Kristen Hilderman

Kristen is an SFU master of publishing graduate and the former associate editor of BCBusiness magazine. She enjoys live music, wordplay and stories well told. She snowboards in the winter, skim boards in the summer and drinks wine all year round.

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 2

Aug 19, 2014
Recently opened in Railtown: Belgard Kitchen

The original partners of Vancouver Urban Winery—Mike Macquisten, Steve Thorp and Reuben Major—have launched Belgard Kitchen, a new restaurant in The Settlement Building, the Railtown locale that houses a collective of food and drink ventures. Executive chef Reuben Major says Belgard is the unifying piece that showcases everything the building...

Aug 18, 2014
West Oak review: A Yaletown eatery popular with celebrities

When Yaletown’s Chinois restaurant closed, general manager Michael Gayman worked with owner Peter Girges and his business partner to develop a new concept that would succeed where the one-dimensional Asian eatery failed. The team converted the interior from a dark space into a bright, open and approachable one, with custom...

Aug 14, 2014
Surrey's 10 new food trucks

This past Saturday marked the first day of Surrey's Food Cart Fest at Holland Park. Click through the gallery to see the 10 approved vendors from Surrey's Food Truck Program that will make appearances at the festival. Image credit: Varinicey Pa Taj Express and Don's Smokies are both on the Surrey Food...

Aug 11, 2014
How to go on stress leave, or get time off trying

Christian Codrington, B.C. Human Resources Management Association senior manager, and Kelly Slade-Kerr, lawyer with Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould Employment Lawyers, both maintain that “sick leave” is the proper—and only—term that should be used to describe the type of leave that employees seek when they are not mentally fit to...

Aug 6, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre hosts largest conference yet

From August 10-14, the Vancouver Convention Centre will host the 2014 SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques) conference, its largest event to date. The conference is expected to attract 16,000 attendees from more than 60 countries to both the east and west buildings of the convention centre...

Jul 31, 2014
How to create a vision for your company (comic)

1. Start with a few of the essential buzzwords and work from there: future-proof, intuitive and disruptive. 2. Gather the oldest, whitest males from the company, put them in a boardroom and let the magic fly. 3. Pick a brand that you admire and then copy them. After all, imitation is the...

Jul 31, 2014
Q&A with Wolf in the Fog chef Nick Nutting

In late June chef Nick Nutting, along with business manager Andre McGillivray and front of house manager Jorge Barandiaran, opened Wolf in the Fog. The Tofino restaurant is one that knows its audience and strives to deliver a dining experience true to island life, with local ingredients and a laid...

Jul 21, 2014
Q&A with Tourism Vancouver's New CEO

After holding positions with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the London 2012 Olympic Games and, most recently, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as deputy CEO, 48-year-old Ty Speer succeeds Rick Antonson as CEO of Tourism Vancouver, the city's destination marketing and management organization. Speer arrives amid what Tourism Vancouver board chair...

Jul 15, 2014
Roger Hardy Buys ShoeMe.ca and OnlineShoes.com

Founder and former CEO of Coastal Contacts Inc. Roger Hardy announced today that his company, Hardy Capital Corp., along with a prominent group of Vancouver investors, has acquired 100 per cent of two online shoe retailers, Vancouver-based ShoeMe.ca and Seattle-based OnlineShoes.com, for an undisclosed amount. Hardy will be taking on the...

Jul 11, 2014
Vancouver Startup Wantering Acquires U.S. Fashion Site

You might have most recently read about Wantering in the BCBusiness 30 Under 30 issue, where Wantering's co-founder Nicholas Molnar was featured as one of B.C.’s rising entrepreneurial stars. Wantering is a fashion search engine that lists more than 1.1 million products, drawing on more than 100 million “social signals”...

Jul 11, 2014
Vancouver Startup Wantering Acquires U.S. Fashion Site

You may have most recently read about Wantering in the BCBusiness 30 Under 30 issue, where its co-founder Nicholas Molnar was featured as one of B.C.’s rising entrepreneurial stars. Wantering is a fashion search engine that lists more than 1.1 million products and draws on more than 100 million “social...

Jul 1, 2014
Lululemon's Stumbles and Blunders

Despite splashing the headlines with unfavourable news in 2013—see-through pants, a resigning CEO, a loose-lipped founder—Lululemon Athletica Inc. managed to climb from the number 29 spot to the number 25 spot on our annual list of B.C.’s Top 100 Companies, increasing its revenue from $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion. The first...

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