Nicole Clark

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Mar 27, 2014
Local Businesses Talk TED

For a few of the dozens of businesses that make a living off of supplying Vancouver’s conference industry, TED 2014 stood out. The global media spotlight and exposure to hundreds of high profile dignitaries made Technology, Entertainment, Design 2014, an opportunity that some small businesses could not pass up. Last Fall...

Mar 22, 2014
TED Shines International Spotlight on Local Businesses

Gibson’s, B.C. - made Holy Crap cereal almost didn’t make it to the TED Cafe at last week’s conference. The owners of the organic cereal, first made famous by Dragons’ Den, were given just a few days to deliver thousands of cereal cups to the Vancouver and Whistler conference locations.

Mar 19, 2014
B.C. Rallies Behind National Sustainable Seafood Day

A group of chefs and NGOs want to get Canadians talking about sustainable seafood this month. Led by locals including Ned Bell, executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, the group hopes to raise awareness and educate consumers about available seafood options...

Mar 3, 2014
Doing Business in Israel

Israel may be smaller than Vancouver Island, but the nation of about eight million packs a punch in the science and technology sector. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts looked to further relations with Israel’s quickly growing tech sector when she led a week-long trade mission with a focus on medical technology...

Feb 26, 2014
Blueprint Expands with Live Indie Music

Blueprint LIVE is the newest division of the always-expanding entertainment company Blueprint, and will offer new genres of live music at its venues with a focus on indie bands. “One of our biggest motivations is to be able to supply people with music that they like that is different from...

Feb 3, 2014
Doing Business in Iceland

Formality—or lack thereof—is the key difference between conducting business in B.C. and Iceland, says Iceland-born Jenny Stefania Jensdottir, who has lived in Vancouver for 16 years and has served as CFO for Canadian and Icelandic companies including JYSK Canada. Expect to be on a first-name basis with everyone, including members of...

Jan 31, 2014
Super Bowl Brings Big Business to Vancouver Bars

With Vancouver fans adopting the Seattle Seahawks as the local NFL team, establishments across the city are gearing up for major business this Sunday. “People in Vancouver are genuinely excited about the Super Bowl. It has brought an extra fan base to football that maybe wouldn’t normally watch but are excited...

Jan 27, 2014
Vancouver Hotel Named One of the Best in the World

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia was recently awarded 16th place in Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for the Top 25 Hotels in the World. The Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto was the only other Canadian hotel to make the list, and came in at 10th place. “No. 16 in the world rating...

Jan 17, 2014
Dragons' Den Auditions Come to B.C.

B.C. entrepreneurs should start prepping their elevator pitches if they hope to make it onto CBC reality show Dragons’ Den. “Keep in mind that you’re coming to pitch on a TV show,” says producer Michelle MacMillan. “Make sure everyone at home, including grandma, understands your pitch.” Entrepreneurs across the province have plenty...

Jan 8, 2014
Circus Meets Burlesque During Dine Out Vancouver

A mix of risqué performance art is coming to Granville Street this month. Combining circus, burlesque, theatre and live music, Night Circus will debut on January 17 at Vancouver FanClub. “Tony n’ Tina's Wedding and Cirque du Soleil were my two points of inspiration,” says Dani Vachon, show creator and brand...

Dec 17, 2013
Mark James Group Opens Yaletown Distillery

The newest venture of the Mark James Group distills spirits in-house—a tradition started with the company’s Yaletown Brewing Company 19 years ago. In addition to gin and vodka, the new distillery also plans to offer whiskey, grappa, house liqueurs and eau de vie in the near future. “We launched our vodka...

Dec 13, 2013
Tourism Vancouver Signs Five-Year Agreement With China

Tourism Vancouver has signed a five-year agreement with Tourism Guangzhou which will help cement Vancouver’s reputation as a key player in the Chinese tourism market. “We know that as a destination we don’t have the kind of muscle that other destinations have in terms of spending power so we have to...

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