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Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

Oct 19, 2017
Arts Umbrella's Splash Art Auction & Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 500 business and community leaders, patrons and art aficionados filled the ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the 35th annual Splash Art Auction & Gala on October 14. Presented by TD Bank Group, the evening began with a...

Oct 18, 2017
Lunch with designer Mark Busse
Lucy Hyslop

Few business folk point out how their labour adds nothing directly to their company’s bottom line. But driven by a “boorish, unapologetic exploration and celebration of all things creative,” Mark Busse is unequivocal about the merits of his year-old position as director of creativity and engagement at HCMA Architecture +...

Oct 13, 2017
David Foster Foundation's 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala & Concert brings star power
By BCBusiness

You don't win 16 Grammy Awards without making a lot of famous friends along the way. On Saturday, October 21, at Rogers Arena, producer and composer David Foster shows just how well connected he is by inviting more than 30 celebrities to join...

Oct 10, 2017
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Pacific Awards Gala
Paul Duchart

Over 1,200 entrepreneurs and business leaders attended the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre on September 29. Guests mingled in the grand foyer before entering the ballroom for the awards gala dinner. The 2017 Pacific...

Oct 6, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Odlum Brown VP Christina Anthony
as told to Felicity Stone

I have been gardening with my children since 2007. They range from age seven through age 11. I think it’s important for the kids to know where food comes from, to understand that they can grow their own, and what...

Oct 4, 2017
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon's A Night to Dream Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 400 guests and business leaders raised more than $475,000 toward Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on September 28. This year's l A Night to Dream Gala was presented by Beedie Development Group.

Sep 25, 2017
Meet and celebrate B.C.'s top entrepreneurs this Friday
By BCBusiness

Last year more than 1,300 business leaders and VIPs gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre to honour the finalists of EY’s 23rd Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and network before the ceremony. This year’s event recognizes 36 entrepreneurs for their...

Aug 16, 2017
Lunch with One Ocean Expeditions founder Andrew Prossin
Lucy Hyslop

Working in both polar extremes, Andrew Prossin has anything but an ordinary business life. The managing director of Squamish-headquartered One Ocean Expeditions Inc. has experienced the vagaries of journeying around the top and bottom of the world for nearly 25...

Aug 10, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Minerva Foundation chair Nancy McKinstry
As told to Marcie Good

I started rowing three and a half years ago. I was 63. I had given up golf because of my back, and I wanted something that would build strength and keep me fit and that was symmetrical. I called the...

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