39 episodes

Various hosts from connectFirst Credit Union offer pointed insight, lively discussion, and big predictions about the future of Alberta, Canada. Topics and conversations centre around optimism for the future of the economy, with a focus on innovation, financial institutions and diversification.

what's next, Alberta‪?‬ ConnectFirst Credit Union

    • Business

Various hosts from connectFirst Credit Union offer pointed insight, lively discussion, and big predictions about the future of Alberta, Canada. Topics and conversations centre around optimism for the future of the economy, with a focus on innovation, financial institutions and diversification.

    S2 Ep. 13 Building Resilient Communities w/ Eva Friesen

    S2 Ep. 13 Building Resilient Communities w/ Eva Friesen

    Eva Friesen joins the podcast this week to discuss what it means to build a community where everyone has the opportunity to participate. Eva is the CEO of the Calgary Foundation and has focused her career in serving as a leader in the charitable sector working to help build a more resilient community in Calgary.

    • 17 min
    S2 Ep. 12 Alberta's Creative Industries w/ Luke Avezedo

    S2 Ep. 12 Alberta's Creative Industries w/ Luke Avezedo

    Luke Avezedo is the Film Commissioner with Calgary Economic Development and joins this week to add a little glamour to the conversation to talk about the creative industries in Alberta. He tells us how major production houses are consistently choosing Alberta based on our world-renowned crews, incredible landscapes, and our willingness to be open for business.

    • 27 min
    S2 Ep. 11 Reimaging Real Estate w/ Maxim Olshevsky

    S2 Ep. 11 Reimaging Real Estate w/ Maxim Olshevsky

    Maxim Olshevsky joins the conversation this week to talk about his unique philosophies around commercial real estate development. Maxim is a proud Calgarian, investor and entrepreneur, and as President of the Astra Group of companies he's committed to creating positive community impacts by tackling unconventional development projects. Maxim shares his thoughts about the future of Alberta's economy (spoiler alert: it's really positive!) and how continued growth will be key to our bright future.

    • 20 min
    S2 Ep. 10 The Economics of Beauty W/ Laura Frostad

    S2 Ep. 10 The Economics of Beauty W/ Laura Frostad

    Beth Kerr sits down with the founder of Laura Brows, Laura Frostad, to discuss how she's created a cult following for her popular eyebrow brand, the launch of her global make-up line, and how she balances life as a busy mom and entrepreneur. Laura shares her thoughts about disrupting the beauty industry and the challenges small business owners face when trying to pursue their dreams.

    • 24 min
    S2 Ep. 9 It Takes a Village W/ Jim Button

    S2 Ep. 9 It Takes a Village W/ Jim Button

    Wellington is joined by Jim Button who shares his experiences building brands, building companies, and building communities. He talks about finding purpose and joy; and of course, his love of beer.

    • 24 min
    S2 Ep. 8 Co-creating with Doug van Spronsen of Versett

    S2 Ep. 8 Co-creating with Doug van Spronsen of Versett

    Wellington talks with Doug van Spronsen about building a technology company that's focused on helping people do their best, do things differently and co-creating solutions will ensure success in the long run for their clients.

    • 22 min

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