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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...

Feb 20, 2020
Weekend Warrior: The surf is often up for Jason MacIsaac
Felicity Stone

Don’t ask Jason MacIsaac where he likes to surf. Apart from “mostly on Vancouver Island,” all he will say is that surf culture is territorial and protective of its locations. As it happens, for nearly two decades MacIsaac lived in...

Feb 6, 2020
About Town: World Housing House Party – Change the Rules for Girls 2020 fundraiser
Paul Duchart

World Housing House Party, Change the Rules for Girls’ inaugural fundraising event, attracted more than 150 guests and VIPs to the Livingspace showroom in Vancouver. Celebrating philanthropy and innovation, the gathering raised more than $480,000 for the Girls 2 Grannies project in Cambodia...

Feb 6, 2020
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Obakki Foundation founder Treana Peake
Nathan Caddell

Treana Peake started fundraising at a very young age, when she would run garage sales and the like in the small rural town of Hanna, Alberta. Eventually she started organizing concerts featuring her future husband, Ryan Peake, who would later...

Jan 23, 2020
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Form founder and CEO Dan Eisenhardt
Nathan Caddell

Dan Eisenhardt has led a few lives. After growing up a competitive swimmer in Aalborg, Denmark, Eisenhardt earned a scholarship to Indian River College in Florida, where he won NJCAA All-American honours. Spending a couple of years in the States, he went...

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