What is Edmonton’s Business?

Like most Edmontonians, we love the people and ideas that are driving local business. But with the decline in legacy media, many of those stories are no longer getting told. That’s why we’re here. We are working to support Edmonton’s transition to a new economy, to inspire and educate Edmontonians about everything business – and to provide a platform for great people and ideas to find new talent and resources that will help us build to an even better Edmonton.

Information is power. The more our business leaders and entrepreneurs know about what is going on in this city, the more power they have to make good decisions that affect us all.

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Help us succeed. Subscribe to our daily newsletter or RSS feed. Share our articles with your friends and colleagues. Buy advertising on our site. Donate to our cause. Help us tell the business stories that Calgarians need to know.

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Send us news tips and story proposals to editorial@edmontonsbusiness.ca.

Who are we?

Meet the Team

Doug Firby Doug Firby – President and Publisher

Doug is an accomplished marketer, writer, editor and social media strategist. In his more than three decades in the daily newspaper business, he wrote, edited and managed high-performing news teams. For seven years, he was Editorial Pages Editor at the Calgary Herald.

Mario Toneguzzi Mario Toneguzzi – Business reporter

Over a four-decade career in journalism, Mario has covered sports, politics, health, crime, religion and business. As a business reporter for the Calgary Herald, he stayed on top of breaking stories and real estate news. Mario will let us know what’s happening in the Calgary business scene.

Gary Slywchuk Gary Slywchuk – CEO, Troy Media

Gary founded Troy Media in 2005 after decades as a reporter, editor, senior editor, sections editor and editor-in-chief for community and daily newspapers in Ontario and Alberta. He has a nuanced understanding of the industry and the best practices that lead to profitability.

Fred Gorman Fred Gorman – COO

Fred was a regional president at Black Press Newspaper Group, where he was responsible for 19 publications including daily, community and farm publications. He has also served as president of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association.

John Stewart John Stewart – Editor-in-Chief

John has spent more than three and a half decades working in the newspaper industry, as reporter, editor, columnist and finally as managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Joni Avram Joni Avram – Marketing, Brand And Engagement Strategist

Joni is an award-winning strategist who is available to help build your brand and reputation, as well as to help cement your relationships within your community.

Paul Gettis Paul Gettis – Chief Digital Media Officer

Paul has been owner of Cargo Digital, a digital marketing company, for the past six years. Paul handles all of your digital needs, including SEO, social media and analytics.

Joe Batty Joe Batty – CFO

Joe is an accountant with a long history in financial management. He is a leading authority on structuring and financing knowledge-rich companies. He has held many corporate directorships and senior management positions.

Robert McGarvey Robert McGarvey – Chief Strategist/Acquisitions

Robert has held a variety of senior management positions including Managing Director of Merlin Consulting, a London, U.K.-based consulting firm. Robert has also been the president of Negawatt International Inc., a Canadian electronics group, and Head of Strategy for Beckett Advisors, a consulting group based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Hubert Lau Hubert Lau – Strategic Business Adviser

President and CEO of Ekota Central Ltd., Hubert is responsible for research and development as well as discovering new technologies to further Troy Media Digital Solutions and its Affiliates growth.

Jamie Swanson, Calgary's Business Jamie Swanson – CTO

Jamie got his start in the technology industry in the mid-1990s In 2000, he took on the role of Director of IT for a manufacturing company in Edmonton, where he learned the concepts of tying IT processes to business processes.

Mehmet Ozekinci Mehmet Ozekinci – Website Development

Mehmet has created leading-edge news site themes used by some of the largest, and smallest, news sites in the world. Mehmet will ensure our website is continuously updated to take advantage of all the latest technological innovations to provide you – our readers – with a cutting-edge user experience.