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Dec 1, 2007
Home Suite Home: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Vanessa Richmond

In the lobby of the Vancouver Marriott Hotel, four people smile and say “Good morning” to me. I’m often taken for someone else, so I shrug it off. But as I’m led through what is known in the hotel biz...

Dec 1, 2007
Happily Ever After - Abebooks Inc.
By Brennan Clarke

Based on the view alone, it’s easy to imagine why employees love working at AbeBooks. Perched above Victoria’s Gorge Waterway, the company’s brand-new headquarters offer a sweeping vista of downtown Victoria, from historic Point Ellice all the way to the Inner Harbour.

Dec 1, 2007
A Leg Up: Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.
Brennan Clarke

When Kirsten Moline left the non-profit sector for a job at GT Hiring Solutions last month, she was concerned that the privately run job-placement service might focus more on the bottom line than the well-being of its clients. But the...

Dec 1, 2007
The Game of Life: Next Level Games
Vanessa Richmond

Five minutes after getting off the elevator at Next Level Games, I’m sitting in a kitchen with a pregnant woman, a brown dog and a naked woman. And lots of twenty­something men on leather couches. “My husband is out of...

Dec 1, 2007
2007 Best Companies to Work for in B.C.
Jessica Werb

This year BCBusiness brings you the most in-depth ranking ever of the best companies to work for in B.C. Find out how a trucking company keeps its drivers revved up and why a gamer scores big with its breakdancing lunch hours.

Dec 1, 2007
The Art of Investing
C. J. Conway

Last spring, as befits the tallest building in Vancouver, One Wall Centre hosted a record-setting auction featuring the highest prices ever paid for art in Canada. It was no fluke. Heffel Fine Art Auction House was simply breaking the record...

Nov 30, 2007
Slideshow: Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2007
BCBusiness D.B.

Winner of the Top Companies with Fewer Than 100 Employees category: Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. (GT Hiring Solutions), flanked by Peter Legge, president and publisher of BCBusiness magazine (left) and Tracy Tjaden, editor of BCBusiness magazine (right Photographs from the Best Companies to Work for in B.C. event held on November...

Nov 23, 2007
Entrepreneurship vs Fanaticism: Too Boring to Be Noticed
Tony Wanless

As anyone who's ever started a business can attest, entrepreneurship can be one of the most passionate, dramatic, and risky moves a person can make in life. But for some reason in this celebrity and entertainment obsessed society, many people think that's absolutely boring. Take the recent awarding of top prizes in...

Nov 23, 2007
Mental Agility: Brain Boosters
Shannon Emmerson

You've read Vicki O'Brien's feature "No Brainer" -- now figure out for yourself how to keep yourself sharp and mentally agile. Only on BCBusiness Online: take your coffee break and troll through our list of favourite brain games to supercharge...

Nov 1, 2007
B.C.'s Mining Climate: Who's Hot, Who's Not
Peter Kennedy

With commodity prices soaring, the B.C. mining climate has been enjoying a revival, but recent regulatory decisions have put the chill on a couple of projects. In this new, suddenly frosty market, we take a look at the major players hoping to escape the freeze.

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