Business

May 11, 2022 -Daughter and father, Tania and Mario Conforti photographed in one of the homes they've built for a business feature in Boulevard magazine.. Don Denton photograph.

Family business

Confortis thrive as a family and as work mates

  • Jun 29, 2022

 

The City of Colwood held its first in-person business prosperity roundtable on June 22. It featured more than 20 local businesses and was held in partnership with the WestShore Chamber of Commerce. (City of Colwood/Twitter)

Colwood businesses call for more space, affordable housing to support growth

Roundtable meeting sees discussion on how to attract, retain businesses in Colwood

 

April 26, 2022 -Julia House photographed in her kitchen/cooking goods shop Ma Maison for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Curated with care

Research is a key ingredient at Maison Cookware + Bakeware

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Chris Nowrouzi, CEO and Co-Owner of FlyGTA, is photographed at Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario on Saturday June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Private air travel takes off in Canada— but can it stay aloft?

Airport delays and chaos pushing more wealthy people to fly privately

Chris Nowrouzi, CEO and Co-Owner of FlyGTA, is photographed at Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ontario on Saturday June 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
April 28, 2022 - Tara Anderson (Co-Owner, Budget Blinds) in Ladysmith,  photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Take cover

Budget Blinds business owner Tara Anderson hits ground running to meet growing demand

  • Jun 22, 2022
April 28, 2022 - Tara Anderson (Co-Owner, Budget Blinds) in Ladysmith,  photographed for Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
Julie Sperber will be the next president and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, taking over from George Hanson. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance announces next president

Julie Sperber will take over from George Hanson, who has been president for 11 years

Julie Sperber will be the next president and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, taking over from George Hanson. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Finn’s Seafood, Chops and Cocktails in Victoria is one of three Vancouver Island eateries named to the OpenTable top 100 restaurants for outdoor eating. (Finn’s/Facebook)
Finn’s Seafood, Chops and Cocktails in Victoria is one of three Vancouver Island eateries named to the OpenTable top 100 restaurants for outdoor eating. (Finn’s/Facebook)
Whistle Buoy turns three this month, and plans to make up for lost time with a bash in Market Square. (Courtesy Whistle Buoy)
Whistle Buoy turns three this month, and plans to make up for lost time with a bash in Market Square. (Courtesy Whistle Buoy)
Corina Jones (parachute rigger and part of the Flying High Manufacturing build team) jumps from a helicopter over Campbell River on Saturday, May 21. Contributed photo

Vancouver Island sky diving company goes into free fall to test out new gear

Rob MacNeill was one of the test jumpers for new parachute container

Corina Jones (parachute rigger and part of the Flying High Manufacturing build team) jumps from a helicopter over Campbell River on Saturday, May 21. Contributed photo
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

Historic fixture in Sooke auto repair closes doors

Owner of Bob’s Repairs hangs up tools after 40 years

Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Greg and Ken Banner worked with their father, Bob, at Bob’s Repair Center since their teens. The shop on Idlemore Road closed for good at the end of May after serving the Sooke community for 40 years. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)
Kim Williams, photo by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives

— AND THE 7 SINS with Kim Williams

  • Jun 3, 2022
Kim Williams, photo by Lia Crowe
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo

Life.Style.Etc.

Jackson Stirling, owner/ceo, Limitless EV

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jackson Stirling - Lia Crowe photo
Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)

2 UBC grads launch pawsitively unique business: Dog beds for people

TikTok, Kickstarter helps launch Plufl,a dog bed that alleviates stress and anxiety in people

Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita demonstrating the use of a Plufl dog bed for humans.
(The University of British Columbia)
(L-R) Max Carbone, Anna Carbone and Dean Desrosiers of Century 21 Assurance Realty have a kitchen discussion in a Kelowna home. Don Denton photography.

Selling and living the Okanagan life

“Enable prosperity” is the goal at Century 21 Assurance Realty

  • May 25, 2022
(L-R) Max Carbone, Anna Carbone and Dean Desrosiers of Century 21 Assurance Realty have a kitchen discussion in a Kelowna home. Don Denton photography.
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Business owners Lorna Ketler (left) and Jennifer Brewerton moved businesses from downtown Victoria to Oak Bay Avenue because of the existing community vibe. (Vivienne McMaster photo)

Oak Bay village draws businesses from the city

2 new shops fill empty spaces on Oak Bay Avenue

Business owners Lorna Ketler (left) and Jennifer Brewerton moved businesses from downtown Victoria to Oak Bay Avenue because of the existing community vibe. (Vivienne McMaster photo)
A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. Google says its Russian subsidiary is planning to file for bankruptcy because it can’t pay staff and suppliers. Russian state media reported Wednesday, May 18, 2022 that the U.S. tech company’s Russian subsidiary submitted notice of its intention to declare bankruptcy to a national registry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. Google says its Russian subsidiary is planning to file for bankruptcy because it can’t pay staff and suppliers. Russian state media reported Wednesday, May 18, 2022 that the U.S. tech company’s Russian subsidiary submitted notice of its intention to declare bankruptcy to a national registry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Debbie Simmonds outside the exp Realty office on Willow Street in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Island realtor urges those needing to sell their houses to act fast

Market conditions changing rapidly with interest rate hikes

Debbie Simmonds outside the exp Realty office on Willow Street in Chemainus. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Rockheights principal Aaron Maxwell (left), Nathan Bird of Eagle Wing Tours and Quadra elementary principal Connor McCoy. (Courtesy BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association)

Educators honour Greater Victoria businesses for improving students’ lives

Langford, Victoria businesses provide warmth, outdoor opportunities

Rockheights principal Aaron Maxwell (left), Nathan Bird of Eagle Wing Tours and Quadra elementary principal Connor McCoy. (Courtesy BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association)