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Nov 28, 2017
BC Chamber of Commerce discusses member survey results at Kelowna dinner
By the Editors

Bruce Anderson made the keynote speech at a dinner organized by the BC Chamber of Commerce to present the findings of its 2017 Collective Perspective Survey. Anderson, chair of Ottawa-based polling firm Abacus Data, helped found Earnscliffe Strategy Group in 1989 and was a fixture on the CBC’s At Issue panel. He thinks...

Nov 28, 2017
5 most popular Canadian biz books from the week of November 20 to 26
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Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Nov 28, 2017
Nowhere to hide
Steve Burgess

It may be time for a modern update of that classic scene from old gangster flicks. It’s the one where the gang is holed up at the hideout. “Somebody at dis table,” the boss says, looking around, “is a rat.”The...

Nov 27, 2017
Vancouver falls a notch in ranking of top Canadian cities for tech
By the Editors

Vancouver has been bumped out of second place in CBRE Inc.’s Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, the real estate services firm’s second annual ranking of how major Canadian cities appeal to technology workers and employers. Toronto topped the list again, while Ottawa and Vancouver swapped spots, sending the latter down to No 3. The CBRE report cites...

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

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
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...

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