Self-Management: The Other Half of Self-Awareness

“Everyone says self-awareness is essential to effective leadership. It is, but there is another aspect to awareness that may be equally compelling and sadly overlooked. It’s self-management.” That’s what John Baldoni, chair of leadership development at N2Growth says. John is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. “It’s one thing to know yourself. We…Read More

Small Business: Build Teams and Have Fun!

Mike from crowdSPRING wants to know, “Who says business can’t be fun? Leadership is not just about productivity, strategy, and tactics – much more important is the fact that great leadership is about people. Strong leaders never lose sight of the individuals who make up their team and never stop working to make the team stronger.…Read More

Joint CPMA-CHC Webinar – Produce Industry Federal Election Primer

Government Relations/Advocacy CPMA provides a forum for both industry members and government to dialogue on a wide range of issues and initiatives which may affect the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables, including trade facilitation and standardization. CPMA places a strong emphasis on federal and provincial government advocacy on behalf of its members, and the…Read More

What’s New With Growing Forward 2?

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs “Growing Forward 2” (GF2) program is a project-based cost-share funding assistance program that helps agri-food businesses grow profits, expand markets and manage risks. Individual businesses may be eligible to receive up to $350,000 over the life of the program. Applications can be submitted from November 16,…Read More

5 Ways To Save Your Middle Managers From Burnout

“Stepping into a management role requires shifts in perspective and responsibility,” says Peter Walsh Senior Director of Global Marketing at Harvard Business Publishing. In this Fast Company article, Peter goes on to share how we can help middle managers become the best leaders possible, without burning out. “If you want a recipe for disaster, just…Read More

How the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Supports Produce Traceability

Regulatory requirements and the increasing need to trace and track fruits and vegetables through the supply chain have resulted in strong industry attention to traceability. At the core is the need for accurate and timely identification of fruits and vegetables, their origin, location within the supply chain and the ability to execute an efficient recall.…Read More

The Who’s Who of Food in Canada

Agri-food Management Institute The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) promotes new ways of thinking about business management and aims to increase awareness, understanding and adoption of beneficial business management practices by Ontario farmers and food processors. Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) The IFPT is located at the Conestoga College campus in Cambridge. The…Read More

Grow Your Business

Strategies for Getting to the Next Level. Enjoy these excerpts from “A guide to hitting your next business milestone” by Brian Moran, Founder & CEO, Brian Moran & Associates. “Part of any successful business is setting professional and personal goals and putting long-term plans in place. We should measure our businesses against benchmarks and implement new plans of…Read More

CFIA Releases Proposed Regulatory Text

In an unprecedented move, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released the draft (preliminary) text for the complete set of regulations covering all food, following the adoption in 2012 of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA).  Typically proposed regulations are made public during the formal Canada Gazette process, but the decision was made…Read More

Making Sustainable Obtainable

Provision Provides Plant Support for its Online Sustainability Portal. Drive your business forward and be responsive to customer demands about the sustainability of your operations. Provision Coalition is now offering portal coaching and support to food and beverage manufacturers ready to integrate sustainability into their business operations and culture. Enjoy the benefits of lower production…Read More