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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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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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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Interviewing Made Easy with 5 Free Apps

by Daniella Postavsky Interviews are always a stressful process. It’s a good thing there are an endless array of free apps to make sure you’re prepared on the big day!   Interview Question and Answers When it comes to preparing for interview questions, this app has got you covered. Select from a range of question categories and save your previous answers to keep track of your improvements. The app also […]

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Business Reading – Brought to You by the Markham Public Library

New Grad Job Hacks: The Complete Guide to Getting a Job After You Finish College by Matt Tran Just graduated college? Still waiting for the perfect job that was supposed to be dropped in your lap after the graduation ceremony? Wondering when you get to start that marvelous and rewarding career you’ve always dreamed about? New Grad Job Hacks is here to help. Career-expert YouTuber and blogger Matt Tran takes […]

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Is Instagram the Platform for You?

by Lazarus James Now with over 400 million active users—that’s more than Twitter—Instagram has become one of today’s most influential social media platforms. The surge in popularity of Instagram reflects a new trend in the way social media users are interacting online. Rather than communicating verbally, users today are communicating visually, and this creates a unique opportunity for businesses. A platform based on photo and video sharing, Instagram allows you […]

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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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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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Trading Suits for Slippers: The Work from Home Debate

Call it the twenty-first century dream: you wake up, grab a coffee, and step into your home office to start your workday. There’s no need to iron that dress shirt. For many employees, this dream is becoming a reality. But is working from home the ideal solution it’s sometimes perceived to be? It’s a complex debate for employers and employees. Understanding the practice’s advantages and disadvantages is key to its […]

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