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cS C A N A D I A N S P OT L I G H T Perfectly Coiffed CHATTERS CANADA HAS BECOME ONE OF CANADA’S LEADING SALON CHAINS BY COMBINING RETAIL AND SALON SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF. > C H AT T E R S C A N A D A LT D . // Chatters created its Tommy Gun’s brand to be a modern take on a classic barber shop, combining old-school looks with advanced technology. BY C H R I S P E T E R S E N didn’t provide as much as they could. “His whole belief was that there was nobody really doing the hair business and retail in any way,” Anderson says. Fisher addressed that by starting a chain of salons that not only offered high-quality hairdressers, but also a diverse selection of retail beauty products. The first Chatters opened in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1988. Within 10 years, Fisher merged with former rival Jason Volk, whom Anderson says brought a more practical viewpoint to balance Fisher’s entrepre-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Chatters Canada Ltd. 2010 sales: $100 million Headquarters: Red Deer County, Alberta Specialty: Hair salons and retail Employees: 60 (main office) -------------------------------------------------------------- Chatters Canada Ltd. is Canada’s leader in the professional beauty industry, with more than 100 locations throughout the country and more on the way. COO Cory Anderson explains that the hair salon and beauty retail franchise came about because its founder recognized a niche that needed to be filled. Ken Fisher started Chatters after owning a few salons and noticing that most salons 140 MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM SPRING 2012 http://www.MANAGEMENTTODAY-MAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Management Today - Spring 2012

Management Today - Spring 2012
Millionaire Mega Toys
Power Words
Marketing Strategy
Wisdom Era
Mid-America Real Estate Group
The HT Group
Supply Chain
Carvajal Empaques
Graham Partners
Carley Foundry
Cotter Bros. Corp.
SMS Siemag
Allied Alloys
Albiasa Corp.
Columbus McKinnon
4 Guys Fire Trucks
Metalcraft of Mayville
MMIC Global
Tom James
US Pole Inc.
Kaivac Cleaning
Playworld Systems
Global Mergers
ADA Environmental Solutions
Kalahari Resorts
Genghis Grill
NewMark Merrill Companies
Rose Pest Solutions
Westgate Resorts
Marquis Alliance Energy Group
Ross Video
Daniels Electronics
Chatters Canada Ltd.
Metro Paper Industries
Special Section: Aviation
Honolulu International Airport
Edwards Jet Center
Greenpoint Technologies
Special Section: Peru Focus
Zip-Pak South America
La Viga S.A.
Special Section: Top Home Builders
Gehan Homes
Ole South Properties
The Warmington Group
Forino Corp.
Special Section: Most Promising Companies
Virtual Instruments
RGB Networks
Salient Federal Solutions
Ad Index
Last Look

Management Today - Spring 2012