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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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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Saying Goodbye to Donald Cousens: Mayor and Icon

On February 23rd, Markham lost a pillar of its community with the passing of former mayor Donald Cousens. Flags at city facilities were lowered as people remembered a man whose influence in Markham and York Region will live on. Cousens served as mayor from 1994 to 2006. He entered politics in 1981 when he was elected to the Ontario legislature. He went on to become Minister of Correctional Services, Parliamentary […]

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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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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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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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Welcome to the New Members of the Markham Board of Trade

360°kids – 360kids.ca Accountapotamus Inc. – accountapotamus.com Advanced Accounting & Tax Solutions Inc. – taxatoz.com Amoils Photography – davidamoils.com Arivano – arivano.com Atlantis Health, Beauty & Laser Clinic – atlantisclinic.ca Auction Network – auctionnetwork.ca AxDen Solutions Inc. – axden.com Azmon Accounting Inc – azmonacc.ca Balis Academy – balis.ca Beyes Dental Canada, Inc. – beyes.ca Bit64 Solutions Ltd. – rjclip.com Boffin Language Group Inc. – boffin.com Business Point – businesspoint.ca Business […]

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Putting the Spotlight on Successful Markham Businesses

By Caroline Poole Here are two local businesses recognized at the Markham Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards. This year’s Gala will be held on November 10th. Visit markhamboard.com for more information.   Doxim 2015 Business Excellence High-Quality & Service Award Winner Over fifteen years ago, Doxim formed to help financial service organizations—banks, credit unions, wealth management, and service providers—digitalize their businesses by moving from paper to electronic communication. After taking […]

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Get to Know Markham’s New Council Members

We recently interviewed the newest additions to City Council—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 first installment of a two-part article, you’ll meet Councillor Rea, whose ward (Ward 4) is also a recent addition to the City of Markham.   Why did you become a city councillor? After attending so […]

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