This week, John Sawyer, president of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the Oakville community by Halton MPP Ted Chudleigh.
“John has done a marvellous job managing the direction of the Oakville Chamber over many years,” said Ted Chudleigh. “The success of the Chamber is due to his guidance and high quality of board chairs recruited over the years.”
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, the medal is a tangible way to honour Her Majesty’s service to Canada and at the same time honour Canadians who have made significant contributions for and achievements in their communities.
The presentation marks the second Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to an Oakville Chamber of Commerce leader. Julia Hanna, vice-chair of the chamber, owner of Ristorante Julia and Ritorno and founder of the Kids Culinary Community, was also awarded the medal earlier this year.
“Through our tax dollars, local businesses help subsidize the quality of life in our community,” says Rinella. “The Chamber is committed to supporting local community initiatives that enhance opportunities for businesses and at the same time support the community overall. We provide volunteer assistance, planning guidance and we facilitate connections with business and community leaders.”
The Oakville Chamber is the voice of the Oakville business community. The Chamber provides member benefits including: advocacy, corporate benefits, networking opportunities, business development and educational forums. Their mission is to foster a healthy, engaged and sustainable business environment and economy in Oakville.