Business for Breakfast April 2018

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Name: Business for Breakfast April 2018
Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Our Keynote Speaker for this month is
Mayor Jim Watson

 
With a presentation on:
The Light Rail Transit, major investments in the East end and infrastructure updates.

In his first term as Mayor, Watson oversaw the beginning of construction of the Confederation Line light rail transit line and the successful completion of the Lansdowne Park redevelopment. Watson brought renewed fiscal discipline to City Hall, bringing in the lowest tax changes several years while investing in renewed infrastructure, new community facilities and transit improvements in all parts of the city.

An active member of his community, Watson has served on the boards or as honourary chair of several community organizations, including the Riverside Hospital, the National Arts Centre, the Christmas Exchange of Ottawa and the Forum for Young Canadians. He served as chair of United Way's 2002 campaign, which raised a record $21 million.

An avid volunteer with several groups, he has helped serve meals at the Shepherds of Good Hope, a local soup kitchen. His commitment to those less fortunate was evident when, in August of 2000, he contributed his entire municipal severance payment of $31,000 to Ottawa's Union Mission for Men.

His years of active involvement and community service have made him the recipient of several awards and accolades, including Maclean's magazine's "100 Young Canadians To Watch," Carleton University Honours Award, the City of Ottawa's highest civic honour, the Key to the City; the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal; the Visionary Award by the Ontario Pharmacists' Association, and the National Leadership Award by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control for his role in implementing the Smoke Free Ontario Act.

Mayor Watson was recognized for his support of the tourism industry by being named Ottawa Tourism Leader of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he was recognized by the Canadian Housing Renewal Association for his work on breaking the cycle of poverty. In 2014, Mayor Watson was named “Communicator of the Year” by the International Association of Business Communicators’ Ottawa chapter. In 2016, he was presented with the Water Leader Award by the Ottawa Riverkeeper, for his persistent leadership to prioritize the City's efforts to clean up the Ottawa River.

Our Breakfast Partners / Partenaires Du Petit Déjeuner
 
 
Our Host / Notre Hôte
 
Monthly Networking Breakfasts – Held on the second Thursday of the month at the Camelot Golf & Country Club, this is a great chance to meet other business owners in a casual setting. 
Ces déjeuners mensuels de réseautage ont lieu le deuxième jeudi du mois au Club de Golf Camelot. Il s’agit d’une excellente occasion de rencontrer d’autres propriétaires d’entreprise, dans une atmosphère décontractée. 


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Location:
Camelot Golf & Country Club
906 Quigley Hill Road
Cumberland, ON, K4C 1H1
Date/Time Information:
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
Orléans Chamber of Commerce 613-824-9137
Fees/Admission:
Members Rate for Breakfast - $25 (Plus taxes)
Non-members Rate for Breakfast - $40 (Plus taxes)
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