Dispatch: A summary of recent business appointments and announcements, plus upcoming events for the week ahead
APPOINTED Kate Graham, Duncanson Family Faculty Fellow, leading the Public Policy and Governance program, Huron University.
PROMOTED Deborah Gibbs, to associate director of development, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario.
SOLD Image Graphics and Signs (8-9 60 Meg Drive), to Muhammad Zeeshan and Malik Yasir Awan (former owner Muslim Hooda to remain as manager).
APPOINTED Dr. Robyn Klein, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurovirology and Neuroimmunology, Western University.
APPOINTED Cristina Stanciu, inaugural Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Justice and Reconciliation (2024 winter term), King’s University College.
NAMED Erin Craven (founder, Urospot), a 2023 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 (Compass Rose Entrepreneurs category), by the Women’s Executive Network.
ANNOUNCED By Labatt Breweries of Canada, $26.6-million expansion of its London brewery.
APPOINTED Kamran Siddiqui (associate dean, graduate and postdoctoral studies, Faculty of Engineering, vice-provost graduate and postdoctoral studies, Western University (for a five-year term effective January 1, 2024).
LAUNCHED 519 Growth Fund II (519 GFII), a $30-million venture capital fund from RHA Ventures Inc.
AWARDED Giant Creative, Canadian Marketing Awards 2023 Gold Award (Health Care category) for it Faces of Heroes campaign (client: London Health Sciences Foundation).
ANNOUNCED By TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario, finalists for the 2023 London Innovation Challenge: Broad Films, Corduroy Earth, DIBZ and Joydrop.
PROMOTED Laura Gonzalez-Lara, to research associate, Western University.
OPENED London regional office of My Insurance Guy, 470 Colborne Street.
ANNOUNCED By Odd Burger Corporation, credit facility agreement with Vegan World LLC in the amount of CAD $250,000.
OPENED The Chef’s Table Market at Fanshawe College, 130 Dundas Street.
PROMOTED Nando D’Oria, to commercial insurance vice president, Gallagher.
APPOINTED Heather Hoare, director of community engagement, Youth Opportunities Unlimited.
ANNOUNCED By the Government of Canada, $157 million in low-interest financing through the Rental Construction Financing Initiative to fund 588 purpose-built rental units at 391 South Street and 60 purpose-built rental units at 300 Manor Road (St. Thomas).
November 20: Entrepreneur 1.0 Innovation Academy
November 21: Dominate with Digital Advertising
November 21 & 23: TechAlliance: Growth Strategy
November 22: Western CleanTech Conference