Good News - August 2011
Telos Merges with BDO Canada
BDO Canada LLP (“BDO”) is pleased to announce that Telos Business Solutions (“Telos”) has joined BDO, effective July 15, 2011. The combined practice will operate under the BDO Canada LLP name.
Justin Frape, President of Telos Business Solutions, said: “We are very excited about joining the team at BDO. This is a great opportunity for us to continue growing our practice, and offer Northern Ontario and Manitoba companies additional resources and expertise through BDO.”
Keith Farlinger, Chief Executive Officer of BDO Canada LLP, added: “I am pleased to welcome Justin Frape and his team to BDO. Our ability to expand our SR&ED services to new regions.
Justin commented: “The merger of Telos and BDO marks the final achievement sought by my wife Katherine and I in the development of our firm, and we’re thrilled to join such a thriving team of experts and professionals.”
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Appoints Aboriginal Curator
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is pleased to announce the appointment of Aboriginal Curator in Residence Suzanne Morrissette. She took up her full-time position on July 18, 2011. Our business community welcomes her as well.
Suzanne Morrissette is a curator, artist and writer whose current research interests include: issues of identity, concepts of place, frontiers, wilderness, and geographies / cartographies and power.
“We are delighted to receive the support of the Canada Council for Suzanne’s position” states Nadia Kurd, Gallery Curator. “As the Aboriginal Curator in Residence, Suzanne will not only have the opportunity to reinvigoration the scholarship, accessibility and presence of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection, but also the chance to work alongside a number of artists in our region. The staff, board and volunteers all look forward to working with Suzanne at the Gallery.”
The Aboriginal Curator in Residence position was made possible through a generous and unprecedented two-year commitment from the Canada Council for the Arts.
HSBC Bank Canada Celebrates 30th Anniversary
This year marks HSBC Bank Canada’s 30th anniversary in Canada and they are celebrating with their many dedicated employees and loyal customers across the country.
HSBC is proud to have served the Thunder Bay community under the HSBC banner for over 20 years. With eleven dedicated employees and a full-service branch.
HSBC Bank Canada believes in having a positive presence in the communities in which they operate. In Northern Ontario. For example, they established the HSBC Bank Canada Entrance Award, a scholarship at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a joint initiative of Lakehead University and Laurentian University. Their staff are also very involved in volunteering at various groups and charities within the community, such as United Way, Rotary, Dragon Boat, and the Chamber of Commerce.
HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, has more than 260 offices, including over 140 bank branches, and is the leading international bank in Canada. With around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories and assets of US $2,455 billion at 31 December 2010, the HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.
For more information on their products, services, location and branch hours, visit their website at www.hsbc.ca
Good News - July 2011
DST Wins “Engineer of the Year” for a 2nd Time
For the 2nd year in a row DST has captured the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) 2011 Award of Excellence.
DST was chosen out of 28 other project submissions by consulting engineer firms all across the province. “We are honoured to receive this award again. It really speaks volumes about the quality and talent of DST employees”, says DST founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Fabius. “Our ability as outstanding innovative leaders in our field have earned us recognition- we are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by the CEO out of so many other inspiring award nominees”, adds Fabius.
OLS Turns 1 Year Old
On Tuesday, June the 29th they held an open house to the public to tour their facilities. We were on hand to watch the ribbon cutting and take the tour. It was a combination of “Grand Opening” and a 1 year anniversary. We were amazed at the size of their facility (30,000 sq.ft.). A great story of rising from 50 employees to now 160, and their plans on growing right up to 350 at their Thunder Bay location. Congratulations to Ken Zoschke & his team.
YES Turns 30!
They’ve come a long way from the basement of a church to now running
They’ve come a long way from the basement of a church. YES Employment Services Executive Director Lorraine Boland thanks all the funders, employers, clients, community partners and local dignitaries who shared in their 30th Anniversary Celebration June 9th. Speeches in their resource area featured former client Jennifer Biron who engaged guests with her heartfelt story of accessing service and her relationship with YES throughout the years. Special thanks to Jennifer for her participation and kind words. Jean Begin, owner of the Book Shelf spoke about the assistance YES provided to him when he opened his business, as well as the assistance YES continues to provide in hiring new employees.
Blaze Fireplace & Stone Turns 1
Congratulations to Gary and the team for reaching their first (of many) mileSTONEs.
Ming Car Care Center has moved!
Brian Siciliano President of Ming Car Care Centre and staff are excited to announce our new location. We are now located on Memorial Avenue across from Merla Mae and right beside Perth’s Dry Cleaners. Their new location is larger, more convenient and newly remodelled to serve their many clients better!
We are open Saturdays from 0900- 3:00 pm