The return of a steady, stable Calgary real estate market

Realtor Christina Hagerty sees less speculation, more planning and greater prudence from her customers

The return of a steady, stable Calgary real estate marketChristina Hagerty is a realtor with RE/MAX Realty Professionals. Calgary’s Business: What’s your feel of what's happening today in the Calgary real estate market? Hagerty: We weathered the storm for the past two years and are now coming up for air. Buyers are cautious but optimistic. There has been a surge in activity since our…

ReSourceYYC a one-stop resource shop for entrepreneurs

Ron Bettin talks about creating a coworking talent hub by offering a wide range of critical and innovative services

ReSourceYYC a one-stop resource shop for entrepreneursRon Bettin is co-founder of ReSourceYYC. Calgary’s Business: Can you explain what ReSourceYYC is, its purpose and its history? Bettin: ReSourceYYC is a unique and innovative coworking space for entrepreneurial professionals. We have created an environment that combines an inspirational workspace with access to world-class software and collaboration with industry peers and experts. We support our…

Nancy Drew and her quest for sustainable happiness

For consultant Nancy Drew, success must be based on passion, commitment and knowing you’d do what you do for free

Nancy Drew and her quest for sustainable happinessNancy Drew, formerly of Calgary, is now based in California as a management consultant, speaker and corporate trainer. Calgary’s Business: Can you explain what you do now? Drew: I teach, for my own company and UC of San Diego School of Management, time management and work-life balance, leading effective meetings and practice management. I teach…

Alberta’s annual inflation rate among highest in country

StatsCan says seven of eight major components rose nationally, led by transportation. Household operations and furnishings was the lone major component to decline

Alberta’s annual inflation rate among highest in countryThe annual inflation rate in Alberta was the second highest among provinces in June – trailing only Prince Edward Island. Statistics Canada reported Friday that consumer price inflation in Alberta rose by 2.8 per cent year over year. P.E.I.’s annual inflation rate was 2.9 per cent. According to the federal agency’s data, the Consumer Price…

Alberta retailers enjoyed a healthy May

Sales in the province climbed to just under $7 billion for the month, up 2% from April and up 3.7% year over year

Alberta retailers enjoyed a healthy MayMay was a good month for retailers in Alberta. According to Statistics Canada, retail sales in the province climbed to just under $7 billion for the month, which was up two per cent from April and a hike of 3.7 per cent year over year. Across Canada, the federal agency said on Friday, retail sales…

Alberta new housing construction investment rises

Across the country, spending on apartment buildings, row houses and semi-detached houses was up, while spending on single-family homes was down

Alberta new housing construction investment risesInvestment in new housing construction increased 3.1 per cent in Alberta from May 2017 to $716.6 million in May of this year, according to data released Thursday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency also said that on a national level investment was up 6.3 per cent year over year to $4.8 billion. “The year-over-year increase…

The Ace Class is changing the way women connect with women

Mandy Balak of The Ace Class talks about the importance of community and mentorship in growing your business

The Ace Class is changing the way women connect with womenMandy Balak is founder and CEO of The Ace Class. Calgary’s Business: Can you explain what The Ace Class is and its purpose? Balak: Ace is an acronym for activate, cultivate and empower – we are a Canadian media and events company designed and created by women for women. We are founded in our intention…

High taxes killing Canada’s competitiveness with the U.S

Accountants association says survey findings reinforce the need for a comprehensive review of Canada's tax system

High taxes killing Canada’s competitiveness with the U.SCanada continues to be seen as less competitive when compared with the United States, says a new survey of business leaders by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. And the quarterly survey of professional accountants in business leadership roles, which was released on Tuesday, cites taxation as a reason for that. The CPA Canada Business…

Finalists named for EY Prairie entrepreneur of the year

A gala event on Oct. 18 in Calgary will announce the winners out of 48 finalists across 10 categories

Finalists named for EY Prairie entrepreneur of the yearForty-eight finalists across 10 categories have been named for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2018 Prairies. “A common theme among this year’s Prairies finalists is their tremendous passion for their teams, communities and businesses,” said Rob Jolley, program director, in a statement. “This translates into a strong vision, relentless innovation, and motivated…

Mainstreet Equity reports ‘promising’ results

Rental revenue increases, vacancy rate drops despite lingering economic uncertainty in Alberta

Mainstreet Equity reports ‘promising’ resultsCalgary-based Mainstreet Equity Corp. saw rental revenue increase and its same asset vacancy rate drop in the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company, which is an add-value, mid-market consolidator of apartments in Western Canada, reported on Tuesday that rental revenue increased 11 per cent to $29.3 million in the quarter, which ended June 30.…