June 2014

The Briefing

The Debaters: An Urban Tax Reformer Squares Off With a Municipal Reeve

Bob Barss and Laurie Blakeman debate the Combined Low Expenditures Assessment >



Booster Juice CEO inducted into EY Hall of Fame, Mkango Resources introduces new chairman, Davis LLP adds top securities lawyer

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business >


Clive Beddoe inducted to Aviation HOF, TEC Canada appoints new CEO, Athabasca University names interim president

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business >


EPL wins Library of the Year, Suncor adds new CFO, Karnalyte Resources replaces its CEO

The Spotlight: Celebrating Alberta business >


Guide to Professional Services

Finding the Free: No-cost guide to professional services

Is there a free alternative that could help you? >


Money for Something: Getting your money’s worth from a professional service firm

“As a business owner you really need to be able to figure out what you have time for and what you have money for” >


Pros to Know: Contact these people, ensure success

“Even when you’re brand new and you’re just working out of your basement, it’s important to have systems in place” >


Take this job and love it

Think of this month’s issue as your blueprint for a better workplace  >


Alberta's Best Workplaces

AV Plus – The Alberta Venture Podcast (June 2014)

Tune in to hear from Ipsos Reid's Mike Rodenburgh speak about Alberta's Most Loved Brands, learn who took home the hardware at this year's Alberta's Best Workplaces awards and hear an excerpt of Olympian Beckie Scott's keynote address >


Flex time: Why your leave policies need to be re-examined

There's a strong need to keep pace with demographic trends >


Take this job and love it

Think of this month’s issue as your blueprint for a better workplace  >


Team Spirit: Using a social recognition platform

Why some companies let their employees reward one another >


Industry Report - Agri-Foods

Mead in Alberta

How the traditional practice of turning honey into wine is finding new life  >


We've all read the claims on food labels -- but what do they really mean?

“Organic,” “free range,” “raised without hormones”: Albertans are inundated with claims about the origins of their food >


Where’s the Beef (Going)? The U.S. is effectively denying market access for Alberta’s beef

Despite two rulings in Canada’s favour at the World Trade Organization >


Final Acts

Fashion Statement: Lina Heath

The president of Eveline Charles Salons and Spas is in the business of looking good – literally >


Level Up: Make a statement with your body language

Being powerful is a wonderful thing. You’re more assertive, more confident, more optimistic and more likely to take risks >


Lunch With: Former Melcor CEO Ralph Young talks real estate development with Chris Curtola

Location is important, but so is timing and the right project >


Need to Know: Eriel Deranger

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s communications co-­ordinator says treaties need to be honoured – and she’s convincing big names she’s right >


Tech Envy: Is 2014 the year of the 4K television?

We asked Los Angeles-based tech writer Geoff Morrison >


The Good Life: Made-to-measure firearms

Calgary-based Alberta Tactical Rifle Supply specializes in custom guns >