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Vancouverites know Jim Pattison’s company the Jim Pattison Group for the Save-On-Foods, radio stations and car dealership brands. But that's just a small piece of their pie. They also run amusement parks, fishing conglomerates and a lot more. Here's a few surprising ones that people may be unaware of. Guinness World Records The publisher of the world's best selling copyrighted book was

(image from A few new offices are being built for a few local tech giants. The Daily Hive is reporting that Microsoft and Slack have expansion plans in Vancouver. Microsoft’s New Gastown Space Microsoft already has locations at 111 West Georgia, 725 Granville, and 858 Beatty Street. The new office space at 155 Water Street will be eating up 75,000 sq feet. The

As businesses become more socially conscious, so do the awards. Over the years the increase of B Corp certified companies in Vancouver (there’s even a local chapter) has shown that the local business community is helping to take on issues that affect us. In the same spirit, BC Business is holding a competition for businesses in British Columbia that “turn the

Some great news this week as three well known Vancouver startups closed on some big funding rounds. Terramera Terramera, the Vancouver-based biotech company which helps produce cleaner alternatives to chemical pesticides, closed $60 million (Canadian) in series A financing. Here's their announcement on Twitter. Have you heard the news? Terramera has raised $45M in Series B financing and added @CarlCasale to its Board of

TLDR: September 15–16, 2019 The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver Conference Package $499USD │ VIP Package $649USD Best networking in the cannabis industry (est. 1,200–1,300 attendees) Luxury yacht after-party with DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill Purchase your tickets now (Early Bird rate ends midnight, Sep. 12) The Conference The third annual International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) Vancouver is expected to be yet another

New Ventures BC just announced the top 10 finalists for the $250,000 cash and prizes. It's an annual startup tech award for BC companies less than 5 years old. Here are the companies! Beatdapp - allows music labels to track streams BioInteractive Technologies - wearable tech to recover from hand, wrist and forearm injuries Cuboh - consolidates restaurant ordering platforms

B.C's construction industry has built the province, literally. From homes to commercial offices to community centres, construction and development companies, big and small, are responsible for building our province's infrastructure as well as strengthening our economy. Every year, the British Columbia Construction Association dishes out statistics on its industry, and there are some pretty crazy numbers in their latest stat

It’s the biggest year yet for travel and tourism in BC. The CBC is reporting that Destination BC is forecasting 23 million visitors to the province this year, a record-setting number for the province. According to Destination BC’s report, 20.8 million people toured about British Columbia in 2018. This is great news for travel and tourism businesses in Vancouver. Check out