The Fifth Annual ASPIRE Awards: Celebrating Markham’s Young Business Leaders

On October 5th, the Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Networking series (YPN) presented the 5th Annual ASPIRE (Achieving Social and Professional Ideals, Reaching Excellence) Awards to three deserving candidates. The prize honours outstanding Markham business professionals under 40. The recipients of this year’s award are not just excellent businesspersons but also community leaders and role models active in mentorship, social engagement, and charity work throughout the Markham area. Chris […]

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Book Recommendations for Crowdfunding

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Success, and Impact the World By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler Bold: How to Go Big, Create Success, and Impact the World describes how crowd-operated and exponential technologies work and how they can help business owners. A large part of the book is dedicated to crowdfunding, offering practical advice to would-be entrepreneurs about how to leverage popular crowdfunding platforms and launch million-dollar campaigns. […]

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You and YouTube: Is video marketing right for your business?

By Daniella Postavsky As the biggest source of Internet cat videos, YouTube is not at the forefront of most business owners’ minds when it comes to social media marketing. But don’t write the popular video-sharing website out of your marketing plan. Here are a few reasons why YouTube might work for you. Google Search Integration Thanks to a recent update, YouTube videos are now embedded in Google’s search results. This […]

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The Importance of Networking Events for Women

Networking has long been recognized as a powerful tool to help entrepreneurs make connections, find support and inspiration, and advance professionally. Despite advances in recent years, women face unique challenges in the business world. Now in its 6th year, the Women’s Networking Luncheon brings together professional and entrepreneurial women from all walks of life for an inspirational afternoon. Attendees share their passions and connect with other female executives in order […]

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The Evolution of Retail – Changes in the Retail World Evident in New and Long-Standing Markham Businesses

By Carolyn Camilleri In June this year, Markham Village welcomed a new business, one that exemplifies the direction retail is taking. Housed in a 130-year-old heritage building, the Cigar Company + Gentlemen’s Barbershop features a custom Spanish cedar humidor, vintage cigar room, 3,000-square-foot outdoor cigar lounge, and an upscale barbershop, offering traditional hot-towel, straight-razor shaves along with haircuts. The staff are all certified Habanos specialists and cigar lovers — even […]

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Saving on the Go: Four Cash-Saving Apps

The only thing better than a free app is a free app that will save you money. Whether you have been struggling to get your budget balanced or you just love a great bargain, these four apps will help you make smarter spending and money-management decisions. Parking Trying to find cheap and convenient parking in the GTA is like trying to find a pot of gold. That’s where ParkMe comes […]

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Meet Mary Ng, Markham’s New MP

By Kathryn Willms Mary Ng remembers a student she was mentoring at Ryerson once asking her if she would ever want to be “out there,” be a political figure. “My response at that time was that the spotlight wasn’t what interested me,” she says. “What really interested me was supporting others and making a difference.” For 20 years, she pursued her passion for helping others in various capacities – as […]

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Coming to a Screen Near You: Markham’s ICON Digital Productions

By Suzanne Verheul Whether you’re visiting the bank, picking up a prescription, watching a movie, or taking a flight, odds are good that you’ve seen the work of ICON Digital Productions. The visual communications media company – whose client list includes Pearson Airport, CIBC, Dior, Cineplex, L’Oréal, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppers Drug Mart – is responsible for creating, installing, and managing many of the screens and billboards you walk past […]

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The State of Our Fairs: A Pivotal Moment in the History of Fairgrounds

By Kathryn Willms On September 28, 2017, Markham Fair will throw open its gates once again for four days of magic and mayhem. There will be bands, tractors, magicians, and monster trucks. Cows will be roped, cars smashed to smithereens. Prizes will be awarded for the best waterfowl, the largest squash, and the tastiest pie. People will eat funnel cakes and then spin violently on their favourite ride. For a […]

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Revolutionizing the Divorce Process with A.I. Technology

By Sophia Reuss When Darren Gingras launched Common Sense Divorce in 2010, his aim was simple: help people more easily navigate the messy, protracted, emotionally taxing process that too often results in financial devastation. Common Sense Divorce would offer a one-stop shop where a team of financial professionals, mediators, dispute resolution experts, and lawyers would work together to smooth the waters and develop a mutually beneficial divorce agreement. The result […]

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