Edge welcomes Shalanski to sales team

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Krista Shalanski
Krista Shalanski, sales and marketing co-ordinator at Business Edge Media & Corporate Communications

Krista Shalanski has joined Business Edge Media as sales & marketing co-ordinator.


Krista, who has spent the last several years helping develop business in Australia (ABS Facade) and Japan (Hotel Villa Hakuba), will be based in Vancouver and Calgary but will travel throughout Canada to meet with entrepreneurs and executives who are interested in growing their businesses through brilliantly crafted and widely disseminated marketing campaigns.


Feel free to connect with Krista on Linkedin and send a congratulatory note and/or let her know if you are interested in marketing to hundreds of thousands of business decision makers via Business Edge's print/digital magazine and social media platforms.



North Forge makes changes at the top


Winnipeg-based North Forge Technology Exchange announced that Jeff Ryzner is stepping down from his position as president, and CEO and Teresa Dukes has been appointed general manager and interim president.

Dukes joins North Forge after 21 years in the public sector, most recently as senior adviser, strategic innovation, for the deputy minister of education and training.

“Teresa bringing to the table years of innovation leadership and administration experience as well as a fresh perspective on the opportunities before us,” said Stuart Henrickson, board chair at North Forge. “She is coming to North Forge at a great time to sustainably grow our innovation-based economic development strategy.”



Flowr plants Emanuel in corner office

The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR), a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis products, announced that Lance Emanuel has joined the company as president. 

Emanuel has a record of building and scaling companies in highly regulated industries. He brings a wealth of experience in the management of operations, sales, technology, legal, compliance and regulatory affairs as well as in procuring both debt and equity financing and developing large-scale strategic partnerships.

“Lance’s experience building companies from conception into multi-million-dollar enterprises and managing critical aspects of business operations will be invaluable as we scale Flowr in Canada and beyond,” Tom Flow and Vinay Tolia, Flowr’s co-CEOs, said in a press release.