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Jun 25, 2019
Investing in a Burgeoning Cannabis Industry

BCBusiness + Higharchy Brand Group With the legalization of cannabis has come an unprecedented opportunity: the development of a retail industry unlike anything North America has ever seen before, the birth of something entirely new. At the forefront of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is Higharchy Brands Group. The purpose-driven group provides strategic capital...

Jun 24, 2019
Carry On: The cost of doing (travel) business
Charlene Rooke

SPARE NO EXPENSE “Buying the log-splitter” should join the business lexicon as a jump-the-shark-style buzzword for inflating expense reports, thanks to the provincial legislature fracas. Claims are a thorn in many sides: in a 2018 poll by U.S. travel and expense...

Jun 24, 2019
Clearing Up the Confusion Regarding Family Offices

BCBusiness +Cindy David Financial Group LTD. It’s hardly news that B.C. is home to wealthy business owners ranging from successful mom and pop entrepreneurs to billionaires. But Cindy David, president of Cindy David Financial Group Ltd., says that “a growing number of wealthy businesspeople are falling into the $10-to-$50-million category, with...

Jun 21, 2019
5 things we learned from the Vancouver Board of Trade's NHL Hot Stove
Nathan Caddell

It depends on your vantage point, of course, but it’s not a stretch to say that two of the more controversial figures in the hockey world were the subject of a Vancouver Board of Trade conference this morning. With the...

Jun 21, 2019
The Vancouver startup making purchasing software sexy
Nathan Caddell

On a Friday afternoon in March, Aman Mann is frantically searching through cabinets in one of the conference rooms at his downtown Vancouver office. “Just looking for a sloth suit,” Mann says as he continues to rummage. Eventually he pulls out...

Jun 21, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: All pipeline edition
Nathan Caddell

Welcome back to another edition of the BCBusiness Report Card. And what an edition it promises to be. There was a lot of news that happened this week. And we wanted to cover whatever is going on in your world...

Jun 21, 2019
Property Watch: Developers are on borrowed time
Steve Saretsky

Although B.C. has arguably been the biggest beneficiary of the most recent housing boom, a tidal wave of cheap money has flooded across the nation and into the hands of real estate developers desperately trying to keep up with a...

Jun 20, 2019
Big Fat Deal: $9.6 million for Camelot with a view in West Vancouver
Steve Burgess

Address: 1545 Camelot Road, West Vancouver Price: $9,680,000 Listing: R2331770 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 7,750-square-foot home on a 12,508-square-foot lot in West Vancouver The bling: Camelot! There’s an entire Broadway musical devoted to this wonderful listing. In the catchy promotional blurb of songwriters Lerner...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: Jim Pattison Group
Richard Littlemore

It’s always risky to judge a book by its cover—or a man by his plaid jacket. But everything you need to know about 90-year-old Jimmy Pattison is evident, instantly, in the grip of his handshake. You know what handshakes are like. Some are too weak, some too strong—some people hold on...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: Telus Corp.
Nick Rockel

We know, we know—you want an update from Telus Corp. on the delicate situation with Huawei Technologies Co., its key supplier for next-generation 5G wireless. But first, let’s hear it for Telus, which again claims the No. 1 spot in the Top 100. As of May 31, the Vancouver-based telecommunications...

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