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Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

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Jun 26, 2017
Diabetes Canada's Midsummer's Eve Soiree 2017
Paul Duchart

On June 21, almost 200 guests filled the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Roof Restaurant & Bar for Midsummer’s Eve, a cocktail party and auction in support of Diabetes Canada presented by the CRS Group of Companies. Guests enjoyed a stand-up reception...

Jun 26, 2017
TIA shindig puts B.C. tech companies in the spotlight
By BCBusiness

As B.C. technology companies expand their global reach, they're getting some recognition at home. On June 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the BC Tech Association announced the winners of its 2017 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Among those honoured: Most Promising Pre-Commercial...

Jun 23, 2017
Vancouver fintech player wins global startup prize
Nick Rockel

Talk about going the distance. First, Vancouver-based Finn.ai was the only North American company to reach the top 10 in IT consulting giant Capgemini’s global InnovatorsRace. Then at a recent ceremony during the VivaTech conference in Paris, the financial technology outfit...

Jun 22, 2017
Mike Harcourt tries medical marijuana
Jacob Parry

When True Leaf Medicine Inc. applied for a licence to grow medical marijuana at its Okanagan facility, CEO Darcy Bomford checked all the boxes. He compiled a 1,500-page brief and brought on former premier Mike Harcourt, a criminal defence lawyer...

Jun 22, 2017
Bye-bye suit and tie
Felicity Stone

Global financial recruitment service Robert Half Finance & Accounting has released two new surveys of Canadian workers’ attitudes toward business dress codes. The first, conducted via telephone interviews with 270 CFOs from a stratified random sample of Canadian companies, found that...

Jun 21, 2017
Vancouver Aquarium's Night at the Aquarium Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 350 guests attended the Night at the Aquarium Gala at the Vancouver Aquarium on June 15. Presented by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., the event raised over $370,000 in support of the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. The evening...

Jun 21, 2017
Darryl Bosa looks to make his mark with a new coworking venture
Lucy Hyslop

There’s nothing like a bit of familial rivalry to fuel entrepreneurial ambitions. Freighted with growing up in a renowned B.C. real estate development family, Darryl Bosa admits taking off “to learn and make my own mistakes” overseas for nearly a...

Jun 20, 2017
Looking for work this summer? Try Surrey
Nick Rockel

Attention, job seekers: human resources consulting firm ManpowerGroup just released its national Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter of 2017. This forward-looking poll of some 1,900 hiring managers, which includes five B.C. regions, delivered good and bad news for the...

Jun 20, 2017
5 most popular biz books from June 12 to 18
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Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Jun 20, 2017
Voter's remorse? Not much, say British Columbians
Marcie Good

Given the uncertainty of the current B.C. government (who is the premier, anyway?), you might expect voters in this province to be eager to head back to the ballot box. That’s not the case, according to a new poll by...

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