Topic: Road to Success

All Gold Imports Inc.

Road to Success – All Gold Imports Inc.

Posted on 2018 Apr 27 by

With family roots in the food industry dating back to 1899 in South Africa, it’s no surprise that Louis Pillemer followed suit. He always knew that he wanted to go into business for himself. So too, did his brother Gary and their neighbour in South Africa, Jason Berman. Entrepreneurship was in their blood. After graduating…

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Road to Success – Outland Camps

Posted on 2018 Jan 10 by

The path to success is seldom a straight line and this certainly holds true for Dave O’Connor and Simon Landy, co-founders of Outland Camps. The two met in medical school at the University of Toronto, each with career aspirations of becoming a doctor. Dave is very detail-oriented – he likes numbers and data and is…

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Village Juicery

Road to Success – Village Juicery: Fresh is Best

Posted on 2017 Nov 01 by

“Slow down to speed up” – words to live by, and perhaps the best piece of advice ever offered to Tyler Colford, as he prepared for his most recent business venture. “I’ve really taken those words to heart,” he says. “To me, it means that you’ve got to take the time to really define your…

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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 ( 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. (, 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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