When Mi’kmaq people greet a visitor with “Pjila’si,” they’re not only saying “Welcome,” they’re saying, “Come in and sit down!”
Margaret Patricia Eaton
Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurship60,000 Enterprises and Counting
Canada’s two million Indigenous people—First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, who make up about five percent of the total population—are reclaiming their rightful place at the economic table, a place from which they were excluded for far too long.
Red Deer Regional AirportLow-Cost Airport, Airside Land – What’s Not to Love?
The Red Deer Regional Airport, just 10 minutes south of the City of Red Deer, Alberta (population 110,000), is ideally placed; located centrally in the economic corridor between Alberta’s major centres of Calgary and Edmonton, its market is three million people within a 90-minute drive.
Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I.Making an Impact With Arts and Culture
We recently enjoyed a wide-ranging interview with Steve Bellamy, CEO, and Mary Ellen Davies, Director of Development at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. They spoke about the Centre’s history, growth, and development; its impact as a tourist draw and economic driver; current programming; and strategic plans for renewal and transformation.
The Growth of Patio Dining in North AmericaDining Al Fresco
A cappuccino at a table for two in St. Mark’s Square in Venice? Café au lait and a croissant at a sidewalk café in Paris? So exotic. So je ne sais quoi.
Caring and Providing for an Aging PopulationAn Eye on Elder Care
The population explosion that occurred between 1946 and 1964, scientific advances that have extended our life span—with more centenarians than ever before—inflation, and rising health care costs have combined to create a perfect storm for both the economy and the Baby Boom generation, the oldest of which are now aged 77.
Homestar Inc.From Mowing Lawns to Full-Service Construction
Homestar Inc., a full-service construction company based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, continues to push itself to “make it happen for our customers,” says owner and CEO Mark Hatfield.
Employee Wellness Pays DividendsWorth the Investment
The business world has come a long way since 1843 when Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in which Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, had to plead for coal to heat his office and a day to spend Christmas with his family. Instead of considering his employee’s health, Scrooge’s focus was on the bottom line, until he was visited by those ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, which set him on an altruistic path.
Atlantic Tours & TravelBringing the World to Atlantic Canada
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Tours & Travel has been offering worry-free travel experiences since 1968 to tourists from as far away as Australia and all points in between…
DustbaneKeeping Canada Clean—and Canadians Safe—Since 1908
Dustbane Products Ltd. of Ottawa, Ontario, a leading Canadian manufacturer of products and solutions for the janitorial and sanitation industry, is giving its support to ISSA Hygieia Network, designed to help women advance in the cleaning industry…
Kildare FisheriesFrom the Ocean to Your Plate
For 30 years, Kildare Fisheries of Kildare, PEI has been laser-focused on getting top-quality seafood, including pasteurized Jonah crab and lobster, under the Kildare Princess brand, to Global markets.
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS)The Voice of Tourism in Nova Scotia Just Got Stronger
Things have changed in a post-pandemic world, but the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is forming strategic partnerships as it builds a holistic approach to tourism to make the change for the better.
Town of Grand Falls–Windsor, Newfoundland and LabradorIn the Middle of Everything that Matters
Grand Falls–Windsor, centrally located on the island of Newfoundland, is a welcoming, family-oriented, business-friendly community with much to offer residents and visitors alike.
Port Charlottetown, PEBeautiful, Busy, and Boosting the Island
“You can’t underestimate the significance of a port to a community, or in this case to the whole province,” says Mike Cochrane, CEO of the Charlottetown Harbour Authority Inc., which manages Port Charlottetown.
SymbioteThe Science of Productivity
Since 1982, Symbiote, a family-owned company founded by Travis Randolph, has been designing flexible, mobile, modular laboratory solutions for the education, technology, security, biotechnology, and health markets.
Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic ProsperityA Perfect Place for Business
Since 2017, the Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity (TCPEP) has been driving economic development in the centrally located Colchester region of Nova Scotia.
Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth AgencyA New Model for Growth
In January 2021, the beginning of Year Two of the pandemic, most municipalities were working on survival plans. But not the Saint John Region in New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast. Their municipal leaders set loftier goals: rather than survive, they would thrive.
West Prince Chamber of Commerce, Prince Edward IslandCreating Opportunities for Business
As a voice for western PEI, the West Prince Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Bloomfield, is a member of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that fosters networking events and opportunities to develop business relationships and contacts.
Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of CommerceThe Smallest County with the Biggest Plans
On Prince Edward Island, we headed east, crossing Queen’s County and bypassing the provincial capital of Charlottetown to come to King’s County, where we spoke with Lori MacGregor, Executive Director, and Sandra Hodder, Rural Labour Market Project lead for the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce.
Trade Shows Are BackBigger, Better (& Safer) Than Ever
What does a two-pound lobster have in common with an industrial crane weighing 40 tonnes? Truthfully, I can’t come up with a clever answer – they really don’t have much in common.
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