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Report on Business photo editor Theresa Suzuki chooses her favourites from The Globe and Mail this year

Cineplex CEO Ellis Jacob.
Everyone told Ellis Jacob he was nuts when he decided to get into the theatre business 25 years ago. But today, the president and chief executive officer of Cineplex Inc. is presiding over an unlikely success story.
Read more in the story: Cineplex's next role: Building on its big-screen success

Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

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Peter Drake is vice-president for retirement and economic research at Fidelity Investments Canada.
He worked for 35 years as an economist at the Toronto-Dominion Bank, accepted a retirement package, got bored within a couple of years and went back to work, starting a new at Fidelity.

Read more in the story: Rethink what you'll need for a fulfilling retirement

Tim Fraser/The Globe and Mail

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Guylaine Saucier, veteran Canadian corporate director, and current director at Bank of Montreal.
Ms. Saucier used to opposed using quotas to get more women on corporate boards. Now she says her views are softening – much to her own surprise.

Read more in the story: Glacial progress of women on Canada's boards prompts calls for reform

Christinne Muschi/The Globe and Mail

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Nick DiRenzo and Josette R. Gauthier at the Toronto offices of Alterna Savings.
Mr. DiRenzo served as interim vice-president of personal banking at Alterna Savings Credit Union on a six-month contract. He turned out to be a good fit. His contract was extended to 12 months, and he was offered the job permanently, which he accepted.

Read more in the story: A temp in the corner office? It’s more common than you think

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Dr. Daniel F. Muzyka is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada and the RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

Read more in the story: Q&A: What happens if we don’t support Canadian companies?

Jennifer Roberts/The Globe and Mail

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Kasey Bayne, accounting ambassador for FreshBooks, describes her firm’s offering as “a cloud accounting system for people who aren’t accountants, people with no accounting or finance background, which is a lot of small-business owners out there.”

Read more in the story: Accounting competition moves to the cloud

Michelle Siu/The Globe and Mail

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Walter Charbonneau farms about 133 hectares of crops near Chatham, Ont. Summer droughts in the United States were a boon to Mr. Charbonneau as corn prices soared on expected shortages.

Read more in the story: Drought sends grain prices soaring

Brent Foster/The Globe and Mail

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Jean-Christophe Bédos, new president and CEO of Birks and Mayors Inc., poses in Birks as an employee looks at a Canadian diamond at the company’s flagship store in Montreal.
What the Montreal-based chain needs is a blast of authenticity, a bear-hug embrace of its Canadian identity, says the newly installed president and chief executive officer, a Parisian who once worked at Cartier.

Read more in the story: Birks’ CEO wraps jeweller in the Maple Leaf

Christinne Muschi/The Globe and Mail

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Deborah Close, president of Concord Well services, visits a service well site near Sylvan Lake, Alta.
In the male-dominated world of oil field services, Deborah Close is a pioneer – reputedly the first woman to head a well-servicing company in Alberta. She is used to smashing barriers, first as a French-degree graduate who became an engineering technologist, and then as a Canadian in London and Houston selling energy software.

Read more in the story: Deborah Close: Blazing a trail through the gender barrier

John Ulan/The Globe and Mail

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Diane Dunlop-Hebert, president of Golf Canada (the former Royal Canadian Golf Association), poses at the Groupe Park Avenue BMW dealership in Brossard, Que.
As the president of Golf Canada, the governing body for the sport, Diane Dunlop-Hébert has a key role in promoting golf, encouraging more people to play, and helping to organize the two crucial professional championships. One of them, the CN Canadian Women’s Open, begins play Monday in Vancouver.

Read more in the story: Golf Canada’s president: How the game is evolving to stay relevant

Christinne Muschi/The Globe and Mail

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Marc Laliberté, CEO of VIA Rail Canada at Union Station in Toronto.
Mr. Laliberté took over the reins at the Crown corporation in 2010 and is spearheading the effort to improve links with other forms of transport, upgrade track and equipment and revamp on-board services. He acknowledges the key to VIA’s success will be better on-time performance and faster trips.

Read more in the story: Railway executive seeks a better way from Point A to B

Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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