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Felicity Stone

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

May 16, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Science World's Sandy Eix fiddles around

Music and science have been twin passions for Sandy Eix since her teens. Now director of STEM learning at Science World in Vancouver, she studied piano and played in the orchestra for high school musicals in her hometown of Oakville...

May 15, 2019
Canada’s hot luxury real estate spots: report

Housing prices are rising in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, but it’s a different story in the West: Vancouver and Victoria are now buyer’s markets, and B.C. prices are expected to stabilize, according to the new Canadian Spring Market Report from global luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers. In March, Metro...

May 10, 2019
Office Space: Mad men rule at Vancouver's Modern Craft agency

Digital agency veterans John Ounpuu, Nathan Paziuk and Randy Siu formed Vancouver-based Modern Craft in 2014 to help other firms’ marketing departments navigate a new world of changing technology. The 15-member team recently moved from Gastown to the 17th floor of a ’60s office tower overlooking Coal Harbour. Asked for...

Apr 26, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Shooting hoops helps Richard Pass work out business problems

Despite his name, these days Ronald McDonald House CEO Richard Pass keeps his basketball pretty much to himself. That’s because he no longer plays on a team as he once did—as a guard in high school and university in his...

Apr 12, 2019
Inventory: Street smart rain gear

DRY DENIM In 2013, Vancouver jeans maker Gary Lenett partnered with performance fabric expert Abid Hafeez to form Pimlico Performance Apparel, producing denim clothing that combines fashion with function. The company’s new Duer Weatherproof Denim jeans incorporate a wind- and waterproof...

Apr 1, 2019
He analyzes online marketing data to guide clients' business strategy

A month and a half after enrolling at UBC on a football scholarship in 2008 with plans to go to law school, Charlie Grinnell injured his back in a car accident. The West Vancouver native dropped out of school and began making action sports videos that ended up online.

Apr 1, 2019
She helps students take action on energy issues

After going to Argentina as an exchange student at 18, Nevada native Meredith Adler realized she wanted to work internationally. That brought her to B.C., where a BA in human geography at UBC led to an interest in energy issues and ultimately a communications assistant position at Vancouver-based think tank Clean Energy Canada.

Apr 1, 2019
Her eyelash-lengthening serum is natural, vegan and cruelty-free

Interested in herbs and self-care as a child growing up in Richmond, Mia Fiona Kut took a course in alternative medicine at SFU while getting her BA with a major in communications. “That reignited my spark, and I fell back in love with it,” she says. When her younger sister experienced side effects from a chemical eyelash-lengthening serum, Kut decided to create a natural alternative.

Apr 1, 2019
He learned to like trucking through supply chain management

For much of his life, Carlton Ee, whose Malaysian immigrant father founded Burnaby-based Rolls Right Trucking in 1976, had no interest in trucks. “What I did actually have a passion for was third-party logistics and supply chain management,” he says.

Apr 1, 2019
She sells sustainable, ethically sourced women’s fashion

Sarah Stewart named her Vancouver store, which sells sustainable women’s clothing, after Joan of Arc. “Women are warriors trying to do everything, have the career, friendships, families, and try and make the world a better place,” she says. “So Joan of Arc just really resonated with our brand.”

Apr 1, 2019
Her restaurant turned a profit in its first year of business

Life Story: Whitehorse, Yukon, is a place you either leave and never go back to or you never leave, says Jasmine Mooney of her hometown. She moved to Vancouver in 2008 to study marketing and communications at BCIT, switching the following...

Apr 1, 2019
His software streamlines restaurant meal delivery services

Juan Orrego is a serial entrepreneur. Growing up in Barranquilla, Colombia, he sold ice cream door-to-door at the age of five. When he was 17, he moved to B.C. to get a BComm at UVic and started an online jewelry business, paying his youngest sister to make deliveries back in Colombia.

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