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Is Facebook the Platform for You?

by Daniella Postavsk Facebook is the most popular social media platform, with 1.59 billion monthly active users.1 At this point, the expectation is that every business has an active Facebook page with which customers can interact. A business without one risks seeming inexperienced online. But given that the platform places heavy filters on anything you post, with the typical unpaid post reaching only 16% of your followers, it’s important to […]

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What’s Hot in Employment Law Part II: Accommodation and Workplace Safety

In this second article of a two-part series, we enlist Markham law firms that specialize in employment law to break down emerging trends and new legislation that employers can’t afford to ignore. ARTICLE: On January 1, 2016, a day when many crawled out of bed, vowing a fresh start, Ontario employers were waking up to a fresh set of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) regulations. These regulations define […]

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Tech Gadgets to Pair with Your Smart Devices

by Daniella Postavsky It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of gadgets popping up everywhere. But the following items promise to resolve your stress: they pair nicely with your existing smart devices and are guaranteed to make your life easier. Komfy Switch with Camera The Komfy Switch from D-Link does a lot more than turn your lights on and off: its air quality and movement sensor can trigger a […]

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Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Community Volunteers Unite

“It’s an interesting experience,” comments YPN member James Bortolus. “You kind of just have to be here.” James is referring to the buzzing room of 20- to 30-year-olds busy chatting and laughing at a networking evening out at the new Milestones in Markham. “Honestly, these get bigger every time. Soon we’ll need a whole bar,” James laughs.   YPN stands for the Young Professionals Network, a Markham Board of Trade group […]

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Meet the Man Behind Downtown Markham

by Sarah Sweet Just a few weekends ago, Rudy Bratty found himself turned away from a condo presentation centre. The place was packed. “I’m sorry, sir, there’s no spot to park,” an apologetic attendant explained. But Bratty wasn’t the least bit frustrated. “I can’t tell you how happy you make me feel to say that,” he said, before driving off again. There’s a good reason that Bratty was delighted rather […]

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