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Nov 7, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver arts maven Bruce Munro Wright
By the Editors

Bruce Munro Wright isn’t your run-of-the-mill lawyer. Though he’s been a partner at Vancouver-based MLT Aikins since 2015, Wright has a colourful past, having served as both chair of the Vancouver Opera Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery. (He took home the first National Opera Directors Emeritus Award for his efforts...

Nov 7, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia goes to the dogs
Felicity Stone

When Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia isn’t managing her Vancouver businesses, she devotes herself to charity activities. Since 1987, her Women’s Media Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars for child-related organizations, including Variety Children’s Charity and the Children’s Foundation, although it recently...

Nov 6, 2019
Local love takes a village

BCBusiness + United Way The business world is changing. Bottom lines still matter, but the focus has shifted towards community with social purpose and giving back becoming part of the corporate value system. Leaders understand that giving back gives teams purpose...

Nov 4, 2019
When You Need More than a Dentist

BCBusiness + BC Perio It’s not an exaggeration to say that the revolutionary dentistry business model governing the BC Perio Dental Health and Implant Centre, which so many British Columbians rely on for their dental needs, was created thanks to the powerful...

Nov 1, 2019
After Hours: 3 things to do in November 2019
Felicity Stone

Run as a charity to benefit the community, Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food & Drink is 11 days of culinary workshops, winemaker dinners, food and drink seminars, health and wellness events, parties and presentations. Learn how to cook and eat sustainably, experience a global night market, go to a Warhol...

Oct 31, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Nude Beverages head of operations Maddy Amisano
Felicity Stone

North Vancouver native Maddy Amisano studied journalism and communications at BCIT yet wound up in the food and beverage industry. In 2015, she turned her passion for baking into a business. Two years later, Amisano became the first person hired by Nude Vodka Soda shortly after it launched. Impressed by...

Oct 25, 2019
Pot Shots: Canada legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What's next?
Guy Saddy

A few months ago, Muse Cannabis opened its doors, becoming the first retail cannabis store on Vancouver’s South Granville strip. At the launch, customers milled about glass cases filled with pipes, pre-roll carriers, rolling kits and the sexlessly safe, warning-emblazoned plastic containers in which cannabis is sold. The space is...

Oct 24, 2019
For Succession Planning, Call a Specialist

BCBusiness + Foundation Wealth Family-owned and -run businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy, and James Pelmore, Partner with Foundation Wealth Partners, points out that 78 percent of them don’t have a succession plan. “As a result, a company will...

Oct 22, 2019
Engaged SFU is an engine for city building
Richard Littlemore

BCBusiness + SFU Simon Fraser University was always going to be an activist and innovative force. Established atop Burnaby Mountain in 1965, the university’s faculty and staff showed from the first day that they were determined to engage – creatively, sometimes...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

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