Juan Rivera

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 19, 2019
On Trend: Driving change in car services

Luxury carmaker Genesis Motors, a division of Hyundai Motor Group, is setting itself apart from competitors. Through the Genesis at Home service, prospective buyers can go online, pick out a car and request a test drive. Operating in the Lower...

Jul 7, 2019
Inventory: Take it outside with sporting goods designed in B.C.

SPOKES PEOPLE Landyachtz, launched in 1997 on Vancouver Island by UVic students Mike Perreten and Tom Edstrand, gained its fame for high-quality skateboards and longboards. In 2016, with the goal of improving customers’ lives in the cyclist heaven that is Vancouver...

May 7, 2019
Location, location, location: 3 things Canadians look for when buying a house

“Close to transit” might just be the best three words a family can hear when searching for a house. Real estate powerhouse Sotheby’s International Canada and market research firm Mustel Group released the results to its Family Home Ownership Trends Report: Neighbourhoods “in Transit,” which sought to investigate location factors that...

May 3, 2019
7 B.C. companies rank among top 100 most valuable brands in Canada

B.C. brands seem to be doing just fine in the national arena. As BCBusiness gets ready for this year’s B.C.’s Most Loved Brands in the June 2019 issue, we take a look at global consultancy Brand Finance’s Canada 100 2019 Report, which outlines...

Apr 29, 2019
Newmont-Goldcorp merger and other mega-deals help shore up Canada’s mining industry

Waters remain turbulent, but the country’s mining industry seems to be coming out of the storm. Although the sector took a hit on the Toronto Stock Exchange last year, recent mega-deals could help right the ship, according to PwC Canada’s latest Canadian Mine...

Apr 27, 2019
Finalists announced for 2019 Technology Impact Awards

B.C.’s tech innovators are showing off their skills this week. The Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), a competition recognizing the province’s top startup performers, has revealed its 2019 finalists. Hosted by the BC Tech Association, which aims to “make B.C. the best place to grow a tech company,” the 26th annual TIAs come...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver-based Lendesk acquired by U.S. lending giant

The biggest mortgage lender in the U.S. is about to get a new Canadian addition to its family. This morning, Rock Holdings, parent company of lending giant Quicken Loans, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Lendesk, a Vancouver-based mortgage tech company that...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver ranked most expensive city to build in nationally, 14th in the world

Those building in the Lower Mainland, like those living in it, are feeling the squeeze. Vancouver is Canada’s most expensive city in which to build and the 14th priciest in the world, according to U.K.-based professional services firm Turner & Townsend’s latest International Construction...

Apr 5, 2019
Telus named one of LinkedIn’s top 25 companies to work for in Canada

If its showing in a new ranking is any sign, people want to work for this B.C. business—and stay there. Vancouver-based Telus Corp. has made the top 25 in the Canadian edition of LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2019 list, placing 14th. Drawing on data from some...

Apr 4, 2019
3 B.C. businesses among 20 finalists for V2R Awards

Once again, the province’s innovation is showing. This year, three B.C. businesses were named finalists for Toronto-based PwC Canada’s V2R Awards. The competition—whose name is an acronym for Vision to Reality—chooses from applicants that have shown they can think outside the box by realizing their vision.

Mar 29, 2019
What's new in MBA programs around B.C.

Royal Roads University, School of Business TUITION: $25,730-$42,680 (program-dependent) NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 5 Royal Roads University offers an MBA in executive management with a variety of experiential learning opportunities, combining in-class and online teaching to keep things flexible. The curriculum includes...

Mar 29, 2019
Hydrogen-fuelled vehicles driving CleanBC program

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Vancouver International Auto Show, one booth to the far right of the main hall was often overlooked. Attendees may not have realized that the bland space sporting a table with what looked to...

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