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Jun 22, 2020
B.C.’s Most Loved Brands 2020
Nick Rockel

Before we get to B.C.’s Most Loved Brands, let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room. Sometimes major events can change the social context of consumer behaviour, with sudden and significant implications. And sometimes those events don’t line up with an editorial calendar that’s planned months in advance. Our seventh annual ranking of B.C.’s most popular brands, presented with research partner Ipsos, is an unfortunate casualty of the COVID-19 crisis. Ipsos conducted its Most Loved Brands survey in January, before the...

Jun 19, 2020
12 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Free fitness credits, an anti-corona collective and much more
Darian Kovacs

As B.C. prepares to enter Phase 3 of reopening the province, we’re reminded that many businesses and individuals are still struggling as a result of COVID-19. Although the health of our province is changing for the better, communities are struggling...

Jun 19, 2020
A business plan for the end of the world
Frances Bula

Emad Yacoub has survived downturns before. It was very rough during the 2008 world meltdown triggered by the collapse of the U.S. housing market. But even in the worst of times, his Glowbal dining empire, which today consists of nine...

Jun 17, 2020
Innovate BC awards $1.2 million in funding to four tech ventures
Nathan Caddell

For the eighth time, government agency Innovate BC has announced the winners of its Ignite Program—and once again, the ventures in question are using technology to break new ground and advance different industries. Meet the four winning projects, each of which...

Jun 16, 2020
Mark Pannes out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after five months
Nathan Caddell

Mark Pannes’ introductory press conference as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO last winter was…different, to say the least. The former AS Roma executive started things off by revealing that season ticket renewal numbers were down. It was a refreshing moment in the often...

Jun 16, 2020
Three B.C. companies recognized as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum
By the Editors

Any list that’s been dotted with names like Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter and Spotify is going to be hard to crack. Three B.C. businesses did just that this week as the World Economic Forum released its 20th annual cohort of technology...

Jun 15, 2020
Meet the 6 B.C. ventures that won Face of Today’s Youth Startup Challenge
Nathan Caddell

Nothing will make you regretful about the past (and hopeful for the future) quite like seeing the winners of Face of Today’s inaugural Youth Startup Challenge. At the same age that you were trading Pokemon cards and slowly expanding your palate...

Jun 12, 2020
11 B.C. businesses and others doing good during COVID-19: Free Little Black Bags, John Horgan at your grad and much more
Darian Kovacs

The past few months have been an eye-opening experience for people, companies and industries. Despite the harm done by COVID-19, it’s inspiring to see businesses come together to support each other. As B.C. takes steps to recover from the pandemic, we’re grateful to everyone who has supported our health-care professionals, food banks, small businesses and vulnerable individuals along the way. And as always, a big thank-you to the front-line and essential services workers who continue to keep our province running...

Jun 11, 2020
2020 30 Under 30 Winners

Many of these young business leaders, who span industries ranging from apparel and food to construction and education, will face adversity as the province tries to recover from COVID-19. But as we’ve already seen, they don’t tend to let obstacles...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Jess Sternberg makes ethical apparel with Free Label Clothing
Jessica Natale Woollard

Life Story: Other than making dresses for school fashion shows, Jess Sternberg had no technical sewing or design skills before founding Free Label Clothing, a made-in-Canada, ethical apparel brand. With a BA in English literature from McGill University, Sternberg taught in...

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