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Jan 22, 2019
Okanagan firm embraces four-day work week
By the Editors

A company in B.C.’s Lake Country claims that it’s the first Canadian business to move to a permanent, four-day, 32-hour workweek without cutting pay or benefits. Beelineweb, a boutique provider of online marketing and SEO services in the Okanagan Valley municipality...

Dec 24, 2018
On Trend: Brace yourself—compression wear is having a moment
Felicity Stone

During the French Open this past summer, tennis player Serena Williams caused a stir in a black Nike catsuit that turned out to be compression clothing worn to prevent blood clots. She’s not the only athlete using such garments to...

Nov 29, 2018
Entry Level: Sabrina Chammas Doumet wants to work with you
Nathan Caddell

When Sabrina Chammas Doumet was one, her parents took a look around their war-torn hometown of Beirut and made sure she could inherit their Canadian citizenship. The move came in handy after Doumet decided to go to school in the...

Nov 27, 2018
Inventory: Athleisure is here to stay
Aleena Deandra

A lifestyle shift and the ascent of Lululemon created athleisure, a trend that has reached beyond activewear’s traditional market—those who exercise—and become a culture in itself. Now, people wear yoga pants like they would jeans and will buy anything with...

Nov 27, 2018
A Benefits Plan is the Starting Point

BCBusiness + Chambers of Commerce Group Understandably, a benefits package is regarded by many employers as a necessary part of business, but the Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan is grounded in the belief that a good plan actually benefits any business’s...

Nov 8, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Val Litwin is chairman of the paddleboard
Felicity Stone

Val Litwin is something of a water rat. As a child, he sailed with his parents in the Gulf Islands and enjoyed competitive swimming. In Grade 10, he took up surfing. “One of the perks of growing up in Victoria,”...

Nov 1, 2018
On Trend: The sleepiest time of the year
Felicity Stone

On November 4, B.C. residents can enjoy an extra hour of sleep as daylight time ends. Some would like to see the twice-yearly time change abolished, though. In September, 52.3 percent of Union of BC Municipalities delegates passed a resolution...

Oct 25, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Jean-Paul Gravel knows it takes two to tango
Felicity Stone

Nine years ago, Jean-Paul Gravel went to a Vancouver dance party and fell in love. A friend had taken him to a milonga, a social event where aficionados dance Argentine tango. “What I saw was such an...

Oct 17, 2018
Entry Level: Graham Cook balances a 9-to-5 with a city council bid
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 candidates are vying for a seat on Vancouver city council in what promises to be one of the more hotly contested municipal races in recent memory. Among the dozens of hopefuls is 24-year-old SFU business grad Graham...

Oct 16, 2018
Wellness a Key Ingredient to Success

BCBusiness + GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions Talk to anyone at GroupHEALTH for more than a few minutes and it becomes clear that this third-party group insurance provider (one of the largest in Canada, in fact) is driven by a corporate culture that encourages...

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