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May 13, 2019
Entry Level: Alice de Crom runs a blooming business with Floralista
Nathan Caddell

Alice de Crom has always loved flowers (her parents owned a greenhouse when she was young), so after graduating high school, she enrolled in the only florist class she could find, about an hour away at Kerrisdale’s famed Thomas Hobbs. Meanwhile...

May 10, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Article CEO Aamir Baig
Nathan Caddell

One of the coolest companies in the province was started by four software engineers. In 2011, Aamir Baig, along with Fraser Hall and twin brothers Sam and Andy Prochazka, launched Article. Since then, the Vancouver-based furniture e-tailer has made every list of hot...

Apr 30, 2019
Army & Navy celebrates its 100th birthday
Paul Duchart

An intimate gathering of 200 guests attended the Army & Navy’s 100th birthday celebrations at the flagship store in Gastown. Guests wandered the renovated store, enjoyed food and drink and shopped the night away. Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy Department...

Apr 25, 2019
Politics and Business: House of David
Paul Willcocks

David Emerson said he wanted to inject some business savvy into Ottawa at a time when “the [partisan] lines are blurring.” He ended up crossing those lines. The House of David took a beating for the blunder. Is this a lesson for other business high flyers tempted to flex some political muscle?

Apr 9, 2019
5 questions with Fraser Health Authority CEO Victoria Lee
Nathan Caddell

1. You joined Fraser Health in 2010 and took over as CEO last October after serving as a medical health officer and then chief medical officer. What unique perspective do you bring? In my prior role, I always looked at my patients...

Mar 26, 2019
Entry Level: A day in the life of Renaissance woman Anita Cheung
Nathan Caddell

When Anita Cheung was a teenager growing up on Vancouver’s east side, she suffered from anorexia. As a result, much of what she’s done in her adult life has involved the pursuit of wellness for herself and others. In what...

Mar 21, 2019
Weekend Warrior: How Marc-André Choquette cools off from the kitchen
Felicity Stone

Two days before unveiling the brand-new Velvet Restaurant and Lounge, in Rossland’s Josie hotel, executive chef Marc André Choquette seems pretty relaxed. Mind you, it’s not his first launch. Choquette was involved in opening Cactus Club Cafe’s King Taps in...

Mar 13, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance event: photos
Paul Duchart

More than 300 guests packed the Vancouver Club’s grand ballroom for BCBusiness’s first annual B.C.’s Most Influential Women event on March 7. The evening, which saluted women making an impact in finance, began with cocktails and socializing followed by a...

Mar 11, 2019
BC Economic Development Association Awards 2019
Paul Duchart

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and FortisBC announced the winners of the 2019 BC Economic Development Awards at the annual banquet at the Westin Wall Centre Richmond. Guests enjoyed a networking reception with a silent auction prior to...

Mar 6, 2019
Barack Obama sounds alarm on inequality and climate change
Nick Rockel

Once the world’s most powerful man, Barack Obama must now settle for being its most sought-after public speaker. Yesterday at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the 44th president of the United States sat down for a long-awaited conversation with Iain Black, president...

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