Another glamourous evening is planned for the Annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala, the premier business event of the year. As the Chamber celebrates 65 years, it is with pleasure that we announce Jon Pole, President and Co-Founder of mbc Media (My Broadcasting Media Corporation), as the recipient of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honours outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of business in our community over their lifetime.

“With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Jon has established himself as a visionary leader with a deep understanding of the evolving landscape of radio and media,” shares Cyndi Mills, President of the Chamber Board of Directors.  “My Broadcasting Corp, with myFM and its Pembroke Today digital presence, is a staple in our community reaching across Renfrew County and beyond.”

Throughout his career, Jon has been a respected voice in the radio industry, regularly speaking at conferences and events on topics such as the future of radio, content creation, and audience engagement. He is deeply committed to fostering a culture of creativity, diversity, and inclusion within the media industry and has been recognized for his accomplishments.

Under his leadership, My Broadcasting Corporation has expanded its reach across Ontario with 19 licenses in 15 markets, a growing audience of loyal listeners and a reputation as a leading voice in the industry.  Jon elevates local markets and builds strong community connections through innovative ideas, partnerships and impactful content.

We invite you to join us and our platinum event sponsors André Mickovitch with CI Assante Wealth Management to celebrate the work of Jon Pole along with other business leaders in our community on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Normandy Officer’s Mess, Garrison Petawawa. Tickets are now on sale for Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala.  Don’t miss your chance to recognize the business owners in our community and to celebrate our 65th anniversary.  Browse the sponsor packages or purchase your tickets for the gala celebration here: