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Nov 27, 2017
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation's Night of a Thousand Stars Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

Over 900 guests and VIPs attended the 22nd annual Night of a Thousand Stars Gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on November 18. Presented by Telus, the event raised a record-breaking $5.95 million toward the next generation of robotic surgery...

Nov 27, 2017
How will tech’s appetite for office space change downtowns?
Michael McCullough

Along bustling Westlake Avenue, running up a gentle incline from South Lake Union to the highrise heart of Seattle, about half the lunch-hour pedestrians and patrons sitting on café patios sport the distinctive blue lanyard and badge of the Amazon.com...

Nov 27, 2017
6 Ways to Encourage Volunteering in the Workplace
Chris Hinton

Job seekers know what they’re looking for, and a surprising number of companies are still missing the mark. In a recent survey conducted by Telus, 60 per cent of working Canadians stated that when searching for their next job, it’s important that their future employer takes an active role in supporting...

Nov 27, 2017
New Kamloops office tower sparks revitalization

BCBusiness + National Hospitality Group A new office development in the works in Kamloops is sparking excitement in a downtown area revitalization while attracting new businesses and creating jobs in this Interior city. A six-storey building development, called 580 Victoria, is part of...

Nov 24, 2017
Hopscotch Festival's Grand Tasting Hall launches tonight
By the Editors

The Hopscotch Festival Vancouver launched in 1995 as a single-day event dedicated to whisky and beer with about 36 vendors. Now it sprawls over an entire week, with more than 130 merchants peddling some 400 varieties of spirits, cider, wine and cocktails at the...

Nov 24, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $5M for a place where you can live together and apart
Fiona Morrow

Address: 34801 Ferndale Avenue, Mission Price: $5,200,000 MLS: R2126768 The skinny: Two-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,973-square-foot house (plus a 2,900-square-foot coach house) on 42 acres in Mission. The bling: Living together is hard. But splitting your not-inconsiderable assets would be even tougher, right? It’s simply unthinkable to be reduced...

Nov 23, 2017
Startup competition winners generate money for the province
By the Editors

Those looking to get in on the ground floor of some up-and-coming companies might want to keep an eye on the BCIC-New Ventures Competition. That’s because past winners of the awards bestowed by non-profit New Ventures BC have churned out money—for themselves and the province. The top 25 companies from 2010 to 2014 have...

Nov 23, 2017
Canadians think multinational companies have room for improvement: study
By the Editors

The research, conducted by Toronto-based Pollara Strategic Insights, shows that while 89 per cent of Canadians think multinational corporations can help the communities where they do business, only 51 per cent feel that such companies have efforts designed to do so. Nestlé S.A.—a food and beverage multinational headquartered in Switzerland—sponsored the first-of-its kind survey. Pollara also found...

Nov 23, 2017
15 UBC-sponsored companies try to snag investments through elevator pitches
Nathan Caddell

At first it was tough to get the crowd quiet at the inaugural Pitches and Pitchers (it was hosted at a bar, get it?) event on November 22. But once people settled down, organizers had no problem getting them to listen. The 15 companies were onstage at Mahony & Sons’ downtown location thanks to...

Nov 23, 2017
VanFunding conference explores blockchain and other fintech opportunities
By the Editors

Is blockchain the next big thing? What does financial technology mean for the global banking system? What’s an initial coin offering? Here’s your chance to find out. On November 28, the VanFunding 2017 Blockchain, Fintech & Funding Conference will see more...

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