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Dec 1, 2007
John Demco: Master of Your Domain
Dave Watson

Once upon a time, a loose group of academic techies hooked computers into phone lines to see how far they could reach. They ended up creating the Internet. Vancouver’s John Demco – founder of the dot- ca domain – was one of them.

Dec 1, 2007
The Sustainable Tower of Babble
Jon Ferry

When Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan delivered his first “state of the city address” earlier this year, he picked just the right politically correct lingo with which to do it. Inevitably, given the green tinge of the times, he employed the...

Dec 1, 2007
Peak Hours: Jay MacArthur
As told to Jessica Werb

I’ve always been into the outdoors and I’ve been climbing mountains for 30 years. When I was 15, I was hiking and saw some people climbing up some steep rocks, and I thought that would be a neat thing to do. I took a climbing course the next year, and I’ve...

Dec 1, 2007
Tuned Up: Coastal Pacific Express Inc.
Dorothy Bartoszewski

I had imagined the trucking industry would be harried and bare-bones utilitarian. Had I badly misjudged? Lew Donald shakes his head. “No. Other trucking companies are nothing like this,” he says, refilling his coffee mug in the spacious drivers’ lounge, complete with its own Internet station where drivers can check...

Dec 1, 2007
Making an mpact: Urban Impact Recycling Inc.
Helena Bryan

It’s 11 a.m. as I climb the steep steps into the cab of one of Urban Impact’s distinctive green-trimmed, front-loading trucks. Driver Jay Goodburn, 25, has been on the job for six hours already. He tells me cheerfully that he...

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.

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