Exchanging words with UpHouse

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Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio, co-owners of UpHouse UpHouse is working to improve the way in-house marketers do their job, by elevating in-house teams and the brands they promote…and they’re just as creative as their name suggests. Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio, the co-owners of UpHouse, met while working at a marketing agency and have worked together for the last five years. In September of 2017, they started their own marketing agency at 705-70 Arthur Street, in the historic Exchange District. “Elevating in-house [marketing] is essentially it,” says Varricchio. After gaining experience in the marketing industry, they began noticing more businesses moving their brand in-house and reducing their agency spend. With more and more communications channels out there, companies and organizations …

Exchanging words with Build Films

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Build Film team: Chris Paetkau, Trevor Gill, Chloe Ross-Rogerson and Carlyle Paetkau  Swimming with beluga whales and walking with polar bears is just another day at the office for the team at Build Films. Build Films is a video production company, located at 510-70 Arthur Street, that works on various projects, many of them focusing on conservation, tourism, science and indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic. Two of the three co-founders of Build Films, Trevor Gill and Chris Paetkau, met while going to school at Red River College and since day one, they’ve been a strong team. “We go from swimming with 50,000 beluga whales in the Hudson Bay to maternal health in India to a polar bear lodge in …

Peanut Butter Drive a Huge Success

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Exchange District BIZ Executive Director David Pensato with AHWC Executive Director Della Herrera Exchange District BIZ spreads the love with nearly 700 pounds of peanut butter donated to homelessness initiatives at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre! By Karen Kornelsen From November 27 to December 4, the Exchange District BIZ invited Winnipeggers to help the homeless by donating jars of peanut butter when visiting the area. The Exchange District Peanut Butter Drive saw people from every corner of the City collectively donate nearly 700 pounds of peanut butter at one of 20 participating businesses. That peanut butter will be put to good use at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre (AHWC), where it will be used for their various …