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BIA Red Carpet Event a glittering success

Young Entrepreneurs Robyn Molyneaux and Chris Crawford with BIA's Lyndsay Richmond.

The Picton Business Improvement Association Red Carpet Event and annual general meeting Wednesday night at The Regent Theatre was  glitzy and glamourous while attending to business.

Picton BIA team: Roni Summers Wickens, Robyn Molyneaux, Norman Markland and Lyndsay Richmond.

Picton BIA Executive Director Roni Summers Wickens, Director of Member Services Lyndsay Richmond and Marketing Co-ordinator Norman Markland explained the successes of the past year and plans for 2012.
“The BIA is committed to working collaboratively with our members and our municipal and community partners,” Summers Wickens said. “We promote Picton as a destination for dynamic economic activity and the location of choice for festivals, community activities and special events; facilitate a business-friendly atmosphere for investment; celebrate Picton’s distinct cultural and historical identity and work together for the mutual benefit of the entire community.”
“Most importantly, our membership continued to create unique shopping, dining and service experience for tens, indeed, hundreds of thousands of people who visit our downtown each year and the residents who rely on our membership to meet their every day needs and those of their families,” said Robyn Molyneaux, chairperson of the board of management.
Strategic planning for 2012 will focus on organizational development, data collection to identify trends, opportunities and obstacles working with the economic development office, heritage preservation and cultural tourism, harbour development, streetscape and beautification enhancements.
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The Picton BIA Board of Management welcomed new members Maureen Horne Paul and Trevor Crowe, as well as four members who have been serving over the past year: Anne VanVlack, Joanne Barrett, Penny Morris and Tamara Porter. They join Robyn Molyneux, chair; Paul Hawkins, Linda Swaine, Bev Campbell (council), Amelie Koning and Lisa Heffernan.

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Petra C. Kassun-Mutch, keynote speaker, addressed values-based business models and how the approach works.  Kassun-Mutch is a social entrepreneur, current advocate for social enterprises in Canada and a shareholder in the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company. For more, visit Petra’s website:

Awards for outstanding business/people were presented in the following categories:

1. Customer Service:
McDougall Stanton Insurance
Copper Kettle Chocolate Co
TD Bank
Seeley’s Clothing and Accessories
Ricarro Jewellery

2. Innovations
The Regent Theatre
KA Media
Renovators/Cleave Energy
Geo Dynamics Next Energy

3. Community Spirit
Giant Tiger

4. Young Entrepreneur
Robyn Molyneaux – Robyn’s Nest
Vicki and Graham Sayers – Chesterfields
Chris Crawford – KA Media

5. Mainstay
Books & Co
Imperial Submarine
Mayhew Jeweller
City Revival

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The BIA AGM was attended by about 60 members, guests and friends.


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  1. Very sorry that David Main did not recieve recognition for his outstanding service.My husband and I were impressed with his outstanding buisness practices. Sincerely Elizabeth and Barry Baynes

  2. Phil Norton says:

    Awesome video. You really captured the excitement and community feel of the evening.

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