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Interactive Company Scores Top 100 - Third Time in a Row!

Edmonton business owner ranks among Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 3rd straight year

EDMONTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /CNW/ – Alexis MacMillan, President of local
interactive media and custom eLearning company Christie Communications,
is being honoured as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs in
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success magazine’s 13th annual W100
list, which celebrates the achievements of female entrepreneurs.

MacMillan is ranked number 98 on the PROFIT W100 list. This is her third
consecutive year on the list, making it in both 2009 and 2010. During
her 25-year tenure with the company, MacMillan witnessed the business
come to the brink of collapse. When she took over as President in 1997,
she redefined the company’s focus, expanded the customer base and
overhauled its products. Since then, Christie Communications has become
a leading example of innovative business practice in the interactive
and eLearning market niche. Today, the company thrives thanks to a
dedicated team, including MacMillan and her business partner, Jon
Hill’s progressive vision.

“Each and every one of our team members has put blood, sweat and tears
into this company,” she says. “I wouldn’t be a part of the PROFIT W100
without them.”

“The PROFIT W100 are a diverse group of entrepreneurs united by their
passion, dynamism and smarts,” says Ian Portsmouth, PROFIT’s
Editor-in-Chief. “They set a tremendous example for business leaders of
all kinds, and we are proud to recognize them in our 13th annual
ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs.”

Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on
the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the PROFIT
W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners.
Published in the November issue of PROFIT and online at, the PROFIT W100 is Canada’s largest annual
celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.

About Christie Communications
Christie Communications is a business based in Edmonton, Alberta
specializing in producing highly interactive and intensely tested
custom multimedia programs for local and international clients. With
over thirty years of experience in design, development and production,
Christie Communications’ products are known for their high-end quality
and imaginative content.

Christie Communications’ work covers a wide range of subject areas, from
health to security to technology. The team has experience producing
multilingual materials in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian
and Arabic.

The company is proud to be a stakeholder in the local economy, with many
Alberta-based clients. At the same time, it has worked successfully
with overseas clients on large-scale projects for over a decade.
International clients include UN agencies and large non-governmental
organizations (NGOs).

Christie Communications created award-winning security training
courseware for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies (IFRC) in 2010, and is currently working with World
Vision International – the largest NGO in the world on the production
of two global programs.

Christie Communications was the winner of the Alberta Export Award in
the Professional & Services award category in 2010.

For more information on Christie Communications, please visit

About PROFIT Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent
publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing
small and mid-sized businesses. For 29 years, Canadian entrepreneurs
and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have
remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of
actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get
the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and
social change. Visit PROFIT online at