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Alex Relf and his girlfriend, Kerri Jones, had no restaurant experience when they started asking banks for a loan to start a meat-pie shop in Whistler. “Nobody would touch us,” Relf recalls. “I was 24, and nobody in North America had heard of this food concept.”
As an only child whose parents were active in the Chilliwack community (her father, now a city councillor, was president of the local business improvement association), Chloe Popove was taken to events before she turned two. “By five they had me helping and sticking glitter on things,” she recalls.
Life Story: After attending high school at St. George’s School in Vancouver, Louis-Victor Jadavji studied international relations at Claremont McKenna College, a small liberal-arts school near Los Angeles. But the Quebec City native had other interests: he had built a...
Things to do and read this month to nourish the corporate mind and soul: geek out at a tech summit, graze at food expo, discuss designing for humans at the IA Summit, gather at a careers conference and read about why economics 101 is too simplistic
“When I was growing up, I watched Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank and had all these great ideas, but I lacked the confidence to act on them,” says Tara Bosch. Yet by the age of 21, Bosch, who grew up in Surrey, had started two businesses.
When Matt Leslie graduated from the University of Northern B.C. in 2011 with a B.Comm. in finance and marketing, he planned to become a financial adviser. So when his friend and fellow UNBC grad Kevin Pederson suggested starting a mobile canning service, he brushed the idea aside.
BCBusiness + Vancouver TheatreSports League Corporate team building no longer means trust falls and personality tests. Instead, organizations are leaning on non-traditional forms of professional development to deepen bonds within a team and further cement sales skills.One burgeoning form of professional...
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Raised in rural northern California, Vanessa Chase Lockshin looked to her dad, an entrepreneur who had worked in Silicon Valley, as a role model. Chase Lockshin moved to Vancouver in 2006 to study English literature at UBC; after graduation her first job was raising money from alumni.
Life Story: A self-described theatre kid, Brittany Whitmore set her sights on acting while growing up in Campbell River. Scouted by a modelling agent at 17, she moved to Vancouver to model full-time and enrolled in a musical theatre program.