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Dec 11, 2017
The BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon 2017

More than 250 members of the business community and chambers of commerce attended the BC Chamber of Commerce Premier and Cabinet Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on December 8. Sponsored by FortisBC and Port of Vancouver, the event began with...

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Dec 11, 2017
Semifinalists announced for Small Business BC Awards
Nathan Caddell

The public has spoken, and now the fates of numerous small businesses are in their own hands. Small Business BC has announced 10 semi-finalists in 10 categories for its 15th annual awards. Members of the public voted for their favourite businesses, which are now encouraged to submit a detailed application. The lists of...

Dec 11, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle, from shoes to eggs (and more!)
Felicity Stone

Clothing/ Native Shoes, the Vancouver “beast-free” shoe company started in 2009, is opening its first-ever retail location, at 14 Water Street in Gastown. In addition to Native’s core footwear, the shop will sell recent additions like the water-resistant Treklite boot collection...

Dec 11, 2017
6 Must-try Wines from the Bounty of Valpolicella, Italy
Josh Murray

Italy is a country ruled by adjectives: jovial, welcoming and, most certainly, delicious. Its food and wine culture has long provided culinary aficionados with everything from risottos and ravioli to prosciutto and Parmesan: a dining experience there is rewarding and...

Dec 8, 2017
Wholehearted Leadership Opinion: This key to success will help you excel
David MacLean

What’s the key to success? Talk to 100 people, and you may get 100 answers. How would you answer that question? It may depend on your definition of success. How would you define success? This week I heard two different perspectives on the...

Dec 8, 2017
A conversation with BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins
Nick Rockel

As he charts a course between connecting communities and boosting efficiency, the new head of the ferry system must also work with a provincial government that wants lower fares Mark Collins grew up in a ferry-dependent community on a ferry-dependent island: St.

Dec 7, 2017
Opinion: 4 big bad sales myths
Justin Jones

I recently had the opportunity to debunk a few myths about wolves. I visited the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and came face-to-face with some misconceptions. Our culture is permeated with tales of the Big Bad Wolf, leading to widespread hunting...

Dec 7, 2017
U.S. company changing B.C.'s most popular winter escape
Scott Neufeld

On any given bluebird day this season, the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains will see a flurry of activity. Snowboarders and skiers will tear through fresh powder. Lifties will help riders smoothly navigate the ascent back up the hill.

Dec 7, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4.7 million to be swish in Squamish
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1098 Goat Ridge Drive, Squamish Price: $4,698,000 MLS: R2200388 The skinny: Five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 6,225-square-foot house on a 39,500-square-foot lot in Britannia Beach, Squamish. The bling: Leaping large into the luxury price range comes Squamish, previously known as the “poor man’s Whistler.” Aspirational weekenders...

Dec 6, 2017
Pacific Autism Family Network Launch Holiday Luncheon 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 1,000 community leaders and philanthropists attended the Pacific Autism Family Network Launch Holiday Luncheon at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel for the largest luncheon for autism in Canada’s history. The event, presented by Parq Vancouver, raised $513,000...

Dec 6, 2017
How Vancouver's industrial land crunch is pushing businesses out of town
Kerry Gold

Peter Spotzl runs a small metal fabricating business in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Since 2016, he’s watched the tax bill for his leased property surge by a whopping $20,000. Spotzl says he now pays $83,000 in taxes annually, thanks to...

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