Tag: Business Spotlight

Being a Localist

  A few weeks ago I was at a family friends’ house for dinner when I noticed a bottle of Vezorla Olive Oil on his kitchen counter. As a Momentum supporter, he was excited when I told him that Veronica – the owner of Vezorla – is a Momentum business training graduate who successfully paid off her Micro Business Loan a few years ago.

…And That’s a Wrap of 2018!

  On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, over 150 people gathered at the Danish Canadian Club for Momentum’s Annual Celebration and General Meeting. It was a joy-filled afternoon where guests mingled and connected with other community members while partaking in delicious food from the Danish Canadian Club and Momentum’s own business graduates.

We buy local coffee… mostly.

At Momentum, we like to put our money where our mouth is. This means acting on our values around sustainability – especially when it comes to the things we, quite literally, put in our mouths. This approach applies to our food, which we try to buy from local small businesses and cooperatives, and our coffee.

Carrving a new path

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  Originally featured in a blog post last autumn, Momentum caught up with Michael of Carrver Creations at our annual Business Breakfast on March 1, 2019. We were fortunate at the event to receive a chainsaw-carved totem in tribute to the learning and growth Michael experienced while a part of the Self Employment program.

Nicole’s Story

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Words that come to mind to describe Nicole: kind, driven, funny, and authentic. She’s the type of person that it’s easy to get to know because she emanates honesty, openness and caring. But Nicole has not had an easy life. Facing abuse and poverty throughout her childhood, she struggled with addiction and didn’t finish high school. After starting her own family she had to count… Read more

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments. The BRZ itself spans 28 blocks and with over 400 member businesses, making it the… Read more

Innovation Rodeo! July 11 to 15

  ***    You can purchase passes for individual sessions or the whole week    ***    The first 100 registrants receive a FREE COPY of the book Just Start by Leonard Schlesinger. This is a multi-day event so please be sure to select a ticket for all the day(s) you would like to attend before  completing your order. The Innovation Rodeo is four afternoons of Education, Collaboration, Competition, Motivation… Read more

Spotlight: Mary-Ann Stushnoff, Serial Entrepreneur

Rob Price has seen his fair share of entrepreneurs during his time as Futurpreneur’s Alberta Director. In this guest post he shines the spotlight on a business owner who is always looking to innovate. A dedicated life-long learner, and a passionate, focused and driven entrepreneur, Mary-Ann Stushnoff was born to pursue an entrepreneurial career path. Mary-Ann first started Conquest Personal Training in Calgary, Alberta which… Read more

ATB BoostR Presents: YEAR ONE – Early Bird Tickets Available Until June 6

Come celebrate ATB’s grand red carpet celebration of BoostR’s spectacular first year of trials and triumphs. This will be the biggest grand BoostR Stage pitch event ever, with up-and-coming entrepreneurs laying it all on the line. Get your early bird tickets until June 6. What’s BoostR Stage? BoostR Stage is ATB BoostR’s live pitch event.  Imagine entrepreneurs pitching on a stage to a room full of… Read more