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Richmond Business News – September 2021

Sanmar Shipyards and Corvus Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of equipping and building zero-emission and hybrid tugs. From Left: Gary Dockerty,  Ipek Gurun, Ronald Hansen, Ruchan Civgin, Vimal Choy and Roger Rosvold. (Photo: Sanmar Shipyards) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use

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Richmond Business News – August 2021

Eight-lane toll-free tunnel to replace George Massey Tunnel (Photo: Flickr.com) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Richmond restaurant opens Hong Kong hawker-style patio Late night dim sum, drinks offered through “dai pai dong” experience. Richmond

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Richmond Business News – July 2021

 Volunteers from 505-Junk and Platinum Pro Claim Restoration recently completed a shoreline cleanup at Triangle Beach (Photo: 505-Junk and Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. HME Keeping Clients Moving Forward Keeping clients

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6 Tips for Strengthening Your WordPress Security

By powering approximately 40% of all content management systems (CMS) worldwide, WordPress has emerged as one of the top CMS platforms in the market. WordPress is versatile, easy to use, and open source which means that it’s completely free. While WordPress offers a wide range of benefits, it has some areas for improvement. One of

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Richmond Business News – June 2021

(Photo: Boston Pizza) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Richmond health-food business makes Financial Times list of fastest-growing companies Richmond-based Organika Health Products Inc. has been listed on the Financial Times 2021 list of fastest-growing companies in

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Richmond Business News – May 2021

(Photo: Harbour Air) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Harbour Air, magniX and H55 partner for the world’s first certified all-electric commercial airplane The largest seaplane airline operator, the global leader in electric propulsion technology,

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Richmond Business News – April 2021

Platinum Pro-Claim founder Tony Scott prides himself on giving back (Photo: Adam Blasberg) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Richmond-founded Space Industry Tech Company MDA Files for $500 Million IPO MDA announced that it has

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4 Simple SEO Tips for Small Businesses

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving a website’s ranking on search engine results pages (SERP). SEO covers different search queries on search engines such as Google or Bing, for example. Popular search engines such as these use a number of factors to rank a webpage. Google, for instance, uses over 200

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Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Richmond Report

The analysis contained in this report centres not only on economic recovery but on opportunities for building long-term economic resilience. It looks at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Richmond from three angles: the impact to specific business sectors, the impact to specific occupations & demographics, and the impacts to commercial, industrial,

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Richmond Business News – March 2021

Alisha Sohpaul, a first generation Indo-Canadian, will be the lead for Iskwew Air’s AMO (Photo: Iskwew Air) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. Pastry chef’s business boomed during COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, business has soared

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Richmond Food Recovery Program Smashes Expectations

When the City of Richmond and FoodMesh came together in November 2019 to launch the Richmond Food Recovery Network, the objective was simple – work with local businesses to help address food waste and insecurity by diverting unsold food to improve access for those in need. The target was to find and divert enough surplus

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Richmond: Looking Ahead with Optimism – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2021 Annual Address

Presented on February 24, 2021 In the beginning… Twelve months ago, there was a strong sense of optimism in Richmond about the coming year. After all, our business sector was active, support for residents was strong and Richmond’s financial position was very solid. On New Year’s Day 2020, we added to our extensive inventory of

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COVID-19 – Tax Savings for Working From Home

  Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us having higher internet, electricity and heating costs. With the savings from not having to commute to work each day, these additional costs may be easier to manage; however, there is a tax break that could save you money on your 2020

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Richmond Business News – February 2021

 Photo: Canadarm3 artist rendering. (CNW Group/MDA Inc.) Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. MDA Announces Contract for Canadarm3, a Third Generation Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Robotic System Destined for “Gateway” MDA has been awarded a contract

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Richmond Business News – December 2020

 Photo: Harbour Air Below is a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RichmondHasHeart when sharing your stories. WestJet-YVR COVID-19 rapid testing study launches at YVR Airport YVR launched the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study together with WestJet, UBC and Providence Health Care. This is

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6 Key Google Analytics Metrics Defined

Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that businesses consider their online presence and equip themselves with an understanding of what their website metrics mean and how to leverage them. Google Analytics is a commonly used analytics tool that lets business owners and marketers alike collect website data, gain insights about the website’s health, and derive

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Local Event Company Fighting the Pandemic

Photo credit: Scene Ideas Physical distancing, small social circles, fewer faces and bigger spaces – all things we have heard time and time again during this COVID-19 pandemic. All live events – concerts, conferences, trade shows, weddings – have been cancelled and many businesses have had to close their doors for good. But local live

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Circular Economy Initiatives

  The City of Richmond COVID-19 Business Support Centre provides a centralized, virtual source of accurate and timely information and resources for local businesses who are being impacted by the current pandemic. Get information about support programs and resources for businesses from all levels of government and other agencies Learn about current City of Richmond

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Richmond Business News – November 2020

 Photo: bioLytical Laboratories November’s Business in Richmond monthly e-newsletter covers a collection of local news success stories that showcase both innovation and resilience. Richmond-based bioLytical Laboratories announces launch of INSTI 1-Minute COVID-19 Antibody Test bioLytical Laboratories announced the release in Europe of a new one-minute antibody test for COVID-19 following the notification of CE approval,

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Should I Be Thinking About Buying an Existing Business During COVID-19?

Sadly, in today’s COVID-19 climate, many small businesses are struggling. As someone who has been thinking about making the journey into small business ownership you are probably wondering if this is the right time to be looking to acquire an existing business for sale. Two of the first questions for many who are considering buying

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