June 2017 - iQmetrix

From its shiny HQ on the corner of Portage Ave. and Donald St. in Winnipeg, iQmetrix is changing the wireless retail game in Manitoba.

Providing innovative software solutions for retailers of smartphones, devices, services and more, the company builds customized and unique products that help drive success in all aspects surrounding point-of-sale.

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June 2017 - TELUS

You wouldn’t know it to look, but TELUS has been serving Canadian customers and communities in one way or another for over a century.

TELUS provides wireless service, Internet, telecommunications, entertainment and video to a docket of customers across the country.

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June 2017 - Canadian Tire

Everyone knows Canadian Tire.

Since the early days, the company’s been a pioneer in customer service and customer rewards programs. Every Canadian remembers fat wads of Canadian Tire Money lying around the house ­– in marketing, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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June 2017 - You can keep up: tech moves fast, but business doesn’t

As we profile our member base, we’re steadily learning more about each other than what makes us different. We’re learning what we have in common: our Manitoban roots and all that comes with them.

For MNP LLP, Canada’s preeminent accounting and consulting firm, a down-home Manitoba attitude has helped the business become a success story, growing from a single office to a national giant with offices coast to coast.

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April/May 2017 - 2017-18 Budget: new spending to help spur innovation

The federal government’s 2017-18 budget isn’t revolutionary – but the tech industry will continue to grow.

While modest with limited new spending and no major taxation changes, the word innovation appears 212 times in the official document. This is good news for us.

With funding in key areas for skills development, venture capital, clusters and procurement, this is a positive budget for the tech sector overall.

In Manitoba, the budget hits on some key focus areas such as access to talent/skills, markets and capital.

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