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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...

Dec 6, 2017
Why quality and quantity matter when connecting on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

One of the most common questions I get from people looking to use LinkedIn proactively to prospect for their business is: “Should I connect with everyone who sends me a connection request?” I believe you should absolutely connect with strangers, but make sure...

Dec 5, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 27 to December 3
Munro’s Books

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

Dec 5, 2017
Poll: Is your business ready for natural disasters?

Given the number of natural disasters in North America alone recently, in October, BCBusiness asked Mustel Group to survey provincial businesses on how prepared they are. Of the 203 owners contacted, “four in 10 think that they do have a plan, but still that leaves six in 10 that have...

Dec 5, 2017
One-third of Canadian baby boomers plan to give their kids living inheritances: survey
By the Editors

A large portion of baby boomers in Canadian cities think their children can’t afford to wait for them to die. A significant number of Canadians aged 52 to 71 are planning to or have already given their children living inheritances to buy property, according to a new survey from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Vancouver’s...

Dec 5, 2017
Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will headline #BCTech Summit
By the Editors

Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will be keynote speakers at the #BCTech Summit: Breakthrough in the Digital Age, taking place next May 14 to 16 in Vancouver. Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and CEO of Jigsaw, an incubator that builds technology to...

Dec 5, 2017
BCIC Ignite Awards bridge the gap between theory and practicality

BCBusiness + BC Innovation Council There were times when Simon Pickup, co-founder and CEO of Hydra Energy, felt like his company was wandering in the wilderness. Being one of the recipients of the BCIC Ignite Awards from the BC Innovation Council helped give...

Dec 4, 2017
Lunch with property developer Kevin Cheung
Lucy Hyslop

As part of a so-called astronaut family, property developer Kevin Cheung opens up about being raised in Vancouver while his father remained in China.The 29-year-old’s family reunited only once or twice a year after he immigrated to Canada as a...

Dec 4, 2017
TRU offers master environmental and economic programs to meet changing educational needs

BCBusiness + Thompson Rivers University Over the past 45 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has earned a reputation for providing an excellent education to people of different backgrounds and perspectives, from traditional academics to trades. These diverse programs draw nearly 26,000 students...

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