November 2012

Grande Prairie has Alberta’s largest number of filed patents

Secrets of success for the province’s seventh largest city  >

Former Research In Motion executive Ray DePaul on why innovation is crucial to long-term success

A cautionary tale of hubris and the stages of failure >

Ski tour operator Backside acquires an ailing competitor and branches out into summer

A Company for All Seasons >

The Fullers come full circle at Earls Tin Palace

Sphere of Infuence: Family Style Dining >

How to outfit your office in style

Lifestyle Essentials: Art Class >

How an event that thrives on innovative ideas might be killing them

What's wrong with TED? >

René Thibault takes the helm of building-materials giant Lafarge in Western Canada

Verbatim: Building Blocks >

November 16th Rankings – The Small Business Superstars

Find out who's leading our Small Business Superstars contest! Voting ends November 30th! >

Mob Mentality

The Innovators >

How local churches are reinventing themselves to suit the times

This Way Forward: Prayer Service >

Zak Pashak opened a bar, started a music festival and ran for city council in Calgary.

So what’s he doing building bikes in Detroit? >

Breanne Everett takes the notion of an overachiever to a whole new level

Next Up: Triple Threat >

A Brief History of Albertan Innovations

Inspired by the land, the climate, a strong sense of justice and plain old curiosity, Albertans have been turning the world on its ear for almost a century  >

What you can learn from the world’s most innovative company

Four very successful Google innovations explained >

The debate over the value of protecting an invention

Legal Eagles: Property Rights >

What’s at stake for Alberta in the U.S. election, and who you ought to be rooting for

Obama VS Romney - what's in it for Alberta? >

Encana is planning for natural gas-fuelled cars

But will that revolution happen in time to save the company that’s behind it? >

Kelso Brennan’s business is growing by leaps and bounds, and that’s part of the problem

Overcoming the Limits to Growth: Lyle Reid has a few ideas >

October Rankings – The Small Business Superstars

Find out who's leading the pack as the second month of voting starts >

Why innovation ought to be more than a buzzword

What does innovation really mean and why is it so critical for Albertan companies? >

International experience helped Helen Wesley climb the corporate ladder

Now she’s been recognized with the Haskayne 2012 Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) award >

Platinum Equities investors allege the defunct company was an ingenious scam from the get-go

Investors file a class-action lawsuit in their fight with Platinum Equities' CEO Shariff Chandran >

From energy to education, Alberta is already leading the world

Meet the 25 organizations making that happen >

Where is Alberta Innovates today, and where is it trying to take the province tomorrow?

The publicly-funded investment group was created almost three years ago >

Joey Hundert is not your average entrepreneur

And he wouldn’t have it any other way >

Outside investment is turning Alberta’s high-tech sector into a going concern

Three of Alberta's high-tech Best Buys >

Meet Riaz Mamdani

Strategic Group’s CEO gives his first-ever media interview, which is presented here verbatim >

Advertorial: Alberta Innovates (PDF)

The Best in Research and Innovation >

Advertorial: The Alberta Order of Excellence (PDF)

The Alberta Order of Excellence is about recognizing Albertans who have made a difference >

Advertorial: At Lenmark Exterior Innovations Inc. founder Ray Turner never stops looking for ways to improve (PDF)

When Turner takes visitors on a tour of his company’s facility, his pride is evident  >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Inkdit

Secure online filing system provides space for virtual contracts >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Iron Will Innovations

Brent Baier is fascinated with new computer input tools >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Alberta Ballet

“Pop ballets” are making the 54-year old Alberta Ballet relevant in a post-Balanchine world >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: eThor

Point-of-sale software designer named most innovative company in the world >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: The Health and Wellness Centre, Grande Prairie Composite High School

Accidental deaths and suicides prompt the development of the school’s new wing >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Radient Technologies

Denis Taschuk explores the use of high-density microwaves in pharmaceutical extraction >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Battle River Railway

Short-run farmer-owned railroad keeps Forestburg farms productive >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Swan Hills Synfuels

Martin Lambert believes clean coal is an option >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Benevity

Calgary startup’s software manages volunteering and corporate philanthropy >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Rosebud Theatre

If it wasn’t for its theatre school, the tiny town of Rosebud might not exist >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Intelligent Imaging Systems

Less than ten years after revolutionizing transportation industry policing, Brian Heath is poised to make more changes >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Landmark Group Of Builders

The company's goal: producing net-zero homes at no extra cost by 2015 >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Kenmore Holdings

The Kenmore father and son team developed a two-step process that significantly reduces the volume of waste that goes to the landfill >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Surface Medical

Fabrizio Chiacchia says that sealing surfaces is a better route to healthy patients than repeated disinfectants >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Userful

Tim Griffiths finds markets in war zones and developing countries for remote computer access >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Hemisphere GPS

Rick Heininger offers live, steaming data to farmers >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Greys Recycling

Rajan Ahluwalia finds a market for enrecycled clothing >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Quantiam Technologies

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Savanna Energy Services

Energy services firm forges partnerships with aboriginal groups  >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Wavefront Technology Solutions

Wavefront CEO Brett Davidson sells Powerwave, a unique process that improves fluid flow >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Himark Biogas

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Korite International

Gemstone manufacturing popular with tourist and Asian markets >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Gasfrac Energy Services

Robert Lestz believes gas gels will clean up fracking >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: Kinnikinnick

Jerry Bigam’s ovens bake 6,000 loaves at a time of palatable gluten-free bread  >

25 Most Innovative Organizations: XGen Studios

This Edmonton-based game developer says social gaming means face-to-face interaction >