Silver and Gold Magazine Autumn 2020 - Page 7

It turned out to be a very exhilarating evening. Through the combined efforts of several Chamber members, by the next morning, Halliday’s had temporary furnished offices and a working telephone system. This enabled them to answer hundreds of calls coming in from customers, who, because of nationwide news coverage, had learned of the disaster. Considering that this multi-million-dollar business had just had all its facilities destroyed by fire the day before, this was indeed quite an accomplishment. It turned into a fantastic testimonial for both our Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber system worldwide, as it showed that no Chamber member stood alone; they could rely on their fellow members in a crisis. Eventually, a new Halliday plant was built on Dundas Street near Appleby Line. Of course, we attended the Grand Re- Opening of this facility. It was a proud moment for everyone involved. Somewhere, in my files dating back to that time, I have a letter from Bud on behalf of the Board of Directors at Halliday’s, thanking me for my efforts that evening, and all the assistance we were able to generate from Chamber members that enabled Halliday’s to be up and running the very next morning. It was, indeed, quite an accomplishment and certainly one of the highlights of my term as Chamber president.• Hoards of Help Helping Hoarders Move Forward, Decluttering,Downsizing, Estate Packing Helping Customers Since 2012 Shayna Fox Downsizing Artist 905.536.7692 email: l website: Serving: Brantford,Halton,Hamilton,Niagara Together we’ll map out your retirement path. Let’s rediscover home. Celebrating Seniors in June and all year through! TM Marion specializes in Real Estate Services for Seniors and their families, regardless of the situation. Call or email Marion today to receive your own tailormade transition plan. Guidance and Support You Can Trust. 905.330.5201 KELLER WILLIAMS EDGE REALTY BROKERAGE Sales Representative Silver & Gold Magazine ~ FALL 2020 7