January 4, 2024 – Today marks 30 years to the day since Chris George and business partner Lisa Hingley (now Lisa George) opened the doors of their government and public relations company. For three decades CG&A Communications has provided government affairs, issue management, and public relations services to a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.
CG&A Communications is a full service firm, offering discreet, reliable counsel and communications services to support clients’ advocacy and public relations efforts, and to meet their government affairs objectives.
Two of the company’s longstanding national clients were the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) Copyright Consortium and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada. Chris George managed the government affairs and public relations for these organizations for more than 22 years and 14 years respectively.
In the Ottawa Region through the years CG&A Communications provided services to the Ottawa International Airport, Hydro Ottawa, Commissionaires, and the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre to name a few. Chris George also directed the communications efforts as lead counsel for the Ottawa Transition Board (responsible for amalgamating the City of Ottawa).
In the Niagara Region, CG&A Communications serviced West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, local Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Niagara Parks Commission among others in the decade that the Georges were residing in St. Catharines.
“We never imagined back in 1994 that our business would span decades and we would enjoy a career driving our own enterprise,” says Chris in reflecting on the milestone accomplishment. “I believe our work ethic has carried us the distance. Our competitive advantage has always been our personalized counsel and our reliable and consistent attention to the details. Year after year we’ve had wonderful clients, great working relationships, and rewarding work.”
Lisa adds, “Looking back we have to express our deep gratitude not only to our clients, but also to our network of talented consultants, and to our supportive friends and family. I don’t want to start naming names for fear of missing someone… but we have been very fortunate to have a great group of people involved with CG&A Communications through the years.”
To mark the milestone for their supporters, the Georges compiled a few lists of interesting facts and a photo gallery:
To read more about the history of the company, follow this link: On passing the 30 year milestone.