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May 2017

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May 17, 2017
BCB Golf 2017: Tools of the Trade

The new Srixon Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV golf balls are designed for skilled players who demand exceptional performance from a tour-level golf ball. The 3-piece Z-STAR is longer off the tee and softer than ever before for improved greenside spin performance, while the Z-STAR XV has advanced four-piece construction that makes it perfect for golfers who demand more distance in the tour...

May 17, 2017
BCB Golf 2017: Canucks, PGA of BC help youth swing into summer

It’s a success story where the province’s pre-eminent sports brand is helping grow another sport.Canucks Junior Golf Week, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, launched in 2014 and has since welcomed nearly 2,000 youth participants—the vast majority of whom had no previous golf experience.The Vancouver Canucks put their name behind the program and work to promote the initiative to more than...

May 17, 2017
BCB Golf 2017: On the Right Course

“Growing the game” is what anybody and everybody in the world of golf is trying to do, but turning that dream into a reality can be quite the challenging task. However, with the passion and vision that several of the big players in B.C.’s golf industry have, any obstacles they may face along the way have not prevented them from...

May 17, 2017
BCB Golf 2017: More than a Game

Presented by PGA of BC BCB Golf 2017: Canucks, PGA of BC help youth swing into summer Read More > BCB Golf 2017: Tools of the Trade Read More > More than a Game Read More > Living the Golf Life Read More >...

May 17, 2017
BCB Golf 2017: Living the Golf Life

When Fairmont Hotels built the Chateau Whistler in 1989 and opened the famed Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course four years later, it was a sure sign that British Columbia had truly arrived as a world-class destination. Since then, the golfing boom has spread to all parts of the province, including prestigious Predator Ridge in the North Okanagan and the...

May 17, 2017
The Sales Whisperer

“I dream like a crazy person.” These are not the kind of words one expects to hear from a buttoned-down financial-services professional. But as Perminder Chohan, managing director of the number-one-selling office in the Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network, says: successful people dream differently. They think about how to change, grow and improve every single day.“I check my system four...

May 17, 2017
Knowledge is Power

As the CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance, Karen Ogen-Toews has a single objective in mind: to improve the living conditions and economy of her community and of First Nations in B.C. in general.Admittedly it’s not an easy task, because she and the Alliance are trying to convince communities that opportunities abound in the nascent liquefied natural gas industry.

May 17, 2017
Tech Companies on the Rise

BCBusiness + Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Investors have seen the value of tech companies increase for years. Local high-profile exits, like Vancouver’s Recon Instruments (bought by Intel for $180 million), make it easier for other companies to raise money. Government programs are also leading the way: there is the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative in Budget 2017 from the federal government, various...

May 16, 2017
Couldn't get tickets to that U2 concert? Blame the scalper bots
Melissa Edwards

470 per cent—That’s the premium ticket-seekers were facing on resale sites in January, only minutes after U2 seats went on sale for the May 12 concert at Vancouver’s BC Place. The rise of ticket-buying software—known as scalper bots—has been increasingly frustrating for out-of-luck fans, sparking demand for government action across North America. (Early last year, B.C. MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert...

May 9, 2017
6 B.C. companies that are shaping the future of energy
Andrew Findlay

New oil and gas pipelines are winning approval in B.C. and across the country, but the world is also shifting in new directions. Global investment in green energy hit a record of almost US$286 billion last year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, up five per cent from 2015. A recent survey by the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance identified...

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