Investing in marketing and branding for startups

Lewk Schulze talks about building Axenic into a global marketing player and the company’s next steps – including expansion to Calgary

Investing in marketing and branding for startupsLewk Schulze is CEO and co-founder of Axenic. What is Axenic and what does it do? Schulze: I’ll try to be brief, as I could take up an entire chapter writing the story behind Axenic. Axenic is a global creative investment firm based in Los Angeles, Calif. I started the company when I was 18…

Calgary downtown office vacancy settles in the 24% range

Cresa says the amount of ghost space in the market – space leased but unoccupied – isn't included in the study

Calgary downtown office vacancy settles in the 24% rangeVacancy in Calgary’s downtown office market continues to remain at all-time highs, but it appears that it has hit a plateau at around 24 or 25 per cent, says a new report by commercial real estate firm Cresa. “Barring any major transactions or (mergers and acquisitions) activity, vacancy will likely remain here for the foreseeable…

Calgary real estate market heating up: report

City could be classified as a sellers’ market in July, along with half of the nearby municipalities: Zoocasa

Calgary real estate market heating up: reportAfter several years of quieter real estate demand and activity, it appears Calgary and surrounding regional markets are in store for an uptick, says a report released on Wednesday by real estate technology firm Zoocasa. A hotter pace is already noticeable in the Calgary real estate market, said the report. “According to new analysis by…

Currie neighbourhood installs beehives for sustainability

Hoping to create a community of bee advocates who will embrace the hives as a meaningful part of their community

Currie neighbourhood installs beehives for sustainabilityHere’s something very cool happening in the southwest Calgary neighbourhood of Currie. In celebration of World Honeybee Day on August 17, the master-planned community by Canada Lands Company has installed community beehives to educate and raise awareness about the role honeybees play in the ecosystem. “Our hope is that urban beekeeping in Currie will help…

A conversation with Women in Need Society’s Karen Ramchuk

A conversation with Women in Need Society’s Karen Ramchuk The Women In Need Society has been slammed by demand during Calgary's economic downturn. Karen Ramchuk, CEO of WINS, talks about how the organization counts on ordinary Calgarians to keep afloat Contact us if you would like to appear as a guest on Calgary Business's Five Questions. Watch to our previous Five Questions videos.…

Calgary home prices slide, and so does inventory

The benchmark price fell by 3.45 per cent. The median price dipped 1.65 per cent and the average MLS sale price was down 5.45 per cent

Calgary home prices slide, and so does inventoryHome prices in Calgary’s resale housing market slid again in July, but real estate officials say a reduced supply of homes may lead to a recovery. MLS statistics released by the Calgary Real Estate Board show that prices are down year-over-year in three different measures of the market. The benchmark price - which the board…

Calgary house sales up, prices down in July MLS report

Sales have climbed by 7.30 per cent year-over-year to 1,572 and pending sales are up by 9.47 per cent

Calgary house sales up, prices down in July MLS reportCalgary MLS sales in July increased from year-ago levels but prices were down, the Calgary Real Estate Board reports. With one day remaining in the month, the unofficial numbers on the board's website show that sales have climbed by 7.30 per cent year-over-year to 1,572 and pending sales are up by 9.47 per cent. Recent…

Striving to be a one-stop beauty shop

Elanna Halisky of Rejuve! Health and Wellness talks about how innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and passionate, knowledgeable staff drive her business forward

Striving to be a one-stop beauty shopElanna Halisky is owner and operator at Rejuve! Health & Wellness. Tell me about Rejuve Health & Wellness. When you started it and what it does? Halisky: I started Rejuve back in 2003 in the heart of Kensington. Here at Rejuve, we offer a unique treatment for weight loss and detoxification called the Rejuve! system,…

Calgarians are far from conservative in the art they embrace

Steve Schroeder talks about how the Calgary International Film Festival contributes to the city’s cultural vibrancy

Calgarians are far from conservative in the art they embraceSteve Schroeder is executive director of the Calgary International Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 18 to 29 this year. How has the arts/culture scene in Calgary evolved? Schroeder: I’ve been working professionally in the Calgary arts scene for almost 24 years, so my perspective on this question takes the long view. There’s no doubt…