Jessica Kirby

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Jul 28, 2020
Summer golf getaways to Kamloops, BC

BCBusiness + Golf Kamloops From lake shores to cliff sides, Kamloops’ distinct landscapes offer unique challenges for all skill levels. Home to top-ranked courses Tobiano and Talking Rock, Kamloops boasts some of the most unique golf layouts in Canada—eight in total—and with plenty of annual sunshine, amazing conditions and an eight-month...

Jul 21, 2020
5 Reasons to Aim for Zero Waste

BCBusiness + Acme Green Solutions Inc. For those interested in replacing their compost bins in pursuit of a zero waste lifestyle, Reencle provides an undeniably superior alternative. Available for residential or commercial use, Reencle by Acme Green Solutions Inc. breaks down food...

Jul 20, 2020
Innovate or Die

BCBusiness + Innovative Fitness Innovative Fitness lives up to its name with a successful pivot into two-way streaming its customized personal training services. Leveraging tech and underutilized space is not a new concept, but as the sharing economy takes a hit...

Jul 17, 2020
Rapidly Upskill with Executive Education

BCBusiness + UBC Sauder School of Business Participants asked and UBC Sauder School of Business listened. Time-pressed professionals who want to upskill need to check out the school’s 100% online Executive Education programs. With a 100% online format, participants can learn at their...

Jul 16, 2020
Balfour Pacific: A West Coast Success Story

Balfour Pacific, a Vancouver-based private equity real estate firm, is outperforming the market. Emerging as a top performer in global league tables might be considered a long shot for a Vancouver-based private equity firm investing in U.S. commercial real estate. After all, there are at least 5,000 funds, many based in the U.S., focused on North America. Balfour Pacific managed to do just that. Preqin, the leading source of alternative asset industry data, ranks the firm’s inaugural fund as...

Jul 14, 2020
A New Light: Nine Stories of Hope

BCBusiness + Salvation Army A beacon of hope, a light in the dark—Vancouver Harbour Light has anchored The Salvation Army’s community outreach efforts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) for more than 60 years. Its respected and proven service offering draws individuals...

Jul 13, 2020
Ahead of the Curve: Bigger isn't always better

BCBusiness + William Wright Commercial After several weeks that locked down the province and restructured the future of the contemporary workplace, BC businesses are back, many of them stronger than ever. Commercial real estate—often the cornerstone of a business’s livelihood—will be...

Jun 10, 2020
Discovering the New Future

BCBusiness + 34F Design As the workforce returns, employers face important decisions about workspaces and employee programs with consideration to the home-office workplace balance. “There is a huge number of people who need the social domain and the ideation of thoughts, and who thrive in a place where the process for taking...

Apr 29, 2020
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®: Geoff Chutter

BCBusiness + EY Canada There’s no question that entrepreneurship is in Geoff Chutter’s blood. His grandfather’s business, Wright’s Canadian Ropes Ltd., was founded in 1930 in the building that currently houses Granville Island Market. Fast forward nearly 90 years, and in 2019 Chutter became the first national EY Entrepreneur Of The...

Apr 24, 2020
34F Profile: Designing Success

BCBusiness + 34F Design Erica Wickes is a person who makes things happen. Whether it is climbing the ladder from college graduate to CEO or building the skills to be as diverse in business as possible, her approach is the same: have vision, step out of your comfort zone and do it...

Apr 8, 2020
Richards Buell Sutton LLP and Manthorpe Law Joining Forces

BCBusiness + Richards Buell Sutton LLP The beginning of 2020 brought new horizons for clients at Manthorpe Law Offices (MLO) and Richards Buell Sutton LLP (RBS). The firms merged on January 1, expanding RBS’s wide range of legal services to the Lower Mainland and extending a broader range of services to MLO...

Mar 10, 2020
Small Shippers in a Big World

When you’re a multi-national corporation sending a hundred plus shipments daily, the carriers listen. You have the buying power and maybe even a large logistics department to make sure your freight moves as it should, when it should, for the price it should. But what about small and medium sized businesses?

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