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The BCAMA has just announced that BC Hydro has won their Marketer of the Year Award.

The BCAMA cites the company’s “digital-first strategy to connect with millions of British Columbians in new ways.”

They also mention the Dave campaign as the way “they brought to life the product in a way that was accessible and engaging.”

Tickets are $160 and are now available for purchase for the November 14th event on Eventbrite.

 

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

Female-owned businesses in Vancouver are booming. Our city ranks 11th on the Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, the second highest Canadian city after Toronto. This index ranks cities based on "the impact of local policies, programs and characteristics in addition to national laws and customs to help improve support for women entrepreneurs and the overall economy." Business

Co-working spaces in Vancouver are on the rise. With a growing population of freelancers and remote workers, the demand for high quality workspaces is real in the Lower Mainland. Beyond freelancers, companies of all sizes utilize co-working spaces, from small businesses settling into their first headquarters to large corporations looking for a temporary office in a new city. As Vancouver

Every year, the Health Employers Association of BC hosts the BC Healthcare Awards to honour excellence and innovation in the provincial healthcare industry. The awards recognize innovative health models, workplace health initiatives, collaborative problem-solving and outstanding individual achievements. The BC Healthcare Awards was hosted on June 24, 2019  at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Here is the full list of recipients: Dianna Mah-Jones Award of