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Oct 4, 2017
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon's A Night to Dream Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 400 guests and business leaders raised more than $475,000 toward Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on September 28. This year's l A Night to Dream Gala was presented by Beedie Development Group.

Oct 4, 2017
Coffee leaf tea pioneer Wize Monkey breaks into the U.S. market
By BCBusiness

Coffee? Tea? Why not have both? This month Wize Monkey, which bills itself as the first coffee leaf tea company, launches in the U.S. By the end of November, Vancouver-based Wize Monkey’s products will be in some 370 stores stateside...

Oct 3, 2017
5 ways to make the most of prime networking season
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

Autumn is prime time for networking events as business associations and networking groups increase their offerings. Plus, there’s something satisfying about revving up your networking participation after the summer networking doldrums. Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, makes one of the...

Oct 3, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of September 25 to October 1
Munro’s Books

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

Oct 2, 2017
6 ways to engage consumers, from retail to marketing
Felicity Stone

There was a time when visiting a department store was an event, as depicted in the TV series Mr. Selfridge and The Paradise. Now, says Canadian consumer futurist Doug Stephens in his recent book Reengineering Retail, “most stores we visit are...

Sep 30, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: B.C.'s winners
Marcie Good, Dee Hon, Jacob Parry, Felicity Stone and Jessica Werb

Rob McCurdy (Pacific Region Overall Winner)CEO, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. Zak El-RamlyPresident and CEO, ZE PowerGroup Inc. Jamil MurjiPresident and CEO, Inter-Urban Delivery Service Aamir Baig + Fraser Hall + Andy Prochazka + Sam Prochazka Co-founder/Director/CEO + Co-Founder/Director + Co-Founder + Co-Founder/Director, Article.com Brian...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Special Citation
Felicity Stone

Every enterprise wants to do well. Lunapads International Products also wants to do good. In 1993, Madeleine Shaw began making washable menstrual pads for her own use, later manufacturing and retailing them in Vancouver’s Yaletown. Seven years later, she took...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Mining & Metals
Jacob Parry

On a Sunday in October 2009, William Lamb got a text message from a friend in South Africa: “Do you have $42 million—because you may need it by the end of the week.” “I knew straight away what it was...

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Financial Services
Dee Hon

Hamed Shahbazi spent 20 years building the Vancouver-based fintech startup he founded, Tio Networks, but officially went from entrepreneur to corporate employee this past summer. Silicon Valley giant PayPal Holdings Inc. bought his bill-payment-processing company for $302 million in July.

Sep 29, 2017
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Investment Services
Jessica Werb

A financial crisis that has equity markets plummeting isn’t exactly the perfect environment to raise capital for a venture in the commodities sector. But that was what Nolan Watson faced when he founded Vancouver gold mining financier Sandstorm Gold in...

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