Graham Truax, Innovation Island

Graham Truax is the Executive Director of Innovation Island, a start-up accelerator based in the mid-Island. He has over 30 years’ experience working as...
City of Victoria Launches Re-opening Toolkit for Small Business

How Victoria 3.0 Is Addressing the Local Business Economy

When the City of Victoria hosted roundtable discussions last fall, to create their ambitious Victoria 3.0 plan, COVID-19 wasn't on its - or anyone's...

Kear Porttris, Gwaii Engineering

Kear Porttris is the Relationship Manager at Gwaii Engineering, an Indigenous civil and environmental engineering firm based in Victoria. They support Indigenous communities through...
Mandy Farmer CEO Accent Inns & Hotel Zed

Mandy Farmer, CEO Accent Inns & Hotel Zed

Mandy Farmer is President and CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, BC hotel brands renowned for their colourful personalities and customer-focused service, as...

David Nicholls, Vancouver Island Brewing

David Nicholls is the General Manager of Vancouver Island Brewing, which, since its launch in 1984, has been a pioneer in craft brewing in...

Brooke Cannon & Liz Hagiepetros, Local Assembly

Brooke Cannon and Liz Hagiepetros opened their store Local Assembly in Fan Tan Alley three years ago. The store empowers artists and makers by...

COVID Lessons: Victoria Businesses Should be Prepared for Anything

As we move into the reboot phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas asked local business leaders to share lessons learned. They told us it's...
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Human Resources: Virtual Praise for Job Well Done

Peer recognition and engagement software can make it easier to build a culture of appreciation for your employees. In 2021, you’re likely working with either...

Linda Bridgman, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa

Linda Bridgman is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa in Courtenay, a popular, award-winning boutique resort renowned for its...

How the Victoria Tourism Industry is Coping with COVID-19

It’s a magical spring morning in the Inner Harbour. Above the Legislature, fluffy white clouds drift across the azure sky. The lawns of the...