JAN
30

Five key takeaways from the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum

With rising costs, inflation and labour shortages top of mind for B.C. businesses, the 2023 Economic Outlook Forum, presented by Scotiabank, was a timely look at the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead.
DEC
15

Reimagining employee benefits

Employers and employees alike are experiencing a significant shift in the workplace. Employees now expect more support and flexibility from employers in the aftermath of the pandemic - and as the economy recovers. An undersupply of workers is concerning Canadian businesses, with the potential to impede their growth and compromise their competitiveness.1
DEC
12

Why Flexible Learning is key in addressing the skills and labour gap

Following a global pandemic, along with inflation and supply chain challenges, employers across sectors are experiencing acute labour shortages. Job vacancies hit a record high in the second quarter of 2022, according to Statistics Canada.
DEC
05

One-to-one with Brad Liski

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

NOV
15

Practical Ways to Embed ESG Into a Business Strategy

One of the sessions at the GVBOT's 2022 Energy Forum, presented by Bennett Jones, will explore the ways companies are embedding ESG principles into their core business strategy. This is something that organizations in all sectors in Vancouver and B.C. can do to build more resilient and sustainable business models as the focus on ESG continues to sharpen.
NOV
01

2022 Business Distinction Award Recipients announced

Hundreds of business leaders converged on the Fairmont Hotel Waterfront for the annual Business Distinction Awards, presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade through the Scale-up Centre for SMEs (SCS), on November 1st. The awards were presented to businesses that have gone above and beyond to set themselves apart in one of six distinct categories.

OCT
26

Engaged Leadership - Growing as a leader

The Engaged Leadership Program (ELP)  is targeted at managers and entrepreneurs who are looking to take the next step in their career progression. The program provides resilient leadership training, mentorship, and community engagement opportunities for our future leaders.

In our latest blog post, Air Canada In-Flight Service Operations Manager Nikita Sachar discusses her own experience from the first cohort of the ELP.
OCT
05

Celebrating Small Business Month

October is Small Business Month and now more than ever that's something we should celebrate.

OCT
04

Vancouver-based Trez Capital Celebrating 25 years of Success

This month, Vancouver-based real estate financier, Trez Capital celebrated its 25th year in business and a recent milestone of $5B in assets under management. 

SEP
20

Getting the most out of your digital transformation

Digital transformation is a popular topic of conversation in the business world but everyone seems to have a slightly different definition.

SEP
19

Building Safer Communities

Interview with Steve Covey, CN's Chief Security Officer and Chief of Police North America.

AUG
18

Vancouver Ranked Fastest Growing Tech Talent Destination

Canadian markets are among North America's top-performing locations for tech talent.
JUL
26

Taking Digital to the Next Level

The team at GVBOT has been hard at work transforming how we interact and engage our members through digital channels and this weekend marks a very exciting milestone in our journey.

JUN
23

What Developments in UNDRIP Mean to Business

In November 2019, British Columbia passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Act) committing the Province to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Earlier this year, as required by the Act, the Province released a five year plan outlining its goals and proposed actions to implement UNDRIP.

JUN
14

One-to-one with Shumaila Javed

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Shumaila Javed, Director of Marketing, Food Carts Manufacturing.

MAY
04

BILL 10: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On April 6, 2022, Bill 10 - 2022 the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 ("Bill 10") received first reading. Once in effect, Bill 10 will cause two significant amendments to the BC Labour Relations Code (the "Code"). First, the Code will again allow for "card-based" certification, the purpose of which is to allow easier access to unionization. Second, in the construction industry, raids will become easier through the elimination of the current three-year waiting period. 

MAY
02

One-to-one with Abi Coman-Walker

Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Abi Coman-Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Acuitas Therapeutics, Inc.

APR
28

Becoming a leader of tomorrow

The Leaders of Tomorrow program was a life changer for me. During my final year of university in 2007-08, I noticed an advertisement to apply to the LOT Program. This was the best decision I ever made. Though I had significant work experience through a variety of jobs I had, I was fairly shy and not familiar with networking at all.
APR
19

How to Build a Centennial Brand

Bennett Jones is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022. Over the past century we have developed an esteemed reputation by putting clients first, expanding our enterprises across Canada, and maintaining our unique culture—all while adapting to ever-changing circumstances. Along the way, we have learned some important lessons about how to build a centennial brand. 

APR
08

United for Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine has deeply affected us all, both globally and personally, and our hearts continue to go out to those who are suffering. One of the tragic results of this conflict has been that millions of Ukrainians have been suddenly displaced from their homes. As a result, Canada is expected to receive 50,000 Ukrainians in the weeks to come, with an estimated 10,000 people anticipated to arrive here in British Columbia.

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