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Staff’s quality of life contributes to business success at Rondeau Electric

Maintaining a balance between family and business is something Terry Kenny of Rondeau Electric is passionate about sharing with his staff. After all, it’s what brought him back to the open shop 18 years ago.

Kenny kick started his entrepreneurial career when the opportunity presented itself in 1997 after founding owner, Desmond Rondeau announced his retirement.

Rondeau opened his business in 1952 with one truck and a solid work ethic to provide quality service, letting the work speak for itself. Working amongst such passionate trades people was, and still is, a significant draw for Kenny.

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Ontario Electrical League (OEL) speaks out and supports open shop electrical contractors

Adriana Valentina, Ontario Construction Report

For 93 years, the Ontario Electrical League (OEL) has represented open shop electrical contractors, electricians, municipal utilities, electrical inspectors, distributors, manufacturers and their representatives, consulting engineers, educators and service companies. Through more than 20 chapters province-wide, OEL represents more than 12,000 members.

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Save the Date

May 11 - 14, 2016

Mark your calendars now and save the date!

Join us from May 11 - 14 in St. Thomas for our annual Electrical Industry Conference, hosted by the Elgin and District Chapter.

Wednesday: Enjoy a pre-conference round of golf at The Bridges at Tillsonburg, recently ranked #10 in Ontario by Golf advisor.

Thursday: The 2015 EIC will begin with a keynote address from Sunjay Nath - focusing on strength-based leadership  and the 10-80-10 principle. A panel discussion will follow on alternative energy. The afternoon will feature our popular networking tables with experts on hand to discuss issues of importance to our members. A local tour and our AGM will commence in the afternoon, along with our awards dinner and presentations.

Friday: Friday marks our contractor day and will feature sessions that focus on their business operations. Sherrard Kuzz LLP will be providing us with informative and entertaining insight on employment and labour laws. The afternoon showcases our product expo's lunch 'n' learn. Friday evening hosts our theme, where attendees will visit a historic Railway station and includes a murder mystery dinner.

Full details and early bird registration coming soon. Check back for regular updates on this event.

Reflections from Ontario Electrical League's 2015 Annual Conference

Please click here to see Electrical Business' overview of our 2015 EIC by Anthony Capkun on page 10.

See below for additional information.

  • For an overview of our 2015 Electrical Industry Conference, click here 
  • For what our 2015 Product Expo / Lunch and Learn looked like, click here 
  • For details on what our 2015 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities looked like, click here 
  • For the media coverage of our event, check out this article by Electrical Business 

Announcing the Bob Dyer/OEL Scholarship Winners

The Ontario Electrical League is excited to announce the winners for this year's Bob Dyer/OEL Scholarships. Each student has been awarded $500 each. 

Perry Blanchard (left) of Fanshawe College, is presented with his scholarship award from Steve Del Guidice (right), president of OEL's Elgin chapter.

Trevor Cairns (center) of Durham College is presented his scholarship award by Jack Sanders, president of OEL's Durham chapter.

Kevin Forbes  (centre) of Fleming College is presented his scholarship award by Dave Ackison, chair of OEL's Board of Directors.

Daniel Lefaive (left) of Georgian College is presented with his scholarship award by Jason Garraway, a member of the Simcoe chapter.

David Thompson (right) of Mohawk College is presented his scholarship award by Stephen Sell, president of the Ontario Electrical League.


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