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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The New Frontier of Medication Management

by Caroline Poole Pharmaceutical Innovation is a company that designs and engineers products that cater to a too-often-ignored audience: the elderly and those with vision loss, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. The idea for Pharmaceutical Innovation was born through a conversation between Tamer Mikhail and a close family member who was diagnosed with type A diabetes. After losing a significant portion of her sight, she spoke to Mikhail about the difficulties she had […]

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Tech Gadgets to Pair with Your Smart Devices

by Daniella Postavsky It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of gadgets popping up everywhere. But the following items promise to resolve your stress: they pair nicely with your existing smart devices and are guaranteed to make your life easier. Komfy Switch with Camera The Komfy Switch from D-Link does a lot more than turn your lights on and off: its air quality and movement sensor can trigger a […]

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Taking Aim for Gold: The Pan Am Games a Bull’s Eye for Markham’s Daniel Ng

Markham resident and business owner Daniel Ng is excited. At 42, he is preparing for this summer’s Pan American (Pan Am) Games both as a competitive athlete and entrepreneur. Making it past the last hurdle, team trials to be held in Montreal at the end of May, will mark the ultimate realization of his passion for archery, a sport he discovered when he was four years old and that is […]

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Succession Planning: It’s Your Retirement Plan

You’ve built a sound and successful business – everything is running smoothly. But what are your plans for the future? When do you get to retire? What happens to the business when you’re no longer at the helm? Having a sound business succession plan in place will help reassure not only you, but also your employees, clients, and family and to you. In a November 2012 report, the Canadian Federation […]

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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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Culinary Trends: In Search of the Exotic

Gone are the days when Thai and Indian cuisines were considered “exotic.” Diners are no longer looking for just the best [insert cuisine here]. “Where is the best Neopolitan pizza in Toronto?” or “What is an Egyptian breakfast?” are the kinds of questions people are now Googling on the Internet. This is a move towards “hyper ethnic cuisine” – foods from specific regions or made with specific regional ingredients. This […]

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Content Marketing 101

Content marketing is the way of now. It embodies creating interesting content, publishing it across your distribution channels (social media, website, blog), and sharing it with your customers and future customers with the sole purpose of generating conversions. Content marketing is proving to be the most effective way to capture and retain the attention of your future customers. But what is it really? Content marketing replaces the traditional method of advertising to your customers. […]

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