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Iris says plans are to broaden kitchenware sales in North America, helping establish Calgary as a centre for warehousing and distribution.
And a hazelnut latte after roasted salmon tastes great in a double-wall stainless steel coffee mug at the Hutch Café.
• RBC has announced the winners of its 12th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards. Congratulations to Maryam Yaqoob, the fourth-annual Youth Award winner who immigrated to Calgary from Iraq. A doctor of medicine student and a clerk at the Cummings School of Medicine, during her undergraduate degree in cellular and molecular biology she received a total of 15 scholarships as well as being on the dean’s and president’s honour roll. Yaqoob is also co-founder of Calgary STEM Cell chapter and a mentor for other refugee youth.
• The recently redeveloped and refurbished 27-storey, 730,200-square-foot First Tower between 4th and 5th Avenues on 1st Street S.E. now features a brand-new 34,000-square-foot employee focused amenity floor on the Plus-15 level. Warren Libert-Scott, senior vice-president at JLL, says it is helping attract new tenants that include two tech sector companies — Symend that has leased three floors totalling 75,000 square feet, and Userful with 26,000 square feet. The new Plus-15 amenity floor includes a tenant lounge and collaboration area that extends onto a west-facing outdoor terrace, a spa-quality fitness and wellness centre, and a modular conference facility. Owner Hines has also completed a 26,000-square-foot, fully furnished show suite on the 20th floor of the tower.
David Parker appears regularly in the Herald. Read his columns online at calgaryherald.com/business. He can be reached at 403-830-4622 or by email at email@example.com.