Category Archives for "Sports & Entertainment"

Apr 08

10 decisions that made Ottawa, Ottawa

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Entrepreneurship , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

Andrew Duffy writes that ten crucial events shaped my hometown of Ottawa; the work I did with my dedicated team at Terrace Investments Limited (the first part company of the Ottawa Senators and their home arena, Canadian Tire Centre) comes in at #9, https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ten-of-the-decisions-that-made-ottawa. Those ten fateful events? 1. To found Wright’s Town at Chaudière […]

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Mar 19

Ever wonder why Canadiens mid-week games are on TV in Ottawa and the Leafs aren’t?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Sports & Entertainment

Blame me. Here’s an excerpt from Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter that I wrote for the 25th anniversary of the Sens that explains why… When the modern-era Sens were re-established in the 1990-1992 period, we did a deal with the Canadiens […]

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Mar 06

Magic Wand: How pro-active government can turn around practically any city, town or village and case studies that prove it

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Design , Entrepreneurship , Ideas , Real Estate , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

Keynote speech for: NOMA, Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association Date: April 25th, 2019 Time: 1 pm ET Location: Thunder Bay Ontario Presenter: Bruce M Firestone, PhD 140-character CV: Bruce’s an entrepreneur/real estate broker, developer & coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/blogger/peerless husband/dad. Premium: every attendee receives e-copies of Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of […]

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Mar 03

ROI Group, networking that builds wealth

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

Want to create an above-average performing real estate investment portfolio and/or a PB4L (personal business for life) that will take care of you and your family for 3 generations? Want to learn how to finance, buy, lease/rent, animate, and manage real estate properly? Want to know the secret to driving up the value of your […]

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Feb 24

Is there an alternative to going broke after your pro sports career is over?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment

Ever wonder why, according to Sports Illustrated, nearly 80% of former NFL players go broke within three years of leaving the league? Not to mention other high net worth people like successful actors or busy executives and entrepreneurs experiencing financial problems as they age. According to superstar player agent Leigh Steinberg, there are five main […]

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Feb 24

Owning a pub after your pro sports career ends makes sense… at least if you are former Sens defenceman Chris Phillips

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

[This article originally appeared in Ottawa Business, Journal, https://obj.ca/article/opinion-big-rig-gaining-steam-microbrewery-biz.] What’s in a name? Well, if you are Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips and the other four founding partners of Big Rig restaurant and brewery, a lot. Mr. Phillips and his partners – Angelis Koutsos, Lon Ladell, Pierre Cleroux and Jimmy Zourntos – spent $5 million […]

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