Kevin Ford

The return of the country's largest outdoor music festival infuses life back into the downtown core.
"I think we're still embarrassed to admit how profoundly the pandemic has negatively affected mental health and driven people into addictions and other forms of crisis."
Calian Group CEO Kevin Ford has set a bold goal. Through organic growth and acquisitions, the company wants to achieve $1 billion in annual revenues.
Kanata-based firm said Thursday it posted revenues of $142.1 million in the three-month period ending March 31, a three per cent increase from its previous high of $138 million a year earlier. 
Launched in late February, the crowdfunding effort had set a goal of raising $37,000 in 37 days to celebrate the 37th anniversary of “Ottawa’s legendary home of live music.”
It’s like the Rainbow Bistro found its pot of gold when a group of savvy businessmen, motivated by their love of music, banded together to save the music hall from closing last year.
Kanata-based company reported revenues of $129 million for the quarter ending Dec. 31, up 11 per cent year-over-year.
Kanata company said Thursday it has agreed to buy Houston-based IT and cybersecurity provider Computex for $38 million.
As Kanata-based Calian cracks $500 million in annual revenues for the first time, its CEO tells OBJ he's aiming squarely for the $1-billion milestone.
The Rainbow Bistro has been thrown a $50,000 lifeline by some blues-loving business executives.