Thanks for greater than 20 years of good-news enterprise tales

Thanks for greater than 20 years of good-news enterprise tales

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My annual end-of-year column provides because of the entire individuals who have helped me a lot with suggestions, info, contacts and confirming rumours, with particular appreciation to this newspaper’s editorial workers who ensured I appeared often twice every week.

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Round City has been a enterprise function for greater than 20 years and I’ve by no means been advised what to jot down or what to not, and all of my columns have been accepted.

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I’m proud to say I’ve by no means missed a deadline, however for the final couple of months workers had been understanding after I was unable to submit columns.

I had an prolonged keep on Maui as a visitor of Memorial Hospital, with out technique of communication for some time. Once they had been knowledgeable, I had so many encouraging emails and was advised, “simply get higher and start writing columns once more if you find yourself in a position.”


Good relationships have made these columns attainable. I depend on a rising quantity of people that perceive the kind of good-news enterprise tales I pursue. And regardless of so many challenges this yr, there was no scarcity of Calgary companies that had optimistic information about their success and confidence on this energetic market.

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Many have continued to be supportive since I discussed them in my first thanks column in 2002.

I’m comfortable to once more point out folks comparable to Michael Evans, Ron Kurczaba, Peter Mayerchak, George Brookman, Jason Cottle, Bob Harris, Invoice Chomik, Chris Regulation, Randy Remington, Doug Porozni, John Dong, Hal Walker, Marc Staniloff, Richard White, Peter Wallis and Terry Moore.

A number of have retired or moved away however nonetheless keep up a correspondence, together with Rosemarie Enslin, Bob Holmes, Frank Sisson, Peter Thorpe, Bert Messier and Helmar Basedow, now dwelling on Vancouver Island — thumbs as much as the Herald on-line version — however nonetheless very within the well being of Calgary enterprise. Sadly, some have handed away, together with Jim Duggan and Witold Twardowski.

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A very good variety of readers’ questions ask about actual property — what’s being developed on a selected piece of land or who’s shifting into an industrial constructing or workplace advanced.

A very good variety of dependable industrial realtors present me with solutions as quickly contracts have been accomplished — Jon Mook, Bernie Bayer, Marc Rosso, Justin Mayerchak, David Wallach, Iain Ferguson, Mike Warner, Marshall Toner, Mike Kehoe, Jeff Robson, Chris Saunders, Cody Watson, Bob MacDougall, Chris Howard, Wayne Hill, Aly Lalani, Steve Vesuwalla, and Kevin Deeks.

This metropolis prospers by way of the boldness of builders comparable to Cody Clayton of Remington’s Quarry Park and James Roberson with College District, two of our massively profitable initiatives.

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Thanks additionally to representatives of different builders, and the architectural and development companies who help them and are so aware of my calls — Sean Flathers, Mike Brescia, Michael Brown, Peter Livaditis, Brad Regier, Glen Clark, Lisa Gibson, Vince Dods, Rick Andison, Invoice Mitchell, Stephen Bugbee, Bruce Abugov, Ross Roy, Dustin Couzens, Patricia Verburgt, Cathy Orr, Jerilyn Wright, and Jane Lawson.

Among the many better of the public-relations practitioners who attain out to me after they have gadgets they consider will likely be of curiosity are Bob Sumner, Paula Worthington, Gisele Danis, Erica Morgan, Ellen Parker, Jessica Harcombe Fleming, Noelle Aune, Lana Rogers, Shauna MacDonald, and Bonnie Elgie.

Reporting on optimistic enterprise tales has additionally meant the good thing about many long-term relationships of people that help this column.

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I admire the friendships and encouragement of Lou MacEachern, Kevin Gregor, Niha Prasad-Kroliczek, Tony James, Laureen Regan, Phil Libin, Victor Choy, Mark Wilson, Ron Nowell, Wayne Chiu, Ron Salverda, Paul Van Ginkel, Clark Grue, Pat Ottman, Eric Sit, Gerry Garvey, Sandra Giorgetti, Lance Hurtubise, Raymond Kan, Randy Mowat, and Shael Gelfand.

I belief that each one of those enterprise leaders will proceed to reply to my questions and name me about new happenings within the coming yr. They may assist me hold you knowledgeable of a few thrilling relocations of companies into the Beltline district, the redevelopment of the downtown YMCA constructing, a brand new reasonably priced housing venture in Forest Garden, and a brand new tenant for the prime southwest nook of Macleod Path and Glenmore Path.

Wishing all of those contacts — and people I could have missed — as nicely my devoted readers a contented and wholesome New Yr.

David Parker seems often within the Herald. Learn on-line at He might be reached at 403-830-4622 or by electronic mail at [email protected].

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