November 20, 2018 - Following-up on an announcement the St. Thomas & District Chamber
made last month, the Chamber is excited to announce development of a major event
that will, literally, have impact in and around our area.
Our last announcement released news that former CBC Chief Correspondent and acclaimed
journalist Peter Mansbridge had accepted the Chamber's invitation to be the keynote
speaker at a special event in St. Thomas on Thursday May 9, 2019.
Today we are proud to confirm that Mansbridge will be part of a renewed celebration
in a concept launched by the Chamber 45 years ago. The Chamber's annual Awards program,
recognizing excellence in business and community service, has been completely reviewed
and reformatted and will become the Chamber's most prestigious event on the calendar.
The new Impact Awards 2019 will be presented on May 9.
Our event returns to its roots with a celebration that includes our keynote speaker
and awards presentations in a signature event that will truly impact our community
through recognition of excellence.
The Impact Awards program will include complete dinner service. The first block
of tickets will go on sale through the Chamber office beginning tomorrow, November
21, at 8:30 a.m. Ticket prices range from $85 per person.
The creation of the Chamber's new Impact Awards program is the result of hard work
by a dedicated team of Chamber volunteers and staff. Their vision has been to renew,
refresh and revitalize a key community-focused celebration that promotes excellence
and celebrates success. Nomination details for the Impact Awards 2019 will be released
in the coming weeks.
The new Impact Awards program will be a community function that casts a proud reflection
on the people, skills and opportunities here. It will be a celebration unlike any
other, thanks to the exceptional support of several event sponsors. Entegrus Inc.
has confirmed support as our title sponsor and will be joined by several others
including Gorman Rupp Canada, Fanshawe College, Forest City Castings and the St.
Thomas Economic Development Corporation. Others will be announced in the days ahead.