The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the 2023 Recipient of our annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This year after reviewing a number of nominations from the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the honouree as outgoing President of St. Clair College, Patti France.
"Following a thorough and comprehensive evaluation by our Board of Directors, who considered numerous commendable nominees, Patti France emerged as an exceptional selection due to her outstanding personal and professional accomplishments, coupled with her invaluable contributions to the community," remarked Nancy Jammu-Taylor, Chair of the Board. "Patti has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to various community and business initiatives throughout Windsor-Essex, while also nurturing the next generation of leaders in our region through her role as President of St. Clair College."
The Chamber is thrilled to learn about the honoree selected by the Board of Directors for the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award," stated Rakesh Naidu, President & CEO of the Chamber. "In her position as the President of St. Clair College, Patti has contributed immensely to the Windsor-Essex region. There could not be a more opportune time to celebrate her lasting legacy within the Windsor-Essex community."
Patti France will join illustrious recipients of the past, including Anthony Peter Toldo (2000), Dr. Alan Wildeman (2018), and most recently, Jennifer Jones (2022). This event will take place on the evening of October 19, 2023, at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts.
About the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce has been the leading voice for business in Windsor and Essex County for almost 150 years. Our mission is to be the key connector and advocate for the long-term business success of our members. The Chamber serves as an anchor for businesses in Windsor-Essex to connect with governments of all levels, partners abroad, and with each other. The Chamber hosts regular "After Business" networking events, an annual Golf Tournament, and the Business Excellence Awards to celebrate our community's best in business.