Marketing & Media

Nov 12, 2021
15 B.C. companies make list of Canada’s 100 best employers
By the Editors

B.C. accounts for about 13 percent of the country’s population, according to the 2016 census. We’ll have to see how that number changes when the next census drops in 2022, but for now, it lines up percentage-wise with a new...

Nov 4, 2021
There’s a B.C.-based Indigenous skincare brand on Dragons’ Den next week
Alyssa Hirose

A few Saturdays ago, I tagged along with a friend and drove across the city to a local makers market. Once we got in, I was happy to peruse the wares—candles, cookies, ceramics—but she walked straight to the Sḵwálwen Botanicals booth...

Nov 4, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: Winners + Losers
Pallavi Rao

So who gained—and lost—the biggest percentages of revenue in a year unlike any other? Revenue change: 2,947.1% Net income: $448,000 (converted from USD)Net income change: NA The Vancouver-headquartered mining company tops the list of gainers with a whopping 2,947-percent increase in revenue for 2020.

Oct 28, 2021
Going On 30: United & Free Skincare puts on a brave face through three-year rebrand
Nathan Caddell

“It’s been sort of a wild ride,” says Brandon Morrison over the phone. Fair enough. The last time we talked, Morrison and I were on the conference floor of a swanky downtown hotel where he was being celebrated as one of BCBusiness’ 2018 30 Under...

Oct 28, 2021
Thinking Forward
Jessica Kirby

BC Business + Earnscliffe Strategies Earnscliffe Strategies’ story is one of organic and conscious growth over the past several years. “At our core are curiosity and research, whether that means qualitative or quantitative public opinion research or best practices in strategic communications, or understanding government relations,” says CEO, Craig Robinson. “It all...

Oct 26, 2021
Longtime Burnaby activist Mark Angelo goes back to basics with The Little Creek That Could
Nathan Caddell

Mark Angelo remembers starting work at BCIT several decades ago, in the institution’s early days, and being excited to check out Guichon Creek. The renowned rivers activist eventually chaired the school’s Rivers Institute and founded World Rivers Day—celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every September. But on that...

Sep 17, 2021
B.C. realtor squares off with Ontario rival in fundraising tattoo battle
Mohammed Hussain

Two people from opposite ends of the country are going toe-to-toe in a tattoo wager to raise money for Special Olympics. Paul Etherington, co-founder and chair of Toronto-based sports nonprofit Motionball, and Kelowna realtor Darryl Reuter agreed that the first to...

Sep 13, 2021
Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards will look a little different this year (again)
By the Editors

To hold an event in-person or not to? That seems to be the question of our (of course unprecedented) times. Our friends at sister publication Vancouver magazine (quick q: are we the brother in that relationship, or are publications, like boats, always female?)...

Sep 1, 2021
New Ventures BC Competition top 10 includes innovations in real estate and health
By the Editors

As always, the New Ventures BC Competition (put on by Crown agency Innovate BC) features some of the province’s top up-and-coming tech names. After three rounds, these 10 companies are still in contention for the $250,000 in cash and prizes on...

Aug 31, 2021
Canadian Workplace Culture Index sets out to measure the most intangible of factors
Nathan Caddell

We talk to a lot of CEOs and leaders of organizations here at BCBusiness. The main thing every single one of them stresses—no matter their industry—is the importance of developing a strong culture. Of course, “culture” doesn’t exactly have a defining quality, or...

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