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Jul 1, 2007
B.C. Workplace Diversification: Culture Shock
BCBusiness D.B.

Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians, Iranians, Ukrainians, and all the rest – B.C. needs them. Badly. The baby boomers are teetering toward retirement, and our strong economy is churning out jobs. With new immigrants streaming over the border to fill vacancies, multiculturalism in the workplace is no longer a feel-good slogan; it’s a business imperative.

Jul 1, 2007
Importing Cars to Canada from the U.S.
By Don Whiteley

Joan started looking for a new vehicle last August and quickly decided she wanted a 2007 Subaru Outback. Frustration set in when, after weeks of searching, none of the Lower Mainland dealers could get her the car. Jubilation soon replaced...

Jul 1, 2007
B.C.'s Top 100 in 2007: Economic Growth in B.C.
Peter Mitham

Patricia Croft, chief economist for Vancouver-based Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd., has just returned to Toronto. She’s seen once again for herself the visible proof of what the statistics say is true, and she isn’t mincing words: it’s boom times on the West Coast.

Jul 1, 2007
Steve Dewar: The Death of Spin
By Myles Murchison and Sue Dritmanis

Steve Dewar isn’t the model of today’s typical sales superstar. Or is he? The hip 39-year-old makes no attempt to stifle a laugh when comparing his attire as president and CEO of Option-NFA Inc., a Vancouver snowboard equipment and clothing company, to the spiffy suit-and-tie look preferred by most high-powered executives.

Jul 1, 2007
Terry Wright
David Jordan

For the average parent, getting one kid to hockey and the other to soccer on a Saturday is a logistical challenge. Terry Wright could handle that in his sleep. He’s the man charged with figuring out how to get 30,000 people from the airport to Whistler and how they’re going...

Jul 1, 2007
How to Create Change from the Ground Up
Jessica Werb

Once upon a time, there was a workplace where everyone who sent a fax had to fill out a form detailing the time of transmission, the number dialed and the number of pages sent. Finally, someone pointed out that the fax machine automatically kept a log with all that information on it. Chances are, there’s something you wish you could change in your workplace too. Here’s how to make yourself heard.

Jul 1, 2007
What is Enough to Start a Business?
Tony Wanless

One way to form a business is to solve a perceived problem in the marketplace; business planners identify a need and move to fill it. The thinking is: I’ll solve this problem and therefore I’ll have a business. But where...

Jul 1, 2007
Color Marketing Group: Hue Done It
Jessica Werb

A member of the Color Marketing Group (CMG), Scarlett Ballantyne is part of a global network of designers who predict upcoming colour trends, create new shades and influence everything from the tint of your bedroom walls to the gleam of the car in your driveway.

Jul 1, 2007
Kathleen Bartels
Jessica Werb

I hope that’s not your dog. It’s great, isn’t it? It’s a 2003 sculpture by Huang Yong Ping called Amerigo Vespucci. It’s actually named after an Italian who documented the discovery of America. The outline of the urine is a sketch of the U.S. Is this your regular look? I...

Jul 1, 2007
GVRD Agriculture Land Reserve: Space Invaders
Philip Hochstein

Limited land supply is a common contributing factor to both problems. Yet the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s (GVRD) 1996 Livable Region Strategic Plan designates about 70 per cent of the region as a Green Zone, to be protected from urban growth. And a large chunk of that is accounted for...

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