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Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Sep 25, 2018
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018: Mining + Resources

BCBusiness marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary 
of our partnership with Ernst & Young (EY). From cleantech to mining to tourism and hospitality, the latest EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program for the Pacific Region upholds a long tradition of excellence.

Sep 25, 2018
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018: Business to Consumer

BCBusiness marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary 
of our partnership with Ernst & Young (EY). From cleantech to mining to tourism and hospitality, the latest EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program for the Pacific Region upholds a long tradition of excellence.

Jul 6, 2018
Why star drummers are drawn to Abbotsford

An Abbotsford industrial office park flanked by a diesel truck repair shop, a towing company and a granite fabricator is hardly the place you’d expect to find some of the heaviest hitters in music. Hang around awhile, though, and you...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: The Science of Innovation

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG Most people see retirement as an opportunity to step back from the work life and indulge in some leisure time. But Allen Eaves isn’t most people. When the founder and former director of the BC Cancer...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY Winners Past & Present: How they did it

BCBusiness + Ernst & Young It’s no secret that British Columbia is home to some of the most ambitious, creative and daring business minds in the country. From billionaire Jim Pattison to fashion mogul Brian Hill, there’s something about the Pacific...

Apr 4, 2018
B.C.'s Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG The inaugural Pacific Region Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program takes place in Vancouver. Among the category winners: philanthropist and financier Milton Wong (right), politician and funeral-services chain operator Raymond Loewen and merchant banker W.B. (Bud)...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: A Good Business—Period

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG When fashion designer Madeleine Shaw teamed up with chartered professional accountant Suzanne Siemens in 2000 to produce and market non-disposable menstrual and bladder leakage products, the pair did more than build a business. They also became...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: From Nettwerk to Namaste

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG There are two glass doors leading out of Terry McBride’s Vancouver office, housed on the fifth floor of a building overlooking Cambie Street’s Whole Foods Market. One opens toward the headquarters of Nettwerk Music Group, the...

Apr 4, 2018
EOY: Crashing the Old Boys' Club

BCBusiness + ERNST & YOUNG Twenty years ago, Renee Merrifield Wasylyk, 2015 EOY Pacific Region winner in the Real Estate and Construction category, burst onto the construction scene. She launched her business armed with little more than a master’s in theology...

Mar 16, 2018
He's helping international job seekers get recruited by tech companies

Life Story: Born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, and raised with a younger brother in Vancouver, Ilya Brotzky tends not to see borders. His parents moved the family first to Israel, in 1991, and to Vancouver two years later. In 2010, after earning a bachelor of business administration from Cornell University, Brotzky...

Mar 16, 2018
He's helping to prepare students for life after school

Life Story: Growing up in Vancouver, Dana Stephenson helped out with his dad’s car-repair business, but he moved on from transmissions to tech. Today he runs a web-based service that brings industry, educators and post-secondary students together for experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. Stephenson and Riipen co-founder...

Mar 16, 2018
A former makeup artistry grad now runs a multi-functional space

Life Story: One year into a business degree at the University of Calgary, Kerryn Cooper felt uninspired. “I was getting really discouraged,” the South African–born entrepreneur recalls. “It was dry; I wanted to be more creative.” At her mother’s suggestion, Cooper, who had immigrated to Victoria with her family at...

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