Introducing the Next Generation: The 4th Annual ASPIRE Awards

Tenacity. Innovation. Inspiration. This year’s recipients of the ASPIRE awards, which honour business people under the age of 40, may come from different industries and backgrounds, but they share a passion for business, a commitment to their community, and an ability to inspire the people around them. On September 29, the Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Networking (YPN) honoured those qualities in three deserving recipients at Seneca College’s Markham […]

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Is Twitter the Platform for You?

by Suzanne Verheul With 313 million monthly active users, aside from the one billion unique visitors per month, Twitter is still one of the biggest social media platforms to date. Even though the growth in users has stagnated over the last year and a half while newer platforms like Snapchat and Instagram have become more and more popular, it is still the fourth most visited social media website in the […]

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The Bubble that Won’t Burst: Markham’s Sizzling Residential Real Estate Market

By Sarah Sweet Everyone knows that real estate markets in Toronto and Vancouver are sizzling: prices are sky high, and properties are selling for tens of thousands over asking. But there’s a piping-hot real estate scene even closer to home – right here in Markham. The most recent statistics from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) reveal that the benchmark price for a single-family detached home here was $1,167,100 this […]

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Fashion Meets Tech: The New Wave of Wearables

  With the recent launch of Spectacles by Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat), wearables may have finally shed the dorky image of the (in)famous Google Glass and become something consumers actually want to wear. Here is a brief list of other stylish wearables you might want to add to your wardrobe. All prices converted to CAD. Smartwatches and fitness trackers have exploded onto the market in the last few years, but […]

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Welcome New Members of The Markham Board of Trade

Allegra Toronto North – allegratorontonorth.com Blyth Academy, Thornhill – blytheducation.com Bow Consulting Group Inc. CENTUM Direct Financial Inc. –  janli.ca DCSA Homes Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Canada Office  –  growtrade.ca F12.net  – f12.net Fight Fitness –  fight.fitness G’est Media Ltd. Icon Digital Productions – icondigital.com International Day Of The Girl Canada Invixium Access Inc. – invixium.com Kelly Ehler, CPA, CA, LPA, TEP – kellyehler.ca Kid’s Kitchen Limited Co. – kidskitchen.ca Klaus […]

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Bon Appétit: The Hungry Person’s Guide to Markham Restaurants

Tired of cooking? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking to satisfy a craving, treat your friends and family to a meal, or host a get-together, this list of Markham restaurants is a great place to start.   Tapagria tapagria.com Tapagria brings authentic Iberian dishes to the heart of Commerce Valley in Markham. The restaurant offers a large dining area, new private dining rooms, and a bar that overlooks the […]

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Tearing Down the Walls: The Evolution of Office Space

by Meghan Behse As commercial development continues to expand in Markham, it has brought with it another development: an embrace of unique interior design to rethink the traditional office space. And the results are not just superficial. In fact, interior design may be responsible for changing the way we work. “People are trying to change the whole flow,” says Julie Anne Smedley, President of POI Business Interiors. “Businesses are now […]

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Get to Know Markham’s New Councillors, Part 2

We spoke to Markham’s newest councillors – Karen Rea, Amanda Collucci, and Nirmala Armstrong – to get their thoughts on transitioning into their new roles, as well as to get to know them on a personal level. In this second installment, you’ll meet Ward 9 Councillor Amanda Collucci and Regional Councillor Nirmala Armstrong.   The Voice: Describe the City of Markham in one hashtag. Colucci: #Diverse&Vibrant Armstrong: #DreamsCanBecomeAReality   V: […]

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Building for the Future: Commercial Real Estate and Development in Markham

By Kathryn Willms When people talk about the hot real estate market in Markham, they’re typically talking about houses. There is some irony in the fact that, while residential real estate dominates the national conversation, an inquiry into its more tempered counterpart, commercial real estate, reveals the longer-term trends that may shape not only the housing market but the future of our cities themselves. In Markham, the state of commercial […]

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Business Reading: Brought to You by the Markham Public Library

Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home by Egypt Sherrod Being a first-time homebuyer can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Egypt Sherrod, from HGTV’s Property Virgins, blends her professional know-how and her personable touch in this down-to-earth guide, providing anecdotes, handy lists, and a helpful glossary to ensure that readers keep calm…and experience the thrill of home ownership. Egypt writes an informal […]

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