The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce presents the14th Annual Business Excellence Awards at the Holiday Inn Oshawa Whitby Conference Centre on Thursday, September 24th, 2009. The Chamber is pleased to have Dragons’ Den Host Dianne Buckner as the MC of the event to honour this year's Business Excellence Awards recipients. Ms. Buckner is also a reporter, news anchor and a producer. In fact, she had a large hand in bringing Dragon’s Den to
John Wright, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Ipsos Ried’s North American Public Opinion Polling Division has been appointed Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Ontario Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) which is based in Oshawa, Ontario. His role as an ‘Honourary’ will be to serve as a link between the community and the Canadian Forces.
Lieutenant-Colonel Wright’s appointment was recommended by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walt Natynczyk and approved by Peter MacKay, the Minister of National Defence on 24 June of this year.