Author Archives for Craig Palmer

Entrepreneurs get a Start at Emerge Market

in Community Matters

For the past year, Momentum has been supporting the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in developing their community economic development strategy in a project called The Heart of the New East. And recent news coverage of the neighbourhood’s new Emerge Market shows people are noticing area’s remarkable recent developments....

Spotlight: Mary-Ann Stushnoff, Serial Entrepreneur

in Business Development

Rob Price has seen his fair share of entrepreneurs during his time as Futurpreneur’s Alberta Director. In this guest post he shines the spotlight on a business owner who is always looking to innovate. A dedicated life-long learner, and a passionate, focused and driven entrepreneur, Mary-Ann Stushnoff was born to...

Three Programs to Take Charge of Your Finances

in Our Results

In April, Calgary’s unemployment rate reached 8.6%, the highest it had been in 20 years. Demand for Momentum’s programs sharply increases when the economy is unstable and people need to rethink how they manage their finances. Thankfully, through partnerships with committed donors and funders, we can continue to offer a wide variety...

Momentum Featured on CTV

in Business Development, Videos

As unemployment in Alberta reaches 7.8%, the highest in 30 years, some Calgarians are launching their own businesses as a means to generate income. CTV recently featured one such local business, along with some words of wisdom from Momentum’s Business Development Coordinator Frank Wolever. Watch the segment here. Story starts at 10:54.

Trades Training First Electricians Graduate

in Employment Skills

May 12 was a day of celebration. Not only was it the night of graduation for Momentum Trades Training’s first ever electrician program, but each of the 15 participants graduated with full time job to go to. More than 350 people applied for the new program, and the Trades Training...

Trades Training Finds New Employer Ally

in Employment Skills

Despite launching during a glut in the Albertan economy, Momentum’s newly developed Electrician Trades Training stream found incredible support from Calgary’s construction industry. While participants were engaged in the program, Momentum’s Trades Training staff were hard at work securing work experience placements. A cold call piqued the interest of Matt...