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spotlight on december It is hard to believe that December is upon us already and it will soon be time to reflect on another year that has passed and the challenges that we faced personally and professionally in 2019. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing entrepreneurs and business leaders and share their stories with our readers as we put the spotlight on the people that made it all happen in 2019. With the Holidays just around the corner we only saw it fitting to finish the year off with a couple of amazing craft brewers. We sat down with Matthew Berard, one of the co-owners of Banded Peak Brewing to learn more about how he and a couple of childhood buddies, Colin McLean and Alex Horner, have been having fun brewing beer for years now and how they turned a passion into a profession.
This time of the year many businesses look to close out their year strong, while focusing on planning strategies and setting goals for next year and beyond as we all move into a new decade. Like the year before, 2019 was an interesting year which saw many new challenges for businesses on both sides of the border and election north of the border and another starter for 2020 south of the border. We, like many of you, will learn from 2019 and look ahead to all that 2020 has to offer. In this month’s issue we spoke with Sal Akbani, President and CEO, and Ken Dusman, Marketing Manager, of Gateway Classic Cars about the past 20 years and how they look to continue as the World’s largest Classic and Exotic Car Sales Company as we move into the next decade. We also had a conversation with Pamela Matheson, designer and owner, of the Esmé Original Jacket about how making clothes for herself turned into a business for today’s women looking for quality, comfort and affordability in what she wears.
As we sometimes look to Christmases past this time of the year, we share a story of business past and how Warren Vancuren, owner of Medicine Hat Brewing Company and family have brought a piece of Medicine Hat’s history base to life through beer. We would also like to thank all those that were involved with this years issues; the writers, researchers, featured companies, advertisers and our amazing readers as we look forward to sharing more stories about successful businesses and the people making it all happen as we move into a new decade. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and most of all a Happy and Successful New Year in 2020. The Spotlight on Business Magazine Team
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DECEMBER 2019 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • DECEMBER 2019
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