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Alberta firm scores contract with Hostelling International-USA to build online travel community

Alberta firm scores contract with Hostelling International-USA to build online travel community

Edmonton-based search engine marketing firm Epiar has been chosen by Hostelling International USA to design an online marketing campaign, which includes redeveloping its website to increase competitiveness in domestic and international markets.

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Business succession facilitated by subordinated debt

Business succession facilitated by subordinated debt

Baby boomers are retiring from their businesses, but finding a buyer for their hard-earned enterprises able to finance the deal can be tough in today’s market. One solution can be subordinated debt financing.

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Calgary tech company’s local search app gaining traction in worldwide market

Calgary tech company’s local search app gaining traction in worldwide market

Calgary-based Poynt Corporation is rapidly making a name for itself in the app world, and hopes that new agreements with telecoms and a spanky new patent will shortly boost its worldwide user base past 10 million.

 

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Your marketing minute: 7 things to consider before becoming an entrepreneur

Your marketing minute: 7 things to consider before becoming an entrepreneur

By Donna Dahl, Makoye Marketing

With current economic changes, there has been a rise in the number of entrepreneurs entering the marketplace. Are you considering becoming an entrepreneur? There is no annual income ceiling as the CEO of your own company. That fact alone attracts many people into the world of growing a business. Continue Reading

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Stolen Nissans hidden in plain view in parking lots around Calgary

Stolen Nissans hidden in plain view in parking lots around Calgary

By Christopher Walsh, editor

Almost a week after one of the largest vehicle heists in Calgary’s history, police say the eighth of twelve stolen Nissans was recovered Friday. Continue Reading

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TransAlta picks one of its own to succeed CEO

TransAlta picks one of its own to succeed CEO

TransAlta Corporation, an institution in Calgary’s corporate elite, will soon be headed by incumbent COO Dawn Farrell, who will take over from  retiring Steve Snyder as president and CEO. The change will be effective Jan. 2.

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Province spends $285 million on Swan Hills deep coal gasification

Province spends $285 million on Swan Hills deep coal gasification

Alberta has committed $285 million to produce electricity from synthetic fuel in the Swan Hills area. The project will tap into a deep coal bed to create the “syngas” and will also capture CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

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Oil prices: Could this time be different?

Oil prices: Could this time be different?

Troy Media – By Dan Sumner

The world has gone through oil price booms before but the emergence of Asia, with around 2.5 billion (that’s billion with a b) people climbing towards middle class status, could the oil price cycle be different this time around? While a lot of economists and analysts are voting yes, prior history says it’s unlikely. Continue Reading

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Forecasting interest rates a mug’s game

Forecasting interest rates a mug’s game

Troy Media – By Will Van’t Veld

What is a normal level for interest rates? It’s a good question, especially given the frequency with which Canadians are reminded to not grow accustomed to today’s ultra-low interest rate environment, as eventually they will have to be raised to a more neutral level. Continue Reading

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Alberta economic snapshot for July 30, 2011

Alberta economic snapshot for July 30, 2011

Troy Media – By Dan Sumner

 Although it had been widely expected that the Canadian economy would pull back in Q2, preliminary indications are looking even more negative than the market predicted. Continue Reading

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