, Inc. in Canadian class actions concerning the alleged price fixing of linear resistors.

ANNOUNCED Grand opening of recreational and educational centre ActivityPlex, 1305 Commissioners Road East (September 19, 2021).

NAMED Rick Lambert (founder and CEO, selltowin and IN2communications), a Top 100 Global Managed Print Service Influencer of 2021 by Tigerpaw Software.

Dispatch: September 17, 2021 Dispatch Dispatch

September 20: 3M Harvest Lunch and the United Way Campaign Launch

September 20 & 24: TechAlliance: Growth Strategy

September 21: London and Area Works Virtual Job Fair

September 22: Funding for ERP Implementation

September 22: 38th Annual Business Achievement Awards

September 22 & 23: New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Program

September 23: Foodpreneur Advantage: Labelling & Packaging your Food Product

September 23: Protecting IP | Industrial Design: Your Product Look

September 23: Fundamentals of Leadership – Workshop

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