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VIATeC Announces Nominees for Technology Awards

Victoria Advanced Technology Council’s 2014 awards — the 13th installment of the annual event — boasts a record number of finalists, with VIATeC announcing 49 companies and individuals in 10 different categories.

Recognizing Inspiration at Social Media Camp

How do you appeal to social media enthusiasts? Give them tips on creating a viral video, of course. Tod Maffin, the keynote speaker at this year’s Social Media Camp received the highest delegate rating ever in the event’s five-year history for his presentation on Viral Marketing.

 
 

CBC’s Terry O’Reilly Talks Advertising

 

Considered one of Canada’s most influential marketing minds, advertising guru Terry O’Reilly recently spoke at the Victoria Film Festival’s On Advertising in the Movies. The special event at the Vic Theatre saw the host of CBC’s popular radio show Under the Influence exploring the ad realm on the big screen and its actuality in the real world.

Tourism Town Hall a Rallying Cry to Operators

 

The tourism industry needs to present a unified voice if it is going to address federal policies that affect business and increase visitor traffic to Canada, according to David Goldstein, the chief executive of the Tourism Association of Canada (TIAC).

GVDA Receives $898,000 To Help Local Businesses Compete Globally

 

“The West Means Business” was the tagline at Monday’s press conference announcing funding from the federal government to bring international business and trade opportunities to the Greater Victoria region.

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Could Victoria Benefit From San Francisco Development Model?

 

A San Francisco-based urban planner believes her experiences in the Golden Gate city could apply to downtown Victoria, especially where the tech sector is concerned —  germane given Victoria’s economy boasts a tech industry worth $3 billion dollars.

7 Tips for Effective Community Consultation

 

BONUS CONTENT: Web-exclusive content for “The Art of Community Consultation” from the April/May issue of Douglas Magazine

Local Business Owner Using Humour to Save Lives

 

A local designer is putting a positive spin on his experience with testicular cancer in the hopes he can spread the word about the disease.

Inaugural Gala Celebrates Local Social Enterprises

 

As social enterprises differ from other businesses it’s only fitting that they be recognized with their own event. However, social enterprises are still businesses, so it’s also fitting that said event includes a Dragon Den-inspired format.

Dennis Washington Named as Gustavson School of Business's Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

 

The University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business has named Dennis Washington, founder of The Washington Companies, as their Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year (DEYA) for 2014.