New health and wellness college launched in Calgary

MCG Career College says it will offer a growing portfolio of programs that empower students

New health and wellness college launched in CalgaryA new private vocational college is being launched in Calgary to train students in health and wellness education. MCG Career College says it will offer a growing portfolio of programs and courses that empower students with the confidence and skills they need to become leaders and business owners in our community. Above all, it says,…

Calgary office vacancies trending down

Avison Young report says the tech sector should play a key role in Alberta’s future economy

Calgary office vacancies trending downThe overall Calgary office vacancy has been trending down for the last 18 months, according to a new market report by Avison Young. Peak vacancy was recorded in second-quarter 2018 at 23.5 per cent, and is over a full percentage point lower at 22.3 per cent in third-quarter 2019, added the report. “While the vacancy…

Calgary Economic Development appoints Joe Lougheed as new chair

Organization launches new campaign to attract tech talent to the city as it introduces eight new board members

Calgary Economic Development appoints Joe Lougheed as new chairCalgary Economic Development has appointed eight new people to its board of directors, including prominent Calgary lawyer Joe Lougheed as its chair. And the organization has launched a new campaign to attract tech talent to the city. The other directors appointed to three-year terms on the volunteer board are: David Duckworth, city manager, City of…

Alberta manufacturing sales dip in August

Across Canada, manufacturing sales rose by 0.8% to $57.6 billion in August, following two months of declines

Alberta manufacturing sales dip in AugustManufacturing sales in Alberta dipped in August, according to Statistics Canada. The federal agency reported on Thursday that sales in the province fell by 0.1 per cent to $6.3 billion. On an annual basis, they were down 4.3 per cent. Across Canada, manufacturing sales rose by 0.8 per cent to $57.6 billion in August, following…

How entrepreneurs can go from invisible to invincible

Francesca Moi of Empowering Events talks about building your following and being active and consistent on social media

How entrepreneurs can go from invisible to invincible Francesca Moi is CEO/director of Empowering Events. You describe yourself as the Meetup Queen. What does that mean and what do you do? Moi: Five years ago I wanted to grow my life-coaching business and I couldn’t find a way to get clients until I started a Meetup group and a Facebook group. Within three…

Calgary suburban office market sees spike in leasing

Vacancy rate decreased by 90 basis points to 20.6 per cent

Calgary suburban office market sees spike in leasingThe suburban office market in Calgary experienced significant positive absorption in the third quarter of 229,745 square feet and the vacancy rate decreased by 90 basis points to 20.6 per cent, says commercial real estate firm CBRE in a report. The report said flight-to-quality continues to be a trend as tenants look for cost savings,…

Calgary region sees spike in employment while Edmonton falls

Calgary region sees spike in employment while Edmonton fallsIn the past year, employment in the Calgary census metropolitan area has risen by 50,300 positions while in the Edmonton CMA it has fallen by 9,200, according to data released Friday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency said employment in the Calgary region was up in September by 200 positions from the month before as…

Calgary region sees largest decline in new home prices

Calgary region sees largest decline in new home pricesIn August, Calgary (-2.2 per cent) and Regina (-2.1 per cent) posted the largest year-over-year declines in new house prices for the third month in a row, says Statistics Canada. “Elevated housing inventory levels continued to affect new house prices in both CMAs. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported that single-family housing starts declined year…

Lighthouse Labs receiving funding to expand tech training in Calgary

Up to $300,000 over three years to help Calgarians looking to pivot their careers

Lighthouse Labs receiving funding to expand tech training in CalgaryThe Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund is giving Lighthouse Labs up to $300,000 over three years to expand tech training for Calgarians looking to pivot their careers. It’s a coding-education company that offers 12-week bootcamp courses in web development. The company wants to accelerate expansion of its Web Development Bootcamp programming in Calgary to achieve a…

Arctic Spas captures entrepreneur of the year award

Arctic Spas captures entrepreneur of the year awardDarcy Amendt, Dennis Kellner and Brent Macklin of Thorsby, Alberta-based Arctic Spas, a leading global designer and manufacturer of hot tubs and leisure products, captured the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year  2019 Prairies award at an event in Calgary Thursday night. The company began in 1994 in a small Thorsby, Alberta garage, evolved in 2005…
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