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From Nigeria to Winnipeg: Building a lasting local business

Perseverance pays off for this local entrepreneur

When she emigrated from her native Nigeria to Canada in 1986, Elizabeth Lawal had to overcome adversity and life’s most difficult and unexpected challenges to establish this remarkable business. Related Posts: Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 years One step closer to end homelessness in Winnipeg Urban Circle Training […]

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Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers' Market celebrates 30 years

Make it, grow it, bake it: St. Norbert Farmers’ Market celebrates 30 years

Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the launch of their outdoor season and brand new canopy structure that will make the venue a true four-season attraction. The 90 by 130-foot canopy marks the culmination of a 10-year, three phase, $1 million redevelopment of the market, which was founded in […]

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Winnipeg’s tasty new ice cream shop could be instantly iconic

Winnipeg’s tasty new ice cream shop could be instantly iconic

Despite the frigid weather that greeted their new Winnipeg business, Chaeban Ice Cream on the official first day of winter in 2017. Offering deliciously different desserts, the couple has been overwhelmed by the warm response of the community. Related Posts: Gunn’s Bakery: Catering to Winnipeg from the Heart of the North End Fools and Horses […]

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So you're thinking of starting a small business

Resources for starting a small business

So you’re thinking of starting a small business. No doubt you have plenty of questions running through your mind. Many of you will turn to “Small Business for Dummies” or similar publications for some sense of direction. No problem with that as you should explore all avenues of information and discovery if contemplating taking such […]

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Fools and Horses Coffee Company — Good from the Ground up

Fools and Horses Coffee Company — good from the ground up

Winnipeg’s coffee culture has seen some remarkably positive changes over the last few years. Numerous new independent coffee shops have brought colour and vibrancy to what was a dull landscape dominated by large coffee chains.   In many ways, the evolution is perfectly exemplified by Fools and Horses Coffee. Besides offering well-prepared, high quality coffees […]

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Award winning Chef du Cuisine – Kelly Cattani – will manage the café

Diversity Foods Opens Buffalo Stone Cafe at FortWhyte Alive

Congratulations to Diversity Food Services for their recent announcement to operate Buffalo Stone Café at FortWhyte Alive.  Award winning Chef du Cuisine – Kelly Cattani – will manage the café and all the catering services. With closely aligned environmental and social values, this partnership just makes sense. The menu will feature local, organic and sustainable foods cooked from […]

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Sargent Sundae is open, spring is here

Sargent Sundae is Open: Spring is finally here!

Though there’s still snow on the ground, the trees aren’t budding yet and there are no robins in sight, it still feels like spring has arrived! Sargent Sundae has opened for the season after one of the harshest winters in recent history, giving us all hope that on this first day of spring, warmer weather is right around the […]

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An Interview with James Foster, VP and GM of Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited

With the recent acquisition of Valour Tri-West Insurance Brokers Limited, James Foster, VP and GM of Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited, answers our questions about the purchase and the organization. ACU:  Tell us about Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited? JF:      Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited now operates a network of 6 locations with 35 professional staff in Winnipeg. We […]

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