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The inquiry I’m frequently posed is, “The place do you get your accounts from?” My reaction is consistently, “From individuals like you, what do you need to let me know?”

In any case, in all actuality, I’ve been around this city for quite a while and have developed a not insignificant rundown of contacts that call me, or I can approach to get data I need.

Unfortunately, some like Rod Thomson of the Calgary Petroleum Club, the travel industry master Brent Ritchie, and Lyn Chow, energetic supporter of the Wing Kei Care Centers, have died; others have resigned or proceeded onward looking for new undertakings. However, a portion of those still connect with data to enable me to recognize what’s happening: including Helmar Basedow, Brian Foster, Darwin Flathers, Bob Holmes, Frank Sisson, Ray Abbott, Vince Davoli, John Masters, Tom Donaldson, and Rosemarie Enslin,

This year we have recorded the retirement of Alida Visbach of Heritage Park and the move of Donna Livingstone from her job as CEO at the Glenbow Museum to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

We have some fine delegates of different nations as representatives general and in our privileged consular corps. I have been special to go to some of their occasions, featured by having the chance to meet Norwegian Ambassador Anne Kari H. Ovid at the Scandinavian Club and British High Commissioner Susan Jane Le Jeune d’Allegeershecque at the British Day occasion at Spruce Meadows, sorted out by Consul General Caroline Saunders, who is generally so ready to share. I appreciate useful cups of tea with Consul General Lu Xu at the Chinese Consulate and at the home of Japanese Consul General Kobayashi, and I should make reference to the longest-serving privileged diplomat, Judith Romanchuk, speaking to Finland, who stays up with the latest on corps happenings.

I additionally appreciate customary social gatherings — generally over a decent nearby specialty brew — with Kevin Gregor, Ron Kurczaba, Gerry Garvey, Pat Ottman, Randy Mowat, Brad Reiger, Terry Moore, and Richard White, who all have parcels to tell.

We have some fine advertising professionals and specialized experts in this city who realize how to contact me when they believe they have something of intrigue. The most elite incorporate Bob Sumner, Bonnie Elgie, Shauna MacDonald, Cassandra Macauley, Jessica Harcombe-Fleming, Paula Worthington, Erica Morgan, Ellen Parker, Noelle Aune, Melodie Creegan, Sharie Hunter, Lana Rogers, and Giselle Danis.

I can generally depend on an arrival call from individuals, for example, Jan Eden, Jim Button, Bernie Bayer, Harvey Thal, Bill Chomik, John Dong, Niha Kroliczek, Kim McConnell, George Brookman, Mike Evans, Mark Wilson, Cathy Orr, Marc Rosso, Patricia Phillips, Victor Choy, Cole Harris, Laureen Regan, and the new leader of Willow Park Wines and Spirits, Peggy Perry.

Numerous long-lasting connections are still especially valued, incorporating those I appreciate with Phil Libin, Peter Wallis, Bruce Abugov, Tony James, Tony Militano, Lou MacEachern, Mike Shaikh, Gerard Carlier, Glenn Tibbles, Bob Harris, Jason Cottle, Ross Glenn, Arup Data, Glen Clark, Howard Silver, Garry Beres, Chris Ollenberger, Jerilyn Wright, Cody Clayton, Wayne Henuset, Patricia Verburgt, Hannes Kovac, Ron Nowell, Doug Porozni, Manu Chugh, Catherine Brownlee, Paul Van Ginkel, Bert Messier, and James Robertson.

I love speed dialing, it makes it so natural to arrive at Mike Warner, Paige O’Neill, Chris Law, Peter Mayerchak, Clark Grue, Jon Mook, David Wallach, David Lam, Vince Dods, Mike Kehoe, John Savard, and Marco de Iaco, who is making a fine showing as official executive of the Calgary Downtown Association.

Where do I get my positive business articles from? From great companions like these who I realize I can rely on in 2020 — and I hope to include some more.

Much thanks to you again for each one of the individuals who are so strong of what I do — and to you dedicated perusers.

Happy Christmas to the whole gang.

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