Topic: Road to Success

Hub Equipment

Road to Success – Hub Equipment: For the Love of the Business

Posted on 2017 Aug 10 by

In today’s fast-paced, cutthroat, technology-driven world, a homegrown success story built on traditional values is a refreshing change of pace. Meet Hub Equipment, a third-generation Canadian business offering construction equipment rental and sales. Founded by Tom H. Stevenson II, the company opened its doors in 1946 in Moncton, New Brunswick, known then as “the hub…

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Road to Success – Summer Fresh Salads: Fresh Is Best

Posted on 2017 Feb 11 by

Roasted red pepper hummus, aged cheddar and chipotle dip, spicy penne parmesan salad – success comes in a variety of forms and flavours. At least, it does for Susan Niczowski, President at Summer Fresh Salads Inc. With humble beginnings dating back to 1991 in her mother’s kitchen, Susan has grown her specialty food company into…

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Road to Success – Italian Home Bakery: Finding a Strategic Buyer

Posted on 2016 Jul 04 by

Since 1955, Italian Home Bakery has been an active and highly-respected member of the Toronto baking community. In 1999, the business was acquired by two brothers, Dennis Rossetti and John Rossetti. Dennis was Italian Home Bakery’s co-CEO and COO, and John was the company’s co-CEO and CFO. In the beginning, Italian Home Bakery was in the fresh bakery business, primarily supplying…

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Retirement Life Communities: The New Face of Retirement

Posted on 2016 Feb 16 by

Over the last thirty years, the way people live out their retirement has changed. Just ask Joe Ger, Founder and CEO of Toronto-based Retirement Life Communities: “The language has changed. The perception has changed and the environment changed.” Where once builders produced retirement residences that were sterile and devoid of personality, Ger has responded to…

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Perth Environmental: Breathing New Life Into Food Waste

Posted on 2015 Dec 21 by

Ten years after Glenn Nafziger began pork farming, he decided to branch out. In 1990, he bought a sewage truck and started providing septic removal services, and Perth Environmental (www.PerthEnvironmental.com) was born. Based in Brunner, Ontario, the company grew from one truck to eight trucks and moved from septic services to providing collection and disposal…

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Med Flavour Inc.: The Importance of Branding

Posted on 2015 Nov 02 by

When one thinks of bottled olive oil, Italy probably comes to mind. Since 2013, Brahim Slama, General Manager of Med Flavour Inc., has been working to change this perception by importing olive oil from his homeland of Tunisia to Canada. Slama’s family in Tunisia has been in the olive oil business since 1930. It is…

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How Ontario Excavac Inc. is Digging its Way to Success with Hydro-Excavation

Posted on 2015 Oct 06 by

A whole other world exists underground, and Barry Wood, CEO of Ontario Excavac Inc. (www.ontarioexcavac.ca), specialists in hydro-excavation, knows this better than anyone. “There’s all kinds of infrastructure underground. If you could see all of it, you’d be shaking your head.” That’s where Mississauga-based Ontario Excavac Inc. comes in. Established in 1996 and serving several…

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How Forvest Manages Real Estate Assets and Investor Expectations

Posted on 2015 Jul 09 by

Forvest Financial Services Corporation is the Canadian representative office of the Forvest Group, a wealth management organization based in Geneva. We spoke with Rob Wollach, Director at Forvest Financial Services Corporation in Toronto. Rob manages all the investments of the Forvest Group in Canada, the US and Australia. FULLER LANDAU: What is Forvest’s primary focus…

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Morrison Lamothe: How Family Values Have Kept a Food And Beverage Business Successful Through Three Generations

Posted on 2015 Jan 27 by

Morrison Lamothe is a third generation independent Canadian food and beverage processor. It began in 1933 supplying fresh bread. By the 1960s, it grew into the largest bakery in Ottawa. Since then, the company diversified into frozen food manufacturing, and today it produces frozen pies and pastries for large food brands. Morrison Lamothe expanded into…

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