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September 07 Businessexcellence 69 where and how to access the best information from 700-plus attorneys is something of a challenge. Nixon Peabody has invested heavily in an IT structure that managing director John Gerhard describes as a comprehensive “knowledge management system” of intellectual capital. All employees have customized portals on their computers to quickly access fi les and undertake research relevant to their work. For the second year in a row, Fortune magazine has recognized Nixon Peabody as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. As far as Gerhard is concerned, “Nixon Peabody strives to be the best law fi rm to work for and the best law fi rm to work with.” The fi rm’s size, diversity, and state-of-the-art information systems enable Nixon Peabody to offer a comprehensive, integrated range of legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody is not an ordinary fi rm; it’s a legal business that’s organized, resourced and structured for the challenges of the 21st century. Nixon Peabody “Legal fi rms that want to prosper in the corporate and commercial world have to change, grow, extend their areas of expertise, and provide clients as much as they can with a one-stop-shop”

Callinan Mines is led by an industry veteran with a skill for discovering rich mineral deposits. Gary Toushek reports Businessexcellence September 07 70 Mike Muzylowski is known in the Canadian mining industry for being cautious and doggedly determined. During a career that spans nearly fi ve decades, he’s held senior management positions and directorships in several mining companies, and has a knack for fi nding minerals underground. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Manitoba, then joined Hudson Bay Exploration and Development Company, a job that taught him the lay of the land in mineral-rich northern Manitoba. Between 1960 and 1988, he discovered 15 major mineral ore deposits (13 in Manitoba alone) that have yielded more than $10 billion in base and precious metals, from nickel and copper, to gold and uranium. In recognition of those accomplishments, he was honored in 1988 with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Developer of the Year Award. In 1994 Muzylowski arrived at Vancouverbased Callinan Mines as a member of its board of directors, and after Callinan’s stock nearly doubled in less than two years as a result of his recommendations, he became its president and CEO. It seems appropriate for Muzylowski to be at the helm of a company that began 80 years ago with a determined Canadian mining prospector, Jack Callinan, who in 1916, working solo and wrestling rough topography, staked the initial mineral claim on what became known as the Callinan Mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba, pioneering the discovery of some of the richest mineral fi nds in Canadian mining history. Today the company holds title to several high potential claims in fi ve mining and exploration areas: Flin Flon, Fox River Mafi c Belt, Thompson Nickel Belt (all in Manitoba); Coles Creek and Echo Lake (in British Columbia), as well as a few smaller properties. The Flin Flon area is famous for its high grade VMS (volcanogenic massive sulfi de) deposits which are notably rich and easy to mine. The company has 81 mineral claims and leases surrounding the original Callinan and 777 mines, which are operated by Hudbay minerals and provide Callinan Mines with net profi ts and royalty interests that deliver a cash fl ow while the company develops its other mineral claims. Callinan Mines is currently exploring its Fox River property in northeastern Manitoba with its joint venture partner in the property, Vancouverbased Bell Resources. Callinan became interested in this area due to the occurrence of sizeable magnetic anomalies in the proximity of an underexplored mafi c sill (igneous rocks composed Miner key