Felicity Stone

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Feb 26, 2015
'Ready to Rocket' list reveals local tech startups poised for serious growth

Talent spotting You read it here first. BCBusiness readers will be familiar with at least some of the companies on Rocket Builders’ 2015 “Ready to Rocket” lists, released Thursday. The lists spotlight B.C. technology companies with revenue growth likely to soar in the following year. These ones previously appeared in BCBusiness...

Feb 24, 2015
DIY Management: 5 Dos and Don'ts of using social media in the office

1. Clarify employees’ online responsibilities: Company policies, including confidentiality and harassment, apply to social media activities whether or not they are on company time and company computers, smartphones or other devices, says Taryn Mackie. Employees may be held accountable by their employer or third parties if the activities are illegal...

Feb 24, 2015
Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon raises $45,000 for anti-bullying (photos)

Pink Luncheon committee members Anna Wallner, Anna & Kristina; Jen Schaeffers, CKNW Orphans' Fund executive director; and Lynn Gervais, Toptable Group communications directorPink Luncheon committee members Anna Wallner, Anna & Kristina; Jen Schaeffers, CKNW Orphans' Fund executive director; and Lynn Gervais, Toptable Group communications director Mariel and Lauren Armstrong, PartyskirtsPink Luncheon...

Feb 23, 2015
B.C. will lead Canada in economic growth in 2015: report

B.C. on top Echoing a report from the Business Council of B.C. last month, the Conference Board of Canada’s Provincial Outlook: Winter 2015 predicts B.C. will lead Canada in economic growth this year, followed by Ontario and Manitoba. The reasons: a low Canadian dollar, a stronger U.S. economy and stronger consumer...

Feb 18, 2015
Who's happy (and who's not) about the B.C. budget

Thumbs up B.C.'s restaurant industry appeared generally happy the budget will reduce both debt-servicing costs and pressure to raise personal and business taxes, meaning British Columbians will have more disposable income to spend in restaurants. The Cement Association of Canada welcomed $22 million from the government over a three-year period...

Feb 16, 2015
Look inside this new Burnaby hotel built for long-term stays

Although Burnaby attracts a fair number of leisure tourists, especially during the summer, says Ken Boyd, director of sales and marketing for Westin’s Element Vancouver Metrotown, “this hotel's core concept does tend to lean towards the business traveller, and typically people that are staying for longer periods.” Every guest room...

Feb 14, 2015
The 'TED talks of real estate' hits Vancouver

Seeing RED Confirming that Vancouverites really love talking real estate, more than 650 industry people flocked to the "TED talks of real estate" at the Vancouver Playhouse on Thursday. REDTalks organizer Cam Good, president of the Key Group of Companies, chatted to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star Josh Flagg...

Feb 10, 2015
What B.C.'s highest-paid public servants made last year

Rich rewards The Vancouver Sun's latest online database of public-sector salaries reveals that seven of B.C.'s 10 highest-paid public servants work for the B.C. Investment Management Corporation, which invests money on behalf of public-sector pension plans. One, former CEO Doug Pearce, who retired last summer, made $1.5 million, and all...

Feb 6, 2015
Why local e-commerce operations are moving into streetfront locations

When Vancouver’s Kyle Vucko expanded Indochino, his custom-suit business, from an online operation to four physical shops last fall, it was a natural evolution. Since founding the business in 2007, he had progressed from pop-up travelling tailor stores to a showroom in Indochino’s Yaletown office before opening the stand-alone stores. “What...

Feb 3, 2015
What to expect from this year's TED Talks in Vancouver

Better off TEDThe theme for this year's TED Talks, being held in Vancouver and Whistler March 16-20, is Truth or Dare. TED2015 promises to challenge and reshape core beliefs about today's reality and celebrate thinkers, dreamers and mavericks who offer bold new alternatives. Speakers include iPod developer Tony Fadell, former...

Jan 29, 2015
Dropping oil prices and a low loonie will benefit B.C.: report

On the upsideBritish Columbia is expected to be near the top of provincial economic growth rankings in 2015-16, according to a report issued Thursday by the Business Council of British Columbia. B.C.’s real GDP should increase by 2.6% in 2015, up slightly from 2014. Since B.C. produces little crude oil...

Jan 26, 2015
Why Telus just killed its pager service (you can probably guess)

Paging Telus Yes, people do still use pagers in B.C., although Telus will discontinue pager service on March 31. "We are turning down the service because very few people still use it,” Telus spokesperson Chris Garretson told CBC. "This is 30-year-old technology—the infrastructure is aging, and replacement parts are difficult...

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