March 2020

In this issue

Jul 24, 2020
Young Guns: Samantha Lindeman pours her heart into Wildeye Brewing
Nathan Caddell

This article appeared in the March issue of BCBusiness before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Sitting at the middle of a long table, sipping a cranberry sour, Samantha Lindeman argues that she’s often judged by how she looks or by her last name. Fair enough. Six years ago, at 22, Lindeman was working for an Australian wine company. And while it’s not...

Jul 23, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Catherine Dorazio takes the money and runs
Nathan Caddell

Despite her busy schedule, Catherine Dorazio has made a conscious effort to ensure that her kids know the value of getting outside. So even though an old knee injury keeps the onetime professional snowboarder from shredding powder, she’s turned to skiing during the winter and running with a stroller all year. The managing director, business development, at Vancouver-based Connor, Clark...

Mar 4, 2020
The 2020 Business of Good Awards
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor probably put it best. “I know all businesses think they have a unique culture, but I think we actually do,” said the president of North Vancouver–based environmental services firm Hatfield Consultants, winner of the Workplace Wellness category in our first annual Business of Good awards. Taylor made that observation with a chuckle, but his sentiment rings true. B.C. has...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Special Citation
Nathan Caddell

Founded in 2015, the Peter Dhillon Centre aims to establish a “more just, sustainable and prosperous society enabled by business embracing ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.” The centre, named for a UBC grad who is president and CEO of Richmond-based agribusiness player Richberry Group, hires about a dozen Sauder students each year for small projects that build on the conversation...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Workplace Wellness
Nathan Caddell

Garth Taylor acknowledges that his employer is a bit unusual. Launched in 1974, environmental consulting firm Hatfield didn’t really hit its stride until 15 years ago. Since then, the North Vancouver–headquartered company has ballooned into a global operation with some 200 employees and offices in places like Indonesia and Botswana. As the business has grown, it’s also “worked very hard to...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Indigenous Prosperity
Nathan Caddell

Sure, the indie video game developer isn’t technically on Vancouver’s east side anymore, having recently outgrown its Gastown digs. (Its new Cambie Street HQ sits across from City Hall and houses about 85 employees.) But East Side Games is still committed to its scrappy image as an outside-the-box publisher. That’s how you get titles like Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Environmental Sustainability
Nathan Caddell

If PBS were a developer, that would be Concert Properties,” Dave Ramslie, vice-president, sustainability, says with a laugh. But he’s not really joking. Concert’s tagline is “a developer with a difference,” and it’s hard to argue that the Vancouver-based residential and commercial builder isn’t dedicated to living up to that slogan. Having spent its first 30 years with an eye...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Inclusivity
Nathan Caddell

Lisa Beecroft wants to make one thing clear: her business is just that, a business. The Port Moody bakery and café launched in 2016 after Beecroft and her husband, Patrick, had put in time bringing their pies to local farmers markets and established a brand. So when they opened their shop, it didn’t just give customers a chance to reliably...

Mar 4, 2020
The Business of Good 2020: Community Involvement
Nathan Caddell

Botany nerds might get the meaning behind Rhiza Capital’s name. Pronounced RISE-ah, it’s a play on “rhizome,” the part of a plant’s root structure that spreads through the soil and creates new sprouts. That makes sense for an organization built on providing capital to B.C.-based ventures that have a substantive social or environmental impact. Rhiza, established in Sechelt in 2015...

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