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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Microsoft Feature – How to Start up a Start-up

This article originally appeared in Microsoft’s SMB Advantage newsletter—sign up here for more insightful and educational posts. What could be more exciting that starting your own business? You finally have the opportunity to go out on your own and build an empire, or at least, to work on your terms. Having a fresh business concept is a must, but any entrepreneur who’s been down this road will tell you that getting a […]

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NEW UNIONVILLE HOME SOCIETY – 2014 Business Excellence Accessibility Award Winner

In their mission statement, the New Unionville Home Society (UHS) emphasizes that long-term care is not just about providing a needed service to the community, but to each individual. UHS strives to promote wellness and independence, and ultimately improve quality of life for every client. It is about aging well and living better. Living better means having access to quality facilities and compassionate care, but also ensuring that innovative developments […]

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Shimco: Peter Voss Is the Perfect Fit for Precision-Parts Manufacturer

Peter Voss, a CPA with degrees in physics and economics, had a varied career in audit and industry before deciding he wanted to own and operate his own business. As CFO of a public company in Waterloo, he was doing M&As, scouting out high-tech companies, rightsizing, and integrating them into existing operations. “I spent a lot of time helping others become successful, and I wanted to do the same for […]

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Folco’s Ristorante 2014 Business Excellence Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment Award Winner

Over the past twelve years Folco’s Ristorante has operated in Markham with not only a commitment to traditional Italian dining, but also a dedication to serving its community through charity. “The restaurant is successful today because of this community, and we are proud to be in Markham,” says Deana Folco, chef and daughter of founders Mario and Ann Folco. Children’s charities became especially important to the Folco family after Deana’s […]

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