Profiles


Westleaf Prairie Records Westleaf Prairie Records Westleaf Prairie Records Westleaf Prairie Records


What does it mean to be a vertically integrated cannabis company? Westleaf is banking on the answer being 'success.'

Jenna Butler and Her Fight to Farm Jenna Butler and Her Fight to Farm Jenna Butler and Her Fight to Farm Jenna Butler and Her Fight to Farm


Butler's permaculture farm shows one of the ways small farms are fighting to stay afloat.

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Building a business around making people happy is an easy fit for a chocolate maker, but Jacek's joyous vision extends beyond her customers.

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Worldplay discovered a gap in video distribution then filled it with their Vidflex platform – an online and mobile video platform that is...

Matthew Roselle, CEO of Simpurgo Matthew Roselle, CEO of Simpurgo Matthew Roselle, CEO of Simpurgo Matthew Roselle, CEO of Simpurgo


This CEO isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and clean a toilet. In fact, that's how he got his company off the ground.

Profile: Jim Carter Profile: Jim Carter Profile: Jim Carter Profile: Jim Carter


In May, Jim Carter was inducted in tho the Alberta Business Hall of Fame. We take a look back at a lifetime of remarkable career...

Profile: Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka Profile: Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka Profile: Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka Profile: Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka


In May, the two former BioWare execs were inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame. We dive into what helped them conquer the online...

The Women Behind Ryan Murphy construction The Women Behind Ryan Murphy construction The Women Behind Ryan Murphy construction The Women Behind Ryan Murphy construction


Karen Ryan and Lara Murphy have built a general contractor traditionally, with a few twists.

Fitter, Farther, Faster: Fitter International is number four on our Fast Growth 50 List Fitter, Farther, Faster: Fitter International is number four on our Fast Growth 50 List Fitter, Farther, Faster: Fitter International is number four on our Fast Growth 50 List Fitter, Farther, Faster: Fitter International is number four on our Fast Growth 50 List
20/20 Series: What makes a great leader? 20/20 Series: What makes a great leader? 20/20 Series: What makes a great leader? 20/20 Series: What makes a great leader?


For the inaugural story of Alberta Venture’s 20/20 series, we talk to former prime minister Kim Campbell about what makes a great leader –...

Lunch With: Hoblitt, a new website for local experiences, consults with startup entrepreneur Patrick Lor Lunch With: Hoblitt, a new website for local experiences, consults with startup entrepreneur Patrick Lor Lunch With: Hoblitt, a new website for local experiences, consults with startup entrepreneur Patrick Lor Lunch With: Hoblitt, a new website for local experiences, consults with startup entrepreneur Patrick Lor


Hobbit, a startup experiential education company, reaches out to Dissolve, a veteran marketing stock image and video provider.

The Edmonton Inventor Revolutionizing Water Treatment The Edmonton Inventor Revolutionizing Water Treatment The Edmonton Inventor Revolutionizing Water Treatment The Edmonton Inventor Revolutionizing Water Treatment


Losing a call to GE may have been the best thing to happen to Peter Christou.

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They may be small, but these Alberta storefronts make an outsize impact on their communities.

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One of the most charming, charismatic and feared CEOs of recent memory steps down as CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway in June 2017. What’s...

Jeremy Sturgess Jeremy Sturgess Jeremy Sturgess Jeremy Sturgess


One of Alberta's greatest architects reflects on his career.

Bill Giebelhaus Bill Giebelhaus Bill Giebelhaus Bill Giebelhaus


After helping to build one of Canada’s biggest construction companies, Bill Giebelhaus is retiring. But will he ever really leave Clark...

Why Impending Legalization is Fracturing the Marijuana Industry Why Impending Legalization is Fracturing the Marijuana Industry Why Impending Legalization is Fracturing the Marijuana Industry Why Impending Legalization is Fracturing the Marijuana Industry


At one end are small-scale marijuana devotees who see themselves more as medical practitioners than entrepreneurs. At the other are...

These Edmonton girls can teach you a thing or two about marketing These Edmonton girls can teach you a thing or two about marketing These Edmonton girls can teach you a thing or two about marketing These Edmonton girls can teach you a thing or two about marketing


THE DINERSYoung execs Hania and Ghalia Aamer, founders of Teen TutorsHistory The girls launched Teen Tutors last October to serve what they...

From Prairie Merchant To Big-City Tycoon: A Q&A With W. Brett Wilson From Prairie Merchant To Big-City Tycoon: A Q&A With W. Brett Wilson From Prairie Merchant To Big-City Tycoon: A Q&A With W. Brett Wilson From Prairie Merchant To Big-City Tycoon: A Q&A With W. Brett Wilson


Discover what W. Brett Wilson thinks about public money, personal money, investments, philanthropy and carbon taxes in this Q&A.