Dec 7, 2021
A&W’s new clothing collab with Vancouver brand Frankie Collective is shockingly cool

I’m all for the little and local, so usually, a merch announcement from a mega hamburger brand wouldn't draw my attention. But throw in a Vancouver collaborator and an eco-element, and I'm interested. That’s what A&W Canada did at its launch...

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Dec 7, 2021
Leadership 2021: At New Relationship Trust, Jessie Williams takes a holistic approach to supporting Indigenous communities
Saphiya Zerrouk

Like many of us, Jessie Williams has had to adjust to a new way of working during the pandemic. She’d never attended an online meeting before COVID hit, and the experience opened her eyes to new possibilities. “I found once...

Dec 6, 2021
Leadership 2021: Leaders have the choice to be an inspirer or a commander, says Anthem Properties founder Eric Carlson
Nick Rockel

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eric Carlson faced a moment of doubt. “One of our competitors, a very big company, laid off 50 percent of their staff,” recalls the founder and chief executive of real estate developer...

Dec 3, 2021
Opinion: As workers fight back against the retail giant, have we passed peak Amazon?
Saul Klein

It’s that special time of year for retailers—the shopping bonanza that starts on Black Friday and leads into the holiday season. For Amazon, however, the busiest shopping day of the year was a turning point, with coordinated protests and strikes...

Dec 3, 2021
The corporate travel sector is ready to fly. Is it time?
Matt O'Grady

Corporate travel is a bit like a weathervane—constantly being buffeted by a series of economic, environmental or technological storms. To work in this business, you have to be prepared for sudden shifts in market conditions and adjust your strategies accordingly. Grant...

Dec 2, 2021
Leadership 2021: Pandemic has pushed leaders to be more transparent with their people than ever, says YVR boss Tamara Vrooman
Nick Rockel

When Tamara Vrooman was committing early last year to take over as president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, her new employer gave her an out. “The board and my board chair, to their credit—it was clear that the pandemic...

Dec 2, 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 2022 Business of Good Awards are open for nominations

BCBusiness is on a mission to recognize the companies in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For these organizations, a good relationship with employees, the community and the environment is embedded in their culture. The Business of Good program is a chance to show off the steps your company is taking to make British Columbia a better place to live, work and play. The winners, chosen by a panel of judges and our editorial team, will be...

Dec 2, 2021
Who Wants Grant Funding?
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Pocketed There’s a new kid on the grant funding block and small businesses from all sectors are signing up. Pocketed, a BC-based grant matching platform, was founded in the thick of COVID-19, and has since facilitated $1.5 million in funding...

Dec 1, 2021
UniUni: The New Face of Shipping in Canada
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + UniUni With unpredictable delivery disruptions and shipping delays, the state of Canadian shipping is due for an overhaul. That’s where UniUni comes in—an all-new type of delivery service that pioneered the Uber-style and last mile delivery method. UniUni is a Canadian...

Dec 1, 2021
New kids on the Vancouver art block find strength in numbers
Saphiya Zerrouk

Still holiday shopping? Don’t miss this chance to check out several local art galleries, and the work of dozens of artists, under one roof. Five emerging gallerists are joining forces to present the inaugural Combine Art Fair, taking place in North...

Nov 30, 2021
University Canada West - Empowering global leaders of tomorrow
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + University Canada West Good leadership is an indispensable resource for any organization. An effective leader not only contributes to a firm’s overall growth but can also drive innovation, create a good working environment, mentor newcomers and pave the way for the next generation of leaders. University Canada West’s ACBSP and NCMA-accredited...

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