Peter Mitham

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 8

Jul 8, 2008
BCBusiness Top One Hundred 2008

This year's BCBusiness Top 100 numbers back up economists' claims that B.C. is well positioned to weather any economic downturn associated with the U.S. housing crisis. Aggregate revenues for the BCBusiness Top 100 companies were $122.2 billion, an increase of 8.9 per cent over last year's tally. The surge outpaces...

Jul 1, 2008
David Anderson: The Guardian

Double-digit decreases in revenues and income might be bad news for other businesses, but for WorkSafeBC – the government agency that handles workers compensation in the province – it signifies success. The past two years have been the best years...

Jul 1, 2008
Donald Lindsay: The Miner

A slump in commodity prices and dramatic shifts in exchange rates that put Canada’s dollar neck and neck with the U.S. currency for much of last year made for extraordinary circumstances in the mining sector, which has otherwise been enjoying booming demand for its products. “It was quite an unusual...

Jul 1, 2008
Richard Garneau: The Miller

Canada’s dollar was already well on its way north when Richard Garneau was appointed president and CEO of Catalyst Paper Corp. (CTL-T) in late March 2007. A veteran executive of major Quebec players including Donohue Inc., Finlay Forest Products and...

Jul 1, 2008
Dianne Doyle: The Caregiver

Generating revenues isn’t the focus of what Providence Health Care does; in fact, unlike most businesses, the more work it does, the less likely it is to be profitable. With the cost of providing health care rising, Providence is more...

Jul 1, 2008
Lindsay Gordon: The Banker

Ask Lindsay Gordon about his company’s performance in a year that’s not been kind to many financial institutions, and he points to Western Canada’s economic strength. “How a bank performs is a function of the economy in which it operates...

Jul 1, 2008
The Realty Deal: B.C. Real Estate Market

Real estate is booming, so why are so few developers on the Top 100 list of B.C.’s biggest companies? Mainly because revenue, our basis for ranking companies, is one bit of information few developers are willing to disclose.

Jul 1, 2008
The 100 Sit Pretty: Top 100 Companies in B.C.

This year’s Top 100 numbers back up economists’ claims that B.C. is well positioned to weather any economic downturn associated with the U.S. housing crisis. Aggregate revenues for the Top 100 companies were $122.2 billion, an increase of 8.9 per cent over last year’s tally. The surge outpaces the 6.2 per cent rise in the province’s nominal GDP. And the threshold for making the list this year inched up to $223.9 million in annual revenues, $40 million more than last year.

Mar 25, 2008
MBAs Online: Going the Distance

On every second Friday and Saturday, sales executive Daniel Watson leaves his wife and one-year-old daughter in Surrey for a boardroom in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. There he joins 17 students locally and 46 others in similar settings across the country...

Feb 26, 2008
Neighbourhood Watch: Vancouver Real Estate's Affordable Housing

Six greater Vancouver areas – Mission, Surrey, Burnaby/New Westminster, Southeast Vancouver, Hastings Street and Squamish – still have deals on offer for the savvy buyer willing to look beyond the central city real estate market.

Jan 1, 2008
Travelling to Riga, Latvia

It’s close to midnight when I emerge from the KLM flight that’s brought me from Amsterdam, fighting the horde of Ryanair arrivals that crowd passport control at Riga International Airport in Latvia. A seasoned official who looks like he should be running the joint scans my passport, asks me questions till I start stumbling over the answers, then waves me through. I’m clearly too honest to be a problem.

Oct 10, 2007
Emerging Entrepreneurs Winner 2007

A common approach to doing business has helped cement an international relationship for Ken Friesen and Larry Koop, co-owners of Alliance Concrete Pumps Inc. in Aldergrove. The two entrepreneurs have parlayed lessons learned growing up on farms in the Fraser...

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