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Aug 9, 2016
Chocolatier Thomas Haas on biking through the Alps
Marcie Good

In 2009 I made a retirement cake for Trevor Linden, and some people at the party asked me, “We’re starting a bike club. Would you like to join?” That’s when my little weekend ride turned into three-hour evening training sessions and a 4 a.m. Cypress-Seymour-Grouse Mountain climb before work. Then...

Jul 21, 2016
How one Abbotsford farmer sells what he sows
Marcie Good

A white wooden fence outlines a curved driveway down a hill to a red barn on one of the Abbotsford properties of the Taves Family Farm. Behind the barn are several greenhouses, growing Brandywine tomatoes, mini cucumbers and snacking peppers, while the surrounding slopes are covered with apple orchards. It...

Jul 20, 2016
Dressed for success at Deighton Cup 2016
Paul Duchart

2015 Style Stakes winner Michael Boulet, wine buyer; 2016 winner Jesikah Post, B.C. government citizen engagement specialist; 2016 winner Kam Singh Bains, Singh Styles principal; and 2015 winner Lucy Lopez, hair stylist Jacob Sweetapple, Pernod Ricard brand ambassador; Jordam Kallman, Social Concierge partner; and Keith Trusler, Corby Spirit and Wine brand...

Jul 19, 2016
Capilano suspension bridge CEO is a detail freak—and proud of it
Lucy Hyslop

Nancy Stibbard knows she’s a “detail freak,” and she’s proud of it. The owner and CEO of the 450-employee tourism outfit Capilano Group—which includes Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point, among others—is talking about studying everything to a forensic degree. Her obsessive nature can be...

Jul 11, 2016
Ritchie Bros. CEO Ravi Saligram takes auction company in new directions
Marcie Good

Turning around a company that’s been successful, says Ravi Saligram, is much more difficult than turning around a company that’s failing. “If you’ve been successful, there’s a mindset that ‘we’re great,’” says the CEO of Ritchie Bros., who took over the 58-year-old company in July 2014. “And there’s a lot...

Jul 6, 2016
CEO Jessica McDonald builds big at BC Hydro
Marcie Good

When we speak in early May, BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald is just returning from a trip to the Peace River region in northeast B.C. There, she saw the progress of construction on the $9-billion Site C dam project, including a temporary construction bridge across the river, banks cleared of...

Jul 6, 2016
Science World's Bryan Tisdall retires after 18 years as CEO
Paul Duchart

Walter Segsworth, Science World board chair; Bryan Tisdall, Science World retiring president and CEO; his wife, Kathy Tisdall; and his son, Justin Tisdall, Juke Fried Chicken owner Chris Staples, Rethink Communications partner and national creative director; Bryan Tisdall, Science World retiring president and CEO; Jim Dehoney, Dehoney Financial Group president; his...

Jul 5, 2016
OpenRoad Audi Boundary grand opening
Safeeya Pirani

Martin Sander, VP of sales americas, Audi AG; Brad Beckett, general manager, Audi Boundary; Daniel Weissland, president Audi Canada; and Christian Chia, president & CEO OpenRoad Auto Group Craig Landon, president, Deans Knight Capital Management; Paul Zalesky, CEO, Allwest Insurance; and Richard Jaffray, president, Cactus Club Restaurants Harj Gill, general sales manager...

Jun 29, 2016
Night at the Aquarium Gala 2016
Paul Duchart

A savoury macaron with smoked scallop mousse, northern divine caviar and yuzu macaron created by chef Takayuki Omi at the Rawbar, Fairmont Pacific Rim Night at the Aquarium Gala 2016 Vancouver Aquarium June 23 More than 450 guests attended the Vancouver Aquarium’s annual Night at the Aquarium Gala, raising over $460,000 to support...

Jun 27, 2016
Catching up with Indochino co-founder Kyle Vucko
Lucy Hyslop

Kyle Vucko went from having a “100 per cent consumed mental bandwidth” as CEO of the 200-employee-strong company he started nearly a decade ago to a completely blank schedule—and it’s clearly suiting him just fine. Just 30, the wunderkind co-founder of Vancouver-headquartered Indochino—the omni-commerce apparel company that recently landed a $42-million...

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