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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

Government of Canada Invests in the Success of Canadian Innovators; 3 from Richmond Hill

Hibar receives IRAP fundingRICHMOND HILL, ON
Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined by  Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, announced some of the first projects to benefit from the government’s Budget 2018 investment of $700 million over five years to NRC IRAP and a new and larger funding threshold of $10 million.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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York Link Tech: ventureLAB Talking Growth in Tech at Collision

ventureLAB Made in York Region Event

YORK LINK TECH INTERVIEW SERIES

In our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with Melissa Chee, President & CEO of the Regional Innovation Centre, ventureLAB, to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision and more!

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Ontario Making the Automotive Sector Open for Business and Open for Jobs

MARKHAM — Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Growth, Job Creation and Trade, at Veoneer Canada Inc. to congratulate them on forecasting the creation of 300 new jobs and to reinforce the government’s commitment to help businesses invest and grow in Ontario.

Full Article: news.ontario.ca

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Yonge North Subway Extension Construction into York Region Gets the Green Light!

Toronto Subway MapNewmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, together with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, are thrilled to see a commitment from the Ontario Government today of $5.6 billion over the next 10 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension.

Full Article: york.ca

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Peel Pilot Project Tests Drone Delivery of Defibrillators to Help Cardiac Arrest Victims Using Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Drone FlyingParamedic Services, along with Drone Delivery Canada, will take part in a series of test flights in Caledon, with drones carrying An an Automated External Defibrillator travelling from paramedic station to predetermined destinations.

Full Article: thestar.com

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Ameren and Richmond Hill-Based Opus One Solutions partner on Value of DER and Transactive Energy Markets

Workers looking at outdoor stationAs part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation and Opus One Solutions announced today that together they will be working to test a transactive energy marketplace (TEM) and evaluate the use of Blockchain ledger systems.

Full Article: opusonesolutions.com

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Markham Headquartered Doxim Acquires MessagingDirect, a Customer Communications Management Solutions Provider for Financial Services

DoximDoxim, the leading customer communications and engagement technology provider serving financial and regulated markets, has acquired MessagingDirect, Ltd., (MDL), an end-to-end encrypted messaging and customer communications management (CCM) technology company for financial services organizations and their service providers.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Book4Time Announces Integrated Payment System with CardConnect

Book4Time SoftwareMarkham, March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Book4Time, the leading global provider of next-generation wellness resource management software, today introduces its all-in-one payment system powered by CardConnect, a First Data company. Built to work seamlessly with Book4Time’s products, this fully integrated solution allows spa, fitness club, hotel, casino and salon managers to streamline their operations by managing their business and payments all in one place.

Full Article: globenewswire.com

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Business and Talent Thriving in York Region

Year In Review CoverThe Regional Municipality of York Economic Development 2018 Year in Review publication highlights the positive impact the local business community in York Region are having on a local, national and global scale.

Full Article: york.ca

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Vaughan Headquartered Drone Delivery Canada Corp. Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing For Aggregate Gross Proceeds of $10,020,000

DDC Condor Drone via MobileSyrupVAUGHAN, ONTARIO – March 25, 2019 – Further to its press releases dated March 6, 2019, Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is pleased to announce today that it has closed its previously announced bought-deal prospectus offering underwritten by GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., pursuant to which the Company issued an aggregate of 8,350,000 units of the Company, at the purchase price of $1.20 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of $10,020,000.

Full Article: dronedeliverycanada.com

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Markham Headquartered Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to Redefine the Home Building Landscape Through NewHomeListingService.com Acquisition

Constellation HomebuilderMarkhamMarch 25, 2019 /CNW/ — Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of home building software solutions and services, has acquired NewHomeListingService.com (NHLS™), a leader in new home listings, to connect buyers, builders and real estate agents. 

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered Enghouse Systems Limited to Acquire Espial Group Inc.

Enghouse acquires EspialOTTAWA & MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 25, 2019–Espial Group Inc., and Enghouse Systems Limited, jointly announced that they have entered into an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Enghouse has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Espial by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Full Article: apnews.com

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York University And Markham Headquartered IBM Canada Develop, Launch AI-Powered Student Support Pilot

Students at ComputersToronto & Markham, ON – York University and IBM (NYSE:IBM) have launched an innovative student advising solution that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide students with advisory services designed to improve their university experiences by delivering both academic and personal guidance covering a wide range of topics in real-time.

Full Article: news.yorku.ca

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Stride Credit Union Puts the Focus on Exceptional Member Experience with Innovative Technologies from Markham Headquartered Doxim

DoximMarkhamMarch 20, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Doxim (http://www.doxim.com), the leading customer communications and engagement technology provider serving financial and regulated markets, today announced that Stride Credit Union has selected its Customer Engagement Platform (CEP) as a centralized technology stack for all facets of member engagement.

Full Article: benzinga.com

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Vaughan-Based Empire Communities Celebrates Two Award Wins at the 2019 CustomerInsight H.O.M.E. Awards

New Home with FamilyVAUGHAN, ONMarch 20, 2019 /CNW/ – Empire Communities, one of North America’s largest homebuilders, is celebrating two H.O.M.E. Owner Mark of Excellence award wins at the 2019 CustomerInsight H.O.M.E. Awards, for Low Rise Builder of Choice in Ontario and Best Customer Experience for High Rise in Ontario.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Vaughan Headquartered St. Joseph Communications Acquires Publishing Division from Rogers Media

Maclean's Magazine CoverVaughan, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — St. Joseph Communications (SJC) and Rogers Media today announced they have entered into an agreement in which SJC will acquire all seven of Rogers Media’s consumer print and digital magazine brands.

Full Article: globenewswire.com

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