The history of business is full of stories, such as the time when Reid Hastings is said to have misplaced a copy of the movie Apollo 13, which according to one telling (there have been others), led to the founding of Netflix.
Author Archives: J.D. Booth
J.D. Booth, our Publisher/Editor, has extensive experience in journalism and corporate communications. A resident of the Sarnia area since 1985, he has worked in industry and media. He was the founding editor and principal writer for a business oriented magazine between 2002 and 2006.
Perhaps predictably enough, having a conversation with the founders of Odd Duck Compression Socks, the Sarnia-based company that came on top at this year’s Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards, began with at least some of the classic quips that have become part of the firm’s “quacky” language.
When it comes to the idea of building community, it would be difficult to find a better example of a diverse gathering of individuals, united in a mission of service, than the Rotary Club of Sarnia.
To fully understand how an organization like the Sarnia Community Foundation operates, it would be helpful to start with its beginnings and that’s a story that someone like Jane Anema, who has served as executive director since 2008, is best qualified to tell.
Every organization has its origins story and for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, the date to remember is 1984, when three individuals—Barry Symington, Dee Cox and Terry Fitzgerald—took the initiative to create what was then called a “diversion” program, designed to help keep youth out of the justice system, a second chance if you will that would, the founders believed, would generate dividends for decades to come.
Forget about expensive gadgets, fancy meals in high-priced restaurants, or even trips abroad.
When the name Feige is mentioned, especially in Sarnia-Lambton, chances are it’s in connection with the third-generation family of denturists that continue to serve the community.
Lisa Isaac has a favourite saying—or at least one she’s quick to use when explaining the value of the services she provides as a human resources consultant.
Walk into any Little Caesars store in the Sarnia-Lambton area and look around.
Christine Yurchuk may tell you that her extended path to entrepreneurship may have been at least partially influenced by stories told by her husband, although to be accurate, perhaps not at the beginning.