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MacMillan Provincial Park

Tourism Vancouver Island’s Industry-Leading Transition Helps Local Businesses Thrive

Tourism Vancouver Island recently announced its transition from a destination management organization to a social enterprise called 4VI.  This rebrand is not only the first...
Julie Sperber, incoming President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance appoints new President & CEO

Julie Sperber is the new President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), effective August 1, 2022.  She joins the organization after serving...

10 to Watch

10 to Watch Eve and Simon of MeepMeep

10 to Watch Winner 2022 – MeepMeep

10 to Watch Winner 2022 - MeepMeep - Douglas Magazine Sector: Hardware Product, Software Development Year Launched: 2020 Founders: (left to right) Eve Olynyk and Simon Park Unique...
10 to Watch the team behind Justo's Plant-based Dips

10 to Watch Winner 2022 – Justo’s Plant-Based Dips

10 to Watch Winner 2022 - Justo's Plant-Based Dips - Douglas Magazine Sector: Food, Retail, Consumer Goods Year Launched: 2019 Founders: (left to right) Tyler Hosie, Justin...

Leadership

Aerial view of Greater Victoria, BC.

Municipal Check-In: City leaders discuss their priorities and goals

We asked each Mayor the same three questions: what are your priorities for supporting businesses, name one recent or future policy that will be...

Douglas Roundtable

Douglas roundtable: Port Alberni's Innovation Economyvideo

Douglas Roundtable: Port Alberni’s Innovation Economy

Port Alberni is experiencing a boom, thanks to the right leadership, revitalized economic partnerships and an increased interest in the city. This Douglas roundtable...
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Douglas Roundtable: The Business of Going Green

Becoming a green business means taking concrete action, but what’s the right strategy to maintain profitability while moving towards a carbon neutral future? This...

Technology

Waves of Data

A fierce storm whipped the chilly waters into peaks off Ucluelet in November 2020, tossing a buoy carrying a small black sensor across the...

Behind-the-Scenes Superstars

Behind the scenes superstars
On December 8, 2012, Amelia Artists Managers Nick Blasko and Piers Henwood fielded a call from twin artists Tegan and Sara. They were feuding...

Think Like Your Customer: how to integrate effective UX design

Think like your customer
Ever been stuck when making a decision for your business because you can’t tell how it would impact customer experience?  Business owners grapple with making...

6 tried, tested and true steps for going green

conceptual graphic of planet with green business industry icons
We’ve reached a point now with climate change where we can no longer wait to act. As individuals or businesses, we are all accountable...

Advice

What the end of third-party cookies means for marketers and businesses in a privacy-focused Google universe.

The Death of Third-Party Cookies

“It can’t end like this!” said the third-party cookie. “I’m not ready to go!   In January 2020, Google announced its plan to remove third-party cookies....

How “human” is your workplace?

Businesses in Canada are facing the biggest talent crisis since the 2008 recession. Unlike then, people are no longer competing for jobs; companies are...

Democratizing Investment

Traditionally, the opportunity to make equity investments in companies has been restricted to a limited number of accredited investors who reach a minimum wealth...

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MacMillan Provincial Park

Tourism Vancouver Island’s Industry-Leading Transition Helps Local Businesses Thrive

Tourism Vancouver Island recently announced its transition from a destination management organization to a social enterprise called 4VI.  This rebrand is not only the first...
Julie Sperber, incoming President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance appoints new President & CEO

Julie Sperber is the new President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), effective August 1, 2022.  She joins the organization after serving...
Shoppers browse stores on Government Street in downtown Victoria BC

Core Comeback: Q&A with DVBA’s Jeff Bray on downtown Victoria annual...

The Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) released its annual report on June 15, 2022, describing it as a data-informed snapshot of how businesses fared...