Endy issues a wake-up call to other mattress retailers

Calgary born and raised co-founders Mike Gettis and Rajen Ruparell have created a Canadian e-commerce experience specifically around mattresses

Endy issues a wake-up call to other mattress retailersMike Gettis is one of the co-founders of Endy, Canada’s biggest online mattress retailer. Calgary’s Business: What is Endy and how are you different from other brands? Gettis: From the start, our goal at Endy has been to help Canadians sleep better. We’ve built a vertical e-commerce brand from the ground up that is specifically…

The software tools home service businesses need to reach customers

Jobber CEO Sam Pillar and his team offer services to businesses in 45 countries because ‘small businesses power economies’

The software tools home service businesses need to reach customersSam Pillar is CEO of Jobber. Calgary’s Business: What is Jobber? How and when was it founded? Pillar: Jobber makes and provides software and resources for small home service businesses like plumbers, cleaners, landscapers and HVAC, just to name a few. My co-founder, Forrest Zeisler, and I launched Jobber in 2011, and we’re now a…

Don’t be average, be legendary!

A record 180 students from Grade 7 to 12 attended the two-day leadership event, finding plenty of inspiration to accomplish great things

Don’t be average, be legendary!Kevin McBain of The Clarion Elizabeth Middle School was the site for the 11th annual 2018 Sun West School Division Student Leadership Conference on April 19 and 20. A record number of Grades 7 to 12 students, 180, attended the two-day event from about 16 schools in the school division. The event is completely organized…

Calgary-based Communo connects entrepreneurs in the shared economy

Mobile app helps businesses in the marketing and advertising fields to connect and work together with the click of a button

Calgary-based Communo connects entrepreneurs in the shared economyCalgary-based tech company has launched a mobile app helping businesses in the marketing and advertising fields to connect at the click of a button and work together in the new shared economy. Communo was founded about a year ago by Calgary marketing gurus Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, who turned Cult Collective into an internationally-recognized…

The business was in his blood

Lorne Staples reflects on 70 years of serving the Kindersley community as Staples Apparel Company closes its doors for good

The business was in his bloodJoan Janzen of The Clarion Staples Apparel Company in Kindersley conducted its final day of sales on Feb. 10. Owner Lorne Staples recalls the origins of this family business, which began 70 years ago at its present location at 209 Main Street. “My dad, Don Staples, and my uncle, John Staples, started the business 70…

Luncheon speaker talks tax changes

The federal government's proposals, says investment adviser Colton Daniels, means business owners will have to adjust their strategies

Luncheon speaker talks tax changesKenneth Brown of The Clarion An investment adviser from Saskatoon shared his expert knowledge on the federal government’s proposed tax changes at a speaking engagement in Kindersley. Colton Daniels, who has worked as a chartered accountant, is an investment adviser for the Daniels Investment Group in Saskatoon. He spoke about potential tax changes at a…