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Sandra Altner

CEO of the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba was named president of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for a two-year term at the conference and annual general meeting held in Victoria earlier this month. CCSBE is a national organization with a mandate to create a collaborative marketplace for the exchange of ideas, research and best practices among academics, practitioners and policy influencers for the benefit of Canadian entrepreneurs.


Kate Daniels

is the new head of corporate finance for Lazer Grant, Manitoba's largest independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers. In this role, Daniels will manage sell-side assignments and other transaction advisory services as leader of Lazer Grant's mergers and acquisitions team. A certified accountant, Daniels is a 2009 graduate of the Chartered Accountants School of Business and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Winnipeg.



Benchmark Litigation Canada

has listed TDS as a highly recommended firm for our litigation practice group in Manitoba. This is the highest rating possible.

The following nine TDS lawyers are also listed as local litigation stars or future stars: Bob Adkins, Jim Edmond, Adrian Frost, A. Blair Graham, Q.C., Robin Kersey, Keith LaBossiere, Kenneth Maclean, Gord McKinnon, Rob Olson and E. William Olson, Q.C.


CYBF Manitoba

is pleased to announce the hiring of Elaine Palson in the role of business manager. Palson brings 15 years of experience working with community economic development organizations such as Community Futures, White Horse Plains, Central Plains Inc., SEED Winnipeg Inc., and the Women's Enterprise Centre. She will be driving entrepreneurship in rural Manitoba and will be working with entrepreneurs 18 to 39 years of age.



Tactica Interactive

a local digital media company, took home three wins and a runner-up certificate in the Signature Awards. Tactica won in the Website, Interactive, and Game or Application categories. Tactica was also recently honoured for its work on Verdict, co-produced with Frantic Films, which took home five awards at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival.


Dimension Display Inc. President Len Greisman

was presented with the Signature Award for Best Trade Show Booth -- a custom-designed, iPad-driven portable theatre for a 10-foot booth space -- at the recent 25th Annual Signature Awards, sponsored by Advertising Association of Winnipeg. Dimension Display was also presented with the runner-up Certificate of Recognition for a tension-fabric display.


Pat Murphy and George C. Webster

Winnipeg health-care ethicists, have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada. The award honours individuals who have inspired and mentored others in Catholic health care and whose accomplishments, over the course of a career have strengthened the Catholic health ministry.

Murphy and Webster work out of St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, but offer their services to a wide range of organizations within the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba and have had an enormous impact on an entire community.



The Manitoba-Northwest Ontario Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood

has elected and installed its new executive for 2013-14: Doreen Oliver, president; Marion Inskip, vice-president; Nadine Kampen, organizer; Patti Ferguson, treasurer and Sheri Bailey, secretary.


Athena Leadership

is pleased to announce its 2013-14 board of directors: president, Lindy Norris, the Dufresne Group; vice-president, Dana Oftedal, Red River Mutual; treasurer, Vanessa Kunderman, London Life; secretary, Denise Darling, Think.Shift; director, funding, Kayla Dickin, MTS Allstream Inc; director, PR & communications, Lisa Pitura, Manitoba Public Insurance; director, philanthropy, Lana Bakun, MTS Allstream Inc.


Manitoba ASCD

has announced its 2013-14 board of directors: Jayesh Maniar, EAL Consultant, Winnipeg School Division, past president/executive director. Brad Burns, principal, âcole Van Walleghem School, Pembina Trails School Division, president. Brenda Augusta, early years consultant, River-East-Transcona School Division, president-elect. Michele Polinuk, assistant superintendent, Lord Selkirk School Division, treasurer. Andrea Loepp, vice-principal of Victor H.L. Wyatt School, secretary. Members: Larry Budzinski, consultant for planning in education, Manitoba Education, program support, Interlake School Division, Gary Babiuk, faculty of education, University of Manitoba, Donna Smith, co-ordinator, Manitoba Education and Jacqueline Neufeld, Grade one teacher at Sargent Park School, Winnipeg School Division, Lorraine de Mony©, Warren Nickerson, vice-principal, Linden Christian School, Bradford Hampson, assistant superintendent, technology Frontier School Division, Susan Schmidt, assistant superintendent, student services, Pembina Trails School Division.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 21, 2013 B8

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