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Dec 1, 2008
The Best and Worst Canadian Music Ever
J Bucher

The ink- and electron-stained wretches of the BCBusiness digital and editorial teams got together and reminisced about dropping out of high school, growing up in Comox, admiring Corey Hart's lips, grimacing through Alanis's ear-puncturing first career. And took comprehensive notes. And this, friend, is the result: the best and worst Canadian...

Dec 1, 2008
Holiday Cheer
Alexandra Barrow

Sweet Company Thomas Haas Chocolates of North Vancouver has built a name selling premium handmade chocolates. Now you can add your own cocoa butter logo to make a tasty, personalized impression on clients. The one-time setup fee for logo artwork is $275 for one colour and $375 for two colours. Token two-piece gift boxes start at $3.75 and the 36-piece Keepsake Collection sells for $75. Thomas Haas Chocolates, ­thomashaas.com Jim Hoggan's Wine Pick

Dec 1, 2008
Summerland and District Credit Union
BCBusiness D.B.

Number of Employees: 40 Head Office: Summerland “Everyone in the company knows my family by name. My children feel welcome here. So does my dog.” The goal of the managers at Summerland & District Credit Union is to make sure everyone is happy to be there – customers and staff alike. It’s...

Dec 1, 2008
The Personnel Department
BCBusiness D.B.

Number of Employees: 37 Head Office: Vancouver “I was given the opportunity to master a new credential that would allow me to continue to be part of the company in a flexible-hour role as I undertake semi-retirement and leave the primary role I had for years” Flowers and jewelry are typically reserved...

Dec 1, 2008
Word of the Year Defines 2008
Matt O'Grady

Left: Senate Bailout Hearing (Nov. 2008) Bailout, it was announced this week, is Merriam-Webster’s 2008 Word of the Year. The dictionary people define the omnipresent word as “a rescue from financial distress.” Last year the top word, as voted by MW readers, was “woot” – as in, “woot! I won...

Dec 1, 2008
Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.
BCBusiness D.B.

Number of Employees: 43 Head Office: Victoria “The partners are caring, supportive and flexible and always thank me for work that I do, no matter how big or small the job, so I know I am appreciated” Any company that asks prospective employees if they’d eat a dog biscuit as part of...

Dec 1, 2008
Spin City: Round Table on Canadian Music
Chris Cannon

Is radio dead? Can the Internet save our indie bands? Should record labels be suing their listeners? Answers – or opinions, anyway – in our provocative music round table, featuring three industry titans: Bruce Allen, Sam Feldman, Terry McBride. British Columbia...

Dec 1, 2008
Highway of Dreams
David Jordan

There’s no mistaking the Vancouver headquarters of B.C.’s Hydrogen Highway for anything but a government office. The angular grey building, nestled in a remote corner of the UBC campus, is dominated by National Research Council Canada signage. Decorating the entrance are logos attesting to the multiple public agencies and programs...

Dec 1, 2008
Let Big Iron Pass
Tony Wanless

Left: Daimler Chrysler Canadian headquarters in Windsor, Ontario I grew up in Chatham, Ont, which was an hour away from Windsor and Detroit, the twin motor cities. As a young man, my step grandfather hand built bodies for the Gray Dort car company. There were many small car companies in...

Dec 1, 2008
Here Comes the Sun
Brenda Bouw

John MacDonald, co-founder of local high-tech pioneer MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), and Leonid Rubin, former biophysics professor at Moscow State University and one of Russia’s former top physicists, were supposed to be long retired by now. After decades of success in business and academia, respectively, both should be...

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