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Jul 28, 2017
9th Annual Deighton Cup 2017
Paul Duchart

A record 4,000 well-dressed guests attended the 9th Annual Deighton Cup at Hastings Racecourse opening up the Marquee and Concourse as one complete VIP experience produced by the Social Concierge and Parade Agency. Miles End Motors Field of Dreams had...

Jul 27, 2017
The Pacific Club Annual Summer Party
Paul Duchart

Over 100 young professionals attended the Pacific Club’s Annual Summer Party on July 21 at the False Creek Yacht Club overlooking Yaletown’s waterfront. The evening began with a complimentary welcome cocktail as guests mingled on the patio facing Granville Island.

Jul 25, 2017
DIY Management: How to manage an underperforming employee
Felicity Stone

5 tips from Eitan Sharir, president of culture and organizational performance at Dynamic Achievement Group, a corporate culture, leadership and performance consultancy in West Vancouver, and Danielle van Jaarsveld, associate professor and division chair of organizational behaviour and human resources at UBC’s Sauder School of Business

Jul 21, 2017
BC Hydro fires CEO Jessica McDonald
By BCBusiness

Marking the end of an era at BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald has been fired as president and CEO of the public utility. Her replacement: Chris O'Riley, promoted to president from deputy CEO. Board chair Brad Bennett, a onetime adviser to the...

Jul 21, 2017
A conversation with SFU director of entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik
Marcie Good

As an undergrad business student at SFU in 2006, Sarah Lubik landed a co-op job in which she interviewed founders of new technology companies in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. on the challenges they faced as they tried to take their products to market. Since then she has tackled...

Jul 19, 2017
Premier John Horgan rolls out new cabinet
By BCBusiness

Premier John Horgan has named the members of his cabinet, which contains 20 ministers and two ministers of state. Another six MLAs are parliamentary secretaries. The government is a mix of new and experienced MLAs and also includes: • Four ministers...

Jul 4, 2017
BCBusiness Top 100 2017: An afternoon with David Foster
Paul Duchart

Just over 1,000 guests attended the BCBusiness Top 100 networking event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on June 29, featuring special guest and Victoria native David Foster who is considered one of the most successful music producers in history. The...

Jun 27, 2017
Weekend Warrior: FlyOver co-founder Andrew Strang digs vintage ukeleles
as told to Felicity Stone

Hawaii, my wife and kids were shopping, and I wandered into a music store. The fellow took a ukulele off the wall, and I almost immediately fell in love with it. I grew up on the North Shore in a...

Jun 27, 2017
How 4 B.C. companies took their products international—and how another plans to follow in their footsteps
Nick Rockel

Specialty: Concrete waterproofing products whose proprietary chemical technology creates crystals that grow into the materialFounded: 1973Exporting since: 1975Proportion of total sales from exports: More than 90 per centThe story so far: Ron Yuers, Kryton’s founder and chair, signed his first...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

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