Greetings from Emterra Group
As we stand on the cusp of summer and reflect on the past three months, it turns out to have been an interesting quarter, particularly for me personally. I was very lucky to be selected from among a group of Canadian entrepreneurs to participate in an
intensive leadership development program called QuantumShiftTM created by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario.
Designed to help Canadian business entrepreneurs who are past the start-up stage and ready to accelerate their businesses, the program focuses on how to attract and retain top employees, how to identify and overcome barriers to growth, how to use strategies for moving from a business plan to financial propositions and how to build a strong network of peers to share best practices.
For me, one of the most useful take-aways was to hear from other company leaders how they have successfully managed and nurtured family businesses that have moved past one generation and withstood the test of time and economic
It struck me that Emterra is one of the few family-owned and operated waste management companies remaining in Canada. I remember when family-owned waste management companies were the norm but mergers and acquisitions have changed the Canadian landscape. I believe the outcome for us is very positive. Emterra, with our personalized, family approach, combined with our “recycling first” priority and resource recovery expertise is uniquely positioned for meaningful growth.
What better time to look to a positive future than during our 40th anniversary year.
I wish you all – customers and staff alike – a sunny, happy and safe summer.
All the best,