To find out more about YWCA Calgary and its new headquarters on the edge of Inglewood in SW Calgary, follow this website link l https://www.ywcalgary.ca/
Check them out on Instagram: @YWCalgary
On Twitter: @YWCalgary
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ywcacalgary
Sue Tomney on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/sue-tomney-8a189010
This was a unique podcast that took place in an historic Calgary landmark, Carl Safran Building, a former Calgary high school.
To find out more about EducationMatters, follow this website link l https://www.educationmatters.ca
Check them out on Instagram: @edmattersyyc
On Twitter: @edmattersyyc
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/edmattersyyc/
Marilyn Field on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marilyn-field-71587923/
Helen Nowlan-Wells | http://linkedin.com/in/helen-nowlan-walls-4325a427
To find out more about Calgary Arts Development, follow this website link l https://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/
Check them out on Instagram: @CalgaryArtsDev
On Twitter: @CalgaryArtsDev
Patti Pon LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/patti-pon-3222056
To find out more about Liz Nandee and her interior design work, follow this link to her website l www.basicblackdesigns.com
Check her out on Instagram: @basicblackdesignsinc
On Twitter: @basicblkdesigns
LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/liz-nandee-41600719
To find out more about Zelos Capital here in Calgary, follow these links:
Company profile on LinkedIn:
Gilbert Bong on LinkedIn:
Eileen Gaetz, instructor of the Digital and Emerging Media class referred to as “PREL2103”. This short podcast session was conducted to introduce the students to editing and distributing their own podcasts.
Allen managed to interview a few of the students to learn the subject matter of their planned podcasts!
To learn more about this course and other programs offered at Bow Valley College, click on this website link: https://bowvalleycollege.ca/
Follow Bow Valley College on Instagram: @bowvalley
Reach out to Eileen Gaetz on LinkedIn to learn more about this innovative and practical course: http://linkedin.com/in/eileengaetz
To find out more about Soul Float Health follow these links:
LinkedIn Profile of Shannon: linkedin.com/in/shannon-vander-meulen-9a7ab5b0
To find out more about Tash Marshal Bean follow these links:
LinkedIn Profile: http://linkedin.com/in/tash-marshall-bean-7604b9ab
To find out more about Great West Radon, follow these links:
Communo was described by Heidi Lacey, Office Manager as “a talent optimization platform”. That summation barely scratches the surface on the innovation and creativity behind the Communo business!
To find out more about Communo, follow these links:
Ryan Gill LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/ryandgill
To find out more about GAM Tech, follow these links:
LinkedIn profile of Adrian Ghira: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianghira/
To find out more about Brain Mechanics Foundation, click on this website link: https://www.brainmechanics.org/
LinkedIn profile of Karim: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kdelgado/
To find out more about how you can learn more about activities of the Calgary Food Bank, follow this website link: https://www.calgaryfoodbank.com
LinkedIn profile of James McAra: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmcara/
Marlo has built this energetic and modern workout studio in a re-purposed brick warehouse in the Ramsay area of Calgary.
To find out more, click on this website link: https://barrebodystudio.com/
Alex has taken his understanding of “off the shelf” sensors to create a complete technical solution that combines hardware software, data and cloud capabilities to be applied to monitor conveyor systems used in the food processing industry
To learn more, follow this link to the E.O.I Technologies: www.eoi-technologies.com
LinkedIn Profile of Alex Sulkin: http://
Lisa Maric has created a real sense of community in this quaint social house located in the heart of Marda Loop and Garrison Woods community. The Distilled Beauty Bar and Social House combines coffee, food and personal aesthetics to create a wonderful customer experience. How wonderful?
As Lisa explained “...some guests will stay for two or three hours...”
To learn more, follow this link to the Distilled Beauty Bar and Social House website: www. https://distilledbeautybar.com/
Karen is a serial entrepreneur that has successfully transitioned from running her “Studio Gorgeous” business for 13 years to writing a book to starting her latest venture “A Dose of Happiness” right in the heart of downtown Calgary in Bankers Hall.
To learn more, follow this link to Karen’s website: www.getadoseofhappiness.com
Follow Karen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenjudgeadoseofhappiness/
Jackie shares her experiences from working as a sales and marketing executive in the plumbing business to starting her own business to writing a book titled “The Badass Guide to Superstar Selling”.
To learn more, follow this link to Jackie’s website: https://rainmakersgroup.ca
Follow Jackie on:
Stan Peake is obsessed with removing the barriers to business growth, and empowering leaders to transform their organizations into the powerhouses they should be.
To learn more, follow this link to the InSite Performance Coaching website: https://www.insiteperformancecoaching.com
Follow Stan and his team on:
Sean took his experience as a real estate developer and combined it with his love of farming to delve into the world of “controlled-environment agriculture” or CEA.
To learn more, follow this link to the Harvest Hub website:
Follow them on:
Vicki shares a brilliant story of how one day she was working in a pipeline monitoring control room and the next day (metaphorically) she was traveling to Oslo, Norway to attend a Techstars Energy accelerator.
To learn more, visit the Crux OCM website :
LinkedIn profile of Vicki: http://linkedin.com/in/vicki-knott-p-eng-00b0ab27
This family-owned business has done an amazing job at recreating what can only be described as a typical Middle East retail shop. Jacob and his parents truly understand the products they are selling for Calgary and international customers.
To learn more, visit their Instagram pages:
The link to their website: https://sonofthepharaoh.com/
Bryce Currie, one of the co-founders of The Dandelion Cafe, took me through the origin story of the cafe and yoga studio — located just off the beaten Inglewood path and close to Scotsman’s Hill in the Ramsay district of Calgary.
Briana started her journey in 2017 as a blog writer in order to share the message with others. Briana takes pride in impacting her family, friends and relatives but simple ideas like “a plastic free month” or “don’t take your plastic to work” days (okay, I made that last one up!) will easily spread to others.
To learn more about the programs and initiatives of Briana Loughlin and her team at PlasticFreeYYC, follow one or more of the links below:
Instagram: @plasticfreeyyc @zerowastefestyyc
Work Nicer provides a real community for startups and small businesses to share common resources and work in a thriving hub of activity that really defines the term “coworking”.
Set in the heart of Inglewood, Kyle Chow has built two cozy businesses: Plant and Recess. Words can hardly describe the care and attention Kyle and his team have taken to ensure the experience of their customers takes precedence.
Conrad and his wife, Louisa, have taken the trendy kombucha tea drink to the next level in Calgary. From his Chartered Accountant roots, Conrad has branched out into the world of entrepreneurship with his True Büch beverage drink.
To learn more, visit the True Büch Kombucha website: http://truebuch.com
Finally, check out Conrad’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/cferrel
Kyla took me through her life as a political science student that did not want to go to law school and search land titles on micro fiche.
Kyla has spent a number of years in the health and fitness industry working with amateur and pro athletes. This work recently lead to Kyla working on mental health issues.
To learn more, visit her website: www.fitnessevolution.ca
Finally, check out Kyla’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/kyla-zalapski
Steve and Zoe understand what it means to combine their efforts in events management with drama, performing arts, tech, nostalgia, and creativity, to name a few. That probably explains how they can transcend their work at RocketHouse into an fundraising event, Spin for Life, for the Canadian Cancer Society.
To learn more, visit the Rocket House website: https://rockethouse.ca/ and the Spin for Life website: https://spinforlife.ca/
Instagram for both: @rockethouseinc @spinforlifeyyc
Finally, check out Steve’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-klintberg-nagy-52b9453a/
Jacques and Daniel have masterfully converted the retail showroom of this former furniture seller located just off Edmonton Trail and Memorial Drive.
To learn more about this unique business:
Find them on Instagram: @bridgelanddistillery
Website link: https://bridgelanddistillery.com/
Within seconds of walking into the market, anyone will understand the user experience (or UX) will be terrific. Lina’s Italian Market is a thriving Mediterranean experience that Matthew and his team have curated with a combination of staff, fresh ingredients and reliable suppliers.
You can find out more about Lina’s Italian Market on their website: https://linasmarket.com/
You can follow their posts on Instagram: @linasmarket
The origin story is brilliant. Sister and brother co-founders. Oil and gas professional that pivoted into the world of entrepreneurship. Doodle Dogs focuses on pet foods and accessories but also is becoming an educator on the benefits of nutrition and pet health.
To find Doodle Dogs on Instagram: @doodledogsyyc
To find out more about the two Doodle Dogs locations in Calgary, visit their Website at: https://www.doodledogsboutique.com/
Surprises are usually meant for birthday parties and anniversaries. Four20 markets themselves as a premium cannabis retailer and that was not obvious from their Instagram feed!
Amber did a terrific job of introducing me to the cannabis focus of Four20 and their unique approaches to marketing their Calgary retail stores before opening a branch in each community.
To find Four20 Premium Market on Instagram: @four20yyc
To find out more about Four20, visit their Website at: http://www.420pm.ca/
Finding your “dharma” (not “darma”) is really the only way to describe the yoga studio that was founded by Natalie St. Hilaire in the Altadore community (edge of Mardaloop) in Southwest Calgary.
To find Yoga Nova Studio on Instagram: @yoganovastudio and Natalie: @natsthilaire
Website link: https://yoganovastudios.com/
From University of Calgary Adjunct Professor to Councillor for the City of Calgary (Ward 3), Jyoti Gondek shares how her prior experiences have helped her to understand the day to day activities of running and managing the municipal affairs of a local government.
Find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jyoti-gondek-491270132/
City of Calgary Website link: https://www.calgary.ca/SitePages/cocis/default.aspx
What an experience visiting the O.T. Brewing facility in the Blackfoot industrial park in southeast Calgary! Carrie and Mike Korithoski have mixed nostalgia with beer drinking alongside the micro-brewery distillation process in the back warehouse. There is boundless creativity around the premises that only enhances the experience of enjoying a brew.
Find them on Instagram: @otbrewing_co
Website link: https://otbrewingcompany.com/
Driving to the Phil & Sebastian coffee shop located in the basement of the old Simmons Building reminded me of how long I have been away from Calgary. The cafe (or barista) has real charm and character. I truly appreciated learning the origin stories behind an #iconic #Calgary brand that literally did not exist when I last resided in Calgary. Thanks Phil!
Website link: https://philsebastian.com
Aubrey shared the origin story of how her Masters thesis pivoted from focusing on the spine to focusing on the knee. Aubrey and the Ammolite BioModels team have constructed a synthetic model of the knee to help not only sports medicine and physiotherapy specialists but also medical professionals as they train in the “competencies” related to the knee.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aubrey-blair-pattison-67161152/
Website link: www.ammolitebiomodels.com
Terry has always brought an incredible level of energy and dynamics to his approach to professional services. I learned that first-hand during my tenure with EY Calgary; 25 years later has not changed a thing. A pleasure to obtain Terry’s view on the CPA profession and the increasing importance of tech in his work and that of the clients of RSM Canada.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-booth-b428205/
Website link: http://www.rsmcanada.com/
Dino brings a generation of experience in the restaurant and gelato business in Canada. Dino relocated to Calgary from Vancouver to initially sell gelato to restaurants and hotels to starting his own cafe to create more awareness for the general public.
Instagram link: @amatogelato
Website link: https://www.amatogelatocalgary.com/
Annie is a 20 year veteran in the pet care industry and in 2009 decided to start her own facility. Annie and her team make an effort support to local Calgary suppliers and be an eco-friendly business owner.
Instagram link: @muttleycrueyyc
Website link: https://www.muttleycrue.ca/
Hafiz went from trying to find a tennis partner on the empty tennis courts connected to his apartment building to executing a plan to create a fully functioning app to bring link-minded sports enthusiasts off their phone and onto the court.
Link to website: https://www.playcityapp.com/
Link to Instagram: @playcityapp
LinkedIn Profile of Hafiz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hafiz-mitha/
What an appropriate name for a marketing and branding company. Caleb and his team understand how to approach the market, irrespective of a companies product or service. Some real old school ideas mixed with new school way of approaching marketing in the new digital economy.
Link to website: http://www.hldigital.ca/
Link to Instagram: @hookandladderdigital
Caleb’s LinkedIn Profile: https://bit.ly/362Ejp0
What happens when you take a former Canadian Olympic volleyball player and appoint him to manage a private fitness center? You end up with a community of members that enjoy a variety of social and fitness activities to make the Calgary Fitness Club a real part of the lives of members and their families.
Thanks Kevin for sharing this hidden gem on the base of Nose Hill in northwest Calgary!
Link to the CWC website: https://www.calgarywinterclub.com/Mobile/Home.aspx
Link to the CWC Instagram: @calgarywinterclub
Kevin’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/kevin-boyles-6bb40438
Chemistry, shipping, sulphur, heavy oil and technology all play a part in this innovative company, International Ultrasonic Technologies (or IUT), located in the Foothills industrial park of southeast Calgary.
In a combination of technical, oil & gas and business terminology, Kerri enthusiastically introduces IUT to the Calgary Business podcast listeners.
To learn more, click on the IUT website link: http://internationalultrasonics.com/
Kerri’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/kerri-mcgrath-91264a24
This hidden gem of a company is poised to disrupt the way we view waste and the everyday biomass all around us.
Link to website: http://www.licella.com
LinkedIn profile of Perry Toms: http://linkedin.com/in/perry-toms-4567666
This was an excellent discussion with an individual that I would classify as knowing the “macro” and “micro” issues faced by Calgary businesses. Mary provided her insights on key life sciences, agri-business and talent initiatives the team are working on including much broader matters such as foreign direct investment and trade.
Link to website: https://calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/
I travelled to the Calgary community of Altadore to meet the founder and CEO of RNDSQR, a real estate developer and inner city community builder. Al Devani wowed me with his vision for the next steps to the connected home — a connected community. Truly fantastic!
Link to website: https://www.rndsqr.ca/
Link to Instagram: @rndsqr_
In this episode, Allen meets with Tyler Chisholm to learn about his journey from flying airplanes to navigating through the intricate world of marketing and advertising.
clearmotive website: https://clearmotive.ca/
LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/tylerchisholm
This podcast goes retro and the days of trying Tequila as a teenager came hauntingly back as Zack and Taylor walked through the origin story of the “Hecho” Tequila Soda
Link to website (Bodega Brands): www.siphecho.com
LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/zack-lister-287b8228
In this episode, Allen had the pleasure of meeting with Jen and Chris, the founders and owners of the Icon Dance Company, a newly established business in the Legacy Community of South Calgary.
Instagram and Facebook: @icondancecompanyinc
This was a fantastic Podcast! Paul walked me through the new and old parts of Mount Royal University and outlined some of the exciting “hidden gem” programs up at the Campus.
Link to MRU websites:
Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
MRU graduate Oxford University prize: https://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/MediaRoom/Newsroom/roisin-dillon-research.htm
Paul Varella LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/pvarellac
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the pleasure of interviewing Victoria Bradbury, the Chief Executive Officer of Pendragon Construction Services and a Board member for two companies: Canada Land Company and the British and Commonwealth British Association of Canada.
In this episode, Allen had the pleasure of learning about the origins of Meow Foundation and the unique ways Lorie and her team have adapted the business model of the foundation.
Link to the website: www.meowfoundation.com
Link to LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/lorie-abernethy-5991b78
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Pete Smith, the CEO of Strata Health. Real interesting to learn that their health SaaS has been around since 2002 — well before the IPhone!
Website link: www.stratahealth.com
LinkedIn Profile: http://linkedin.com/in/peter-smith-9375362
In this episode, Allen Wazny met with Sarah Bronwin, the founder of Go Clean Co and Go Dog Co talks about starting up in Calgary from 2018 to 2006,
: @godogco @gocleanco
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the benefit of having both Darren Blasetti (CIBC Branch Manager) and Oleks Prysyazhnyy (Personal Banking) on the Podcast. Darren and Oleks talked about the incredible changes in Chestermere along with the changes in digital banking and readily available banking-related information online. Both Darren & Oleks talked of the importance of building strong relationships with individuals and business owners in the Chestermere community.
Link to CIBC website: https://www.cibc.com/en/cibc-websites.html
Link to Darren’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/darren-blasetti-933b6443
Link to Oleks’ LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/oleksandr-prysyazhnyy-cfa-a7903282
In this episode, Allen Wazny had fun visiting the LockDown Escape Rooms facility just down the road from Chinook Mall. This was truly fun!!
To learn more visit: www.lockdowncalgary.ca
Tammy’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/tammy-oliver-mccurdie-b2285a27
Instagram connection: @lockdowncalgary
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the chance to meet with Barbara Spain and learn the origin story of how she came to Calgary from Ireland 6 years ago to set up the Cleaver restaurant. She then opened the Gringo Street restaurant, right next door, a few years later.
Barbara also shared the story behind the “50 seats and a Cow” description on her Instagram profile. The secret is on the walls!
To learn more of this trendy “Irish” restaurant: www.cleavercalgary.com
To learn more of the Peruvian themed restaurant: www.gringost.com
Instagram links for both restaurants:
In this episode, Allen managed to track down Shannon Pestun and learn about the key initiatives established by ATB Financial for Calgary women entrepreneurs. Shannon also happens to be on the Board of Governors at Mount Royal University
To learn more, this is the link to the ATB website: https://www.atb.com/personal/
This is the link to Mount Royal University website: https://www.mtroyal.ca/
This is the link to Shannon’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-pestun-03601b7/
In the episode, Allen had the unique opportunity to meet Pamela Draper, the President and CEO, a crypto-currency exchange here in Calgary.
Link to website: https://www.bitvo.com/
Linked profile: http://linkedin.com/in/pamela-draper-3b39017
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Mike McAra and finds out how low oil prices allowed him to pivot from his geology roots to co-found a successful tech startup in the Calgary real estate sector.
Mike’s website link can be accessed here: https://realoffice360.com/
Mike’s LinkedIn profile is here: http://linkedin.com/in/mikekmcara
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the pleasure of chatting with Desiree Bombenon, the CEO and Chief Disruption Officer of Surecall. Desiree talked through the early days of how pagers were initially disrupted by cell phones to what is today a complete offering of corporate communication solutions for startups to large organizations.
Link to website: https://surecallcc.com/
Link to Desiree Bombenon LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/desireebombenon
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Lourdes Juan and learns about the numerous profit and non-profit activities that she is involved in within the Calgary community. This includes co-founder of Moonlight Market Foundation, founder and executive director of Leftovers Foundation, CEO and director of Soma Hammam & Spa, and director of Hive Developments. Unfortunately we did not have time to focus on all of these activities and the links below should provide more details that the podcast could not.
Link to Leftovers Foundation website: https://rescuefood.ca/
Link to Soma Hammam & Spa: www.somacalgary.com
Link to Hive Developments: www.HiveDevelopments.ca
Link to FreshRoutes: www.FreshRoutes.ca
Link to Moonlight Market: www.Moonlightmarket.ca
This is the link to Lourdes’ LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lourdesmercedesjuan/
In this episode, Allen had the pleasure of meeting with Lancy to learn the origin story behind her travel insurance platform.
Link to website: Www.iwaretravel.ca
Link to Lancy’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/lancy-qiu-iwaretravel
In the episode, Allen Wazny has the pleasure to meet with Tanya Eklund, the managing director of The Tanya Eklund Group and learns the origins of an exciting 19 years in the Calgary Real Estate community. With amazing energy, Tanya shares her journey of the changing landscape in Calgary real estate.
Link to Tanya’s website: http://www.tanyaeklund.net
Tanya’s Instagram handle: @tanyaeklund
Link to Tanya’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/tanyaeklund
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the pleasure of chatting with Rick Hu, the CEO and founder of Vivametrica, a health analytics company focused on predictive tools for insurers and wellness program providers.
Link to website: https://www.vivametrica.com/
Linked to Rick’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/drrickhu
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the chance to learn about how Crystal Creek homes has managed to weather the Calgary “economic storm” and continue building homes for the Calgary community.
Link to website | www.crystalcreekhomes.ca
LinkedIn profile of Justin Bobier | http://linkedin.com/in/justin-bobier-480246a
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with lawyer turned insurance expert, Brad Vescarelli, who is the Canada Energy and Power Leader with Marsh here in Calgary.
Link to Marsh corporate website: https://www.marsh.com/
Link to Brad’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-vescarelli-83312950/
In this episode, Allen Wazny has an energetic discussion with Stephen King, the founder and CEO of CMO4Hire, and learns some unique aspects of digital marketing in the Calgary community.
These are his website links:
This is the LinkedIn to his LinkedIn profile:
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the pleasure to meet and then chat with Dominique Fraser Landry, the President and CEO of TeamFund.ca, an innovative approach to helping amateur sports teams raise funds.
This is a link to the TeamFund website: http://www.teamfund.ca
This is a link to Dominque’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/dominique-fraser-landry-0aa1b962
Link to podcast: https://bit.ly/35fBNvz
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Irfhan Rawji, the founder and CEO of Mobsquad, an innovative idea to attract software engineers and match them with their clients with local and “near-shoring” capacity. This is a link to the company website: https://www.maverickscalgary.io/mobsquadcafe. This is a link to the Venture Capital firm in which Irfhan is a partner: http://relayventures.com/
In this episode, Brad Donaldson shares his views with Allen Wazny on how SAIT, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, prepares graduates to work in the current world. In his view, SAIT’s industry linkages are critical “…we are moving from industry telling educators what they want in graduates to now asking for us to help them figure it out…”.
This is a link to Professor Donaldson’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/brad-donaldson-edd-8b6335.
This is a link to the SAIT website: https://www.sait.ca/
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Allan Marston, a Calgary entrepreneur who has moved from the corporate boardroom to a technology-focused company he founded, Zenoshi Inc.
This is a link to Allan Marston’s LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/allanmarston.
To learn more about Zenoshi Inc, visit the company website: http://Zenoshi.io
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Brian Kroeker, CEO of Little Rock Printing and learns about the secret sauce to make this Inglewood, Calgary based printing business thrive in an era of PDF’s and digital documents.
To learn more about the company, follow this link: www.theallinprinter.com
Brian Kroeker LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/brian-kroeker-b32bb61b
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the unique opportunity to learn about the key issues faced by Yuen Ip in his role of Chief Operating Officer with CPA Alberta, formerly known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.
To learn more about CPA Alberta, follow this link: https://www.cpaalberta.ca/
Yuen Ip LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/yuenip
In this episode, Allen Wazny had the opportunity to meet with Gary Davies, the President of events management company, e=mc2 events, Gary is also the founder of the “Best of Calgary”, a survey platform that has grown from 3000 annual participants to what is expected to reach 30,000 or more this year.
To learn more about the e=mc2 events, follow this link: https://emc2events.com/
LinkedIn profile of Gary Davies: http://linkedin.com/in/gary-davies-24692a2
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Allan Fogwill, the President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) to gain his perspective of the current business climate in Calgary and the effects on the oil and gas industry. Allan Fogwill shares his thoughts on the innovation and creativity that has come out of the sector over a long period of time — not just the past few years. To learn more about the work of Allan and the CERI team, follow this link: https://ceri.ca/
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Allan Fogwill, the President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) to gain his perspective of the current business climate in Calgary and the effects on the oil and gas industry. Allan Fogwill shares his thoughts on the innovation and creativity that has come out of the sector over a long period of time — not just the past few years.
In this episode, Allen Wazny speaks with high school principal, Jason Arrell, and manages to draw out his unique thoughts on the importance of secondary education in preparing students for their future in the Calgary business community
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Neeraj Gupta, a dynamic founder / co-founder of several tech companies here in Calgary. Allen learns the origin story of Lawcubator Technologies, which Neeraj founded in 2016 and two other companies which he co-founded, FormulateIP (in 2007) and Chapter.AI (in 2018).
To learn more about Neeraj, follow this link to his LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/neeraj-gupta-16648a1
In this episode, Allen Wazny manages to speak with Steve Wheatcroft, the Founder and CEO of ULS Maintenance and Landscaping, a local Calgary business established in 1989 with 250+ employees and an operating fleet of 100+ maintenance vehicles.
In this episode, Allen Wazny meets with Terry Rock, the President and CEO of Platform Calgary. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that the entity has been in operation for nearly 40 years providing Calgary founders a base in which to grow and scale their business.
Link to Platform Calgary website: https://www.platformcalgary.com/
In this episode, Allen seeks to understand the origin story of the Entrepreneurial Program at Haskayne’s School of Business at the University of Calgary. The interview with Oleksiy goes a long way to accomplishing this task as he expands on what got him started as a professor, what changes has he seen since commencement and what key issues does he feel will impact the program in the coming years.
In this episode, Allen Wazny speaks with Adam Pekarsky, the founding partner of Pekarsky & Co, a search and recruiting firm in Calgary. Allen seeks to find out what prompted a law student to enter the field of recruiting. And I have to say the photo of Gordie Howe on the conference room shelf caused goose bumps on my arm! Legendary.
In today’s episode, Allen Wazny meets Jaana Woiceshyn, Professor at the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business, Faculty of Management. Allen seeks to understand the changes that Jaana has seen over the last 30 years since he graduated in 1989.
This is a link to Jaana’s business articles posted on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/376JSog
This is a link to her book “How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business” published on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qPXJP2
In this podcast, your host Allen Wazny seeks to gain a small business lawyer’s perspective on the Calgary business community. Darrell talks a little bit about what got him into law. He also shares his ideas on the differences between the downtown office core and the “Belt Line”. Terrific insight!
Your host, Allen Wazny, seeks to learn about what Craig has done since returning to Canada after a long career in Russia and Azerbaijan. Craig shares his wisdom of working in the capital markets for the past 10 years and how the markets tend to reward “cash flow” for oil producers. Craig provides some further insight as to where oil prices will head in the future.
Link to website: https://pipestonecorp.com/
LinkedIn profile: http://linkedin.com/in/craig-nieboer-3b71a3169
In this Episode, your host Allen Wazny speaks with Calgary retailer, Gord Hobbins, owner and operator of Gord’s Running Store. Allen and Gord discuss what got him started, how long he has been in business, what are the changes he has seen over the years and what he views as important in the future.