Aug 10, 2022
Vancouver real estate exec Gary Averbach walked 500 miles and more

One would think that the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be” would feature heavily in the rotation for Gary Averbach. After all, the partner of Vancouver-based real estate outfit Belmont Properties did walk those 500 miles and then some in his journey...

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Aug 9, 2022
Betty Hasker and Glorie Averbach coach small businesses on how to grow big
Rushmila Rahman

When Betty Hasker decided to become a business coach in 2014, she was working off the side of her desk. She didn’t know where the road would lead, but she had 20 years of C-suite experience in her rearview. “I spent...

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump
Michael McCullough

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

Aug 8, 2022
7 B.C. restaurants make list of 100 best business meeting spots in Canada
Nathan Caddell

Does B.C. really have only seven of the best 100 spots to have a business meeting in Canada? Dating app Bumble and restaurant reservation company OpenTable have partnered to create three lists geared towards encouraging Canadians to get out and experience...

Aug 5, 2022
Telus International's Q2 results indicate double-digit growth despite macro headwinds
Rushmila Rahman

"We had a great second quarter,” says president and CEO of Telus International, Jeff Puritt. Despite foreign exchange pressures, inflation and rising interest rates, the Vancouver-based tech company revealed double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth in its Q2 2022 report. The CEO credits...

Aug 5, 2022
Delphi Group leads the charge in the fight for ESG—in an increasingly hostile business environment
Matt O'Grady

When news broke on February 15 that B.C. would be lifting most of its COVID-19 restrictions, including allowing indoor events to return to full capacity, few were as excited as the organizers behind the Globe Forum. After a two-year absence...

Aug 3, 2022
Victoria-based Origen secures $1.5 million in its quest to make offices more breathable
Rushmila Rahman

For a company to care about its employees’ health in addition to their productivity is a breath of fresh air these days. And with the increasing importance of office spaces that allow for both, any company that doesn’t invest in...

Aug 3, 2022
Burnaby's Trendi Tech scores investment from the Canadian Food Innovation Network
Nathan Caddell

For the national nonprofit that is the Canadian Food Innovation Network, recycling food will probably never go out of style. In that sense, Burnaby-based Trendi Tech is quite aptly named. The company, which uses robotics to help the farm and food...

Aug 2, 2022
How Kamloops-based We Are One Composites got its carbon wheels off the ground
Andrew Findlay

Half a dozen years ago, former pro downhill mountain biker Dustin Adams had a proposal for his wife, Sherri. He wanted to mortgage the family house and stake their future on a new business designing, manufacturing and assembling high-end carbon...

Aug 2, 2022
Getting to the root of B.C.'s battle over old growth forests
Steven Threndyle

With lumber having a massive boom in B.C. these days, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the province’s debate around its oldest forests. If the international boycott that successfully ended (most) old-growth logging in the Carmanah...

Law
Aug 2, 2022
Planning a Will? Here are the Top 5 Questions to Ask an Estate Lawyer
Robin Brunet

BCBusiness + CBM Lawyers Contemplating one’s ultimate fate is never easy, and it’s a reason why estate planning is put on the back burner so often. However, the consequences of failing to properly plan are even more unpleasant and can range from...

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