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Jun 20, 2017
Cameron Chell's captivating message of overcoming adversity

BCBusiness + Power of Success Not everyone gets the burden—or the chance—to rebuild their life from scratch. Cameron Chell did. And his journey is an inspirational tale that might surprise you. “I don’t know if I will ever have the same financial status that I had back when that’s all I ‘cared’...

Jun 6, 2017
Travel and retail experiences to check out in June
Marcie Good

This summer, Mountain Equipment Co-op is launching B.C. backcountry mountain bike trips. Guided by a professional rider, the tours span seven days and include accommodation, most meals, shuttles and transfers. Trips are limited to six riders and vary from intermediate...

May 25, 2017
Is it appropriate for businesses to talk politics?
Steve Burgess

Unless you peddle buttons, cardboard signs or television airtime, or you own a hot-dog stand near a polling place, this month’s provincial election is unlikely to influence what products you sell. And yet as politics becomes more polarized, not every...

May 18, 2017
This private island is a playground for the rich–and Hawaii's best-kept secret
Amanda Ross

There’s perhaps no bigger status buy than the private island. Thanks to Justin Trudeau’s Christmas vacation, we now all know about the Aga Khan’s Bahamian getaway, and Richard Branson has long used his Necker Island as an advertisement for the...

May 16, 2017
Couldn't get tickets to that U2 concert? Blame the scalper bots
Melissa Edwards

470 per cent—That’s the premium ticket-seekers were facing on resale sites in January, only minutes after U2 seats went on sale for the May 12 concert at Vancouver’s BC Place. The rise of ticket-buying software—known as scalper bots—has been increasingly...

Apr 21, 2017
Taking Care of Business at the 2017 Pacific Links Championship

When the PGA Tour Champions announced it was bringing the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to Victoria, it represented a great opportunity for local businesses to benefit from the biggest golf event to hit Vancouver Island since the 2010 Telus World Skins Game.

Apr 19, 2017
Jacques Villeneuve helps drive racing club Area 27
Felicity Stone

Thirty years ago Jacques Villeneuve and Bill Drossos were teenagers training at the Spenard-David Racing School in Ontario. Villeneuve became a professional racecar driver like his father, Gilles, while Drossos returned to his native Penticton in 1992, but the two...

Mar 24, 2017
New and Improved: Lifestyle
Felicity Stone

Canada’s second Galibelle shoe store is set to arrive in Kelowna this spring. The Portugal-headquartered, Brazilian-made brand is known for its customizable women’s sandals with interchangeable straps. Galibelle Canada owners David and Lisa Broesky established the first boutique in their...

Feb 20, 2017
San Antonio's Pearl district shines in the heart of Texas
Marcie Good

At Cured, a much-lauded restaurant in the Pearl district of San Antonio (pictured above), the hostesses fill water jugs at stainless-steel sinks that brewery workers used for decades as hand-washing stations (pictured below). They’re among many artifacts preserved and given...

Feb 16, 2017
Watercooler: What the Airbnb controversy tells us about people young and older
Steve Burgess

Airbnb—does it contribute to the economic well-being of society? Or does it make our cities less livable? A recent Mustel Group poll of Vancouver citizens commissioned by BCBusiness offers one perspective. Does Adam Smith offer another? Smith—perhaps you’ve heard of him—suggested...

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