Dispatch: September 24, 2021
Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
ANNOUNCED By EventConnect, partnership with the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission to enable streamlined hotel booking and insights for sporting events in Arizona.
LAUNCHED By HRDownloads, HelloHR product platform designed for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
ANNOUNCED By City Lights Book Shop owners Teresa Tarasewicz and Jim Capel, intent to sell business and retire.
AWARDED Equals Brewing Company’s Shake Lager, Gold award, North American Style Lager category, at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards.
ENDORSED By the city council Planning and Environment Committee, proposed twin 15-storey (260 units) apartment towers at 250-272 Springbank Drive, to be built by Rand Developments.
ACQUIRED By MNP, Woodstock-based MacAlpine and Company (effective December 1, 2021).
ANNOUNCED By the Megabus-Badder Bus partnership, doubling of daily trips between London and Toronto (to four trips a day to Toronto Thursdays through Mondays; two trips a day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and the addition of a Western University stop outside of Elgin Hall.
ANNOUNCED By Sensi Brands Inc., grand opening of the Station House Cannabis Co. Farmgate Retail Store in St. Thomas (150 Burwell Road).
AWARDED With 2021 London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards: LBMX (Large Business of the Year); Waste Solutions Canada (Medium Business of the Year); Orca Intelligence Inc. (Small Business of the Year); Libro Credit Union (Corporate Social Responsibility); Sifton Properties Ltd. (Environmental Leadership); Tribe Medial Group Inc. (Excellence in Human Resources); PSD Citywide Inc. (Innovation); General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (Manufacturer); Whitecrest Mushrooms (Agribusiness); Info-Tech Research Group (Corporate Icon).
ANNOUNCED By digital contraceptive counseling tool Reya Health, partnership with ClinicUp, a virtual health clinic providing Ontario residents with access to doctor consults, prescriptions, and deliveries.
NAMED To the May 2021 President’s List for top performance on the Certified Financial Planner exam: Jacob Toll of Selectpath Benefits & Financial (first place).
September 24: TechAlliance: Growth Strategy
September 28: Starting a Small Business Seminar
September 28: Entrepreneur 1.0 Innovation Academy
September 29: Funding for Canadian Software Development Companies
September 29: Fireside Chat: Play Big, Live Small
September 29: Income Tax for Unincorporated Businesses Webinar
September 30: Fall LD2 — Managing Unconscious Bias
September 30: Protecting IP | Trademark: Protecting your Brand