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Beware The Low Cost Printer Trap

Beware the low cost printer trap

Don Linder, AGS Business Systems  We regularly get requests for help from people who have…

Tell A Compelling Story By Building Your Brand

Tell a compelling story by building your brand

Lisa Graham, Seadance Photography Be honest. When was the last time you really enjoyed looking…

8 Signs You Need To Take A Break From Your Business

8 signs you need to take a break from your business

Boni and John Wagner-Stafford, Troy Media  Big ideas and small pockets, long to-do lists and…

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Two Minutes With Sarah Taylor, Trainer At Anytime Fitness (Campbell River)

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When And Why To Incorporate Your Business

When and why to incorporate your business

Jamie Kungel, CPA, CA, MNP LLP In the typical lifecycle of a business, you reach…

Let LOVE Show You The Way

Let LOVE show you the way

Wendy Johnstone, Keystone Eldercare Solutions  Having a health issue, receiving a diagnosis or experiencing an…

Women In Business: The Women Of BodyNetix 

Women in Business: The women of BodyNetix 

Chris Baikie, Business Gazette   BodyNetix is a unique fitness studio, thanks to its inclusive atmosphere…

Find Your Path 

Find your path 

Darlene Garat, Garat Financial Group As a business owner, you spend a lot of time…

Intergenerational Wealth Transfer 

Intergenerational Wealth Transfer 

Murray Callaghan, Callaghan Wealth Management As financial planners, we delve into the intimate details of…

Professional Pets With Paul Horgen, Chair Of Project Watershed Society

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Jessica Chickite, Native Artist

Jessica Chickite, Native Artist

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Two Minutes With Ben Davies, Ben Davies Financial Planning  

Two minutes with Ben Davies, Ben Davies Financial Planning  

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Putting The “art” In Restorative Arts

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Sandy Poelvoorde, Boyd’s Funeral Services When making final arrangements for a family member, often little…

New Mortgage Rules – Will They Affect Me?

New mortgage rules – will they affect me?

Mackenzie Gartside, Select Mortgage On October 17, new mortgage rules came into effect at CMHC,…

Canadians Have A Duty To Truly Understand Energy Issues

Canadians have a duty to truly understand energy issues

Bill Whitelaw This nation needs a thoughtful dialogue on energy civics, because Canadians must become…

Taking Care Of Business … Sewage Business

Taking care of business … sewage business

Andrew Gower, Wedler Engineering   The Comox Valley Foundation recently completed their “Vital Signs” survey and…

Women In Business: These Women Work Hard – And Play Harder!

Women in Business: These women work hard – and play harder!

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Women In Business: Doing It Right 

Women in Business: doing it right 

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Finding A Common Centre

Finding a common centre

Michael Boulet, Shook, Wickham, Bishop & Field  In the last issue, we talked about “getting…

Women In Business: A Woman With A Vision 

Women in Business: A woman with a vision 

Chris Baikie, Business Gazette Lourdes Gant is the VP and director of Manatee Holdings, the…

Building Links

Building links

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Women In Business: A Prehistoric Passion 

Women in Business: A prehistoric passion 

Chris Baikie, Business Gazette Lori Ball discovered her passion for paleontology when she found a…

Advocacy – Celebrating Comox Valley Business

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Dianne Hawkins, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce On October 13, the Comox Valley Chamber of…

Women In Business: Fuelling Growth And Success 

Women in Business: Fuelling growth and success 

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Rethink Your Backups

Rethink your backups

Evan Standish, OnDeck Systems  How much of your work product can you afford to lose?…

Word On The Street – How Would You Like To Die?

Word On The Street – How would you like to die?

As a business owner I would like to be remembered as a lighthouse shining my…

The Woman Who Has Seen It All 

The woman who has seen it all 

Darilyn Keene of Alley Cuts is, hands down, the longest-surviving business owner-operator in Cumberland, having…

Broadstreet Bullied In Comox?

Broadstreet bullied in Comox?

Jim McQuillan, Business Gazette A great piece by Spencer Anderson in the Echo newspaper covers…

Meet Next Wave Member Teresa Matesanz Of The Comox Valley Record

Meet Next Wave member Teresa Matesanz of the Comox Valley Record

Teresa Matesanz Comox Valley Record 250.218.9891 teresa@comoxvalleyrecord.com  www.comoxvalleyrecord.com  As a sales consultant and customer service…

Business Leaders Luncheon

Business Leaders Luncheon

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Plain Packaging Legislation A Step Too Far – Or Not Far Enough

Plain packaging legislation a step too far – or not far enough

Ryan Parton, Business Gazette Let me make one thing clear: I hate smoking. I’ll stop…

Professional Pets With Tucker Dinnes, Connections Business Solutions

Professional Pets with Tucker Dinnes, Connections Business Solutions

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Women In Business: The Dynamic Duo 

Women in Business: The dynamic duo 

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