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Guelph insurance firm going after small-business clients

The employee benefits insurance business is highly competitive with many brokers focused on getting contracts with large companies, but Guelph broker Michele Mactaggart has set her sights on the smaller prize.

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MGK English-French Translation Services received Accreditation

Manon Gagne-Kellman, C.Tr. and owner of MGK English-French Translation Servies is pleased to announce that she has acquired her accreditation as a Certified Translator.  She holds a Certificate in Translation from the University of Toronto and has over 35 years experience

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Ren's Pets Depot celebrates 40 years in business

For 40 years Ren's Pets Depot has been passionate about pets and the people they own.  "It's true," says Colin Job, Ren's Pets owner.  Job should know - he's worked at the family owned business since he was about eight.

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3 takeaways from Linamar's $500M expansion

Linamar's plant in Guelph is set to receive $100M in funding thanks to a partnership between the federal and provincial governments.  Linamar is also investing $400 million of its own money to create 1,200 new jobs at its facility over 10 years.  The money will also enable the company to produce new, more environmentally friendly transmissions.

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Studio marks 20th anniversary

Guelph has been yoga-rich for 20 years, and a celebration is taking place to mark the occasion.  Studio director Jayelle Lindsay established Living Yoga and Health downtown in 1995.  That was long before yoga was as popular as it is today, said a news release.

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Guelph's Linamar founder named to Order of Canada

Frank Hasenfratz, who turned a one-man operation in his basement shop into a global corporation and the biggest Guelph-based company, has been named to the Order of Canada.

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Company wins industry awards

Skyline, a Guelph-based real estate acquisitions, management and investment firm, has won three industry awards.

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Athletic Club changes name

The Athletic Club, located next to the Delta hotel on Stone Road, is chaning its name.  The business, which has locations in nine Ontario communities, will now be known as Movati Athletic.

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PlantForm receives Government of Canada support for Ebola antibody study

PlantForm Corporation has received financial support and technical advisory services from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to conduct a feasibility study on the production of Ebola Sudan virus drugs using the company's vivoXPRESS(TM) biopharmaceutical manufacturing system.

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Guelph Hydro warns customers of phone scam

December 5, 2014 - Guelph Hydro is warning customers about a telephone scam being reported in Guelph.  Customers are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to represent Guelph Hydro.  Customers are reminded that Guelph Hydro never asks for bank information, a pre-paid credit card payment or wire transfer for overdue accounts.

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