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Dianne Buckner to MC the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Dianne Buckner to MC the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Dianne BucknerThe 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 Canada.

Dianne Buckner Biography:

Dianne Buckner is an incredibly versatile presenter and producer who has hosted programs on both of Canada‘s major networks, from national newscasts to quirky magazine shows. Dragons’ Den is her first experience with a show that can change people’s lives.

“It’s extremely suspenseful,” says Buckner, “Never knowing whether someone is going to walk out of the Den in tears, or jumping for joy.”

Dianne is best known to television viewers as the host of Canada‘s most popular business program, Venture. The show has won countless Canadian and international awards for its fly-on-the-wall style of storytelling, taking viewers inside the lives of entrepreneurs. In her role as both executive producer and host of the program, Dianne has a unique perspective on the type of people who are willing to enter the Dragons’ Den.

In demand on the speakers’ circuit, Dianne’s assignments have taken her to Australia, Japan, the Netherlands and Iceland. Her interview subjects have ranged from super-investor Warren Buffett to celebrity CEO Jack Welch to Bernie Ebbers of WorldCom infamy.