Life and meal lessons from Cat Bauce of Mangia Catering

The local chef embraces her family’s culture, resilience and connection in her pursuit of business success

Life and meal lessons from Cat Bauce of Mangia CateringCat Bauce is chef and owner of Mangia Catering & Takeout. When and why did you start Mangia Catering? Bauce: Mangia (pronounced maun-jah) is the Italian word for eat. My family said prayer at every meal (a little thank you), and after we said amen comes a pause (as a child this pause felt like…

Barking up the right tree: pet care company finds success

Nikki Nordick of Airdrie Puppy Pals talks about why the human-to-animal bond resonates – and why her business has flourished

Barking up the right tree: pet care company finds successNikki Nordick is owner and certified professional dog trainer at Airdrie Puppy Pals. Tell me about your business and what you offer? Nordick: My husband Ray and I own a dog care facility in Airdrie, just north of Calgary, called Airdrie Puppy Pals. With a team of amazing dog care specialists, we offer dog daycare…

Growing through productivity and innovation

Lori Schmidt of GO Productivity talks about how a made-in-Alberta strategy helps companies reach their potential and set new goals

Growing through productivity and innovationLori Schmidt is CEO GO Productivity. Can you explain what GO Productivity is and what it does? Schmidt: GO Productivity is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission it is to assist companies scale up and grow through productivity and innovation – enabling companies to improve their completeness and compete on a global scale. GO Productivity started…

Calgarians need to chase a dream together

Emma May talks about her role in the grassroots movement Yes Calgary 2026 and why she believes the city needs the Olympics

Calgarians need to chase a dream togetherEmma May is the co-founder and brand and culture officer with Charles Real Estate in Calgary. Explain what your role is in the Olympic 2026 bid for the city. May: I’m a volunteer with Yes Calgary 2026. Essentially, I’m part of a group of citizens who like the idea of hosting the Olympics. I help…

Staying at the forefront of the evolution in menswear

Larry Rosen talks about the eclectic fashion mix he sees in Calgary and how Harry Rosen Inc. strives to meet those needs

Staying at the forefront of the evolution in menswearLarry Rosen is chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc. What are the most popular trends in menswear this year? Rosen: There's a lot of interesting things happening. I guess what I would define as the most interesting continuing trend is with the casualization of the workplace with many offices going casual for larger portions of the week.…

Working to put an end to workplace harassment

Wendy Giuffre of Wendy Ellen Inc. talks about new legislation, how to investigate complaints and what constitutes harassment

Working to put an end to workplace harassmentWendy Giuffre is president and principal consultant at Wendy Ellen Inc. What can you tell me about workplace harassment and its prevalence today? Is it a growing issue? Giuffre: The actual act of workplace harassment may not be a growing issue, yet the number of reported cases is increasing. Bullying harassment cases have been on…

Rental market slowly improving as more tenants search for homes

Gerry Baxter of the Calgary Residential Rental Association talks about weathering the recession

Rental market slowly improving as more tenants search for homesGerry Baxter is executive director of the Calgary Residential Rental Association. Can you give me a sense of how many members there are in the association and the association’s purpose? Baxter: The Calgary Residential Rental Association (CRRA) is almost 60 years old. It was founded in 1959 by a group of committed professional business individuals…

A good realtor harnesses their inner chameleon

Tara Molina of RE/MAX talks about how to keep moving forward and stay focused on the things that work for you

A good realtor harnesses their inner chameleonTara Molina is a realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) in Calgary. Why did you become a realtor? Molina: My love of real estate took form many years ago while living in New York City. During my time in the Big Apple, I worked alongside a designer and was fortunate enough to have the privilege…

Locnest helps put a roof over renters’ heads

Sébastien Barrillier of Locnest talks about how their model offers a simple solution to the security deposit problem

Locnest helps put a roof over renters’ headsSebastien Barrillier is president of Locnest. What is Locnest and how does it work? Barrillier: Locnest provides lease guarantee services to Canadian landlords and tenants. Our lease guarantee can replace security deposits in jurisdictions where they’re permitted and act as a guarantor or co-signer in jurisdictions where they’re not, providing landlords with a secure and…

Millennials face challenges dealing with inheritance

Shawnette Fraser of TD Canada Trust says its important to remember that there are emotions at play

Millennials face challenges dealing with inheritanceShawnette Fraser is district vice-president of Calgary North for TD Canada Trust. How big of a market is the millennial generation these days for Canadian financial institutions? Fraser: Millennials make up a large portion of our population, and as customer service-based business we need to be looking to how we can best support them in their…
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