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Aug 13, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Joey Shithead cleans up his act
Nathan Caddell

We’ll start with the obvious: calling Joe Keithley a Weekend Warrior might be a tad reductive. After all, the front man for iconic punk rock band D.O.A. has been playing about 70 (often sold-out) shows a year for the past...

Aug 11, 2020
Young Guns: Caroline Bertrand founded Borderline Bodysuits off the side of her Shopify desk
Nathan Caddell

Some entrepreneurs create ideas; some ideas create entrepreneurs. In Caroline Bertrand’s case, it’s too early to tell, but her first endeavour seems to fall firmly in the latter category. Even at a young age, as a gymnast growing up in...

Aug 6, 2020
5 questions with Tom Conway, president and CEO of Small Business BC
Michael McCullough

1. You were on the job not quite a year when the COVID-19 crisis hit. Did that help prepare you for what was to come? I’m so grateful that this crisis, if it had to happen at all, occurred in my...

Jul 24, 2020
Young Guns: Samantha Lindeman pours her heart into Wildeye Brewing
Nathan Caddell

This article appeared in the March issue of BCBusiness before the COVID-19 pandemic came to Canada. Sitting at the middle of a long table, sipping a cranberry sour, Samantha Lindeman argues that she’s often judged by how she looks or by her...

Jul 23, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Catherine Dorazio takes the money and runs
Nathan Caddell

Despite her busy schedule, Catherine Dorazio has made a conscious effort to ensure that her kids know the value of getting outside. So even though an old knee injury keeps the onetime professional snowboarder from shredding powder, she’s turned to...

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

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
Jerry Dobrovolny isn’t who you think he is
Richard Littlemore

How do you get a bead on Jerry Dobrovolny? As the new chief administrative officer of Metro Vancouver, Dobrovolny holds one of the most powerful and influential government positions in B.C.; he’s responsible for delivering a host of essential services...

Jul 9, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Investment executive Danny Popescu scales summits
Nathan Caddell

Danny Popescu attempted a 15-years-later revival of one of his life highlights this past January, and like Sylvester Stallone slipping back into Rocky Balboa’s trunks or Bruce Willis finding John McClane’s grin again, there were some growing pains. Having had...

Jun 30, 2020
Weekend Warrior: Former Olympian Adam Kreek gets people moving
Nathan Caddell

For many, Fridays are a way to relax—a port in the hectic storm that is the work week. Not for Adam Kreek. “It seems really normal to me, but it seems odd to a lot of people,” he says with...

Jun 29, 2020
What do we know about Tom Keiser, Hootsuite’s new CEO?
Nathan Caddell

Today’s news that Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes will be replaced as CEO of one of Vancouver’s most notable tech success stories shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Holmes, who will stay on as chair of the company’s board of directors, announced...

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