Financing solutions instead of funding problems

How Karma & Cents embraces the notion that successful companies are built like communities, on trust with people at the centre

Financing solutions instead of funding problemsGena Rotstein and Richard Ouellette are founders of Karma & Cents. What is Karma & Cents? When did you start it? Why? And what does it do? Answer: The idea of Karma & Cents was started, as many other great ideas do, over a meal, a bottle of wine and great conversation. We (Gena Rotstein…

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babies

Calgary-based company partnering with a Hamilton agency to provide essential needs to young families

Baby Gourmet seeks to ensure healthy food choices for babiesCalgary-based  Baby Gourmet 's Heart of Baby Gourmet platform wants to ensure every child in Canada has access to healthy food. For years, the company has supported food banks in Canada. It’s now partnering as well with an agency in Hamilton, Ont., to provide essential needs to young families. “Baby Gourmet has been a trusted part…

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…

United Way launches fall fundraising campaign

Calgary’s corporate and business community is expected to once again step up to the plate. Last year the Calgary and area campaign raised $52.6 million

United Way launches fall fundraising campaignCalgary’s corporate and business community is expected to once again step up to the plate as an integral supporter of the United Way of Calgary and Area, which has launched its annual fall fundraising campaign. The Calgary and area campaign raised $52.6 million last year. The campaign runs until the end of the year. Karen…

How to address social inequality without an inheritance tax

Ideas about taxing, restricting or abolishing your inheritance have been floated by western social thinkers for centuries

How to address social inequality without an inheritance taxShould Canadians be taxed on inheritance? The question is increasingly being asked, but the answer is not straight-forward. This discussion is inherently linked to maintaining inequality from one generation to another – and basically to a skewing of the playing field of life from the start. Such debates aren’t new. In fact, they centre on…

Abundance of choice in the Calgary real estate market

Alan Tennant, CEO of the Calgary Real Estate Board, says it's a buyers market. Trends toward big data can help customers find exactly what they want

Abundance of choice in the Calgary real estate marketAlan Tennant is CEO of the Calgary Real Estate Board. Calgary’s Business: How would you describe the residential real estate market in Calgary this year? Tennant: This year’s market has seen its share of challenges. With easing sales, an increase in new listings and a drop in sales activity, we are firmly entrenched in what…

Shelter for all: CREB Charitable Foundation builds community

Aneve MacKay-Lyons talks about how local realtors have embraced the mission to provide housing for low-income Calgarians

Shelter for all: CREB Charitable Foundation builds communityAneve MacKay-Lyons is manager of the Calgary Real Estate Board’s Charitable Foundation. Calgary’s Business: What’s the history of how and why CREB’s Charitable Foundation was founded? MacKay-Lyons: Officially established in 1987, CREB Charitable Foundation was formed by a small group of realtors as a way for our members to give back to the community in…

Three Canadian drivers bring added excitement to this year’s Honda Indy

James Hinchcliffe, Robbie Wickens and Zachary Claman De Melo are all vying to bring Toronto a Canadian winner

Three Canadian drivers bring added excitement to this year’s Honda IndyThe first time I attended the Honda Indy race in Toronto, my friend Scot Cameron, a former race car driver, told me to stand at the wall of the track at the straightaway and look directly across as a car goes past. “All you’ll see is a blur,” he said. “You’ll know it went past,…

The Aga Khan: 60 years of remarkable service to the world

As he comes to Alberta, we should celebrate his unshakable belief in the values of pluralism, diversity and equality

The Aga Khan: 60 years of remarkable service to the worldWho is His Highness, the Aga Khan, a man who is celebrating 60 years of service to his community and the world? He is the spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, a significant number of whom call Canada home. He is a diplomat, social innovator, global humanitarian and someone with an unshakable belief in…

A profound legacy of improving the human condition

The Aga Khan Development Network has a deep commitment to social, economic and educational projects in developing nations

A profound legacy of improving the human conditionThis year is the diamond jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan, the leader of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. I would like to express my gratitude to the Ismaili community for their exceptional commitment, under the Aga Khan’s leadership, to the betterment of the human condition globally and for their many achievements in Calgary…