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 the first study of its kind in Canada to investigate a method of COVID-19 rapid antigen testing to help inform the safest and most efficient way of testing departing passengers at YVR.
YVR.ca • November 30

MDA receives commercial contracts for on-Orbit Servicing Technologies

MDA announced that it has signed multiple contracts with Maxar Technologies to provide advanced space robotics technologies for the Space Infrastructure Dexterous Robot (SPIDER), a technology demonstration on NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) mission.
BC Tech News •  November 30

Lanna Lucas, momtrepreneur of Hunter Browns, is running for the national title of Total Mom Pitch Competition

Hunter Browns pre-made brown butter is now sold in 23 stores across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, mainly is specialized gourmet outlets.
Richmond News  • November 28

Harbour Air, Unilever, Microsoft, Brooks, Neste, and ITV are among 13 more companies to join The Climate Pledge

Thirty-one companies have now joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early

Harbour Air • December 9

Richmond-based Premium Brands of British Columbia partnered with a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations for ‘historic’ investment

Richmond-based Premium Brands of British Columbia partnered with a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations and made a $1 billion purchase of Clearwater Seafoods.
Richmond News • November 12

ZE PowerGroup Inc. named a Global Leader in Cloud Computing

The Business Intelligence Group awarded ZE PowerGroup Inc. a 2020 Stratus Award winner in their annual business award program.

Richmond News • December 11

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