Aug 18, 2023
Burnaby entrepreneur and former refugee Ramiz Charagh is washing his way to success
Nathan Caddell

Ramiz Charagh’s family came to Canada as refugees of the Kurdish genocide led by Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein. Charagh’s dad, a well-respected civil engineer at home, found work at a KFC and the family of six settled into a BC...

Jul 13, 2023
Q&A: New president of Nature’s Path Organic Foods Arjan Stephens talks succession in the family business
Rushmila Rahman

You’ve been general manager of Nature’s Path Organic Foods for almost five years. Congratulations on your new role as president. How are you feeling about it? I'm super excited. It's a time of change in our company, but also one of continuity.

Jun 16, 2023
Photos: The BCBusiness 2023 Top 100 event
By the Editors

BCBusiness's annual Top 100 event once again celebrated the biggest companies in the province by revenue. Those in attendance were treated to a networking luncheon, followed by a keynote interview with Ian Gillespie, founder of real estate developer Westbank Corp. Gillespie...

Jun 13, 2023
Which celebs would star in movies based on B.C. companies?
Nathan Caddell

We’ll be honest, it wasn’t exactly a hard sell to get us to pay up for the recent film BlackBerry. For starters, any story about a Canadian company is playing with house money when it comes to our interests. Add...

May 11, 2023
Weekend Warrior: Fitness World president and CEO Chris Smith digs into his love for living holistically
Rushmila Rahman

On paper, Chris Smith is the ideal candidate to run a fitness chain. Growing up in California, he played baseball and basketball and ran track and field before trying his luck at professional football as a young adult. “Leadership, I...

Apr 28, 2023
Grounds for Coffee founder Dan Hilton bakes it to 30 years in business
Nathan Caddell

It was 1992 in Vancouver and Dan Hilton, a Royal Bank employee, started seeing green awnings everywhere and reevaluating what he wanted to do for a career. “Starbucks had 200 stores back then, and I thought [starting a coffee shop]...

Apr 24, 2023
A Second Life: Longtime Vancouver business exec Nancy McKinstry faces another cancer battle
Nathan Caddell

Nancy McKinstry was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005. Over the past 18 years, the Vancouver business executive with a resume longer than most novels has lived what she calls her second life. Now the cancer has returned, and McKinstry...

Apr 23, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Michelle Dunlea is busting myths as head of product management at Clio
Rushmila Rahman

Michelle Dunlea's family has a hard time wrapping their minds around what she does for a living. Her parents are confused beyond “I work in tech,” and her fiancé tells people that she “builds an app where lawyers speak to...

Apr 22, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Ace campaign manager Kareem Allam is returning to private practice (for now)
Nathan Caddell

Let’s get something out of the way right off the top. When I first interviewed Kareem Allam in the confines of Vancouver City Hall, I had no idea he was going to resign from his post of chief of staff to...

Apr 22, 2023
Unsung Heroes 2023: Ritchie Bros. VP Chris Quinn has lofty goals for the company's financial division
Nathan Caddell

Walking into Chris Quinn’s corner office, one can’t help but glance over at the autographed, framed Roberto Luongo and Trevor Linden jerseys and wonder if Quinn himself still thinks about the future that almost was. Raised in Kelowna to what he...

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