October 31, 2018
The Chamber is deeply saddened with the news that prominent Cornwall business professional and Philanthropist, Gerry Benson, has died. Mr. Benson made a significant mark in Cornwall, both as the President of the Benson Group and through his amazing generosity in both time and financial support of many community initiatives.
He spearheaded many community projects and was a driving force in the establishment of the Cornwall Innovation Centre in conjunction with Carleton University. He was also a major benefactor of Cornwall’s eastern Ontario sports showcase, the Benson Centre, and he was a winner of the prestigious Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Achievement Award
Cornwall has lost one of its premier citizens and the Chamber and its membership send heartfelt thoughts to his family.