Jessica Kirby

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 28, 2021
Realizing Possibility

BCBusiness + Mission Possible Chris Middleton is no stranger to hardship. Coming from a home challenged by substance use and transitioning into foster care, he lacked stability throughout his early years. His journey through substance abuse, crime, and a disability was a challenging, non-linear path that eventually led him to Mission Possible...

Jul 27, 2021
Blackbird Security: Creating a Culture to be Proud of

BCBusiness + Blackbird Security Vancouver-based Blackbird Security was founded on four important principles: respect, integrity, teamwork, and adaptability. That means treating others with dignity and respect at all times, ensuring all decisions and actions are conducted without bias, functioning as one team regardless of how big the company grows, and constantly striving...

Jul 26, 2021
The Best of Two Worlds

BCBusiness + Linh Cafe Linh Café’s mouth-water menu is about to get easier than ever to experience as the Vancouver favourite opens a second location on Granville Street. But this is not a fusion restaurant. The menu features a delectable combination of traditional French and Vietnamese cooking, serving both cuisines in one place. Delight...

Jul 13, 2021
The Rise of Recognition and Appreciation

BCBusiness + Eclipse Awards Employee recognition has always been an important part of building a successful team and company, but now it’s more vital than ever to appreciate the people who make up your organization. “What we’re seeing in BC now is pretty remarkable,” says Toby Barazzuol, president of Eclipse Awards, a boutique...

Jul 8, 2021
Home Away from Home at One of BC's Top IB Schools

BCBusiness + Glenlyon Norfolk Realize your potential. Change the world. For more than 100 years, Victoria’s Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) has been challenging and supporting students to live these words through truth and courage in learning and in life. GNS has a long history of offering the full continuum of IB programs...

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Jun 30, 2021
The Post-Pandemic Workplace

BCBusiness + Roper Greyell As the province slowly opens up, employers have several factors to consider in bringing employees back to work. Is it economically feasible? Do mental health concerns preclude a full return? Will the company require mandatory vaccinations for employees? The considerations may feel overwhelming, but the experts at Roper...

Jun 16, 2021
8 Signature Golf Holes in Kamloops

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops With gorgeous views, an eight-month season, and a crowd-free, relaxed ambiance, deciding where to golf in Kamloops might be the toughest choice you make all summer. Its top courses offer relaxed play, winding parkland layouts and dramatic riverside links—and signature holes known for their challenge, diversity, and incredible...

May 25, 2021
How has the pandemic affected sustainable investing?

BC Business + Addenda Capital When the World Economic Forum published its white paper in 2011, sustainable investing was touted as a way for financial markets to “accelerate the transition towards more sustainable business practices”. Over time, more and more investors embraced environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as an important part...

May 11, 2021
Students Play Key Role in Supporting BC Businesses through COVID-19

BCBusiness + BC Chamber of Commerce & ACE-WIL Facing these challenges, some organizations have opted to recruit students to their workplaces by using one of the many work-integrated learning (WIL) programs offered through British Columbia’s 25 post-secondary institutions. With more organizations exploring their options for working with students, the Talent Forward program was...

May 10, 2021
Blackbird Security: Our business is protecting yours

BCBusiness + Blackbird Security Inc. When it comes to business security, excuses, compromises and cookie-cutter solutions are out of the question. The only way to optimize this essential service is through personalized, solutions-based programs that fit individual needs. This is the methodology that Vancouver-based security company Blackbird Security was founded on. Blackbird Security’s...

Apr 14, 2021
Unique Golf Experiences

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops Like you, we’re passionate about exploring BC—but now is not the time to travel. All nonessential travel to and within BC should be avoided. Please stay local and follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe. Plan now to #explorekamloops soon. There is nothing quite...

Mar 29, 2021
Shared Benefits a Win-Win

BCBusiness + Chambers Plan Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, operate a home-based business, or work as part of a larger firm, benefits are an essential part of your financial security. However, for small- to mid-size businesses, premiums can be prohibitive—unless, of course, they team up with other businesses and organizations. The Chambers...

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