Inside View: Michael Macaluso and Jose R. Costa on the CARSTAR Canada acquisition

Jose R. Costa, President of Driven Brand's Paint and Collision division (left), and Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR Canada.

By Jeff Sanford Hamilton, Ontario — December 4, 2015 — The news broke late in the day on Wednesday. Major auto franchise company, Driven Brands, will acquire CARSTAR Canada in a deal that is being hailed as a major success by both parties. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Negotiations have been ongoing for […]

Cochrane Collision expands with an eye on the future

Greg Archibald and Kevin Brown, owners and operators of Cochrane Collision

By Jeff Sanford Cochrane, Alberta — December 4, 2015 — It seems the economic news coming out of Alberta these days is negative. The price of oil has plunged. The province is suffering the effects. Unemployment is rising. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. At least one business is actually expanding. Cochrane Collision is […]

Media Spike #15 – Here, There, and Everywhere? Why Not!

Dennis Kelly

by Dennis Kelly Come on in, come on in, we’re just about to start. Come on in.   If you’ve been paying attention, and at a dozen + message into this series I’m sure you have, you’ll note at the end of Media Spike #11 we asked …  • Why should you use radio with newspaper […]