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Sep 30, 2016
Entrepreneur of the Year 2016: B.C.'s winners
Stories by Jessica Barrett, Brenda Bouw, Marcie Good, Dee Hon and Jacob Parry

Every year since 1994, BCBusiness has partnered with Ernst & Young (EY) to produce the definitive look at entrepreneurship in British Columbia. The EY Entrepreneur of the Year program honours the very best in our business world—the risk-takers and game-changers whose visionary leadership and exemplary performance put them a step above the rest. Below, you’ll meet the 30 entrepreneurs who made the cut this year—including the 10 category winners and our overall Pacific Region winner

Jul 5, 2016
BCBusiness Top 100 2016 winners and losers
J Parry REVENUE CHANGE: +188.6% NET INCOME: N/A NET INCOME CHANGE: N/A Even before he sold his eyewear e-commerce company Coastal Contacts to French retailer Essilor for $435 million in 2014, Roger Hardy had jumped into his next deal—merging Vancouver-based startup with Seattle-based In 2014, at the time of the merger,—founded by...

Jun 23, 2016
B.C.'s Top 100 Companies: The biggest success stories from the past year
Peter Mitham

Vancouver’s official motto—etched onto the city’s coat of arms, along with an axe-bearing logger and net-toting fisherman—is “By sea, land and air we prosper.” It speaks to the historic importance of natural resources to British Columbia’s economy—and to that of its biggest city, where 57 per cent of the Top...

Feb 17, 2016
B.C.’s 35 most influential women: the full list
Marcie Good and Matt O’Grady

Last year when we did a feature on women having an outsized influence in the province, we took a rather expansive view of the topic: 50 women, in six categories, who by virtue of their deeds or office are having a big impact on their industry or our world. This year, we sharpened the focus: Who are the women who...

Jan 22, 2016
The full list of B.C.'s 65 most influential brands
M O'Grady

For the past two years, BCBusiness and market research firm Ipsos have examined B.C.’s top brands through the lens of brand love. “Love,” in the marketing sense, is an amalgam of a various attributes, including trust, innovation and ubiquity. But ultimately brand love is a matter of consumer perception, says Ipsos’s Michael Rodenburgh, and “highly correlated” with advertising. So...

Jan 22, 2016
B.C.'s 10 most influential brands: how they rank
M O'Grady

Who wants to be loved when you can have influence instead? Is it worth seeking both love and influence? Those are a couple of the questions we asked this year as we revamped our annual Most Loved Brands in B.C. list to reflect what we think is arguably a more powerful ranking of B.C.’s top brands. As Michael Rodenburgh, vice-president...

Dec 17, 2015
Best Cities for Work in 2016: the ranking
BCBusiness staff

36. Port Alberni Income growth (30%): 12.7% Average household income (20%): $67,819 Average income, 35 and under (15%): $58,258 Population growth (10%): - 35. Powell River Income growth (30%): 12% Average household income (20%): $70,838 Average income, 35 and under (15%): $61,042 Population growth (10%): 0.5 34. Quesnel Income growth (30%):...

Jul 11, 2014
Top 100 Biggest Companies in B.C.
T Melanson

There’s no shortage of successful B.C. businesses, as this title is wont to point out, but just who tops the food chain? Every year, BCBusiness aims to answer exactly this question with its annual Top 100 list, which this month celebrates its 25th anniversary. The list is simple enough, ranking companies by revenue—not profit—from biggest to smallest, pulling data from the...

Aug 30, 2012
Vancouver's Best Patios for Business
Lisa Nakamura Nguyen

Some of Vancouver’s most popular patios are now a sophisticated place of gathering, appropriate for business, and they’re places you want to be seen. So before summer bids farewell to the Lower Mainland, take business away from the office onto one of these stunning outdoor settings. Here are BCBusiness Online’s top picks for the best patios to do business.

Jun 4, 2012
BCBusiness Guide to Breweries Around B.C.

B.C. is in the midst of a craft-beer boom, with breweries and brewpubs burgeoning all over the province, working hard at their craft to tickle your tastebuds. Check out our interactive map – zoom in, out, or shift the view left or right – to find a brewpub or brewery near you. View Beer Breweries Around B.C. in a larger map...

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