Voice – Winter 2017 Issue – New Members of the Markham Board of Trade

9Round Fitness 9round.ca Alpha Eagle Group alphaeaglegroup.com Ashgrove Spa ashgrovespa.com Asset Digital Communications Aviva Canada Inc. avivacanada.com Barber Stewart McVittie & Wallace Insurance Brokers Ltd bsmw.ca Edward Jones edwardjones.com ExpoSystems exposystems.com Ferro Hair Art ferrohairart.com Global Industrial MRO Procurement & Services gmrop.com HeadStart Copywriting headstartcopywriting.com Insightful Financial Connections Inc. InsightfulFinancial.ca JD Fashion JDF Realty Ltd. KEYVRIX Inc. keyvrix.com Made 2 Measure Signworks Ltd. m2msignworks.com Marketing Kitchen marketingkitchen.ca Markville Dental markvilledental.com […]

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The Inside Scoop from the Man Who Helped Make Delta Hotels a Top 50 Employer

By Kathryn Willms When a management team sets out to build a corporate brand, it considers many things. Its customers are. Its mission. Its opportunities for growth. These become the focus for a strategic plan to build and communicate the brand. When human resources guru William Pallett works with companies, he finds that they are often quick to offer up these plans. “Oh my gosh, they’re so detailed,” says Pallett. […]

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Meet 2017 Anthony Roman Award Winner Pyarali Nanji

by Kathryn Willms The first thing one notices walking into the headquarters of Belle-Pak Packaging Inc. is the sign above the company name declaring it to be one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Then you notice that the walls of the reception area are covered in plaques. A set of shelves displays awards and framed pictures. Look closer and you see that those photographs include a premier, a governor […]

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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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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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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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Coach’s Corner

Why Stannah? From the time you contact us to the time your stairlift is installed, Stannah treats you like family. We are committed to quality engineering, craftmanship, safety, and reliability. Having you, our customers, safely navigating the stairs in the home you love remains our primary focus. Our trained advisors and technicians make a dedicated expert team whose number one goal is to help you maintain your lifestyle. What are […]

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The Future Lives Here: The IBM Innovation Space

Markham Convergence Centre Opens at IBM’s Markham Headquarters By Jen R Albert There is much talk today about “innovation,” “collaboration,” and more specifically “disruptive collaboration,” which creates a new market and value network, eventually displacing established market-leading firms, products and alliances. To build on this phenomenon and Markham’s growing tech cluster, IBM approached the Markham Convergence Centre (MCC) to move into their new IBM Innovation Space. As members of the Markham […]

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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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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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