BEDC’s Annual Open House: Celebrating Economic Prosperity

On May 29th BEDC hosted their Annual Open House: Celebrating Economic Prosperity. The event welcomed over 100 guests and celebrated BEDC partners with engaging booths from Mohawk College, McMaster Executive Education, Sheridan College, Halton Global Business Centre, Burlington Public Library, and NUVO Network. The evening fished off with two Burlington business success stories from Rootree and ZippyJamz. Take a look at some highlights below!

 Read BEDC’s 2018 Annual Report here.  

BEDC Acting Executive Director Anita Cassidy giving a quick presentation on BEDC’s 2018 Successes and unveiling the 2018 Annual Report.

Top: BEDC Acting Executive Director Anita Cassidy and Bonnie Prior, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Burloak (BEDC Board Member) talking with City of Burlington Ward Three Councillor Rory Nisan.

Botton left: Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward mingling with Burlington business leaders and guests.

NUVO Network was featured as a Burlington success story in BEDC’s 2018 Annual Report. Their team was on site and engaged with attendees on their expansion activities.

Burlington Public Library showing off Makerspace offerings including a live demo of the vinyl cutter and vinyl printer.

Bottom left: BPL team showing Burlington Ward Six City Councillor Angelo Bentivegna Makerspace projects.

Top: Mohawk College taking over the TechPlace kitchen!

Bottom from left to right: Sue Elliot, Manager of Training and Customer Relations, Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE); Bonnie Prior, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Burloak (BEDC Board Member); Hillary Dawson, Associate Vice President, Public Affairs, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, Mohawk College (BEDC Board Member).

From top left clockwise: the Degroote Executive Education Program booth; Graham Lowe, Business Consultant at the Halton Region Global Business Centre networking with guests; City of Burlington Ward One Councillor Kelvin Galbraith talking with Karen Grant, Executive Director at Angel One Investor Network and Dan Lawrie of Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers; BEDC team members Ryan Bacic and Andrew Elliston talking with Diana Bennett, VP Operations, Malone Group.


Top: Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward welcoming guests to the event.

Bottom: BEDC Board Chair Randy Smallbone speaking to BEDC’s success and introducing new Board Members.

Nicole Mortimer, Founder of ZippyJamz speaking to the audience about her experience in the LaunchPad program.