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City of Waterloo

Waterloo, named after the Belgian municipality best known as the site of Napoleon’s last stand, was a popular destination for Mennonite and German settlers in the early 1800s. Incorporated as a village in 1857, it grew to become the town of Waterloo in 1876 and finally the city of Waterloo in 1948. The City of Waterloo is currently going through one of its busiest eras – and that is saying a lot.

City of Waterloo
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Environmental Building and Design

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a system that rates the design, construction and maintenance of environmentally responsible buildings and neighbourhoods. LEED is intended to help building owners use resources more efficiently.

Environmental Building and Design
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City of Welland

Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web, is noted as saying that new challenges must be met with a diversity of thought.

City of Welland
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CleanEarth Technologies

CleanEarth Technologies is dedicated to providing leading edge soil and water remediation solutions to Canada and beyond. The Nova Scotia based business utilizes an innovative, recently developed technique called soil washing that separates and extracts contaminates from the earth.

CleanEarth Technologies
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E Revolution Ventures

E Revolution Ventures got its start nearly three decades ago as a 500 square foot kiosk at the site of the former New Orleans World’s Fair – and has never had an unprofitable year since. The Delaware based company has grown and evolved over the last 28 years, adding multiple brick and mortar stores and a thriving online retail arm along the way.

E Revolution Ventures
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Emergent Medical Associates

If you have seen the Michael Moore documentary ‘Sicko’, you may have a negative opinion of the state of healthcare in the US. The representation is not flattering; it paints a picture of a system that is cold, uncaring, greedy and inefficient. However, this representation is not entirely accurate. The system has its inherent issues of course, but there are also key organizations working to actively change the story.

Emergent Medical Associates
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ENGEO Incorporated

Engineering firm ENGEO Incorporated is a provider of services in the areas of geotechnical, environmental, hydrologic and geologic engineering. Voted the fifth best place to work in the United States for the second consecutive year, the company is the distillation of a business model that has been tailored and implemented by CEO Uri Eliahu.

ENGEO Incorporated
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Equipment World

In this modern age of business, fortunes and reputations can be built or lost with the click of a mouse key, and the relationship between provider and client is now a transaction that is often executed in the quickest and most direct method possible.

Equipment World
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Homecare Homebase

The history of home health and hospice care in the United States dates back to the 1880s. The industry has come a long way since then, when mountains of paper were necessary for home healthcare plans. Technology to support this industry continues to rapidly evolve, and it’s a good thing, since growth in this sector of healthcare demands it.

Homecare Homebase
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J. Calnan & Associates

J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) is ready for a challenge. The Boston-area company specializes in challenging preconstruction and construction projects throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey.

J. Calnan & Associates

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Safety at Work, at Home, and on the Road

The National Safety Council (NSC) has an invaluable mission: to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road. The membership-based organization accomplishes its goals through leadership, research, education and advocacy. After profiling the Council in June 2015, Business in Focus sat down with President and CEO Deborah Hersman this month to hear the latest developments.