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Richmond Hill-Based Container Corporation of Canada Announces the Launch of its Subsidiary Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ Inc. and Enviroclear® Smartbottle™

Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ Inc. is a subsidiary of Container Corporation of Canada founded November 1, 1977. Enviroclear® Smartbottle™Inc. manufactures and distributes Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.
Mayor West Participates At Canada Computers Groundbreaking

Canada Computers Breaks Ground For Its New Corporate Headquarters And Main Distribution Centre in Richmond Hill

The new site at 168 Ultimate Drive is prominently located on 6.28 acres of land in the heart of Richmond Hill, Ontario and will feature a modern, state-of-the-art headquarters facility comprised of more than 151,000 square feet. The facility will also be home to Canada Computers’ main distribution centre that will support its 42 retail locations and future expansions.
SARIT vehicle in Ottawa

Stronach demonstrates his new micro-mobility vehicle

It’s been two years since Frank Stronach started work on his micro-mobility electric vehicle and while it will still take more time before the SARIT (‘Safe Affordable Reliable Innovative Transport’) is out of the prototype phase, that did not stop the Canadian billionaire from showing off two early models at Parliament Hill on Wednesday.
Dean Jane Goodyer sitting on a chair in York University

Innovative post-secondary solutions will help solve Canada’s tech-sector skills shortage

Canada is facing a digital skills shortage that, if left unaddressed, will present a major barrier to business growth across all sectors and industries. As corporate leaders continue facing difficulties recruiting and retaining tech talent, universities in Canada can play a vital role in leading the development and implementation of innovative post-secondary solutions that address existing human resources gaps.
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SHEIN Opens 170,000 sq ft. Warehouse and Office in Markham

SHEIN is a global fashion and lifestyle e-retailer committed to making the beauty of fashion accessible to all. We use on-demand manufacturing technology to connect suppliers to our agile supply chain, reducing inventory waste and enabling us to deliver a variety of affordable products to customers around the world.
911 Operator Watching Screens

Richmond Hill Headquartered COMsolve Selected As A Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Consultant By One of Canada’s Largest Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)

COMsolve’s auditing of existing infrastructure and structured cabling capabilities, along with our handheld process for NG9-1-1 implementation, qualify us to support small to large PSAPs, and small to large telecommunication providers.
Gord Scheel & Nathan Allen receive the EDAC Award on behalf of York Region Economic Development

York Region Business Update // October 2022

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the October edition now!

Drone Delivery Canada drone displaying the DSV logo

Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada Part of Project Care by Air to Deliver Urgent Medical Cargo in Halton Region

The fully electric drone is programmed with the route so a safety pilot won’t have to do much. Up to 10 pounds of medical supplies will be loaded into the drone.

When the drone arrives at Oakville Trafalgar hospital, another landing pad awaits, the trip is 20 minutes one way.

Zen Den Candles

Canadian Artisan Candle Business Opening Retail Store in Markham After Years of Selling Online Only

As businesses around the world tried to adapt to the new reality, Zen Den Candles successfully focused all of its efforts entirely towards ecommerce marketing, accumulating more than 170,000 social media followers and over 300 resellers throughout the US and Canada. However, Crosby still dreamed of a location that was open to the public. Now this dream is becoming a reality.
Person paying with a phone

Markham Headquartered Enghouse Transportation and Transdev Roll Out Contactless Payments Across the Netherlands

Easy payment is an essential pre-requisite for an efficient integrated transport system. The new fare collection solution is expected to increase the number of the occasional Connexxion customers in the Amstelland-Meerland and Haarlem-IJmond regions, as well as simplifying access for regular travellers. Foreign visitors are also likely to find the new fare system easier to use.
Microart Manufacturing Profile

How To Survive And Thrive In Manufacturing In The 2020s: Markham-Based Microart Profile

You’d hope that after all we’ve been through we’ve learned a lesson or two. They say ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’. We certainly feel that way. After three years of challenging disruptions, and a realization that disruption is now a way of life, we feel stronger, more robust and perhaps even more relevant than ever before.
In March 2022, former Markham Small Business Centre Summer Company participant Ashlyn Wong helped design a mural for Johnny Chan (left), a Markham-based restaurant owner. Photo Credit: Steve Somerville/Metroland

‘Explore to be Your Own Boss’: Markham’s Entrepreneurial Community Enables Small Businesses to Thrive

In 2021, as a participant of the Markham Small Business Centre’s Summer Company program, where youth get up to $3,000 to start a business and hands-on training and mentorship, Wong started Shoops & Letters, which provides unique customer lettering and artwork services.
ESET blog featuring Tony Anscombe

Is Your Business Protected From Cyber Threats? Simple Tips From ESET During Cybersecurity Month

Earlier this year, Telus conducted a study on ransomware attacks with a staggering finding that 83% of Canadian businesses surveyed reported attempted attacks and 64% indicated they had experienced one. Read these useful digital security tips from ESET’s Chief Security Evangelist, Tony Anscombe in our latest #YRtech Blog in support of Canada’s Cybersecurity Month.
The Brick in Richmond Hill

The Brick Commercial Division Opens New Flagship Commercial Design Centre in Richmond Hill

The 16,000 square foot centre boasts creatively inspired vignettes, enabling customers to visualize the product selection in a more natural setting. Customers can select from a range of premium products from luxury brands such as Miele, Monogram, Fisher & Paykel, JennAir, Wolf / Subzero, Thermador and many more, with an immersive experience provided for each brand.
Mayor Taylor & Rhonda Lenton Shaking Hands

York University, Town of Newmarket Sign Five-Year MOU to Advance Shared Goals and Demonstrate Commitment to Positive Change

“We are pleased to partner with the Town of Newmarket to develop sustainable, equitable and prosperous opportunities that will enhance and enrich our communities and drive positive change,” said Rhonda Lenton, president and vice-chancellor. “By collaborating together on innovative programming, diverse experiential learning opportunities, and cutting-edge research, we are enriching the student living experience, building the next generation of future leaders and strengthening our impact on the global problems affecting our local communities.”
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York Region Business Update // September 2022

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the September edition now!