Nick Rockel

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 25, 2022
5 Questions: BEBC Society's Jackee Kasandy calls for changes to create a diverse business landscape

BEBC is a Black-led organization representing just over 1,000 members. We’re providing a unified platform for advocating and supporting Black entrepreneurs in Canada. Our reason for existence is to help Black businesses grow, scale up and become sustainable. I like seeing...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: The founders of Omnicart help entrepreneurs make deliveries

Life Story: Growing up in Tehran, Arya Rashtchian played for the Iranian capital’s professional basketball team. In high school, hoping to leave his conservative homeland, he told his father he wanted to move to Canada. “He was like, Yeah, all...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Evan McDougall puts roots down with Conifer Homewares

Life Story: Not getting accepted to architecture school turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Evan McDougall. Winnipeg-born McDougall, who grew up in Langley and Surrey, attended Carleton University, where he earned a bachelor of industrial design. He...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Sang Lê and Arielle Lok are chewing away at food waste with Peko Produce

Life Story: At age 11 in her native Vietnam, Sang Lê started a newspaper for preteens and sold it at school. Arielle Lok, who was born in Hong Kong, became a children’s rights advocate after moving to Calgary in 2010.

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Justin Kopetzki goes deep on plant-based dips

Life Story: In 2019, tired of what he calls the “bland, watery hummus and other dips” at the grocery store, Salt Spring Island native Justin Kopetzki made his own at home in 45 flavours, using a food processor. “I started...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Ella Laure Hipolito is chasing equity in recruiting

Life Story: Ella Laure Hipolito was all set to pursue a career in medicine, much to the approval of her father and mother, who had dreamed of becoming a doctor and a nurse after immigrating to Vancouver from the Philippines...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Hamidreza Etebarian uses artificial intelligence to put a price on properties

Life Story: Fresh out of grad school, Hamidreza Etebarian loved the two years he spent at Vancouver civil engineering firm Glotman Simpson. “My job was designing towers structurally to make sure they work under earthquake load, yield load and gravity load,”...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Cheralyn Chok is levelling the playing field for youth in finance and innovation

Life Story: Cheralyn Chok credits a community-oriented upbringing for her decision to work in social impact. Volunteering with her family, plus the values instilled in her at home and at school, “made me want to do something good,” recalls the daughter...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Sean Blishen gets lit (and nervously excited) with Kilig Candle Co.

Life Story: For Sean Blishen, suffering a serious car accident in 2019 proved to be a pivotal event. Raised in Vancouver, Blishen dabbled in marketing, journalism and fashion studies after graduating high school. She also worked at Aritzia until her mother...

Jun 14, 2022
After Hours: Summer 2022 features Hamilton and Cirque du Soleil

American Evolution This smash hit has enjoyed a long stay on Broadway, picking up armloads of awards, and now it’s finally our turn for a visit. The touring production of Hamilton: An American Musical, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, takes the stage at...

Jun 7, 2022
B.C.'s Most Loved Brands 2022

When it comes to the COVID pandemic, not all brands are created equal. In our ninth annual B.C.’s Most Loved Brands ranking, based on a survey by research partner Ipsos in January and February, the top five names show their staying...

May 31, 2022
The 2022 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator

The winner and runner-up for the innovator category of The 2022 Women of the Year Awards.

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