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Innovation Partner Highlight: Peak Benefit Solutions - 2017-03-23
We are excited to highlight the Innovation Cluster’s member – a Silver Sponsor of the Cluster and an Innovation Partner to The Cube: our business incubator for technology start-ups and early-stage companies: Peak Benefit Solutions Inc.
Peak Benefit Solutions is focused on ensuring employers in Ontario, both large and small, maximize their employee benefits investment without sacrificing quality or service.
At Peak Benefits, they believe your employee benefit plan should evolve with your changing needs and objectives, rather than many of the other group benefit consultants, who just give bottom line price. Their process begins with a non-invasive plan analysis in which we address several areas of plan efficiency. During their review, they address:
- Benefit plan design versus cost effectiveness
- Funding alternatives
- Tax efficiencies and payroll strategies
- Elimination of reverse discrimination
- Employee turnover
- Human Resource Management
- Corporate policy design and implementation
In a world of ever increasing pharmaceutical costs, increased utilization of disability programs and the rise of alternative therapies, they will help you face these hurdles and manage them effectively. By using a broad network of resources, Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. is able to provide professional expertise and customized solutions to meet the unique needs of every client.
Peak Benefit Solutions Inc.’s goal is to make employee benefits plans rewarding for all members by delivering quality products with excellent customer service. Whether they are designing a standard group health and dental benefit plan, an executive Health Spending Account or a group pension, they will customize your plan and streamline the implementation and ongoing processes for owners, administrators and employees.
With over 30 years of employee benefit expertise, allow the team at Peak Benefit Solutions Inc. the opportunity to be with you every step of the way as you chart your path for your employee benefits plan.
For more information, visit http://www.peakbenefitsolutions.com/index.php
Welcome to the Innovation team Peak Benefit Solutions Inc.!
Introducing New Video Series The Cube In Focus - 2017-03-22
Our first entrepreneur highlight is Chimp Treats! We spoke to founder Brooke Hammer about her business and what it’s like being an entrepreneur in The Cube through the Innovation Cluster. Check it out!
We will be speaking with everyone in The Cube, so keep an eye out on our YouTube to learn all about the great work our entrepreneurs are doing at the Cluster!
Feel inspired? Apply to become a client today!
The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster is excited to announce that its catchment area has been redefined prompting a new logo and name to be inclusive of the new regional boundaries.
Historically, we have been known as the Greater Peterborough DNA Cluster and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster. Now, our organization and our Board of Directors has settled on a more inclusive name and logo to reflect key focus sectors and new regional boundaries. We will now be known as:
Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas
In the past, the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s primary focus was on commercializing DNA research within the Peterborough region. In recent years however, the Innovation Cluster saw a gap and a need to broaden its focus. Companies outside of that specific sector and outside of the Peterborough region were looking for assistance and there was nowhere for them to go. In November of 2016, the Board of Directors made a strategic decision to include the Kawarthas and nail down four key focus sectors: clean tech, agtech, healthcare and digital.
“We have incredible companies reaching out for assistance from cities like Norwood, Lindsay, Apsley and beyond. With advances in technology, it is no longer necessary for innovative companies to be located in downtown Toronto to survive,” notes Michael Skinner, President & CEO of the Innovation Cluster.
Part of this strategic change meant that Dr. Brent Wootton, Associate Vice President at the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment in Lindsay, has become a new addition to the Innovation Cluster Board.
“Because Fleming has four campuses (Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg, and Haliburton) we understand how the regions are unique and how they complement each other. The regions need to work together to attract more business to the area and by cooperating we can help businesses flourish and grow,” says Dr. Brent Wootton speaking on the new relationship between CAWT and the Innovation Cluster. “Fleming’s CAWT at the Lindsay campus has worked with more than 100 businesses to date – most of which are from outside the Kawartha area. Working with the Innovation Cluster to provide entrepreneurial guidance and business enabling services for partners will only benefit the region.”
We will be launching their our newly renovated space in downtown Peterborough on April 19, 2017 where staff will also provide more details about the expanded catchment area. Members of the public are invited to tour the incubator at the public open house from 5-7pm.