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Nov 23, 2017
Holiday networking for introverts: weekly networking tip from Shepa Learning
Gayle Hallgren-Rezac, Judy Thomson and Darcy Rezac

If you dread the office holiday party schmooze, here’s an easy way to get through the event with a minimum of forced networking. Volunteer to help out. There’s always a need for people to welcome guests and give out drink...

Nov 23, 2017
Industrial Real-estate Crunch Hits the Valley

BCBusiness + Frontline Real Estate Services Businesses that regard the Fraser Valley as the solution to their industrial land needs would have been startled by Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, who at a recent public event announced: “We will run out of serviced industrial land within the next five years at the current rate of intake.” Nobody is...

Nov 22, 2017
Robo Crop: Seven B.C. companies pushing the boundaries of robotics
Scott Neufeld

Robots are on the move in B.C., if you know where to look. A mix of established veterans and promising startups, the province’s robotics companies are doing everything from delving into undersea exploration to teaching machines how to think like...

Nov 22, 2017
Stranger things need to happen on LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

You do it at parties. You do it at breakfasts. You do it on Tinder. You probably do it in the elevator. So why does the idea of connecting with a stranger on LinkedIn feel so awkward? When it comes to...

Nov 22, 2017
B.C.’s 20 most powerful women leaders in 2017
Felicity Stone

The Women's Executive Network (WXN) has named 20 B.C. women to its 2017 Top 100 list. The awards recognize outstanding women across Canada who have advocated for diversity in the workforce and who serve as an inspiration for the next...

Nov 22, 2017
Opinion: How to behave at an office party
Sunita Padda

Attending holiday events such as the office holiday party is a great way to get involved and contribute to creating an inclusive environment. Although it’s an opportunity for everyone to let loose and connect on other levels besides work, keep...

Nov 21, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of November 13 to 19
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Nov 21, 2017
Some Icelanders cool to a local hydro project backed by Ross Beaty’s Alterra Power
Scott Neufeld

There are few places more remote than Árneshrep­­pur. Nestled in Iceland’s Westfjords region, encircled by mountain peaks that undulate like the ocean below, it’s the nation’s least-populated county, with just 30 year-round residents. Árneshreppur is facing extinction. Weak transportation links...

Nov 21, 2017
Cool invention puts Port Alberni company on the podium
By the Editors

Coulson Ice Blast was recently honoured at the R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. Port Alberni–based Coulson’s invention, the IceStorm90, is an industrial cleaning machine that runs on crushed ice instead of liquid water. Coulson joins a slew of major players in the top 100, such as General Motors Co., IBM Corp. and...

Nov 20, 2017
Opinion: 5 tips for doing business in China
Alistair Vigier

This October I travelled to mainland China for just over a month to explore the possibility of opening a Beijing branch of Hart Legal, the B.C.-based law firm where I serve as vice-president. I also wanted to bring fresh organic juices...

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