The March issue of The Canadian Business Journal is available at www.cbj.ca. Click here to enter the publication directly. Click “Full Screen” on the navigation pane for optimal viewing.This month’s cover story took us to beautiful Banff Springs where we covered The Gathering, an international branding convention that brings together some of the brightest brand marketing minds anywhere in the world. The three-day conference included a number of influential professionals from the likes of Apple, Coca-Cola, Authentic Brands, Levi’s, Canada Goose, Mountain Dew and the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. Each of these brand marketing experts provided their own unique insights and strategies as to what makes them so successful.Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, pens an article on the topic: How to persuade on trade – putting an extra F in NAFTA.

Mergers and acquisitions expert Mark Borkowski provides an excellent report on whether your business is ready for the era of global risk while Melonie Dodaro discusses the six things sales and marketing have in common with farming.In our Business in Action Section we have a number of comprehensive corporate profiles on the likes of Cambridge Global Payments, Kelso Coatings, Woodstock Hospital and CWA Engineers. There is all of that and much more in this edition.As the cornerstone publication of George Media Inc., The Canadian Business Journal is now in its 10th year and is read by thousands of executives nationwide. CBJ offers readers a first-hand look at major industries such as: agriculture, automotive, communications, construction, education, energy, finance, food & beverage, healthcare, human resources, legal, manufacturing, natural resources, products & services, retail, sports & recreation, technology, transportation and much more through our comprehensive Business in Action profiles.George Media Inc. is proud to promote Canadian business nationally and to the world.

Blue Goose Capital Corp. (“Blue Goose”) (“the Company”), a privately-held, Canadian-based protein and organic food company which is a subsidiary of Dundee Corporation (“Dundee”) (TSX:DC.A) today announced the acquisition of Tender Choice Foods Inc. (“Tender Choice”), a leading Burlington, Ontario based processing plant specializing in the processing, packing and distribution of meat products.Blue Goose’s acquisition of Tender Choice contributes to its poultry division by significantly improving the vertical integration of its operations and providing the opportunity for future margin enhancement. Proceeds from the recently announced investment in Blue Goose by Dundee and Serruya Private Equity Inc. were used to fund a portion of this transaction. Blue Goose also secured a debt facility of approximately $35 million from a Canadian bank to provide additional funding for the acquisition, to enhance working capital requirements and to provide for future earn out considerations.