Nick Rockel

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Oct 28, 2021
Q&A: Ken Peacock and David Williams talk inflation, immigration, supply chains—and Canada's debt problem

There’s an old saying that two heads are better than one. That turned out to be true when we chatted with Ken Peacock and David Williams about the province’s economic prospects. Peacock is chief economist and senior vice-president with the Business...

Sep 22, 2021
How a Holocaust survivor became a B.C. business legend

Joe Gold often wonders what his life would have been like if the Holocaust had never happened. “I’d still be living in Europe with a massive family,” says the author of Two Pieces of Cloth: One Family’s Story of the...

Sep 20, 2021
5 Questions: Royce Chwin, president and CEO, Destination Vancouver

1. After you took over as CEO last year, why did Tourism Vancouver change its name to Destination Vancouver? It was a long time coming. Destination Vancouver was a better representative of what this organization’s mandate needed to be. The old...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Darrell Jones puts Save-On-Foods at the top of the grocery food chain

In the highly competitive grocery business, Darrell Jones knows how important it is to understand what your rivals are doing. “If they do something well, go and copy it and make it better,” says the president of Save-On-Foods, which shares...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winners: Catherine Dahl and Reza Sanaie make the numbers work for accounting automation

Catherine Dahl found herself out of a job back in late 2011. Bean Services, the startup she’d joined as COO and CFO the previous year, had just been shut down after its investor pulled all of his money. “We were...

Sep 13, 2021
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 winner: Carl Hansen engineered AbCellera’s rise to biotech powerhouse

They may not know it, but thousands of people who escaped death from COVID-19 owe a debt of gratitude to Carl Hansen and AbCellera Biologics. “Last year, we had the opportunity to show the world the power of the technology...

Sep 3, 2021
The B.C. economy has fundamentally changed. Are we ready for tomorrow?

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.2. Anything...

Jul 19, 2021
Q&A: Dave MacLeod talks about why scaling conversations is the new must-have leadership skill—and why alignment beats employee engagement

As you’d expect from the title of his recent book, Dave MacLeod can more than hold his own in a conversation. MacLeod is co-founder and CEO of Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, whose software lets leaders quickly and inclusively consult groups of all sizes...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Calvin Ho and Albert Kim aren’t blowing smoke with their cannabis point-of-sale software

Life Story: Albert Kim doesn’t have a lemonade-stand story from his childhood—not quite, anyway. In high school, Kim, who grew up mostly in Richmond after immigrating to B.C. from South Korea at age five, made $400 by creating registration software...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Courtney Peters turned a home business with her mom into a fast-growing scrunchie specialist

Life Story: Courtney Peters found her way to business by way of banking and medicine. Although the Surrey native comes from an entrepreneurial family, she had no plans to head in the same direction. Peters, who got her first job...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Meg O’Hara carved out a niche as the go-to painter for the North American ski industry

Life Story: When Meg O’Hara was 16, she sold her first painting for $100—to her late grandmother, after whom she’s named. “It was the most exciting thing that’s ever happened to me,” recalls O’Hara, who grew up in Toronto in...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Alex Miller created an internationally popular pelvic exercise program for women

Life Story: If you attend group fitness classes in Vancouver, you might recognize Alex Miller as an instructor. Miller, who spent eight years working at numerous local studios, also started a business teaching mindful movement to kids aged five to...

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