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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 …

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Urges Communities To Start Before They’re Ready

The timing was less than ideal. Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation was still in the early stages of developing their 5 year economic development plan, so attending a 2.5-day business matching event with other business-ready companies and communities seemed out of the question. “We had partial ideas and projects that were only initially developed,” explains Chief Executive Officer, Ted Adnitt. “But Chief …

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PLATO Testing: How Value Alignment Became A Magnet For Business Deals

Pictured above: Denis Carignan, President of PLATO Testing wins the ABM Hockey Challenge at ABM Alberta. When the team at PLATO Testing decided to attend The Advanced Business Match (ABM), the biggest unknown was time. The idea of preparing for 31 pre-scheduled appointments in the span of 2.5 days sounded taxing, recalls Jarett Nickerson, Director of Sales and Marketing at …