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He started small but had big plans. “It was just me with a little car that had a ladder rack and a ladder. I was working out of a bedroom in my house.” The leap of faith quickly paid off, and Pinnacle Group Inc. now boasts 19 employees and over two decades of success.
“NorQuest has said that we will focus on three angles,” adds NorQuest College President and CEO Dr. Jodi Abbott, ICD.D. First of all, she explains, the college works to increase the skill sets of Alberta’s underemployed to help them land better jobs. Second, the team targets people outside of the labour force to give them the education they need to launch a career.
The company was started in 2002 by Shannon Warren, who hired a few employees who worked out of his basement. “We grew it to a 10 million-plus a year business,” explains Mr. Warren, now the President and CEO of Matrix Labour Leasing.
“Where we are today in our growth cycle is only the result of listening to the clients and implementing the things that they want. We’ve grown from one client to another from referral, which is how we would like to continue to grow,” he says.
“We’ve always been after smart, sustainable growth,” says Jamie Hidi, President at Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers. “We are in a lot of sectors and will be rounding out our services, and in particular, growing the new ones to the point where they are equal to our other ones in terms of the market.”
The secret behind Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s impressive growth is very simple, President Marion Witz insists. “We offer a phenomenal product. We became very successful because our customers love the product.”
It is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city, that is in the spotlight, chosen as one of the 10 best midsized Canadian cities in which to live for 2013, not only for its escalating economic strength but for its quality of life, according to Money Sense magazine. We spoke with Tim LeClair, President and CEO of Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, to learn more.
Aklak Air’s planes are adaptable to landing on almost any terrain with wheels, skis, tundra tires, or floats. This is why Aklak Air is unique – its aircraft and crew are fully prepared for the type of terrain and weather that one will find north of the 60th parallel.
A subsidiary of its parent company, Express Scripts in the United States, the Canadian branch has been in operation for nearly 17 years. President Michael Biskey explains that the organization has traditionally adjudicated health benefit claims such as drug, dental, medical supplies and equipment claims. “When a company decides to provide a benefit to their employee base, say a drug benefit for example, it is essentially administered by its insurance company who has asked us to adjudicate the claims,” he says. “We make sure the patient is covered by a health plan through the employer, then we figure out what they owe versus what the company pays.