June 2015

The Briefing

Best of the Bunch: Alberta's triple-A credit rating

Alberta has held a triple-A credit rating since 2001. Don’t expect that to change >

 

Firestarters: Wildfire season in Alberta

It’s not just campers keeping the firefighters busy >

 

Getting any satisfaction?

Statistics Canada’s life satisfaction survey suggests that success leads to misery >

 

Post-Recession Pay Progression

Canadian CEOs see their wages rise like balloons >

 

Verbatim: Calgary Chamber of Commerce CEO Adam Legge

Secondary suites for the masses >

 

Features

Above Par: TLink Golf

A serial entrepreneur breaks into golf’s wearable tech market >

 

Counting Cows: Cow/Calf Health Management Services

A mobile app allows cattlemen to track the health of their herd >

 

Net-For-Profit: Sponsor Energy

A commodity service provider makes a profit while donating to not-for-profits >

 

The Man Behind the Camera

Shaun Donnelly is the CEO of the Lingerie Fighting Championships. Is he also Edmonton’s elusive porn producer? >

 

Will rising electricity demand throw Alberta into the dark?

Some say the problem is one of supply, demand and price >

 

Guide to Starting a Business

Alberta Venture's Guide to Starting a Business

How to know whether you have the skills and characteristics required to create a successful business startup >

 

Above Par: TLink Golf

A serial entrepreneur breaks into golf’s wearable tech market >

 

Counting Cows: Cow/Calf Health Management Services

A mobile app allows cattlemen to track the health of their herd >

 

Guide to Starting a Business: Money Problems

Even in a tight capital market, there are ways for young companies to raise the cash they need. Here are some of the options available post-startup >

 

Net-For-Profit: Sponsor Energy

A commodity service provider makes a profit while donating to not-for-profits >

 

Alberta's Best Workplaces

Alberta's Best Workplaces Exhibitors: Lakeland Centre for FASD

The Lakeland Centre for FASD aims to give children affected by the disorder a summer camp experience >

 

Alberta’s Best Workplaces Exhibitors: Gallagher Vital Benefits

Vital Benefits consultant Travis Cleland says a good benefits package is an important part of an employees total compensation >

 

Mix It Up: Workplace Diversity

Diverse workforces are more than the sum of their parts >

 

Photo Gallery: Alberta's Best Workplaces 2015

The Alberta's Best Workplaces Conference & Awards were held on May 25, 2015, at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary >

 

Through Good Times and Bad

The finalists for Alberta’s Best Workplaces always find ways to be destinations of choice >

 

Work Healthy: Healthy employees are happy employees

“It used to be a pattern: stress out at work and be half as good, and hope for the weekend” >

 

Work-Life Balance: Childcare and Career

The fine art of raising a family and cultivating a career >

 

Work-Tech

Get the most out of tech trends >

 

On the Ground

A Fine Pickle

The province’s other oil sector is a highly secretive business  >

 

Executive Compensation

Post-Recession Pay Progression

Canadian CEOs see their wages rise like balloons >

 

Industry Report - Agriculture

Keeping a Lid On It: Recent BSE scare has beef industry on alert

But nobody’s panicking yet  >

 

New federal legislation is sowing a rift between seed developers and farmers

The Agricultural Growth Act was enacted in February >

 

Final Acts

Lunch With: Of Babies and Belts

Two entrepreneurs discuss an age-old struggle: How to expand into new markets while maintaining a quality brand >

 

Need to Know: Kylie Toh

The Chic Geek founder is shaking up Alberta’s tech scene, one woman at a time >