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Jul 28, 2021
Realizing Possibility
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Mission Possible Chris Middleton is no stranger to hardship. Coming from a home challenged by substance use and transitioning into foster care, he lacked stability throughout his early years. His journey through substance abuse, crime, and a disability was a challenging, non-linear path that eventually led him to Mission Possible...

Jul 27, 2021
Blackbird Security: Creating a Culture to be Proud of
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Blackbird Security Vancouver-based Blackbird Security was founded on four important principles: respect, integrity, teamwork, and adaptability. That means treating others with dignity and respect at all times, ensuring all decisions and actions are conducted without bias, functioning as one team regardless of how big the company grows, and constantly striving...

Jul 19, 2021
Q&A: Dave MacLeod talks about why scaling conversations is the new must-have leadership skill—and why alignment beats employee engagement
Nick Rockel

As you’d expect from the title of his recent book, Dave MacLeod can more than hold his own in a conversation. MacLeod is co-founder and CEO of Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, whose software lets leaders quickly and inclusively consult groups of all sizes...

Jul 13, 2021
The Rise of Recognition and Appreciation

BCBusiness + Eclipse Awards Employee recognition has always been an important part of building a successful team and company, but now it’s more vital than ever to appreciate the people who make up your organization. “What we’re seeing in BC now is pretty remarkable,” says Toby Barazzuol, president of Eclipse Awards, a boutique...

Jul 8, 2021
Campbell River’s NexStream Tech Competition announces 2021 winners
By the Editors

The 2021 edition of the NexStream Tech Competition has revealed its five winners, and four of them hail from B.C. The second annual contest, which was open to individuals, academic institutions and businesses with fewer than 100 employees, welcomed applications from around...

Jul 5, 2021
What does your business need for COVID recovery? Weigh in by taking this survey
By the Editors

Is it just us, or are things starting to get back to normal throughout the province? The BC Chamber of Commerce wants to hear how local businesses are faring as pandemic restrictions loosen and BC’s Restart plan unfolds. In its seventh Pulse Check...

Jun 30, 2021
City of Vancouver’s Regulation Redesign program hopes to make it easier to understand zoning and development rules
Nathan Caddell

Well, better late than never, one supposes. The City of Vancouver first adopted its Zoning and Development Bylaw back in 1965. There have been thousands of amendments and other changes since then, but never a comprehensive review to update and modernize...

Jun 24, 2021
Up to $5.5 million of new federal funding earmarked to help B.C. small businesses
By the Editors

Does Joyce Murray’s official title (Minister of Digital Government) give off some creepy 1984 vibes? Sure. But the Vancouver Quadra MP had some good news for B.C. business owners today with the announcement that that an investment of up to $5.5 million will...

Jun 22, 2021
First-year fee waived for small business to get LGBT+ friendly accreditation in June
Pallavi Rao

In B.C. and across the country, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is waiving the first-year fee for the first 50 small businesses that sign up for its new Rainbow Registered certification program, which honours Pride Month this June. Small businesses...

Jun 9, 2021
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year competition announces 2021 Pacific Region finalists
Saphiya Zerrouk

Pandemic or not, entrepreneurship in this province looks as strong as ever. Judges just named 22 B.C. businesses as finalists for the 2021 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards’ Pacific Region program. BCBusiness is a longtime sponsor of EOY, which recognizes...

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