Good News - June 2009
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce was recognized as an accredited Chamber of Commerce for an additional period of three years. This accreditation was first received in September 2006.
Accreditation is a formal acknowledgement that member chambers/boards of trade have been successfully evaluated by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC) against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance. The CACC, which meets twice a year to review applications for accreditation, represents provincial, territorial and national chambers of commerce.
Attaining accreditation means that individually, and collectively, chambers reflect to the larger community - both domestic and international - a renewed and reinvigorated sense of purpose and direction, reclaiming their pride of place as the leading business representative in the broader market.
“We were both surprised and pleased when we were one of only two Ontario Chambers to receive this award at the recent Ontario Chambers of Commerce annual general meeting,” stated Mary Long-Irwin.
“We continue to lobby and support the local business community and to be recognized by CACC as a leader and the ‘Voice of Business’ for Thunder Bay and area is truly an honour” stated Lisa Sticca, Chair of the Board.
Cinevate Receives Premiere's Catalyst Award!
by Dennis Wood
Yesterday I was honoured to accept the Premier's Catalyst Award in the category for "Start Up Company with the Best Innovation" on behalf of Cinevate. This was presented by the Honourable Premiere of Ontario, (Dalton McGuinty) and the Honourable Minister of Research and Innovation, John Wilkinson. To say that we were humbled to be recognized is reinforced by the fact that I accepted the award surrounded by emminent doctors and researchers in the arts, humanities, medicine and biotechnology. To demonstrate that the Canon 5D MkII is indeed capable of being a decent point and shoot in the hands of a rank amateur and senior citizen, I present some snapshots taken by my 67 year old father, Steve Wood, who I believe has never taken a digital picture in his life We'll included a few more nice pics from the professionals here when we get them.
A special thanks goes out to Dennis Austin from the Confederation College film school who not only nominated Cinevate for this award, but also spent a great deal of time submitting the nomination package last year for consideration. To be honest, being as busy as we are, we never would have known about the award without the College's recommendation.