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Ottawa edits Gatineau out of film industry office

The overhaul of how the city funds and delivers economic development initiatives continued this month with the creation of a new commissioner to lead a recently created office designed to promote the local film, television and digital media industries. Geneviève Ménard Hayles will lead the agency replacing the old Ottawa-Gatineau Film and Television Development Corp. … Continue reading

Brewing up capital – Local businesses borrow money from customers to fuel expansions

When Bridgehead began renovating its new location on Preston Street, the locally headquartered coffee shop chain turned to the community for funding. Read more: Brewing up capital

MoneyBar scores VC funding, heads to Ottawa

A B.C.-based customer loyalty and rewards technology provider is moving to Ottawa under the leadership of a well-known local tech executive after receiving an undisclosed amount of venture capital financing. Bluestone.vc made the investment in Vancouver’s MoneyBar Rewards Inc., which named Tyler Nelson as the company’s new chairman and CEO. Mr. Nelson is the co-founder of … Continue reading

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