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Blaine Vestby, president, has announced the relaunch of Q ONE Production Technologies Inc. The company, originally known as Q1 Production Technologies, gained international recognition as a leader in lighting and technical supply to the event and entertainment industries. Q ONE is a joint venture with New York-based Bentley Meeker, founder of Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging Inc., one of the foremost lighting suppliers for major events throughout the eastern U.S. Q ONE has opened facilities in Winnipeg and New York City, with corporate headquarters in Winnipeg, and will focus equally on serving regional clients and exploring opportunities throughout North America.


Pitblado Law is pleased to announce seven lawyers were selected by their peers for Best Lawyers in Canada 2014: Edward D. Brown (real estate law, banking and finance); Tracey L. Epp (labour and employment law); Adam Herstein (information technology law); Thomas J. Kormylo (securities law); Jack R. London, CM, QC (aboriginal law); Norm Promislow (trusts and estates, tax law); Douglas G. Ward, QC (corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency and financial restructuring). In addition, London is Winnipeg's Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in aboriginal law.

ACCI-CARE, a division of Accident Care Canada Inc., is pleased to announce Kerry Swanson has joined the company as president of Canadian operations, responsible for business development and the launch of its driver's protection program.

Around the World in 80 Ways is proud to announce the addition of Aruna Hall, premier Aussie specialist, to our team of travel professionals. Hall's wealth of knowledge and excellent customer service will bring tremendous value to clients.

Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. has been identified as one of Canada's top 10 economic development groups by Site Selection magazine in its sixth annual Best to Invest awards and rankings. The September 2013 issue also lists Winnipeg as a top Canadian metro based on April 2012 to March 2013 project data derived from the magazine's proprietary new plant database, which counts projects according to specific criteria related to new construction, and the publication's own research initiatives.


The World Education Congress 2013 has given Prof. Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) at the University of Manitoba, the Education Leadership Award at its recent meeting in Mumbai, India.


Villa Rosa Inc. has announced its board of directors for 2013-14: Guy Chartier, chairman; Pam Harrison, treasurer; Shari Reitmeier, secretary; Candace Trussler, past chair; and board members Cindy Bolduc, Jairo Viafara, Jennifer Rattray, Linnae MacKenzie, Fr. Michael Koryluk, Lori Labine and Mary Pidlaski.

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Winnipeg Branch has a new executive board for 2013-2014: Christine Van Cauwenberghe, chairwoman; Myles Pouteau, past chairman; Larry Scarth, treasurer; Dan Watts, PR; Trish Carver, membership; Gary Goodbrandson, education; Eleanor Wiebe, secretary; Tim Chimuk and Michelle Desrosiers, programming, Norm Promislow, member at large.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 16, 2013 B6

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