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Dec 1, 2007
Strength in Numbers: Deloitte and Touche LLP
Helena Bryan

The 100-plus high-energy Gen Ys laughing it up in the sweeping lobby of Whistler’s Westin Resort & Spa look like they belong at a Killers concert – not the annual audit training event put on by the Vancouver office of Deloitte & Touche.

Dec 1, 2007
Keeping Interest High - Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union
Martha Wickett

As I knock on the door of Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, an image flashes across my mind of coat-tailed bankers with briefcases, their footsteps echoing down cavernous hallways. Instead, a smiling woman wearing a white cotton blouse and dress pants greets me and leads me into a comfortable office area decorated in muted earth tones.

Dec 1, 2007
A Leg Up: Chemistry Consulting Group Inc.
Brennan Clarke

When Kirsten Moline left the non-profit sector for a job at GT Hiring Solutions last month, she was concerned that the privately run job-placement service might focus more on the bottom line than the well-being of its clients. But the...

Dec 1, 2007
The Game of Life: Next Level Games
Vanessa Richmond

Five minutes after getting off the elevator at Next Level Games, I’m sitting in a kitchen with a pregnant woman, a brown dog and a naked woman. And lots of twenty­something men on leather couches. “My husband is out of...

Dec 1, 2007
2007 Best Companies to Work for in B.C.
Jessica Werb

This year BCBusiness brings you the most in-depth ranking ever of the best companies to work for in B.C. Find out how a trucking company keeps its drivers revved up and why a gamer scores big with its breakdancing lunch hours.

Dec 1, 2007
Slideshow: Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2007
BCBusiness D.B.

Winner of the Top Companies with Fewer Than 100 Employees category: Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. (GT Hiring Solutions), flanked by Peter Legge, president and publisher of BCBusiness magazine (left) and Tracy Tjaden, editor of BCBusiness magazine (right Photographs from the Best Companies to Work for in B.C. event held on November...

Nov 1, 2007
How to Close a Deal
Jessica Werb

Long gone are the days when being a salesperson automatically meant you had to grow a forked tongue and a pair of horns. Today’s world of sales is all about relationships and trust. Which is all well and good, but...

Nov 1, 2007
B.C. Inventors
Laura Morrison

(Note: based on submissions to BCBusiness) Yeast enhancement: Dr. Henry van Vuuren of UBC’s Wine Research Centre and First Ventures Technologies has discovered a type of “super” yeast capable of limiting the development of ethyl carbonate (urethane), the carcinogen found...

Nov 1, 2007
No Time for Tyrants
Christy Clark, Karin Kirkpatrick, Lisa Ryan

You’ll find it in figureheads, puppet masters, mediators and dictators. There’s no mistaking it: power. Once upon a time, it was easy to pinpoint; spot the loudest, proudest white man in a suit and you’d likely find an organization’s key decision maker. It’s not so simple anymore. Power has been divided and...

Nov 1, 2007
Corporate Board Games
David Jordan

It’s a hot September morning in downtown Vancouver. Heat shimmers off the pavement, the hot dog vendors at Robson Square are firing up their grills and the sidewalk terraces along Hornby Street are packed to bursting with late-season tourists and...

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