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Mar 30, 2020
A COVID-19 isolation playlist, from our quarantine to yours

There’s no shortage of bad news these days, but we’re doing our best to stay upbeat. Here are 20 songs the editors have been cranking while isolated (as loud as our families will allow, at least). I may not have the...

Mar 30, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Ampersand Distilling co-founder Jessica Schacht

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jessica Schacht is co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Co., a family-owned small-batch distillery in Duncan. She and her husband, Jeremy (an engineer by trade), launched the business because they share a love of craft cocktails.

Mar 27, 2020
Calling all tech startups: There’s still time to enter the New Ventures BC Competition

The business world may be in rough shape, but B.C. startups in need of funding can take heart that a long-running provincial contest remains very much alive. The New Ventures BC Competition for early-stage tech companies, marking its 20th anniversary, is...

Mar 27, 2020
Announcing the winners of the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards

Everyone knows that B.C. is home to some exceptional female business talent. Our new Women of the Year Awards aim to recognize the very best. The finalists for the inaugural competition, who hail from organizations large and small across the province...

Mar 26, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Talk Shop Media co-founder Sara Padidar

After graduating from UBC, Sara Padidar started out in the magazine industry before (wisely) exiting to launch her own public relations company and co-found Talk Shop in 2011. Padidar, who has worked with clients like Ford Motor Co., Starbucks Corp. and Toyota...

Mar 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maple Organics founder Rosy Atwal

A graduate of Western’s Ivy Business School, Rosy Atwal worked as a brand manager for companies like Nature’s Path Foods and Sleeman Breweries before she founded wellness outfit Maple Organics in 2016. The Surrey-based business, which dubs itself Canada’s “first organic pharmaceutical...

Mar 19, 2020
Have to travel for business during the COVID-19 pandemic? Read this first

With much of the world in self-isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic gathers steam, travel is the last thing on most people’s minds. But what if you absolutely need to hit the road—and take to the skies—for business? We asked two...

Mar 13, 2020
After Hours: What to do in March 2020

Lego blocks have been used to build models of everything from the Millennium Falcon to the Statue of Liberty. Now Australian Ryan (the BrickMan) McNaught, one of only a dozen certified Lego professionals in the world, is using them to...

Feb 21, 2020
Want to attract and keep great employees? Here’s how to raise your game

What kinds of benefits do employees really want? Have companies taken the open office concept too far? Those were just two of the questions raised at Help Wanted: HR Strategies That Work, a recent BCBusiness event focused on best practices for human resources and recruiting—and what the future holds for companies and workers.

Feb 19, 2020
Announcing the finalists for the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards

Everyone knows that B.C. is home to some exceptional female business talent. Our new Women of the Year Awards aim to recognize the very best. The finalists for the inaugural competition, who hail from organizations large and small across the province...

Feb 11, 2020
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: February 2 to 8

The first week of February saw brisk activity in B.C. real estate markets, according to data analyzed by Vancouver-based Zolo Realty on behalf of BCBusiness. The most expensive property to sell last week was a single-family home in South Okanagan community of...

Feb 4, 2020
The highest- and lowest-priced homes sold in B.C.: January 26 to February 1

After sitting on the market for 111 days, the most expensive property to sell last week was a modern single-family home in Vancouver’s exclusive Point Grey neighbourhood. Built in 2016, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sold for 85 percent of the $6.25-million list price...

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