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Join Business in Vancouver on November 8th as we present the 2017 BC CEO Awards. This year's recipients will be honoured at an awards gala dinner where each winner will share their leadership lessons to an audience of Vancouver's business community. For more information, visit biv.com/ceo
When John Furlong arrived in Canada more than thirty years ago from Ireland, a customs officer at the airport offered a warm but specific greeting: Welcome to Canada - make us better. Furlong took those inspired words to heart and within days, he was volunteering, making a contribution, doing what he felt we should all do giving a little. Helping to improve the fabric of Canadian society remains one of Furlongs steadfast personal goals. As Chief Executive Officer for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Furlong believes the event can be a real nation builder. All Canadians must feel these Games are theirs, says Furlong. This is not about a few of us but about all of us. A resolute believer in teamwork, he credits his leadership style ...
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Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank, waits to address the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Porter says he's concerned about the possibility of a housing market correction in Toronto and Vancouver. http://globalnews.ca/news/3278805/scotiabank-ceo-supports-government-rules-vancouver-toronto-housing-market/
Conversations That Matter features Pau Woo the CEO of HQ Vancouver on why Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley need to attract more Head Offices or run the risk of failing to realize our potential as a world class city. “ complacency is our biggest risk” says Woo, “people will come here because of the beauty of our landscape and the pristine environment. But unless these individuals also invest and generate economic activity and wealth, only a few, privileged few, will be able to live the kinds of lifestyles that we all would aspire to in this jurisdiction. And head offices have to be part of the solution of making this city truly livable and affordable and economically dynamic.” Woo says Vancouver is perfectly situated to attract Asian HQ’s looking to establish a North American presen...
In his first speech to the Board of Trade as CEO, entitled YVR: Connections That Work, rather than inundate the crowd with pie charts and bar graphs, CEO Craig took a storytelling approach. Using four real stories to illustrate why YVR matters to the people, products and businesses of B.C. More pictures, less pie charts.
Sandra Nomoto talks about the importance of getting support in the form of mentors, advisors, coaches, or Mastermind groups, the need to not be afraid of change in business, and Vancouver vs. New York, inspired by an article in Business in Vancouver newspaper: https://www.biv.com/article/2017/10/making-it-there-vancouver-entrepreneurs-new-york Chat back or follow us on our social media channels: Facebook: http://facebook.com/consciouspr Instagram: http://instagram.com/consciousprinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/sandranomoto Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/2495661 #ConsciousPR http://consciouspr.com
Kathy Yuen is an Architectural Technologist who designs luxury dream homes across Canada. Kathy works with homeowners who want to design and build their dream home. Kathy and her team have developed a revolutionary 5-Step Planning Process to pro-actively plan a custom home project from start to finish. The process guarantees success and aims to eliminate the fear, uncertainty, and risk when clients embark on the process of designing and building their dream home. This Process has been executed with tremendous success on over 500+ client projects, and the base of ecstatic clients continue to grow exponentially across Canada. Her creative design sense and business acumen has attracted national attention over the years. Her firm’s design work has been featured in multiple luxury mag...
United Way of the Lower Mainland Board Member Chris Kelly, Superintendent of Schools and CEO for the Vancouver School Board, shared a powerful vision of meaningful change at United Way's 2007 Campaign Kick-Off. Chris takes us to a world where everyones potential can be realized.
http://www.kcts9.org/atm "About the Money with Josephine Cheng" Airs Fridays at 7:00 p.m. on KCTS 9. The head of Tourism Vancouver describes how the city has prepared itself for the winter Olympics and offers tips on attending the games. Advice includes how to score tickets for popular events, finding a place to stay and getting around the Vancouver and Whistler venues.
Industry Training Authority CEO Gary Herman was at Buildex Vancouver recently to head up a session on finding, training and retaining skilled workers. Herman spoke to the Journal of Commerce about the looming skills shortage in British Columbia, and said despite the recent downturn in commodities, industry will still need a large number of new skilled workers to fill the labour gap. Herman also discussed the effect of workers returning to B.C. from Alberta and how they affect the labour market, and listed employment alternatives to liquefied natural gas projects. JOC News Services
Lindsay Smith speaks with Greg Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Thinkific at the 2012 Vancouver Grow Conference. Greg is passionate about education, and his past experiences as a securities lawyer and teacher fuelled his desire to use technology to improve the learning and teaching experience. Thinkific is a web and mobile education company focused on delivering a truly amazing learning experience. They offer continuing education courses by partnering with established experts to produce, market and deliver highly engaging content accessible on all platforms. Currently they are focusing on creating courses for entrepreneurs, test prep and professionals.
Klondex Mines (TSX: KDX; NYSE:KLDX) “Fundamentally, there's nothing wrong with the company. We are better positioned now – and with less risk – than when we were trading at our 52-week high.” President and CEO of Klondex Mines, Paul Huet, believes the re-balancing of the GDXJ has given investors a unique opportunity to buy shares of Klondex at a discount.
After 12 months of planning and engagement with stakeholders and residents, Robin Silvester, President and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, unveiled the historic Port 2050 Initiative on Nov. 25, 2012, during his annual address to The Vancouver Board of Trade. For a full recap and photo gallery from the event, visit http://www.boardoftrade.com/events/event-highlights/overview/3293505628.aspx
Bob Dhillon, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mainstreet Equity Corp joins Bloomberg’s Pamela Ritchie for a look at why he believes Western Canada’s housing rental market will remain resilient into 2016. News Source: http://bloombergtv.ca/news/industries/finance/mainstreet-equity-ceo-vancouvers-housing-market-to-remain-hot/