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Volume 16, Issue 1

Paying Tribute to a Wonderful Writer and Magnificent Man

Paying Tribute to a Wonderful Writer and Magnificent Man

This page is usually reserved for my humour column, but for this issue I instead pay tribute to Tom Keyser, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Oct. 2.

Tom was a great friend to many and was a faithful, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was my main writer for Business Edge News Magazine, penning nearly all front-page 20 Questions profiles and features on specific companies for the last several years.

One of the most creative storytellers in the country, he was also a remarkably... Keep Reading

Lyons now pride of Guardian Risk Managers

Jamie Lyons has been hired as president of Guardian Risk Managers Ltd. After spending the last 13 years with Guy Carpenter & Company in Toronto, Lyons was most recently managing director and part of the Canadian senior management team. GRM is a leading MGA provider of commercial lines and niche personal line products to more than 500 brokerages across Canada. Lyons will oversee all aspects of the organization and will be in charge of development and... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Classic Canadian Tours presents incomparable bear viewing

Seasoned travelers can be forgiven if they feel like groaning, “been there, done that” after glancing at the latest traditional travel brochure. After a while, all the beaches, castles and casinos start to look alike.

Entrepreneurs such as Bill Lamberton, who operates Classic Canadian Tours out of Calgary, know the feeling. A veteran of Canada’s aviation industry, Lamberton has visited some of the most exotic destinations on earth – many of them within Canada’s own borders.

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Volume 16, Issue 1

Missing ingredients for small business owners

Missing ingredients for small business owners

In a robust, thriving economic environment, sales teams can get lazy. They may become more like order takers than hunters.

On the other hand, when there is hardship or the economy becomes unhealthy, customers change their buying habits. They become cautious, prudent and make the sales person work for their business. Companies demand more. Sales reps have to re-learn how to sell again.

Companies know great sales teams require ongoing training and resources. However, most hire a sales rep... Keep Reading

Volume 15, Issue 2

Box Springs Business Park Booming

Box Springs Business Park Booming

Start with that big, beautiful, red Costco sign. It’s just one among dozens of compelling reasons to set up shop in Medicine Hat’s Box Springs Business Park, ideally situated just off Highway 1, on the city’s rapidly growing north side.

Since opening its doors in 2007, Costco has served as the ideal anchor tenant for the thriving park, which sits adjacent to the town of Redcliff, although remaining within the Medicine Hat city limits.

“We think Costco is the ultimate anchor tenant... Keep Reading

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