There’s more than a few pharmacists in Sarnia-Lambton, each with their own story about how they got into one of the more specialized service-oriented professions around.
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Not far from the heart of Sarnia, in a non-descript, one-level office building adjacent to a Goodwill Enterprises donation and retail centre, sits the headquarters of an international organization that has as its mission the easing of one of the world’s most pressing social problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the career of Meghie Smids, daughter of Marie Marcy-Smids and Henry Smids, a security consultant, is obviously still in its early days, it’s not hard at all to see continued success for this young female engineer.