Arran and Ratana Stephens, founders of Richmond-based Nature’s Path, have been named Distinguished Entrepreneurs by UVic’s Gustavson School of Business. UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
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.
YVR plans to redesign a 300,000 sq-ft facility into an Airport Commerce Centre
Richmond News • March 13
KPU joins Feed BC to support locally grown produce
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has partnered with Feed BC and food service provider Compass-Chartwells to bring fresh, organic produce grown by KPU faculty and students to cafeterias across all KPU campuses.
The Link Paper • March 19
bioLytical to bring new antigen home tests to European market
The company will manufacture the tests at their facility in Richmond, B.C.
Canadian Manufacturing • March 21
Iskwew Air founder wins Business Woman of the Year award
Teara Fraser was honoured at 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
PQB News • March 25
ZE Wins Data Management Software of the Year Award for 2022 at the Canadian Business Awards
ZE PowerGroup announced that it has won the Data Management Software of the Year award for 2022 at the recent Canadian Business Awards.
BC Tech News • March 31
Richmond CEO offers home to young Ukrainian couple and their baby
The Helijet president and CEO has no connection to Ukraine or the couple he’s offered to help. But when the war displaced millions of people, Danny Sitnam felt compelled to do something
CTV News • April 6
MDA Joins Lockheed Martin and General Motors on Next Generation Lunar Rover Development
MDA announced that it is working with Lockheed Martin and General Motors to integrate MDA’s commercial robotic arm technology on their planned human-rated lunar mobility vehicles.
BC Tech News • April 6
Founders of Nature’s Path named as UVic’s Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Arran and Ratana Stephens, owners of Richmond-based Nature’s Path, were early leaders in both the organic food business and adopting a triple-bottom-line philosophy, which aims to support people, the planet and profit.
Times Colonist • April 7
Richmond charity CEO named top 40 under 40 in B.C.
Richmond News • April 7
InDro Robotics, London Drugs, pilot Roll-E robot
Remote control: London Drugs rolls out new ‘Roll-E’ robotic vehicle for curbside pickup.
Indro Robotics • April 13