July 2014

The Briefing

Crappy Service: The rise of the dog doo cleaning business

“It’s a service industry, it’s a need,” says Poooh Busters' Roland Pearson >

 

Romance is big business in Alberta

But it's a shortage of men that's the problem >

 

Talking Point: Failure to Launch

Young and Free >

 

TransGlobe president Ross Clarkson may want a Board transfer

TransGlobe Energy is 118th on the 2013 V250 list >

 

Verbatim: Dominic Young, sophisticated gearhead

A Very Racey Business >

 

Departments

Randy Mowat named Marketer of the Year, ATCO adds Werth to its board, Calgary Homeless Foundation names new CEO

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business >

 

The Alberta Small Brewers Association appoints director, Logan International names new CEO, GASFRAC Energy Services earns Edison Award

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business >

 

Alberta's 50 Most Influential

Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014

Find out who had the most influence on Alberta and beyond in the past year >

 

Andrew Leach: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy, Alberta School of Business >

 

AV Plus – The Alberta Venture Podcast (July 2014)

Tune in to hear Tourism Calgary's Alyssa Berry talk about how to tackle Stampede Week, learn about Sinister 7, an ultra marathon in Crowsnest Pass, and find out how you can nominate someone for our Business Person of the Year Award >

 

Blair Lebsack: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Owner and founder, RGE RD Restaurant >

 

Brenda Kenny: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President and CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association >

 

Brian Burke: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President of Hockey Operations, Calgary Flames >

 

Bruce Okabe: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

CEO, Travel Alberta >

 

Cal Wenzel: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

CEO, Shane Homes >

 

Chima Nkemdirim: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Chief of Staff to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi >

 

Chris Buyze: Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, Downtown Community League (Edmonton); Partner, Battle Lake Design Group  >

 

Chris Potter: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President and CEO, Peters & Co. >

 

Danielle Smith: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Leader, Wildrose Party >

 

Darcy Henton & Karen Kleiss: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Reporters, PostMedia >

 

Daryl Katz: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

CEO, Katz Group; owner, Edmonton Oilers >

 

Diane Brickner: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President and CEO, Peace Hills Insurance  >

 

Don Iveson: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Mayor, Edmonton >

 

Donna Kennedy-Glans: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (Calgary-Varsity) >

 

Dr. Charles Leduc: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Head of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary >

 

Dr. James Talbot: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Chief Medical Officer, Alberta Health >

 

Dr. Lori West: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Director, Canadian National Transplant Research Program >

 

Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Education Advocate, Calmar >

 

Dr. Parveen Boora: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Surgeon, Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge >

 

Emma Grace May: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Central organizer, Calgary River Communities Action Group >

 

Gaétan Caron: Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014

Former Chairman, National Energy Board  >

 

Gary Stanford: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, Grain Growers of Canada >

 

Gordon Stenhouse: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Grizzly bear program leader, Foothills Research Institute >

 

Guy Smith: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees >

 

Harbir Chhina: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Executive vice-president, oil sands, Cenovus Energy >

 

Helen Rice: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association >

 

Ian Anderson: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, Kinder Morgan Canada  >

 

James Pasieka: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault >

 

Jeremy Sturgess: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Principal, Sturgess Architecture, Calgary >

 

Jim McCormick: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President, PC Association of Alberta >

 

Jim Prentice: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Senior executive vice-president and vice-chairman, CIBC  >

 

Kent Foster: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Vice-president at ARC Financial >

 

Kris Demeanor: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Inaugural Poet Laureate, City of Calgary >

 

Lonny Thiessen: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Founder, Western Manufacturing >

 

Luke Azevedo: Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2014

Commissioner, Film, Television & Creative Industries, Calgary Economic Development  >

 

Malorie Urbanovitch: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Political designer >

 

Manny Makia: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Chief social innovator, FuseSocial >

 

Marianne Ryan: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Deputy Commissioner, RCMP >

 

Mark Cherrington: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Youth worker, Youth Criminal Defence Office >

 

Matt Heller: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Founder, Calgary Classical Revolutions >

 

Michelle Rempel: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Minister of state (Western Economic Diversification) >

 

Mike Hudema: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Activist, Greenpeace; author, blogger >

 

Myrna Dubé: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

CEO, Parks Foundation Calgary >

 

Naomi Potter: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Director/Curator, Esker Foundation >

 

Preston Manning: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Founder, The Manning Centre >

 

Ron Liepert: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Conservative Party candidate, Calgary Signal Hill >

 

Roy Louis: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Community leader, Maskwacis >

 

Roy Whitney: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Chief, Tsuu T’ina First Nation >

 

Scott Clements: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

CEO, Fort McMurray Airport >

 

Sean Carter: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Founder, BikeBike >

 

Shane Fildes: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Head of Global Energy Group, BMO Capital Markets >

 

Shannon Young: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Legal manager, regulatory, Nexen Energy >

 

Shawn Abbott: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Partner, iNovia Capital  >

 

Susan McDaniel: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Director, Prentice Institute; sociology professor, University of Lethbridge >

 

Timothy Caulfield: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Professor/health law policy researcher, University of Alberta >

 

Tom Crist: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Philanthropist >

 

Vincella Thompson: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Dean, School of Health Wellness, and Human Services, Keyano College >

 

Wenran Jiang: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

Activist, Greenpeace; author, blogger >

 

Alberta's Business Person of the Year

Alberta's Business Person of the Year nominations are now open

Flip through our slideshow of past winners and nominate your pick for this year's honour >

 

Diane Brickner: Alberta's 50 Most Influential People 2014

President and CEO, Peace Hills Insurance  >

 

Special Report on the Office of the Future

Closed Concept: What's wrong with open-concept offices?

Open office layouts were supposed to be the future – so why do so many people hate them? >

 

Five things you can do to make your office more inviting, attractive and productive

“It’s one of the easiest things to spend money on and have great impact, because it’s there every day and people are using it anyway.” >

 

The Office of the Future

What do Alberta’s biggest bank, a commodities trading firm and a parking garage have in common? They all feature some of the province’s most innovative office environments >

 

Focus on Real Estate

A Tale of Many Markets

They are the best of times and the worst of times, depending on whether you’re buying or selling >

 

Editors Note: Making the List

It’s our pleasure to recognize 50 remarkable Albertans >

 

Five ideas to maximize the return on your real estate investment

Real estate is a great place to stash money and build equity >

 

Rental, by Owner

We all want a vacation property, but need it to earn its keep when we’re not there. Here’s how  >

 

Final Acts

Boarding Pass: Visit Iceland

Destination Reykjavik >

 

Lunch With: Brett Wilson sits down with Rob Campbell to talk travel, business and why taking Fridays off is for chumps

Enter the Dragon >

 

Need to Know: Amanda Hamilton

Creative Director Amanda Hamilton builds a space for herself in Alberta’s design scene >

 

On the Money: American Sands Energy

Could North America’s most profitable oil sands play actually be on the other side of the border? >

 

Sip of the Summer: Aperol Spritz

Try this refreshing combination of sparking white wine and a Aperol >

 

The Good Life: Art Works

Is art the investment you've been searching for? >