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Feb 16, 2017
Vancouver's bike economy: the hottest thing on two wheels

The proliferation of green-painted bike lanes around downtown Vancouver may be the surest sign of the power of the local cycling lobby, but behind store windows and in offices and garages, another revolution is underway. As residents ride their bicycles...

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Feb 16, 2017
Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction 2017
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of over 400 guests attended the bacchanalia dinner and auction on February 11, kicking off the 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The event raised almost $260,000 benefitting the Bard on the Beach...

Feb 16, 2017
How an MBA boosts your career long-term

BCBusiness + SFU Beedie We expect to find recruiters buzzing about graduation ceremonies. It’s one reason why 90 per cent of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) grads are hired into well-paying gigs within three months of tossing their caps into the...

Feb 16, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $47 million to live like a lord
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1238 Tecumseh Avenue, Vancouver Price: $46,800,000 MLS: R2138016 The skinny: Five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 10,000-square-foot house on a 20,000-square-foot lot in Shaughnessy. The bling: Forget all that nouveau, ultraluxe, new-build nonsense. The real sign you are not simply richer than Croesus but come from old...

Feb 16, 2017
DIY Management: How to show a beloved employee the door without rattling the team
Felicity Stone

Sometimes even a popular employee has to be let go. Debby Carreau, founder and CEO of Inspired HR, a consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, and Shawnee Love, president of Kelowna’s Love HR Inc., discuss how to avoid resentment from the departing worker and their ex-teammates

Feb 16, 2017
Watercooler: What the Airbnb controversy tells us about people young and older
Steve Burgess

Airbnb—does it contribute to the economic well-being of society? Or does it make our cities less livable? A recent Mustel Group poll of Vancouver citizens commissioned by BCBusiness offers one perspective. Does Adam Smith offer another? Smith—perhaps you’ve heard of him—suggested...

Feb 14, 2017
B.C.'s most influential brands 2017
Nick Rockel

Want to make friends and influence people? Don’t just stand there—be engaging. The same goes for the frontrunners in our fourth annual ranking of B.C.’s top brands, which sees a few names surge and others take a tumble. In its...

Feb 14, 2017
Winning Words: Paysavvy Canada Inc. co-founder and CEO Wisam Abdulla
Jacob Parry

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Wisam Abdulla, who co-founded Paysavvy in 2011, responded.What motivational quote gets you going?"Decide what it...

Feb 14, 2017
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Felicity Stone

BOOZE/ Vancouver’s Odd Society Spirits micro-distillery released its first single malt whisky last December, followed by a second offering in March. The Batch #1 Single Malt Whisky was distilled from B.C.-grown malted barley and matured in oak barrels for three...

Feb 14, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of February 6 to February 12
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Feb 9, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $6 million for fancy in the front and all business inside
Fiona Morrow

Address: 1949 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver Price: $5,988,800 MLS: R2135368 The skinny: Five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 3,796-square-foot house on a 6,000-square-foot lot in Vancouver. The bling: Appearances can be deceptive. We all know this. On the outside, you’re a regular guy. Your suits are good quality...

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