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CBI Solar Creates Sunny Relationships at ABM

When you’re a business looking for meaningful projects that create positive and lasting impact, you’re always open to new paths to success. For Mark Ruest, business development manager for Carbon Bite Innovations Solar (CBI Solar), that path was ABM Alberta. CBI Solar provides community-wide solutions for Indigenous groups, so when Mark heard about ABM’s Edmonton event, participating was an easy …

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ABM Expansion Assisted by the Trade Accelerator Program

We, the Raven Events team represented by Shannan Schimmelmann, Manager, Partnerships and International Business (left), and Katrin Harry, Managing Partner (right), attended the Trade Accelerator Program BC (TAPBC), offered by the World Trade Centre Vancouver in June and July.  The four days of focused attention to ABM’s expansion into the US were a very practical and valuable investment. TAPBC was beneficial …

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Economic Reconciliation and Civic Engagement Empowered at ABM

ABM is about economic reconciliation because it is what happens when Indigenous and non-Indigenous decision makers connect to create opportunities for business. Economic power and political engagement are coupled to achieve self-determination for any individual, but the importance of this interdependent relationship is amplified for Indigenous communities. Their presence at ABM does not only show that Elections Canada understands this, …

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Stop Clucking Around and Solve Your Chicken-Egg Dilemma

Like you, we at ABM are tired of that age-old chicken-egg dilemma when justifying attending a conference or tradeshow. Will the right people will be there? Is the program of speakers and workshops worthwhile? What about the payoff on investment? Is this the right basket for your eggs? As a result, you sit on the fence waiting for other chickens …

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Footprint Environmental and Wiidookaw Inc. joint venture allows firms to collaborate and innovate in new ways

Footprint Environmental, a corrective water technology company met Wiidookaw Inc., a First Nation project development and management services company at ABM East 2017 in Sudbury. That meeting initiated an opportunity to establish a partnership that would allow for them to expand their services without the costs associated with staff increases and overheads. “During meetings at our full days at ABM, …

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Exclusive ABM Opportunity: Talking US Expansions

Pictured above (from left to right): Gavin Dommiter, ‎Director, Aboriginal Relations & Business Development at QM Environmental, stands with Raven Events Managing Partner, Katrin Harry, and Chris Quinlivan, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for the United States in Canada. Managing Partner, Katrin Harry, was in good company yesterday at the event “Interested in expanding your business into the US?” organized …

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Stories From The Field: Whitecap Dakota First Nation

In fluent Dakota, Elder Melvin Littlecrow, opened the breakfast at ABM Spotlight: Infrastructure & New Technologies, wishing our delegates health, wellness and good luck in their day ahead. Quiet and stoic, with a demeanour that demands silence, Elder Melvin, seemed to display traits that indicate introvertism. But as Communications Manager, Romila Barryman and Logistics Manager, Jamie Storm-Elley learned when they …