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November 03, 2017

Background: Avison Young is one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate firms. Headquartered in Toronto, this global firm now has over 80 offices and over 100 million square feet of space under property management.  In 2017, the company was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the sixth year running by Deloitte.

Our Work: Southeast Calgary’s new XXXX commercial development has XXX introduced XXX units into Calgary’s commercial…

February 19, 2017

Background: The British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society (BCUPS) works with holders of unclaimed property to reunite rightful owners with their forgotten or unclaimed assets. The Society maintains a public database of dormant accounts and assets, and process eligible claims to reunite owners with their forgotten dollars. In 2015, BCUPS received close to $4 million in unclaimed property from companies and organizations and returned approximately $900,000 to claimants. Currently the…

May 12, 2016

BACKGROUND: The Calgary Stampede has been called the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and for good reason. Over one million people attend the July extravaganza which features bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie down roping, saddle bronc, bareback riding and of course pancake breakfasts and stampede parties. The Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates Canada’s western heritage, cultures and community spirit.

Our Work: With the…

July 25, 2015

Background: In 2015, this upscale brand moved into Canada, opening 6 anchor-size stores in the hearts of Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Staffing and training such a massive operation is by no means an easy exercise.
For the store to launch successfully in a new country where it previously has had no presence, having a well-trained and dedicated staff will be critical to its success.

This publicly listed company (JWN – NYSE) has…

July 24, 2015

 

Background: The weird and quirky Northwestern US city of Portland is truly ‘Happening Now’.

Located 500 kilometres from Vancouver – or approximately a 6 hour drive – Portland, Oregon is the new Seattle for Canadian cross-border residents.

The city has a growing cultural mystique that is attracting tourists from across the region – and having no state sales tax doesn’t hurt either.

Our Work: We helped introduce the attractions of Portland, Oregon…

July 22, 2015
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Background: OPSEU is one of Canada’s largest unions, representing 130,000 of Ontario’s government employees. The job base supported by the union is as diverse as its membership, with employees from numerous industrial sectors: healthcare, education, government, and retail.

The Work: Unions are often at the forefront of social activism and change in our society and OPSEU is a leader in this movement.

This past year, OPSEU extended its community outreach through its first…

July 20, 2015

Background: One of Canada’s oldest private colleges, Sprott Shaw has featured their courses in a number of campaigns over many years that have targeted multicultural consumers in BC and across Canada.

These have crossed all platforms: print, web, radio, and TV.

Over this time period, Sprott Shaw has not only grown in the number of campuses established in Canada and overseas but also in the number of courses available for students.

The…

July 18, 2015

Background: Summer is divine in Tofino – Canada’s only surfing mecca – but winter storm season is spectacular.
Wave after giant wave crashes mercilessly into the shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Perched on a rocky outcropping amidst Vancouver Islands old growth rainforest overlooking the endless play of nature versus nature is The Wickininnish Inn.
Guests are able to dine in 5-star luxury while watching the waters of Pacific…

June 25, 2015

Background: The annual Adams River Salmon Run has been taking place before the First Peoples arrived in the Thompson Shushwap region of British Columbia. Every four year there is a ‘dominant’ salmon run – these are truly awe-inspiring as millions of sockeye return to the place of their birth where they spawn a new generation and then die.
These mature salmon have navigated thousands of kilometres through the Pacific Ocean…

May 26, 2015

Background: Value Village is a global thrift retailer of gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.
This green-oriented business of purchasing, reselling and recycling keeps more than 650 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year.
Worldwide Value village operates over 330 locations and has 20,000 employees in Canada, the United States and Australia.

The Work: Thinking green and recycling items like clothing is becoming a popular activity in North America…

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