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From Toys to Masks

From Toys to Masks

Irwin Toycoon’s COVID illness leads to Collingwood PPE factory What do you do when COVID-19 makes you terribly sick? You figure out a way to reduce the chance of that happening to others. That’s the case with George…

Lifestyle + Tech Talent

Lifestyle + Tech Talent

Why Deke expanded from Colorado to Collingwood
For Dave Maney, the decision to trade Colorado for Collingwood was a highly calculated and successful one. He is a Stanford GSB graduate, business journalist and former economic commentator at Forbes, the…

Distilling Tech

Distilling Tech

Georgian Bay Spirit Company combines tech and craft at new Collingwood distillery Q: What do Wayne Gretzky and the Georgian Bay Spirit Company have in common? A: Joshua Beach, Head Distiller & Blender.

COVID Collaboration

COVID Collaboration

Collingwood brewers team up on a fresh & zippy beer to stimulate flagging sales. On March 17th, the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants, including Black Bellows, a newly opened brewpub…

A pandemic-proof micro-multinational

A pandemic-proof micro-multinational

Collingwood firm WordJack points to local tech community for ongoing success With two years on The Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies in Canada list (#379 this year) and four years running on the…

Local Meets International in Collingwood

Local Meets International in Collingwood

VOC Canada, the world’s largest safety supplier, taps Collingwood firm ARO Technologies for robotics solution Inspecting and packing rolls of webbing is backbreaking work. Just ask the people at Collingwood-based…

Local Manufacturer MEDATech Scores World 1st

Local Manufacturer MEDATech Scores World 1st

Heavy equipment engineering firm MEDATech builds first hybrid drilling rig With thousands of embankment dams aging rapidly across eastern North America, utilities and governmental organizations have some work…

Tech Business Acceleration

Tech Business Acceleration

Rappid design getting more local interest, forging ahead with Collingwood Business Accelerator Collingwood’s Rappid Software Design came into being incidentally. Its founder David Reynolds already had a budding tech business, Oak…

Pace of Business is Brisk at Collingwood Tech Firms

Pace of Business is Brisk at Collingwood Tech Firms

As the coronavirus pandemic moves into its third month in Ontario, tech businesses are finding surprising resilience. Not only have they adapted to changing conditions, but business impacts have been low….

Dave Mottola: Smash Reality

Dave Mottola: Smash Reality

At the end of October, a gala event was held at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre to celebrate the 2019 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. One of the winners was Collingwood firm Smash Reality, recognized for their…

Sarah O’Neill

Sarah O’Neill

‘How I quit Toronto and found small-town balance.... without tanking my career.   Gritty old neighbourhoods have been reinvigorated with soaring condos. Gentrification—lauded by some, derided by others—has transformed streets such as Roncesvalles, Ossington and Queen...

Tech 5×5: Nicholas Keast

Tech 5×5: Nicholas Keast

Nicholas Keast, Greenland Engineering Tech 5x5 Collingwood: Nicholas Keast, Project Manager at Greenland Engineering

Greenland Engineering

Greenland Engineering

Most CEOs are obsessed with progress. But Mark Palmer has long been focused on the lack of it, at least when it comes to efforts in Canada to adapt faster to climate change and address the many issues of concern that are beginning to emerge as…

Josh Maitland, Greenland Engineering

Josh Maitland, Greenland Engineering

Josh Maitland of Greenland Engineering moved to Collingwood with his young family to take advantage of the region’s many lifestyle opportunities. Now he balances his time between working at Greenland Engineering and heading up his…

MacLean Engineering

MacLean Engineering

‘Tesla of underground mining’ digs deep to drive innovation. Living up to lofty corporate comparisons can be a daunting prospect when you’re known as the ‘Tesla of underground mining.’ But the team at MacLean Engineering has never been one to shy away from a...

Crozier Engineering

Crozier Engineering

Engineering Meets Entrepreneurialism. Crozier and Associates has built a thriving business by catering to employees’ desire for culture, balance and ownership over their work. When Chris Crozier walks into the office he’s faced with a company full of employees who...

Shail Joshi, Isowater

Shail Joshi, Isowater

Chemical engineer is heavy on water. Shail Joshi has a thing for the water in Collingwood. As a chemical engineer, he should know. “The water filtration system here is better than in the city,” he explains. “We have some of the best water in the whole world.” Joshi is...

Darren Mueller, Medatech

Darren Mueller, Medatech

Back Home Again. Before he joined Medatech, Darren Mueller was a vehicle dynamics/ride handling expert with Ford. When the Oakville-based engineer was casting about for his next career move, he never dreamed that he would end up back in the part of Ontario that he...

Holly Clayton, Tatham Engineering

Holly Clayton, Tatham Engineering

From Alberta, With Love. When Holly Clayton graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc in Environmental Engineering, she knew she wanted to make a career choice that played to her lifestyle. “I’m from Calgary, but I’ve been coming to the Collingwood area ever...

Tatham Engineering

Tatham Engineering

Tatham Engineering - Of ownership, community and the outdoors.Years ago Charlie Tatham, founder of C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd., told his staff: “Mark my words: every time you leave Collingwood and come back, a little light will go off in your head and you’ll know...

Switch Video

Switch Video

Switch Video - A Life More Animated. When entrepreneur and digital industry veteran Brandon Houston relocated to Collingwood in 2015, he was looking for a new professional challenge. He found it when he was hired on as a digital marketing consultant at...

Sensortech

Sensortech

Sensor Technologies Not many companies can claim that their products have been launched into deep space and plunged to the depths of the ocean floor. But then there really aren’t many companies quite like Sensor Technology Ltd.—at least not in Canada. The...

Tyler Pratt, Adbank

Tyler Pratt, Adbank

Tyler Pratt, Adbank World Class Mountain Biker Works Locally in UX/UI Tyler Pratt, an Enduro World Series-qualified racer, traded a job with IBM in Markham for a blockchain startup in Collingwood. When it comes to serious mountain biking in Ontario, Collingwood is the...