Success stories

Success Stories

Community Futures is pleased to showcase some of the many good news stories in rural Alberta. Everyday we help people like you start and grow successful small businesses.

Go Technologies

Greg & Angela O'Hare
Kitscoty, AB


Go Technologies is a shop business located in Kistcoty in the County of Vermillion. They have three hardworking employees; Angela and Greg O’Hare, and Scott Pratt. It began with Greg O’Hare’s vision, with trying to solve a problem, capturing off gas, and utilizing the results to generate energy to use elsewhere.

Go Technologies approached Community Futures Lloydminster and Region in their developmental stage, approximately eight months into planning through the CFLR website, in late 2011.

Go Technologies regards Community Futures as a great starting point, “[We] believe [we] could not have started without CFLR’s support… the loan was instrumental in changing our lives, allowing to start the business and reduce our dependence on external resources.”

Go Technologies have found success in their community, withsales  and vendor contracts being almost all within a 50km radius, and with an ncredible 300% growth rate in the last two years. They foresee a bright future that includes increasing staff, and business growth.

www.gotechnologies.ca

Tri Land Welding & Machine Ltd.

Tim Sawarin
Lloydminster, AB


Tim Sawarin wanted to take control of his future, and create a promising future for his family.  Since 1992 he and his wife Susan have owned and operated Tri Land Welding & Machine LTD. Tri Land Welding & Machine LTD. is a maintenance, repair, and fabrication, and CNC production shop. They cater to the oil, agriculture, trucking, and construction industries. They design new, and modify old equipment for higher production at a lower cost. Tim began as a journeyman mechanic and moved to shop foreman and eventually to owner. When he is mot machining he volunteers as Vice Chair or the Community
Futures Lloydminster and Region Board and the Investment Review Committee.

Tri Land proudly employs a 3rd year apprentice, Matt, and Daniel, a 3rd year engineering student at University of Alberta. As well as his children Katharine, a Journeyman Machinist (recipient of the John A. Mery Memorial Scholarship as a 4th year student for her 100% practical exam, outstanding grades and attitude), and Adam, an Apprentice Mechanic and “Jack of all Trades”. They are located in Lloydminster and soon will be located at 5316-51st Street (down from the Greyhound Bus Depot) in the fall of 2013.

Tim utilized Community Futures Lloydminster and Region for advice and tools on how to run a business. He credits CFLR with giving him the outline on how to run a business, advice on organization, finance, and business planning. He came across CFLR’s services by a referral from a bank. Tri Land did not acquire a loan from CFLR, but rather utilized the tools and programs available for entrepreneurs.

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Blackfoot, 
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Clandonald, 
Dewberry, 
Islay, 
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Lloydminster, 
Marwayne, 
McLaughlin, 
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