Kingston EcDev marketer receives provincial award

Nour Mazloum has won the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s (EDCO) President’s Award for 2021. Image via Facebook.

Nour Mazloum, Marketing & Communications Officer at Kingston Economic Development has won the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s (EDCO) President’s Award for 2021.

The EDCO President’s Award recipient is selected by the sitting President to acknowledge the recipient’s contribution to EDCO that goes above and beyond.

Mazloum has been an active member of EDCO since joining the association and in 2021 was elected the inaugural Co-Chair of EDCO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. According to a release from Kingston Economic Development (Kingston EcDev), getting this committee off the ground and launching resources and events in the first few months was a significant accomplishment, especially during a pandemic. At the EDCO Annual General Meeting on Monday, Apr. 4, 2022, she was appointed to their Board of Directors.

“I am pleased to present the Economic Developer’s Council of Ontario President’s Award to Nour Mazloum. As the inaugural co-chair of EDCO’s newly established DEI Committee, Nour was key in getting the committee off the ground and creating valuable resources and events for our members. She has worked tirelessly to establish a framework for this committee and the association to ensure every member has an equal voice. Nour has led the committee to a place where all feel comfortable and safe in expressing their thoughts.” said Lidy Romanuk, 2021 EDCO President.

“We are incredibly proud of Nour’s accomplishments and the leading role she is taking on local and provincial stages to advance DEI in our industry and communities,” added Donna Gillespie, CEO, Kingston Economic Development Corporation. “This award is testament to the impact her work is having on the economic development profession, and we’re honoured to have her represent us.”

Mazloum joined the Kingston Economic Development Corporation through the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program in 2019 and has seized every opportunity to advance in the economic development profession, according to the release. Kingston EcDev said that she has been instrumental in her oversight of corporate communications and marketing activities and ensuring that Kingston businesses and audiences feel welcomed. Mazloum has also provided great support throughout the pandemic for local businesses, with regular communication on changing regulations and funding opportunities to actively support the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team.

Mazloum currently leads the development, writing and production of business collaterals, media strategies, and organizing events. She’s managing the corporate new website development and brand refresh.

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