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Oct 24, 2017
A conversation with angel investor Thealzel Lee
Marcie Good

When Thealzel Lee sizes up young companies, she looks for patterns, so her scientific training—a B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Alberta—comes in handy. Lee is co-manager of Vantec Angel Network Inc., which vets entrepreneurs looking for cash and...

Oct 23, 2017
David Foster makes another record by raising $10.2 million for his foundation
By the Editors

Money was no object at the recent David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert. Last Saturday (October 22), more than 850 gala guests and 9,000 music fans gathered at Rogers Arena for an evening of entertainment featuring and attended by some 30 celebrities. Among the biggest names lending support to...

Oct 20, 2017
TEDxVancouver lineup spans music, film and business
By the Editors

There are talks, and then there are TED Talks. TEDxVancouver, an independently organized TED gathering, brings the conversation to B.C. on November 12. This year’s theme: distortion, or looking at the world through many different lenses. So far, announced speakers...

Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

Oct 19, 2017
Arts Umbrella's Splash Art Auction & Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 500 business and community leaders, patrons and art aficionados filled the ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the 35th annual Splash Art Auction & Gala on October 14. Presented by TD Bank Group, the evening began with a...

Oct 18, 2017
Lunch with designer Mark Busse
Lucy Hyslop

Few business folk point out how their labour adds nothing directly to their company’s bottom line. But driven by a “boorish, unapologetic exploration and celebration of all things creative,” Mark Busse is unequivocal about the merits of his year-old position as director of creativity and engagement at HCMA Architecture +...

Oct 13, 2017
David Foster Foundation's 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert brings star power
By BCBusiness

You don't win 16 Grammy Awards without making a lot of famous friends along the way. On Saturday, October 21, at Rogers Arena, producer and composer David Foster shows just how well connected he is by inviting more than 30 celebrities to join...

Oct 10, 2017
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Pacific Awards Gala
Paul Duchart

Over 1,200 entrepreneurs and business leaders attended the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre on September 29. Guests mingled in the grand foyer before entering the ballroom for the awards gala dinner. The 2017 Pacific...

Oct 6, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Odlum Brown VP Christina Anthony
as told to Felicity Stone

I have been gardening with my children since 2007. They range from age seven through age 11. I think it’s important for the kids to know where food comes from, to understand that they can grow their own, and what...

Oct 4, 2017
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon's A Night to Dream Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 400 guests and business leaders raised more than $475,000 toward Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on September 28. This year's l A Night to Dream Gala was presented by Beedie Development Group.

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