Michael Selci, Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BDC

Michael Selci, Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BDC.

Alberta Needs to Learn from the Eggs in the Basket Fable

December 30, 2016

By Business in Edmonton

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“We are into a bit of a journey here in Alberta because shortly we’ll be into the third year of this new environment,” admits BDC’s Michael Selci, senior vice president, financing – Prairies. “The requirement of the new environment is diversification. Prior to the downturn, [Alberta had] solid, profitable companies, but very few business owners had to wonder how to diversify. They had great business models that allowed them, under the previous environment, to do well; but frankly, they weren’t diversified.”


Local Waste Services Corp.

Local Waste Services Corp. Completes Founding Acquisition

Edmonton Start-up creates unique growth model to better serve local markets

November 10, 2016

By Chris Labossiere

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Local Waste Services Corp. a newly formed Edmonton based company has acquired a controlling interest in Black Cat Disposal Inc., which is now operated as Local Waste Services (Edmonton) Inc.


Downtown Regina

Building permits' value dips, but still ahead of 2011

August 3, 2012

By Will Chabun, Regina Leader-Post

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Though building permits issued in July by the City of Regina tapered off from the same month in 2011, the city's total so far this year is ahead of last year.


From Left, Chris LaBossiere and Don Riep of Yarkstick Software, with Matthew Grieve

Business leader endorses online trainer

January 19, 2010

By David Finlayson, Edmonton Journal

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Yardstick Software has received an investment boost from a new company run by former PCL president Ross Grieve and his son Matthew. Their Maggnum Ventures Inc. Has become a shareholder in the online training and testing firm, co-CEO Chris LaBossiere said.

While the investment represents less than 10 per cent of Yardstick's shares, it will benefit greatly from both Grieves joining the board, he said. "It feels like we've been validated as a company. Ross is well-regarded as a business leader, and we are their first investment."


Ross Grieve, chief executive of PCL Constructors Inc. and Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2009

Outstanding CEO: The builders' builder

November 03, 2009

Cooper Langford and David Dias, Financial Post Magazine

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In person, Ross Grieve, chief executive of PCL Constructors Inc. and Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2009, comes across as a family man. He's relaxed and friendly, even folksy, just the sort of person you might expect to find leading a 103-year-old business founded by a small-town Saskatchewan family near the turn of the past century and now owned entirely by its employees.

But don't let Grieve's down-home demeanour distract from his executive acumen. His career at PCL, Canada's largest construction firm - a company that today boasts a North American footprint - spans four decades, and in his 12 years as chief executive, Grieve has overseen a period of tremendous growth.

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