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Newsletter March 24

This week, we celebrated and recognized local businesses and their accomplishments as the London Chamber of Commerce hosted the 34th annual Business Achievement Awards.

This event is the largest event of its kind in Canada with hundreds of attendees from the business community for the “Academy Awards” of business achievement.

Thank you to the Chamber and everybody who helped to organize an impeccable event. Your hard work was evident.

As the Mayor, it is truly an honour to see the small innovative businesses that make up the backbone of our economy and the large businesses who help to employ hundreds in a number of different sectors in our city.

We are a city of innovative entrepreneurs and strong business owners. Our digital creative sector is competitive, innovative, and employs more than 10,000 people. Meanwhile, we also have a competitive advantage when it comes to advanced manufacturing, with a number of companies continuing to invest in London.

Making it easier to own and run a business in London and recognizing their successes is important to encourage the good work that is being done throughout our community.

Congratulations to the nominees and the winners. To see a full list of the recipients, click here.

Today marks the last day that City of London services will be available at Market Tower. Starting Monday, March 27, Neighbourhood, Children and Fire, Social, Finance & Business and Parks & Recreation Services can be found on the second floor of the South Wing of Citi Plaza.

Finally, the London Knights are set to defend the Memorial Cup starting tonight when they face the Windsor Spitfires in the first round of the OHL playoffs. I have made a friendly wager with Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens that the Knights will prevail, and added some of London’s finest craft beer from Anderson Craft Ales to sweeten the deal. When the Spitfires lose, Mayor Dilkens has promised to owe me beer from Walkerville Brewery.

Go Knights Go!



Matt Brown

Listened to some innovative and very interesting ideas from students and professors on Research and Innovation Day at Fanshawe College. 

Pledging Hands Against Racism alongside Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at Fanshawe College.


Events and Occasions:

  • Optimist Breakfast
  • Mayoral Monday on AM980
  • Meeting with Carole Richardson
  • Meeting with Janis Magnuson
  • Meeting with Mike Manuel
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event at Fanshawe College
  • Meeting with Jamie Cleary
  • Meeting with George Kerhoulas
  • Meeting with Jean Wright
  • Federal budget briefing
  • Pints and Politics on Shift
  • 34th annual Business Achievement Awards
  • Shift Rapid Transit meeting with King St. business owners
  • RedRhino 20th anniversary event
  • Meeting with Adam Caplan
  • Wilton Grove Public School visit

Visiting students at Wilton Grove Public School.

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