Oct 6, 2022
Vancouver-based Vessi announces its first permanent retail store

Even though it hasn't particularly felt like it just yet, we're now into fall in B.C. For many, that means finally trading in the open-toe kicks that you've been rocking for a pair of waterproof shoes from Vancouver-based Vessi. If you...

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Oct 6, 2022
On Trend: These reusable bag makers have cause to celebrate Vancouver's ban on plastic
Rushmila Rahman

Reusable bag manufacturer Me & You takes “two is better than one” seriously. So seriously that it’s woven into the brand ethos to inspire a collective push against plastic. Jenny Hughes launched the company in 2005, and the City of...

Oct 6, 2022
How to get an international education experience and build a global network without leaving Canada at UCW
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + University Canada West Research has shown that diversity in the classroom enriches the educational experience for all students. Students learn from those whose experiences, beliefs and perspectives are different from their own. These types of interactions can lead to increased innovation...

Oct 5, 2022
Pacific Trader: Vancouver's Wishpond Technologies could be more than just wishful thinking
Michael McCullough

The stock: Be greedy when others are fearful, Warren Buffett famously admonished. Instead of taking the last of your spare change and tossing it into a fountain, a better strategy is to look for glints of hope poking through the rubble...

Oct 3, 2022
8 businesses and leaders recognized in BC Achievement Foundation's Indigenous Business Awards
Rushmila Rahman

In its annual recognition of Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs breaking new ground in the local economy, Vancouver-based awards body BC Achievement Foundation is celebrating eight B.C. organizations and changemakers for its 14th Indigenous Business Award (IBA) in partnership with the Ministry...

Oct 3, 2022
Smart business card company Ovou swipes top spot at New Ventures BC Competition
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes, hard work does pay off. Take Reza Varzidehkar. Varzidehkar had an idea to start a smart business card company and, in 2019, went to 100 events in 100 days to try and get his name out there. Even COVID, which...

Oct 3, 2022
Carry On: How your future business trips could have faster airport security times—and no gravity
Charlene Rooke

In just a few years’ time you could be booking your next corporate retreat in... space. U.S. company Orbital Assembly is aiming for a 2025 launch of its Pioneer Station—a space business park with room for you and 27 colleagues.

Sep 30, 2022
Indigenous voices highlighted in 7th annual Sustainable Production Forum
Nathan Caddell

The seventh year of the Sustainable Production Forum will look quite different from years past. That’s partly due to the fact that the most recent couple of years have seen the conference, which focuses on accelerating sustainability in the motion...

Sep 30, 2022
18 B.C.-based Indigenous charities and organizations to donate to this week
Alyssa Hirose

Today is Canada's second official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day is meant to honour the lost children and survivors of Canada’s residential schools, as well as their families and communities. For non-Indigenous folks, it’s a designated day to reflect...

Sep 29, 2022
The 5 most memorable moments from the Downtown Vancouver BIA mayoral debate
Nathan Caddell

There were a few themes that come up more often than others at yesterday’s Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) mayoral candidates debate. The event, held at SFU Harbour Centre, featured five candidates—Fred Harding (NPA), Colleen Hardwick (TEAM), Mark Marissen...

Sep 28, 2022
Weekend Warrior: How Olympian and Trulioo executive John Smythe connects hockey and business
Rushmila Rahman

It was at one of his older brothers’ field hockey games that John Smythe remembers getting really lucky. He watched with the kind of eagerness and wonder that only a four-year-old could possess as somebody, in a fit of rage...

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