Business

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BC prices parked in mid-$1.30 range, but are likely to climb

212 Productions pleads for less fashion groupthink

When former model Scott Walhovd and business partner Anthony Castro decided to launch their own clothing label, 212 Productions, and a boutique store (located at 454 West Cordova Street), some...

Personal branding with former Jacobs Suchard CEO John Bell

Bell has accumulated nearly four decades worth of marketing and branding experience and the Vancouver Observer recently caught up with him to pick his brain on the art of personal branding.

HST and liquor laws make profit harder to achieve for Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant, located on Commercial Drive near Napier, is a newcomer to the Drive, and  manager  Sharath Vittal contacted the Vancouver Observer recently to discuss the impact of the...

Tour De Drink Vancouver: a search for Vancouver's best after work hotspots

We have been scouring the city to find Vancouver's best after-work drinks. From sumptuous to rustic, contemporary to futuristic, check out some of our favourite thirst-quenching hot-spots.

Contemporary Art Gallery thrives through Vancouver business community's generosity

A massive 20-foot pinwheel attached to a tandem bicycle awaits visitors entering an exhibit at the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) at 555 Nelson Street. The Roy Arden sculpture, incorporating the...

Lady Gaga raises $250,000 in 48 hours

Monsters, rejoice. In order to help Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims,  Lady Gaga (a.k.a mother monster) spun her creative wheels and turned to design.

McElhanney's Vancouver

The McElhanney companies have helped build Vancouver. Now what?

Blouses and bow-ties: joining forces for a thriving workplace

K: The word "housewife"  – unless preceded by the words "real" or "desperate" – is dwindling from our generation’s vocabulary. Recent decades have seen women trading in full skirts and aprons...

Local Lunapads experiences period of growth after o.b. tampon shortage

O.b. tampons have been slowly disappearing from the shelves of local stores in Vancouver since last November. And although manufacturer Johnson & Johnson promised that they would be back in the...