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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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Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness was founded in 1992 “for the everyday person,’” says McCall Gosselin, Director of Public Relations. The company’s foundational goal was to produce a space where anybody would feel welcome, no matter what their level of fitness.

Planet Fitness
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ChargePoint

ChargePoint is truly ahead of the game. The California based company predicted that electric vehicles (EVs) were the wave of the future – and developed an innovative charging infrastructure before EVs even hit the market.

ChargePoint
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Pure Canadian Gaming

The world of gaming is tricky business. In order to be a market leader, one must have something that the others do not possess. Pure Canadian Gaming is just that leader within the corporate casino field, and maintains this position by, first and foremost, treating the customer like gold.

Pure Canadian Gaming
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City of Lacombe

The heart of a province can often be seen through a glimpse at its smaller communities. In Alberta, one of the province’s lesser known jewels is Lacombe. Only a 25 minute drive from Red Deer, this city of 12,000 people encompasses the community spirit that helps to define the province.

City of Lacombe
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Rapid City

After failing to find gold in the surrounding Black Hills, a group of disheartened prospectors founded Rapid City in South Dakota in 1876. The men may not have struck it rich, but they left a lasting legacy; their humble settlement has grown to become the state’s second largest city – while still retaining its small town, Wild West charm.

Rapid City
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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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Wind on the Rise

In the world of renewable energy, wind power is growing fast. It is projected that 10 percent of the energy generated in the United States will come from wind farms by 2020. Offshore wind farms are a relatively new addition to the American energy market, but the technology has been well established in Europe and is now taking off state-side as well.