ANNOUNCED By Junior Achievement London & District, the 2013 Business Hall of Fame inductees: Howard Rundle (president, Fanshawe College) and Tony Marsman (founder and owner, Rembrandt Homes).
AWARDED GamePress, $5,000 grand prize in the Seed Your Startup business pitch competition.
RELOCATING Fodemesi Shoes, to 527 Wellington Road.
ANNOUNCED Opening of Firstline Canada (a subsidiary of Norway-based software development company FirstLine AS), 571 Wharncliffe Road South.
APPOINTED David Cohn, national sales manager, Zucora, Inc.
AWARDED Total Home Audio Video, 2013 Home of the Year Award (Best Home Theatre Installation category) from Electronic House magazine.
AWARDED tbk Creative, four Internet Advertising Competition digital marketing awards from the Web Marketing Association.
RETIRING Bill Tucker, director, Thames Valley District School Board (effective August 31, 2013).
AWARDED Parry Homes Inc., 2013 Tarion Award of Excellence, Small Volume category.
AWARDED Nancy Hutton (director public relations and corporate communications, London Hydro), Canadian Public Relations Society’s (Hamilton Chapter) Bill Cockman Memorial Award of Excellence in Public Relations.
ANNOUNCED Sodecia North America Inc. (formerly AZ Automotive Corp.) to build 60,000-square-foot plant at Innovation Park (2015 completion).
ANNOUNCED By Fire Roasted Coffee Company, opening of new retail location at King and Talbot streets.
ANNOUNCED By Digital Echidna, site expansion through acquisition of former Cello Supper Club, 99 King Street.
OPENED Mucho Burrito, 995 Wellington Rd.
AWARDED Slingbackers, Most Innovate Concept Award at Response Expo 2013.
LAUNCHED Home history report business, HomeVerified, 140 Fullarton Street.
RELOCATED Blu Monster Print & Media, to 540 Clarke Road, Unit 8.
ANNOUNCED 2013 Venture London Business Competition winners: Atmos Marketing (Existing Business category) and SunWash Technologies Inc. (Start Up Business category).