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

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PROMOTED Sarah Finch, to executive director, Investing in Children.

APPOINTED Kathy Amess (broker of record/owner, Blue Forest Realty Inc.), 2024 board chair, London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR).

RECEIVED By Amino North America Corp. (St. Thomas), $2-million federal investment to support facility expansion and diversification into electric vehicle battery component supply.

PROMOTED Monica Mick and Lena Correia, to partners, Davis Martindale LLP.

MOVED Sly Fox Web Design & Marketing, to 478 Central Avenue.

PROMOTED AJ Miller, to associate partner, Davis Martindale LLP.

APPOINTED of Amy Casson, director of marketing, King’s University College.

APPOINTED Ryan Van Horne, marketing manager, Bluewater Trailers.

PROMOTED Colin Farrow, to assistant vice president – commercial insurance, Gallagher.

RETIRING Jeff Macoun, president and chief operating officer, Canada Life (effective February 16, 2024).

PROMOTED Fabrice Morin, to president and chief operating officer, Canada Life (effective February 16, 2024).

APPOINTED Rachel Macaulay, director, development and community relations, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario.
PURCHASED By Andrew McClenaghan, majority ownership of the Bicycle Café.

ANNOUNCED By The Fight to End, $350,000 raised at the The Fight to End Homelessness 2023 event in support of the Youth Opportunities Unlimited Joan’s Place Wellness Hub.

APPOINTED Jermaila Bruce, administrative support, insurance claims & litigation, Davis Martindale LLP.

APPOINTED Jordan Varricchio, outside sales representative, Multi-Residential Supply Ltd.

ANNOUNCED By the Ontario government: $1.5-million investment in Italian pasta maker Andriani Ltd., which plans to build a $33.6-million plant on Bradley Avenenue this year; and $1.3 million in support of a $10.4-million investment by Starlim North America in its liquid silicone injection molding plant at 325 Tartan Drive.

NAMED As a 2024 Southwestern Ontario Top Employer by Mediacorp Canada: Western University, Carfax, Digital Extremes Ltd. and LBMX Inc.

ANNOUNCED By TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario, Corduroy Earth as the recipient of $40,000 non-dilutive funding from London Innovation Challenge 4: Bolster Creative (replacing original recipient Joydrop Ltd. who were unable to fulfill funding requirements).

ANNOUNCED By Mississauga-based Redberry Restaurants, purchase of Jersey Mike’s Subs unit at 850 Wellington Road.

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January 23: Ask the Experts | Human Resources with Ladder HR Solutions

January 24: How to Market and Sell Your Products Online

January 25: State of the City Address

January 25: Foodpreneur Advantage: Starting a Food Business

January 25: Film London Seminar Series- Renting Your Property

January 26: Socialpreneur Chats: January 2024

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