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2022 | IPOANS | July 2022Supplying the Demand: How CAPREIT is Investing for the FutureCanadian Apartment Properties REIT

2022 | IPOANS | July 2022

Supplying the Demand: How CAPREIT is Investing for the Future

Canadian Apartment Properties REIT

The search for affordable housing — whether to rent or own — can be a challenging one, hampered by inaccessible websites, absentee landlords, and a severe housing shortage. Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT), the country’s largest publicly traded rental housing provider, aims to help alleviate that. With interests in approximately 67,500 well-located residential apartment units, townhomes, and land lease communities, the company strives to create welcoming, accessible, and dynamic communities across Canada with properties maintained by teams of committed experts.

2022 | IPOANS | July 2022Knight in Shining Armour: Fighting for Housing AffordabilityKnight Growth Strategies

2022 | IPOANS | July 2022

Knight in Shining Armour: Fighting for Housing Affordability

Knight Growth Strategies

It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to transform a vacant, dilapidated building into something welcoming, functional and liveable for tenants who might not meet traditional rent qualifications. Amanda Knight, who currently owns seven buildings around Nova Scotia—a combination of duplexes, a triplex and a fourplex—does just that, embracing the challenge of taking a house and turning it into a home.

2022 | July 2022 | Products & ServicesPeople Power: Communication, Innovation, TeamworkSamco Machinery

2022 | July 2022 | Products & Services

People Power: Communication, Innovation, Teamwork

Samco Machinery

What began as a one-man operation in 1972 has since flourished into a global enterprise with manufacturing locations in both Canada and India, an admirable feat that Samco Machinery Inc., proudly embraces. A true family business, Samco was founded by Joe Repovs. The company is now run by his son, who carries on the goal of creating customized roll forming machines, value-added solutions and coil processing equipment, and providing innovative and unique services that meet and exceed specific customer needs.

May 2022 | ServicesKneadful Things: Putting the Rest in StressedMassage Addict Inc.

May 2022 | Services

Kneadful Things: Putting the Rest in Stressed

Massage Addict Inc.

Whether used for injury rehabilitation, sports therapy, relaxation or mental health support, an effective massage performed by a reliable professional remains an overwhelmingly popular choice of treatment for many. Finding the quality — and consistency — in treatment can be challenging, but Massage Addict Inc., Canada’s first and largest membership-based massage therapy provider with more than 100 locations across Canada, addresses and skilfully handles these issues. Massage Addict’s proven business concept serves a gap in the market by providing affordable therapeutic massage without sacrificing quality or service.

2021 | In Focus | June 2021 | TransportFruits of Their Labor: Fresh Fare from Exp GroupExp Group

2021 | In Focus | June 2021 | Transport

Fruits of Their Labor: Fresh Fare from Exp Group

Exp Group

While this past year has created an atmosphere of upheaval and uncertainty around the world, it has also generated an unprecedented awareness of the importance of personal health and wellbeing, including the need for healthy, nourishing food. With more than 40 years of experience distributing fresh produce on the East Coast, the multinational Exp Group out of New Jersey has the necessary skills, proficiency and knowledge to provide a wide, delicious range of fresh fruits and vegetables from Central and South America to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning customers.

2021 | In Focus | May 2021Flower to the People – Theory Wellness On the Grow with DaconTheory Wellness/Dacon Corporation

2021 | In Focus | May 2021

Flower to the People – Theory Wellness On the Grow with Dacon

Theory Wellness/Dacon Corporation

With the ongoing legalization and societal acceptance of medical and recreational cannabis use, growth and purchase across the globe, providing safe, certified product to conscientious consumers has become not only a priority but a profitable business model. Theory Wellness – a vertically integrated East Coast company with operations in both Maine and Massachusetts – has recently expanded its operation with the construction of a state-of-the-art new cultivation, production and manufacturing facility built in collaboration with Dacon Corporation.

2021 | April 2021 | In FocusBuyer AwareEnabling Eco-Friendly Consumption

2021 | April 2021 | In Focus

Buyer Aware

Enabling Eco-Friendly Consumption

Living in a consumer-driven society means making numerous decisions every single day regarding purchases made in both a personal and professional capacity. With the growing awareness of and appreciation for sustainable products from environmentally conscious companies, customers are increasingly putting their money where their morals are and moving toward buying green —and businesses are learning how to step up to meet the demand.

2021 | Food & Beverage | In Focus | March 2021Good Eggs: Treating Chickens With KindnessEgg Innovations

2021 | Food & Beverage | In Focus | March 2021

Good Eggs: Treating Chickens With Kindness

Egg Innovations

It’s not often you meet someone with a PhD in Avian Ethology — the scientific and objective study of bird behavior — but it’s evident within moments of speaking to John Brunnquell, President and CEO of Egg Innovations, that he’s definitely an expert in his field. His organic, free-range egg production company is growing steadily with exciting new products arriving this year, as it aims to establish itself as a leader and model in the ethical treatment of chickens in order to produce a healthier, sustainable egg.

2021 | In Focus | March 2021 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentMinding Your Business… and Your ChildrenWomen Entrepreneurs Balance Work and Family

2021 | In Focus | March 2021 | Workforce & Economic Development

Minding Your Business… and Your Children

Women Entrepreneurs Balance Work and Family

Those who say you can’t do it all clearly haven’t met a woman running her own business while also raising a family. Attempting to balance work life with personal life when you’re a mother and a business owner is probably one of the most challenging jobs out there. Adding the realities of financial inequality between women entrepreneurs and their male counterparts to the difficulties of sharing childcare and house duties with a partner means these women battle with much more than just the daily strains of keeping a business afloat. And yet, they’re still taking it on and getting it done admirably.

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