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Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurship
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.
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Social responsibility is a big deal. Prominent Miami architect Laurinda Spear of Arquitectonica recently said that, if every construction company went into a new area committed to strengthening and empowering society’s most vulnerable people, the world would become a much better place…
Careers in the trades provide specialized knowledge and practical expertise while offering work experience, less time in the classroom, and the opportunity to make a good living.
A business success for over 30 years, San Antonio-headquartered Galaxy Builders is still clearly anything but complacent. Under the leadership of CEO Neilesh Verma, this prestigious general contractor is active in affordable housing, luxury construction, multifamily and commercial projects, adaptive reuse, renovation, and more.
With its origins going back over 75 years, Federal Foam Technologies, Inc. is a company with a rich heritage and a bright future. Far from resting on its laurels, Federal Foam doesn’t rely on its reputation to generate progress but instead continues to invest in itself to the benefit of the company, its employees, and its customers.
Actively engaging with over one million North Americans daily is but a dream for most businesses. For Acorn Packaging of Mississauga, Ontario, however, it is a reality. The company is a specialist converter of sophisticated, high-performance packaging trusted by leaders in the consumer goods, food and beverage, and industrial fields for some of the best packaging products in the world. Its impressive selection of traditional and sustainable packaging options is seen on major national retailer shelves across North America.
In business, there are imitators and there are innovators, and the Labrie name is known worldwide for its pioneering solid waste industry trucks. Respected for groundbreaking designs and exceptional quality, Labrie Environmental Group makes waste management, compost, and recycling easier and more efficient for municipalities across North America.
For nearly forty years, LAVA Computer MFG. Inc. has steadily positioned its products and capabilities at the fore of the market, where it became recognized for its offerings and the service it provides to customers around the world. Specializing in personal computer (PC) and mobile device performance, the company is a leader in connectivity solutions and battery protection.
While COVID changed the world, it also changed the very industries working to treat it. Whatever our new normal will be as the pandemic transitions to an endemic, COVID’s long-term effect on biotech and biopharma’s medication development schedules, patient testing, and disease prevention, will continue.
Summertime—time for the knees-up joys of outdoor living with friends and family in ways that winter rarely tolerates in North America. Enter the colourful, ever-transforming tradition of glittering fairs and sparkling music festivals, al fresco gatherings that can go on for days.
Berlin, Connecticut is on a mission to bring in business. Armed with forward-thinking, pro-business policies and a wealth of advantages, this New England town is making a name for itself among enterprises looking for an advantageous home base.
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.
Organic production systems preserve biodiversity, help mitigate climate change, and ensure that there is respect for people and the planet by promoting fair and equitable access to resources. Since 1991, Ecocert has been at the forefront of encouraging the adoption of certified organic principles by supporting stakeholders in their transformations to sustainability.
Canada is one of the world’s biggest food producers, responsible for nutritious crops like wheat, corn, canola, rye, malt barley, soybeans, beets, and potatoes, to name a few. Pulses such as peas and lentils, chickpeas and beans—staples of Canadian farmers—are packed full of health-giving protein, fibre, and iron.
In just a few years, Prime Automation Inc. has achieved the sort of success you’d expect from a company that’s been around for decades. Founded in 2017, Prime Automation has grown into an enthusiastic team of experienced designers, programmers, technicians, and electricians. Tapping into talentHeadquartered in Waterloo, Ontario—renowned for...
Manufacturing equipment provider GROB is experiencing accelerated growth, with new products, new staff, and a new focus. Founded in 1926 in Munich, Germany by Ernst Grob (whose family still controls the firm), the company is headquartered in Mindelheim, Germany with a North American branch in Bluffton, Ohio and branches in Brazil, China, and...
Housley Group is a full-service utility construction company that got its start as Housley Communications in 1980 when one man, the late Robert (Bob) D. Housley, took a vision, one employee, and a solitary piece of equipment and set out to provide a single service exceptionally well. They worked hard burying telephone drops for major...
Creating a beautiful backyard space for relaxing or entertaining can mean different things to different people, and Keystone Custom Decks provides a variety of options—from porches to patios to outdoor kitchens and more. Serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, Northern Maryland, and Northern New York, Keystone Custom Decks works closely with each of its...
Electrical contractor Brink Constructors, Inc., a Quanta Services company, boasts more than 75 years of experience in high-voltage transmission line and substation erection. Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, the business has expanded from its Midwest roots to include regional offices in Princeton, Minnesota and Leesburg, Florida. Founded...
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.
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.
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