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Dec 5, 2017
Poll: Is your business ready for natural disasters?

Given the number of natural disasters in North America alone recently, in October, BCBusiness asked Mustel Group to survey provincial businesses on how prepared they are. Of the 203 owners contacted, “four in 10 think that they do have a plan, but still that leaves six in 10 that have...

Dec 5, 2017
One-third of Canadian baby boomers plan to give their kids living inheritances: survey

A large portion of baby boomers in Canadian cities think their children can’t afford to wait for them to die. A significant number of Canadians aged 52 to 71 are planning to or have already given their children living inheritances to buy property, according to a new survey from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Vancouver’s...

Dec 5, 2017
Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will headline #BCTech Summit

Jared Cohen and Brent Bushnell will be keynote speakers at the #BCTech Summit: Breakthrough in the Digital Age, taking place next May 14 to 16 in Vancouver. Cohen, founder of Google Ideas and CEO of Jigsaw, an incubator that builds technology to...

Nov 28, 2017
BC Chamber of Commerce discusses member survey results at Kelowna dinner

Bruce Anderson made the keynote speech at a dinner organized by the BC Chamber of Commerce to present the findings of its 2017 Collective Perspective Survey. Anderson, chair of Ottawa-based polling firm Abacus Data, helped found Earnscliffe Strategy Group in 1989 and was a fixture on the CBC’s At Issue panel. He thinks...

Nov 27, 2017
Vancouver falls a notch in ranking of top Canadian cities for tech

Vancouver has been bumped out of second place in CBRE Inc.’s Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, the real estate services firm’s second annual ranking of how major Canadian cities appeal to technology workers and employers. Toronto topped the list again, while Ottawa and Vancouver swapped spots, sending the latter down to No 3. The CBRE report cites...

Nov 24, 2017
Hopscotch Festival's Grand Tasting Hall launches tonight

The Hopscotch Festival Vancouver launched in 1995 as a single-day event dedicated to whisky and beer with about 36 vendors. Now it sprawls over an entire week, with more than 130 merchants peddling some 400 varieties of spirits, cider, wine and cocktails at the...

Nov 23, 2017
Startup competition winners generate money for the province

Those looking to get in on the ground floor of some up-and-coming companies might want to keep an eye on the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. That’s because past winners of the awards bestowed by non-profit New Ventures BC have churned out money—for themselves and the province. The top 25 companies from 2010 to 2014 have...

Nov 23, 2017
Canadians think multinational companies have room for improvement: study

The research, conducted by Toronto-based Pollara Strategic Insights, shows that while 89 per cent of Canadians think multinational corporations can help the communities where they do business, only 51 per cent feel that such companies have efforts designed to do so. Nestlé S.A.—a food and beverage multinational headquartered in Switzerland—sponsored the first-of-its kind survey. Pollara also found...

Nov 23, 2017
VanFunding conference explores blockchain and other fintech opportunities

Is blockchain the next big thing? What does financial technology mean for the global banking system? What’s an initial coin offering? Here’s your chance to find out. On November 28, the VanFunding 2017 Blockchain, Fintech & Funding Conference will see more...

Nov 23, 2017
Vancouver video game mainstay Relic is moving its HQ

Relic Entertainment, the venerable Vancouver video game developer, is getting a new mothership. In mid 2019, Relic will move from its current Yaletown HQ to Nickel, a 71,000-square-foot property being developed by PC Urban Properties Corp. on a former industrial site in Mount Pleasant. The company, whose neighbours will include Saje...

Nov 21, 2017
Cool invention puts Port Alberni company on the podium

Coulson Ice Blast was recently honoured at the R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. Port Alberni–based Coulson’s invention, the IceStorm90, is an industrial cleaning machine that runs on crushed ice instead of liquid water. Coulson joins a slew of major players in the top 100, such as General Motors Co., IBM Corp. and...

Nov 20, 2017
Vancouver tech startup partners with NFL team

Nimbyx Ltd., an e-commerce business, has joined forces with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Founded in 2016, Vancouver-based Nimbyx originally made a name for itself by reducing overhead costs for smaller dental businesses, but the company has started using its online marketplace in other industries. The Dolphins deal will see it team up...

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