Nick Rockel

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Jun 4, 2021
B.C.’s Most Loved Brands 2021

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to put brand loyalty to the test. When our research partner Ipsos conducted its latest B.C.’s Most Loved Brands survey in January, British Columbians had suffered through almost a year of COVID lockdowns, health woes...

May 25, 2021
5 Questions: Christine Bergeron, Vancity president and CEO

For the complete interview, check out The BCBusiness Podcast. How has COVID-19 impacted Vancity? When the pandemic hit, we knew that we had to take a lot of our capital reserves and put them where they would do the most good. And...

May 14, 2021
B.C. startup helps small farmers and big food brands tackle climate change

As B.C. struggles to save its forests, a local startup is helping other countries to regrow theirs. Its reforestation efforts with farmers around the world have caught the eye of major food brands—and won support from Google. In April, from among...

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Corporate Leader – Winner

It’s fair to say that Jill Schnarr has always worked at Telus. During her holidays while earning a business administration degree from Western University, Vancouver-born Schnarr pulled shifts as a phone operator for its predecessor, BC Tel. “It was such...

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Corporate Leader – Runner-up

When Karimah Es Sabar turned seven, her father gave her a chemistry set as a birthday present. “Ever since then, I’ve been in love with science,” says the B.C. biotech pioneer. Es Sabar left her native Kenya for England, where she...

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator

Meet a couple of B.C.'s top innovators.

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Nonprofit Leader

Jennifer Johnstone and Candice Appleby headline our Nonprofit Leader category.

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Entrepreneurial Leader

Meet a couple of B.C.'s top entrepreneurial leaders.

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator – Runner-up

Before they became new parents early last year, Anne Hunger and her partner went hunting for a stroller. They didn’t like what they saw. “It became apparent pretty quickly that strollers are not very smart,” recalls Hunger, who worked as...

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator – Winner

Carole Herder left Vancouver in 1993 to get away from it all. Her children’s clothing business, whose clients included Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, had suffered in the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. So Herder...

May 13, 2021
The 2021 Women of the Year Awards: Nonprofit Leader – Runner-up

Candice Appleby is executive director of the Small Scale Food Processor Association, which gives its members access to a variety of food safety and other educational programs, plus help with marketing, networking and advocacy.

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