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Dec 3, 2009
Best Companies Photos

A photo slideshow of the business leaders making the scene at the 2009 Best Companies gala. Who's mixing and mingling, and who's taking home the hardware. Many thanks to the event photographer, Dave Roels.

Dec 2, 2009
Best Companies Winners 2009

In our eighth annual survey of the province’s best employers, we reveal how the cream of the crop rose to the top in a year full of extraordinary challenges. (Click the company name to see its profile.) With the economic downturn putting a squeeze on bottom lines everywhere, many companies have...

Dec 2, 2009
How Do You Keep From Burning Out?

BARBARA WOLFSON (left) General manager, Holt Renfrew Vancouver
 “I tend to thrive on a hectic pace. Having 
just relocated from Holt Renfrew in Toronto, I am loving the seawall, riding my bike and generally enjoying all that beautiful Vancouver has to offer. All the challenges of being at a new store and living in a new city seem 
to be giving me more energy, rather than draining it from me.”
 STUART MCNISH (middle) President and 
founder, Oh Boy
 Productions 
...

Dec 2, 2009
Culture: Art Goes Superflat, A Dylan Thomas Christmas, Women in Love

Art Kate Wilson 
 Toronto-based artist Kate Wilson launches a new wall-drawing installation this month in the Greater Victoria Art Gallery’s contemporary LAB project space. The work, Collages in Motion and Artificial Dreams, is an ode to Japan’s superflat movement, a postmodernist...

Nov 24, 2009
Video: Best Companies Keynote Address

Nettwerk Music CEO Terry McBride on imagination in business and cultivating wrongness. It was a wide-ranging and thoughtful keynote that capped off the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in B.C. gala, held November 25th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. After being introduced by Peter Legge, the  publisher of BCBusiness, McBride shared his ideas around recapturing lost creativity – both in life and in business. The crucial quantities in that pursuit, he said, are imagination and "being wrong."...

Nov 3, 2009
Video: Under 100 Winner

For the second time in as many years, Jonathan Bixby finds himself at the podium, accepting the Best Company in B.C. Award (Under 100 Employees) for the company he founded in 2006, Strangeloop Networks. In this footage, BCBusiness editor Matt O'Grady catches up with Bixby, fresh from the latter's victory. – All the 2009 Best Companies Coverage

Nov 2, 2009
Best Practices

Don’t let managers hover over employees’ shoulders. Post team goals for the day, week, month and quarter on the walls for all to see. – CityMax.com Create a health and wellness plan to kick money toward anything that encourages active living, like a spiffy pair of runners, yoga passes, or lift...

Apr 3, 2009
History's Ten Greatest Innovations

The world's greatest innovators and their indispensable inventions. Our choices are taken from the vast plain of time. These top innovations made the list based on how they changed the way people looked at the world and the way we've lived our lives. 10. Heliocentricism

Sep 3, 2008
Video: Bear Hunting on the Queen Charlotte Islands

Video footage of black bear hunting on the Queen Charlotte Islands. Despite growing opposition, an outfitting company in the Queen Charlotte Islands vows to continue its lucrative bear-hunting operation. But with the protests escalation, the question that hangs on the air—like the scent and smoke of a freshly-discharged rifle—is, For how much longer?

Aug 1, 2008
William Vince: The Films

The Internet Movie Database page for William Vince is similar to those of a lot of excellent, working film producers who yet didn't ascend to the rarefied ranks of cinema: a few of his films you recognize, most you don't;...

Jun 5, 2008
2008 Entrepreneur of the Year

Celebrating the cream of the 2008 crop of entrepreneurs in British Columbia. While the Teluses and Teck Comincos of B.C.’s business community get plenty of ink in the local and international press, without the scrappy entrepreneurs at the bottom of the corporate chain, there would be no giant corporations. It’s these bold risk-takers who constantly renew our business culture, building the next generation of corporate leaders.

Feb 26, 2008
Vancouver Home Buyers Starter Kit

These are heady times in Vancouver real estate, and if you're drunk on the fumes of speculation and rampant possibility it may be time for caution. To assist, we've soberly compiled a list of resources and opinions for your consideration, that you might hear the clang and the clamour, see...

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