Calgary

Filomena May

Filomena May has her own branch of Raymond James Ltd. in Calgary and her company is named Filo Financial Solutions.

Jim Button

Jim Button is co-founder of Village Brewery, a strategist with Evans Hunt and a member of the board of directors of Beer Canada. Jim has been on a sabbatical for a year while he deals with terminal cancer.

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson is founder and president of Thirsty Naturals. She’s also co-founder of Baby Gourmet and Chair of Innovation and New Ventures at SAIT.

PJ L’Heureux

PJ L’Heureux is a well-known Calgary businessman who owns and operates several bars and restaurants in the city including CRAFT Beer MarketTrolley 5St. James CornerHome & Away and Rodney’s Oyster House.

Nicola Kozmyk

Nicola Kozmyk Jones is the owner and executive director of Pure Motion Dance Company, a company she started in 2008 at the age of 21 that quickly grew into one of Calgary’s largest and most successful commercial dance companies. Pure Motion provides Nicola with the opportunity to work with some of Calgary’s top dance professionals and share her love of dance with young children.

She has a bachelors degree in sport and recreation management from Mount Royal University. She is an MRU Distinguished Alumna, winning the university’s prestigious Horizon Award which is presented annually to a recent graduate for outstanding achievement early in their career.Both Nicola and Pure Motion have been nominated for and have won a number of awards including the Calgary Chamber of Commerce’s Customer Service Award in 2017.

In addition to Pure Motion Dance company, Nicola works as a business coach helping dance industry professionals throughout North America achieve their full business potential. Nicola’s personal motto, which she shares with everyone she meets, is “You are PURE potential”.

Lesley-Anne Scorgie

Lesley-Anne Scorgie is founder of MeVest, Canada’s leading edge money school offering unbiased one-on-one money coaching and workplace financial education. She is a best-selling personal finance author, corporate communications strategist and sought after often by the media for comment. Originally from Calgary, Lesley-Anne is now based in Toronto.

Kathy Yuen

Kathy Yuen is president of Phase One Design with offices in Calgary and Vancouver. It’s a residential design firm specializing in custom luxury homes for acreage estates, inner-city developments and large-scale renovations.

Ken Vinge

Ken Vinge is the President and Co-founder of Equation Staffing Employment Solutions, a Calgary-based firm offering staffing and recruitment services and connecting candidates with temporary, contract, project and permanent employment opportunities. Ken has a 32+-year career in the Alberta staffing industry, having worked in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Tony Spoletini

Tony Spoletini is a co-founder and co-owner of Spolumbo’s – a very popular Italian restaurant and deli. He’s also a former Canadian Football League player.

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is an Alberta-based retail real estate specialist. He is often quoted in the national media as an expert on retail stories. Michael is broker/owner of Fairfield Commercial Real Estate in Calgary.