Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
ANNOUNCED By Nuts for Cheese, $5.35 million round of funding led by Forage Capital Partners and CPG (consumer packaged goods) veterans Mike Fata and Dror Balshine to expand manufacturing and distribution capabilities.
APPOINTED Evan Klassen, executive director, Grand Theatre (effective August 29, 2022).
ANNOUNCED By Bell Canada, expansion of its pure fibre internet service to London (to bring all-fibre access to roughly 160,000 location by 2026).
RESIGNED Loredana Wainwright, director of operations & Innovation Works, Pillar Nonprofit Network.
ANNOUNCED By StarTech.com and YMCA of Southwestern Ontario, $1.5-million sponsorship agreement to rename Bostwick Community Centre, YMCA, & Library to StarTech.com Community Centre, YMCA, & Library.
NAMED Paystone, to the inaugural Communictech Team True North List spotlighting high-performing Canadian tech firms tracking to $1 billion in annual revenue.
ANNOUNCED By London International Airport, addition of Flair Airlines once-a-week flight service from London to Tuscon, Arizona, beginning December 2022.
APPOINTED Keith Gibbons, chair, and Sarah Shortreed, vice-chair, Western University Board of Governors (two-year terms, commencing July 1, 2022).
PROMOTED Ashley Maidens, to account manager, Gallagher.
AWARDED The City of London, 2022 Canadian Live Music Industry Award for Excellence in Music “City” Development.
June 23: Amazon – Refugee Career Day
June 23: TechAlliance: Summer Shaker