Sep 17, 2021
B.C. realtor squares off with Ontario rival in fundraising tattoo battle

Two people from opposite ends of the country are going toe-to-toe in a tattoo wager to raise money for Special Olympics. Paul Etherington, co-founder and chair of Toronto-based sports nonprofit Motionball, and Kelowna realtor Darryl Reuter agreed that the first to...

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Sep 16, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021
By the Editors

Well, it was worth the wait. After pausing in 2020 for the pandemic, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year’s Pacific Region program returns for its 27th edition. This time around, the competition honours nine women and men, leading seven companies from...

Sep 15, 2021
Caban by Cressey – Now Selling
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Cressey Picture yourself relaxing and sunbathing on the beach or taking your fitness to the water with a paddleboard, canoe or kayak session. Visit gourmet grocers, artisan wine shops, breweries and restaurants, or walk, run or cycle through tree-lined paths that connect to downtown Kelowna—all from your front door. This is...

Sep 15, 2021
Pacific Trader: Will Tantalus Systems provide a jolt to the utility sector?
Michael McCullough

The stock: Like the new kid who arrives at school and promptly gets bumped up a grade, Tantalus Systems Holding (TSX:GRID) is still a bit of an unknown. After listing on the TSX Venture Exchange this past February, the Burnaby...

Sep 14, 2021
The Rise of Ransomware
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Commvault Hear that ticking? That is the clock, letting you know that hackers have taken your critical data hostage and used advanced encryption to render it inaccessible. There is only so much time to give into their demands for money to decrypt it—How will you respond? Can you ensure the...

Sep 14, 2021
10 years in, the firsts keep coming for Vancouver music label Monstercat
Nathan Caddell

“I feel good about it,” Mike Darlington says about throwing a massive block party this weekend (Saturday, September 18). Monstercat Compound started five years ago as a bash in the eponymous electronic music label’s Vancouver parking lot. It’s grown into what is essentially...

Sep 13, 2021
Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards will look a little different this year (again)
By the Editors

To hold an event in-person or not to? That seems to be the question of our (of course unprecedented) times. Our friends at sister publication Vancouver magazine (quick q: are we the brother in that relationship, or are publications, like boats, always female?)...

Sep 13, 2021
Inventory: B.C.-designed clothing, toys and other goodies for babies and kids
Alyssa Hirose

Snooze Fest Coming from a luxury design background, Tammy Lo was looking for aesthetic neutrals when her sister was expecting her first baby in 2013. Unable to find any, she founded Richmond-based Nest Designs. Lo injects her own sense of style...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Darrell Jones puts Save-On-Foods at the top of the grocery food chain
Nick Rockel

In the highly competitive grocery business, Darrell Jones knows how important it is to understand what your rivals are doing. “If they do something well, go and copy it and make it better,” says the president of Save-On-Foods, which shares...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Judi Hess turbocharged Copperleaf by reinventing its company culture
Nathan Caddell

When Judi Hess joined Copperleaf Technologies as CEO in 2009, the Vancouver-based decision analytics software firm looked very different than it does now. “I always say it was both the worst and best decision of my life,” Hess recalls with...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Rizwan Somji proved that Cymax Group’s business has legs, with help from the pandemic e-commerce boom
Nathan Caddell

Just a few things have happened since Rizwan Somji was appointed CEO of Burnaby-based furniture dropshipper and e-commerce firm Cymax Group in January 2019. Somji, who got the top job after four years with the company in various roles, found...

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