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of Commerce

Member Profile:
ARC Business Solutions Inc.

ARC Business Solutions Inc. was chosen by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

 as the member profile for the February 2021 edition!  This is published in the 

‘Business in Edmonton’ Magazine!

What's Your story?

ARC Business Solutions Inc (ARC) is a bit of a home-grown success story. Started in 1998 by 4 friends working in IT consulting, ARC has grown over the last 22 years to open offices in Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Nevada with our head office based in Edmonton, Alberta.

We employ a strong team of certified, talented professionals and focus on building relationships with our employees and clients. We use proven methodologies to deliver IT solutions of the highest quality to both private and public sectors.

• IT consulting company since 1998
• Offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Regina, and Nevada USA
• Proven methodologies; certified professionals
• Work/life balance, community-minded

What do you enjoy most about being a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce?

Having an influence on policies for Edmonton Business’ and networking opportunities. Also, being able to put forth concerns and suggestions from small and medium sized businesses in Alberta.

What is one thing people are surprised to learn about your business?

The variety of IT related services that we provide. In addition, the long-term relationships we have forged with both clients and staff in this competitive marketplace. In some cases, we have been working with clients for over 20 years as well as internal staff.

People are surprised that a company from Edmonton has provided solutions for such a wide range of organizations. From the major banks, CSIS, the Department of Homeland Security in the US, to the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, we’ve worked on a diverse range of projects for a diverse group of clients. We have a wide variety of clients including pipelines, utilities, private, public, and not-for profit organizations.

Who is your ideal client?

An individual or business who wants to build a long term mutually beneficial relationship. Clients who believe in driving technology and business solutions through business needs. We are successful when our clients are successful.

What has been your biggest challenge in business, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge we have faced was the downturn in the local economy. We have overcome a lot of that challenge by diversifying our services, creating recession-proof software products & mobile apps, and growing our offices and client-base outside of Alberta.

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What is your favourite thing to do in Edmonton?

Two of Edmonton’s best kept secrets are the quality of our restaurants, and the number of festivals and events that happen here. A meal at Uccilino, a drink at Woodwork or Red Star, breakfast at Pip, lunch at Farrow, there really is no end to the great options for food we have. We believe for these businesses to thrive and grow, we as a local company have an obligation to support them and keep the restaurant scene resilient. As for festivals, there really is something for everyone to look forward to from the giant ice carvings in the winter to those summer nights sitting on the hill at Folk Festival overlooking the city skyline and everything in between.

If you could make one substantial improvement to Edmonton’s business environment, what would it be?

Find qualified, quality resources and potentially get them here easier if necessary. Local businesses continuing to support local businesses.

The full article in the Business Edmonton Magazine online is featured here: https://issuu.com/businessinedmontonmagazine/docs/bie_february2021_web/48

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