Stampede Foundation receives $1 million endowment gift from Chiu family

Stampede Foundation receives $1 million endowment gift from Chiu familyThe Calgary Stampede Foundation has received an endowment gift of $1 million from Wayne and Eleanor Chiu, who own prominent homebuilder Trico Homes in the city. In a news release, the Stampede said the endowment will support the Foundation’s education programs, such as Stampede School and OH Ranch School and their innovative approach to engaging…

Why you should build your brand from the inside-out

Having a clear purpose helps organizations stand out from the crowd

Why you should build your brand from the inside-outOne time, while presenting a brand strategy to a client, I could feel myself tearing up. After several years of uncertainty about their direction, they finally had clarity about their real value, and their offering to the market. Their excitement – mixed with joy and relief – was palpable. This new strategy, they said, captured…

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…

A spiritual leadership grounded in reality

Fostering collaboration rather than conflict, the Aga Khan builds bridges between people, religions and cultures to help the world’s most vulnerable

A spiritual leadership grounded in realityWhen your last name is Arab and you’re not a Muslim or terrorist, you defy a few Islamophobic stereotypes yourself. I’m Arab in name, but my father’s religion is Maronite Catholic – an early branch of the Roman Catholic Church. I was brought up Roman Catholic and indoctrinated in papal infallibility. So the idea of…

19,000-acre ranch donated to U of C’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The gift, from J.C. Anderson and his daughter Wynne Chisholm, is  valued at $44 million

19,000-acre ranch donated to U of C’s Faculty of Veterinary MedicineThe University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has received a massive donation to help it create a world-class teaching, learning and research facility in Alberta. The U of C announced on Friday it was receiving a gift of a 19,000-acre cattle ranch operation, valued at $44 million from J.C. Anderson and his daughter Wynne…

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…

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…

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…