Latest Issue: February 19, 2019

The Business of School Bus Transportation

Why every business should be supporting its future

The business of bussing Renfrew County students is a $13 million expense that includes a mix of provincial government, local school boards, a transportation consortium, school bus companies, taxis, parents and others. So how does it all actually work? This article is based on an interview with the Renfrew County Joint Transportation Consortium and the school boards, along with the Independent School Bus Operators Association. The end result is that bussing impacts us all, and this article explains why. Download the latest issue.

Smiths Falls: Cannabis Pilot Project

Town could be test place for cannabis regs

The Town of Smiths Falls could become a Cannabis Pilot Project community where regulations that are being considered by provinces or federally can be tested in their municipality. The municipality will serve as a real-world laboratory where the inevitable unforeseen impacts of these regulatory changes can be detected and addressed early. Download the latest issue.

Explained: The SNC-Lavalin Issue

The company, the government and the MP

SNC-Lavalin has made national headlines in recent weeks, combining an investigation into bribery charges and the resignation of former Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould. So what is this issue actually about? SNC-Lavalin is a Montreal-based construction and engineering firm that does work around the world. The company has a past history of key executives, including a former CEO, being charged with fraud. Global News reported that with the construction of the McGill University Health Centre, payments of $56 million were made and executives were charged. Download the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

An Investment In Time: Let your marketing strategy build your business

In a recent meeting with my financial advisor, he talked about how the market can be up and down quite frequently. He mentioned that what we hear of in the news are the highs and the lows, the aspects that create shock value; we never hear about how the market balances out. The idea is that you invest over a long period of time and pay less attention to the highs and lows and more attention to the overall outcome. The concept provided in that financial overview is something that also applies to marketing. Download the latest issue.


Book Club | Drew Dudley

This Is Day One: A Practical Guide To Leadership That Matters

Based on his TEDx talk “Everyday Leadership,” voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time, This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley’s guide to cultivating the behaviours that will help you to succeed and empower those around you.

If you’re intimidated by the mystique surrounding leadership this book is for you. Dudley simplifies leadership without denying its complexity, demonstrating that leadership in all its forms begins at the same clear and accessible place for everyone: what he calls “day one.” Download the latest issue.

  • Events Calendar: Business and related events in the region
  • Business News Around The Valley: Briefs on local news and information
  • Provincial and National Business News: Briefs on news around the province and Canada that local businesses should know
  • On The Move: Local promotions, new hires and retirements
  • It’s A Fact: Interesting facts connected to business
  • News 10: A quick 10-question quiz on recent news headlines
  • Tenders: Current tender postings and results