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Apr 3, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Form Body Lab’s Jessica Slonski
Nathan Caddell

A former professional dancer, Jessica Slonksi has been teaching Pilates in Vancouver since 2009, and doing it out of her own studio, Form Body Lab, for the past seven-and-a-half years. Slonski launched her business after spotting what she thought was a...

Mar 30, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Ampersand Distilling co-founder Jessica Schacht
By the Editors

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jessica Schacht is co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Co., a family-owned small-batch distillery in Duncan. She and her husband, Jeremy (an engineer by trade), launched the business because they share a love of craft cocktails.

Mar 23, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Maple Organics founder Rosy Atwal
By the Editors

A graduate of Western’s Ivy Business School, Rosy Atwal worked as a brand manager for companies like Nature’s Path Foods and Sleeman Breweries before she founded wellness outfit Maple Organics in 2016. The Surrey-based business, which dubs itself Canada’s “first organic pharmaceutical...

Mar 20, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Aisle CEO Suzanne Siemens
Nathan Caddell

A chartered professional accountant by trade, Suzanne Siemens founded Lunapads (since renamed Aisle) with fashion designer Madeleine Shaw in 2000 to produce and market a sustainable collection of menstrual products, including washable cloth menstrual pads and period underwear. The pair were far ahead...

Mar 19, 2020
Tips for staying sane in a pandemic from... Later co-founder and COO Matt Smith
Nathan Caddell

After graduating from UBC, Matt Smith worked in IT before becoming something of a serial entrepreneur. He founded two companies based on hosting online scores in Alpha Score Seminars and then Thinkific, with his brother, Greg Smith. Greg is still CEO...

Mar 16, 2020
About Town: The first annual Business of Good Awards
Paul Duchart

On March 4, the inaugural Business of Good Awards filled a ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to recognize the organizations in our province that turn the principles of social responsibility into action. For the winners and finalists in this...

Mar 12, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Traction on Demand founder and CEO Greg Malpass
Nathan Caddell

Greg Malpass's LinkedIn profile states that he went to the "School of hard knocks." And while that isn't literally true (the Nelson native did a BBA at SFU), he did learn hard and fast lessons while starting a company in...

Mar 6, 2020
Opinion: 7 female B.C. business leaders to follow on International Women’s Day
Darian Kovacs

On March 8, we mark International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the immeasurable achievements and contributions of women. This day isn’t reserved for any particular country, industry or organization, but for each and every woman out there. Whether they’re an established CEO, a new mother or a girl on...

Mar 5, 2020
The Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia gala dinner and auction 2020
Paul Duchart

The Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia gala dinner and auction, attended by more than 400 guests, raised some $233,000 for charitable partner the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The sold-out raffle for two Delta One international business class tickets, donated...

Feb 21, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Nurse Next Door president and CEO Cathy Thorpe
Nathan Caddell

Cathy Thorpe fell in love with customer service selling jeans on the shop floor of The Gap in Edmonton. She’d spend more than 15 years with the company, eventually serving as a senior director. But the aforementioned passion never faded, and...

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