Speaking of big moves ...
How about Jim Balsillie of RIM fame buying the Pittsburgh Penguins?
People are already talking about what he might do, including rumours of moving the team (one joker is suggesting the 'Hamilton BlackBerries').
It's just one more way the co-CEO of Research In Motion is making news these days. Just a few weeks ago, he was named Outstanding CEO of the Year by Financial Post Business magazine, and the papers have been full of stories about him taking the BlackBerry truly global by getting into places like China.
This is a guy on the move, and his success could be a huge help in raising people's awareness about the outstanding communications technology we develop here in Canada. This is the birthplace of both the telephone and the BlackBerry, after all.
Anyway, the great news for the Board of Trade and its members is that we've confirmed Mr. Balsillie to be the keynote speaker for our Annual Dinner next January 29!
[WARNING: SHAMELESS PLUG AHEAD] Tickets for our black tie event are now on sale and several hundred have already been sold, so don't wait too long -- you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416 862 4500. Toronto Board of Trade members get a whopping 24% discount ...