Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
RECEIVED By Huron University, $1.5 Million from Scotiabank to support early pathways to university and workplace readiness programs.
APPOINTED Tony Sclafani, theatre manager, Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
ANNOUNCED By 100 Kellogg Lane, return of Merry Market Holiday Experience, running Thursdays to Sundays, December 2 to December 19, 2021.
AWARDED With 2021 Pillar Community Innovation Awards: London Muslim Mosque Community Support Program (Community Innovation); Leroy Hibbert (Community Leadership); Elyssa Rose, Okaadenige Program, Atlohsa Family Healing Services (Community Impact); Health Outreach Mobile Engagement (Community Collaboration); Jyoti Vaidya (Community Choice).
SELECTED As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022: 3M Canada Company and Digital Extremes Ltd.
ANNOUNCED By Labatt Breweries of Canada, $52.6 million investment London plant to convert to new KeelClip packaging system and expand canning capabilities.
APPOINTED Navi Sanghera, resource coordinator, Northern Commerce.
ANNOUNCED By the London Health Sciences Foundation, a $1-million gift from the estate of the late Tom Allan and the Tom and Sue Allan Family Fund, to be used to create and sustain a new position within the Baker Centre for Pancreatic Cancer at London Health Sciences Centre for the next 8 to 10 years.
MOVING Goss Auto Parts Limited, from 2555 Bonder Road in London to Molnar Industrial Park in Strathroy (anticipated late-2022 occupancy).
APPOINTED By London City Council, Mariam Hamou, Ward 6 councillor.
AWARDED Darlene O’Neill (director, employment and student entrepreneurial services, Fanshawe College), Art King Award for outstanding contributions in the field of student services in the Ontario college system.
RECOGNIZED By the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: London Health Sciences Centre, as one of 90 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2020.
ANNOUNCED By The Tricar Group, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the Azure Condominium, 505 Talbot Street.
AWARDED To Western University neuroscientist and psychology professor Jessica Grahn, 2021 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
APPOINTED Hayden Stewart, social media coordinator, The Branding Firm Inc.
ANNOUNCED By King’s University College, establishment of $1-million King’s Research Excellence Fund to provide funding of up to $60,000 annually to support research work by full-time faculty.
ANNOUNCED By Go Fog It, closing of business operations, effective December 1, 2021.
AWARDED Dr. Laura Lyons (academic physician and team lead, St. Joseph’s Family Medical Centre), 2021 Regional Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
AUTHORED By Western University astrophysicist Parshati Patel, My Book of Stars and Planets (published by Penguin Random House).
November 23: Technology Adoption to Compete & Grow
November 23: Financial Fitness 2021
November 23: Entrepreneur 1.0 Innovation Academy
November 23 & 24: Growing Your Workforce 2021
November 24: Spice Up Your Business Excel Spreadsheets
November 24 & 25: TechAlliance: Finding Product-Market Fit
November 25: VC and Angel Investment Talk
November 25: Labelling & Packaging Your Food Product
November 25: Business Planning Guide Workshop
November 25: TechConnect — A Virtual Event
November 26: Socialpreneur Chats: November 2021