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May 26, 2017
JABC's Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame 2017 gala

Over 400 guests attended the JABC Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame gala dinner and induction ceremonies at the Hotel Vancouver on May 24. The evening began with a cocktail reception followed by the Vancouver Police Pipe band leading...

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May 25, 2017
Is it appropriate for businesses to talk politics?
Steve Burgess

Unless you peddle buttons, cardboard signs or television airtime, or you own a hot-dog stand near a polling place, this month’s provincial election is unlikely to influence what products you sell. And yet as politics becomes more polarized, not every...

May 25, 2017
Office Space: Me&Lewis
Felicity Stone

Me&Lewis Ideas Inc. is a Vancouver advertising agency with a twist, starting with its name. “Me&” is a play on Meehan, surname of creative strategist Paul Meehan, who co-founded the company in 2007 with senior creative director Jeff Lewis. The firm...

May 25, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Startup entrepreneur Jason Carvalho is a big-picture thinker
as told to Felicity Stone

I grew up in a small town, Kitimat, and my fiancée grew up in a smaller town, Harrison Hot Springs. We lived in downtown Vancouver for close to seven years. In 2013, we had sold the company, Marilynjean, and moved...

May 24, 2017
When B.C. small businesses turn to Kickstarter, who wins?
Marcie Good

In June 2014, Colin Pickell, a coffee shop manager in Ladysmith, set out to raise $7,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter Canada. He wanted to publish his children’s book, called Who Will Tuck Me Into Bed?, and he needed money to...

May 24, 2017
DIY Management: 5 ways to build an effective startup culture
Felicity Stone

1. Define what you stand for Look at the company’s values and the image you want to reflect, Shen says. “Start with the founders sitting down and figuring out what that looks like,” he advises. “Your core values are what’s...

May 24, 2017
B.C. has gone to the dogs—and that's a good thing for local businesses
Felicity Stone

Auntie Kim’s Better Bickies are small-batch dog treats produced in Squamish using organic ingredients. Flavours include Peanut Butter and Jam (oats, peanuts, blueberries), Outback Snack (oats, kangaroo, blueberries, pumpkin) and Buffalo Cheese Puffs (brown rice, bison, cream cheese). HydroPaws Hydrotherapy and...

May 23, 2017
5 most popular biz books from May 15 to 21
Munro’s Books

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

May 19, 2017
Arius Technology plays a key role in creating reproductions of landmark paintings that are dead ringers for the originals
Marcie Good

In late February at the Permanent, a venue hall in a restored 1907 downtown Vancouver bank, black-and-white-clad servers manoeuvre trays of short-rib mini burgers among groups of people gathered around paintings. They’re familiar works, including Irises by Vincent van Gogh...

May 19, 2017
Telus explores how technology might allow the elderly to stay in their homes
Felicity Stone

As “chief dreamer” for Telus Communications Co., Allen Devine comes up with new ways to use technology. A concept may remain just that or end up being developed by Telus and/or another company. One area Devine is exploring is using...

May 19, 2017
Britco Construction slashes energy costs and waste by blending modular and passive housing
Nick Rockel

You probably know Britco for its tan-and-orange rental trailers, a fixture on construction sites. But the Langley-based company has other talents. The Britco Construction division recently married its expertise in modular building design with “passive house,” a building standard that is...

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