Contents | July 2010

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The 2010 Top 100 Companies in B.C.

Hang on to your hats: 2009 was a roller coaster, and the ride's not over yet.

Navigating Choppy Waters

The recession was bad, but B.C.'s diverse economy put up a fierce fight.
By Peter Mitham

Going for Gold

With forestry down for the count, miners emerge as B.C.'s export heroes.
By Peter Mitham

Winds of Change

Clean tech continues its slow and steady climb up the rankings.
By Peter Mitham

Service to the Rescue

The much-battered tech industry thrives by changing its focus.
By Peter Mitham

Healthy Profits

What does Telus CEO and Top 100 top dog Darren Entwistle think about when he's not selling cellphone plans or building new relay towers? Saving Canadian health care.
By Roberta Staley

Against All Odds

Doug Janzen, Cardiome Pharma's CEO, is optimistic the company will become increasingly profitable.
By Jessica Barrett

Tough Love

Vancity CEO, Tamara Vrooman, is not afraid to express her nurturing side.
By Roberta Staley

A Golden Year

Aurizon Mines CEO, David Hall, attributes the company's 645 percent jump in earnings to "hieroglyphics" legible only to accountants.
By David Jordan

Small Mercies

BC Children's Hospital Foundation CEO, Sue Carruthers, hopes 2010 will be another lucrative year.
By Jessica Barrett


Developing With the Stars

Only in B.C. would a past Playboy model, 
a former teen heartthrob and scads and scads 
of ex-NHLers try for a second career in 
real estate development.
By Jim Sutherland

The Style Counsel

SmartDesign Group president Nick Baker says B.C.'s natural landscape inspires Vancouver's successful interior design industry.
By Lucy Hyslop

Watching the Detective

With economic crime on the upswing private investigators are making a comeback.
By Danielle Egan

Sole Survivor

How is Army & Navy's president going to revive the Downtown Eastside as the social, cultural and commercial heart of Vancouver?
By Timothy Taylor

Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

Conditions in the world of venture capital may not be at their peak, but some investors are looking up.
By Andrew Findlay

On the Money

As our transactional economy relocates to the Internet and 
 financial institutions continue to close branches, we remember those banks that once stood as pillars of our community.
By Sinead Keane

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The controversy behind the Fraser River's gravel extraction program and its ecological damage.
By Tyee Bridge


Profile: Jeanette Jackson

She's young, passionate and determined to shake up the lighting industry. Meet innovator Jeanette Jackson.
By David Jordan

Round Table

With the loonie and U.S. dollar now close to par, B.C.'s inefficient businesses must find new ways of doing things.
By BCBusiness


A billion-dollar Vietnam casino scheme, big-time Vegas developers, a New York hedge fund – and Vancouver right in the middle.
By David Jordan


As more workers face the strain of caring for aging parents, workplaces need to step up and help.
By Valerie McTavish


Art operations across B.C. are reeling from provincial funding cuts, but managers say the show must go on.
By Jackie Wong


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