Sep 27, 2021
Famed B.C. architect Arthur Erickson created this landmark office building. Now it bears his name

At BCBusiness, we get invited to a lot of events. Until now, we couldn’t say we’d attended one that finished with a light show on the face of an architectural landmark. That was the scene last Thursday evening when a crowd...

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Sep 24, 2021
Young Guns: Kicking around with Gary Chang, founder of Skye Footwear
Nathan Caddell

Leading a small, burgeoning company that sells luxury products is hardly economic high ground during a pandemic. But Gary Chang still considers himself one of the lucky ones. Because manufacturing was considered an essential service throughout COVID-19, Chang’s shoe business, Skye...

Sep 23, 2021
Shift Happens: For businesses, is risking cancellation worth the trouble?
Guy Saddy

As owner of a startup, you’ve decided to brand your venture after a historical figure with a storied past. Unfortunately, that story now includes new information demonstrating that your firm’s namesake was a virulent racist. A #boycott tag looms over...

Sep 22, 2021
How a Holocaust survivor became a B.C. business legend
Nick Rockel

Joe Gold often wonders what his life would have been like if the Holocaust had never happened. “I’d still be living in Europe with a massive family,” says the author of Two Pieces of Cloth: One Family’s Story of the...

Sep 21, 2021
Vancouver’s first zero-waste rescued food market opens October 1
Alyssa Hirose

How good food is for you tends to have an inverse relationship with how affordable it is (Case in point: the do-you-think-we’re-millionaires conversation I have with my partner every time he accidentally buys organic bananas.) It’s the same deal with...

Sep 20, 2021
5 Questions: Royce Chwin, president and CEO, Destination Vancouver
Nick Rockel

1. After you took over as CEO last year, why did Tourism Vancouver change its name to Destination Vancouver? It was a long time coming. Destination Vancouver was a better representative of what this organization’s mandate needed to be. The old...

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

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...

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...

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