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Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 19, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Vancouver tech advances again

Hey, would ya look at that? Most of the grades in this version of your favourite column are actually pretty good! As much as we have fought hard to earn the title of crusty curmudgeon (we actually have a banner in...

Jul 12, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: The plastic bag fights for its life

“Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed?” one character asks another in the 1999 film American Beauty. He then shows her—and we’re not kidding—a video of a plastic bag floating around a bunch of leaves for three...

Jul 11, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vitruvi Co-founder Sara Panton

Sara Panton and her brother, Sean, started a blog and began tinkering with essential oils in 2013. Coincidentally or not, it appears the pair got in on the trend at the right time. Vitruvi, the Vancouver-based company they co-founded, is one...

Jul 10, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Parallel 49's Marissa Mills goes from bottles to bikes

Before she could legally drive, Marissa Mills had already bought a motorcycle and was teaching herself via YouTube to fix it up. It might be hard for most people to jump from not operating a vehicle of any kind to...

Jul 7, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: Clock runs out on daylight saving time

First, an apology. But—sorry to disappoint—not to anyone or anything that we’ve made fun of. That wouldn’t be very on-brand. Instead, we’re sorry for missing last week. It was Canada Day weekend, after all, and like all good Canadians, we took...

Jun 21, 2019
5 things we learned from the Vancouver Board of Trade's NHL Hot Stove

It depends on your vantage point, of course, but it’s not a stretch to say that two of the more controversial figures in the hockey world were the subject of a Vancouver Board of Trade conference this morning. With the...

Jun 21, 2019
The Vancouver startup making purchasing software sexy

On a Friday afternoon in March, Aman Mann is frantically searching through cabinets in one of the conference rooms at his downtown Vancouver office. “Just looking for a sloth suit,” Mann says as he continues to rummage. Eventually he pulls out...

Jun 21, 2019
BCBusiness Report Card: All pipeline edition

Welcome back to another edition of the BCBusiness Report Card. And what an edition it promises to be. There was a lot of news that happened this week. And we wanted to cover whatever is going on in your world...

Jun 19, 2019
Top 100 2019: Winners & Losers

Revenue Change: 329.4%Net Income: $237.9 millioinNet Income Change: 147.3% The largest developer of rental housing in Western Canada had a busy 2018. At home, it bought an eight-storey building currently occupied by the Canada Revenue Agency in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: West Fraser Timber Co.

Despite having spent a good chunk of his career with Vancouver-based West Fraser Timber Co., Ted Seraphim calls himself a “short-termer.” That’s because after six years in the CEO chair, he’ll be retiring this summer. The man Seraphim succeeded—Henry (Hank) Ketcham, the son of Pete Ketcham, who started the company...

Jun 19, 2019
The 2019 Top 100: This Prince George forestry-services company is making its mark

BID Group made its Top 100 debut last year, at No. 87. The company has proven that wasn’t a fluke. This time around, BID—a turnkey supplier to the wood-processing industry—moves all the way up to 70th. Its 75-percent revenue jump, to $700 million, is the fourth-highest such gain on our...

Jun 17, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Vancouver caterer Jacques Kabuya

Some stories have an obvious starting point. For Jacques Kabuya, there are a few to choose from. It could be at five years old, when he moved from his birthplace of Lusaka, Zambia, to Vancouver with his mother and older...

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