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Jul 4, 2017
BCBusiness Top 100 2017: An afternoon with David Foster
Paul Duchart

Just over 1,000 guests attended the BCBusiness Top 100 networking event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on June 29, featuring special guest and Victoria native David Foster who is considered one of the most successful music producers in history. The...

Jun 27, 2017
Weekend Warrior: FlyOver co-founder Andrew Strang digs vintage ukeleles
as told to Felicity Stone

Hawaii, my wife and kids were shopping, and I wandered into a music store. The fellow took a ukulele off the wall, and I almost immediately fell in love with it. I grew up on the North Shore in a...

Jun 27, 2017
How 4 B.C. companies took their products international—and how another plans to follow in their footsteps
Nick Rockel

Specialty: Concrete waterproofing products whose proprietary chemical technology creates crystals that grow into the materialFounded: 1973Exporting since: 1975Proportion of total sales from exports: More than 90 per centThe story so far: Ron Yuers, Kryton’s founder and chair, signed his first...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

Jun 26, 2017
Diabetes Canada's Midsummer's Eve Soiree 2017
Paul Duchart

On June 21, almost 200 guests filled the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Roof Restaurant & Bar for Midsummer’s Eve, a cocktail party and auction in support of Diabetes Canada presented by the CRS Group of Companies. Guests enjoyed a stand-up reception...

Jun 21, 2017
Vancouver Aquarium's Night at the Aquarium Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 350 guests attended the Night at the Aquarium Gala at the Vancouver Aquarium on June 15. Presented by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., the event raised over $370,000 in support of the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. The evening...

Jun 21, 2017
Darryl Bosa looks to make his mark with a new coworking venture
Lucy Hyslop

There’s nothing like a bit of familial rivalry to fuel entrepreneurial ambitions. Freighted with growing up in a renowned B.C. real estate development family, Darryl Bosa admits taking off “to learn and make my own mistakes” overseas for nearly a...

Jun 20, 2017
Cameron Chell's captivating message of overcoming adversity

BCBusiness + Power of Success Not everyone gets the burden—or the chance—to rebuild their life from scratch. Cameron Chell did. And his journey is an inspirational tale that might surprise you. “I don’t know if I will ever have the same financial status that I had back when that’s all I ‘cared’...

Jun 18, 2017
Q&A: Vancouver planning boss Gil Kelley
Felicity Stone

Born in San Francisco and raised in Portland, self-described urbanist and west coaster Gil Kelley became Vancouver’s new general manager of planning, urban design and sustainability in September. Kelley was previously director of planning and development for Berkeley, California; director...

Jun 11, 2017
An Evening to Bring Back Hope Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 850 attended the 2017 Bring Back Hope gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on June 8. The event raised $2 million* in support of the extraordinary humanitarian work of Dr. Rick Hodes and a building partnership...

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