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Nov 20, 2017
Opinion: Survival guide to holiday networking

The season of end-of-year networking events, holiday parties and receptions has already started. Here’s your guide to surviving and thriving through the busiest connecting time of the year. The holidays offer some of the most active networking opportunities, but for most...

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Nov 20, 2017
The straight dope on dealing with impairment in the workplace
Felicity Stone

The impending legalization of marijuana in Canada means businesses should look at their workplace impairment policy. Employment lawyers J. Geoffrey Howard, a partner at Roper Greyell LLP in Vancouver, and Cindy Zheng, associate at McQuarrie Hunter LLP in Surrey, discuss who can do what at work

Nov 20, 2017
Vancouver tech startup partners with NFL team
By the Editors

Nimbyx Ltd., an e-commerce business, has joined forces with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Founded in 2016, Vancouver-based Nimbyx originally made a name for itself by reducing overhead costs for smaller dental businesses, but the company has started using its online marketplace in other industries. The Dolphins deal will see it team up...

Nov 17, 2017
Are B.C.’s freshwater ecosystems at risk?
By the Editors

A new report commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) reveals that nobody knows how the province’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands are faring against a range of threats. The problem? Critical data is outdated, housed in...

Nov 17, 2017
Rocky Mountaineer and founder Peter Armstrong take two honours
By the Editors

Rocky Mountaineer is on the right track. At a recent ceremony in Toronto, the Vancouver-based rail tourism company received the 2017 Private Business Growth Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and professional services firm Grant Thornton LLP. Founded in 1990...

Nov 16, 2017
Leadership: BMO’s Mike Bonner nurtures a new generation of leaders with a mix of drive and empathy
Scott Neufeld

In business, the person leading at any given point isn’t necessarily the one with the title and the corner office, says Mike Bonner, senior vice-president at BMO Financial Group, who heads the bank’s B.C. and Yukon division.“Leadership has nothing to do with the business card; it has nothing to do...

Nov 16, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $8M for a house that will change your point of view
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1505 Tolmie Street, Vancouver Price: $7,799,000 MLS: R2217368 The skinny: Three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,620-square-foot house on a 4,150-square-foot lot in Point Grey. The bling: There is nothing like a bit of edge to help sharpen the senses. Off-kilter and angular, here is the home that eschews...

Nov 16, 2017
Vancouver company announces innovation in blockchain technology
By the Editors

Venzee Inc., a Vancouver company that specializes in developing software for retail and supply chain companies, announced the launch of new technology that it hopes will connect businesses with blockchain networks. Simply put, blockchain is a digital ledger that records transactions made in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. “Blockchain is poised to be the most...

Nov 16, 2017
Parksville has the highest percentage of homeowners in British Columbia
Nathan Caddell

Metropolitan areas lead B.C. in percentage of renters Among cities and municipalities with more than 5,000 people, Parksville leads British Columbia with the highest percentage of homeowners. Almost 82 per cent of home dwellers in the Vancouver Island city own their property, according to recently released data from the 2016 census. Other areas...

Nov 16, 2017
Leadership: Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess promotes women in tech
Felicity Stone

Judi Hess supports affirmative action. Since becoming CEO in 2009 of Vancouver-based Copperleaf Technologies Inc., she has increased the number of female employees from roughly 10 per cent to about a third. Over that period, the company’s total staff rose...

Nov 15, 2017
B.C. second-most-represented province on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list
By the Editors

Thirteen companies based in B.C. made the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which ranks the Canadian tech businesses with the highest revenue growth rates over four-year period. Ontario companies topped the list, with social entertainment producer Diply leading the country thanks to revenue expansion of more than 90,000 per cent. Prodigy Game (a game-based learning...

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