Brockville – The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Life-time Business Achievement Award. Mr. Robert (Bob) Runciman is the seventh to receive this award following previous recipients Al Smith, Dave Sheridan, Don Green, Sheri Simzer, John & Steve Mazurek and Dave Jones.
This award is sponsored by the 1000 islands Community Development Corporation and recipients are chosen by an independent committee of judges following review and assessment of multiple criteria including community impact, mentorship, economic Impact, Job creation, volunteerism, longevity and personal/corporate generosity.
Mr. Rundman is a widely respected veteran politician and former leader of the offical opposition in the Ontario Legislature. First elected to the Legislative Assembly in Ontario in 1981, he held the seat continuously for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario for the next 29 years.
On January 29, 2010 he was appointed to a federal legislative position to the Senate of Canada where for five and a half years he chaired the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Mr. Runciman retired from the Senate of Canada on August 10, 2017.
He is presently championing local efforts to secure an international water ferry for bicycle traffic and he recently joined the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation volunteer board of directors.
Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce President, Ms. Pat Markovich, expressed her congratulations noting that “Mr. Runciman has had a tremendous influence on our local community and it is appropriate that we as a Chamber of Commerce recognize and celebrate his many accomplishments and contributions.”
Mr. Runciman will receive the Lifetime Business Achievement Award during a special ceremony following the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting and breakfast at the Brockville Country Club on Thursday, March 28th.
Those interested in attending can RSVP at the Chamber of Commerce website http://www.brockvillechamber.com or call 613-3423553 by March 29, 2018.
The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce represents more than 450 members and has been the community’s business advocate since 1906. Our mission:Through proactive leadership In advocacy and net-working, we support and grow business to build a strong economic community.