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Doug Janzen, president and CEO of Cardiome Pharma, saw his company's revenues skyrocket in 2009. Cardiome Pharma Corp.’s headquarters leave no question as to what this biotech company is all about. The first thing visitors see upon entering the office on the UBC campus is the bouncing line of a cardiogram painted up and down the hallway. And after a promising and financially successful 2009, the mood around the company notching the biggest revenue gain among B.C. public companies in 2009...
For years industry giants such as Electronic Arts have ruled Vancouver’s digital media roost, employing thousands and pumping billions into the local economy. But in the wake of the mobile revolution, a burgeoning crop of pint-sized competitors is muscling in on their territory, offering up innovative new games and applications more quickly and more cheaply. Too bad nobody’s making any money.
"There are no managerial types hovering over shoulders here, just clearly set goals for the day, week, month and quarter up on the walls for all to see." Number of employees: 36 Head office: Vancouver Quote: “I drive from White Rock to Gastown every day; I’ve been doing it for five years, and I would drive from Seattle if I had to”
“It’s all about communication in here,” says receptionist Sue Cartwright. “We’re taken care of here, and that is a really nice thing." Number of employees: 47Head office: VancouverQuote: “The vision and mentality of the owner of the company is highly unusual in the cutthroat world of business; he remains true to...
Reality TV’s next stop: a hair salon near you Ask Daniel Hudon and Michael Procter what they think of reality TV shows and the response is practically vitriolic. “I don’t watch them; I don’t appreciate them,” declares Procter. So why did the owners of rock-and-roll hair salon Chop Shop Hair Co. Inc. agree to front one on national TV?