Richmond Business News – July 2018

Major local business news and success stories for the month of July include local CEO inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame, 3 new local breweries joining the BC Ale Trail partner program, local clean tech company helping to build 5 all-electric ferries in Norway and an award winning software startup creating a system to automate food production systems.

3 Richmond breweries join the BC Ale Trail

Through a partnership with Tourism Richmond, local craft breweries Fuggles & Warlock, Monkey 9 and Britannia Brewing are now part of a regional Ale Trail that ties together Delta, New Westminster and Surrey. Launched in 2016 and now covering 16 regions, the BC Ale Trail gives local and visiting beer enthusiasts an easy way to navigate the province’s robust brewing scene.
Richmond News • Jul 17

Richmond’s cranberry king enters Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Peter Dhillon, president and CEO of the Richmond-based Richberry Group of Companies, has been selected to join the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame as a 2018 inductee. Dhillon is described as a farmer, philanthropist and businessman who is a “driving force in Canada’s growing cranberry industry.”
Richmond News • Jul 15 • About Richberry Group

CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group named finalist for entrepreneur award

Christian Chia, CEO of Richmond-based OpenRoad Auto Group, has been named among the list of B.C.’s entrepreneurial trailblazers. As the leader of the region’s largest automotive retail group, Chia has been named a finalist in the Business to Consumer category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
Richmond News • Jul 12 • About OpenRoad Auto Group

Talemetry strengthens partnerships with Google and Indeed

At the recent OHUG 2018 Global Conference in Las Vegas, Talemetry released four new recruitment marketing platform tools and enhanced partnerships with both Google and Indeed to create industry-leading integrations into Google Cloud Job Discovery and Indeed Apply.
BC Tech • Jul 5 • About Talemetry

Richmond high tech company awarded for creating ‘smart’ food management system

Richmond-based Icicle Technologies was recently honoured with a 2018 BC Food and Beverage Innovation Award for its food management software. The digital platform allows factories to manage all of their production, regulatory activities and archives in one central location, and the company is now in partnership with Bell Canada to develop advanced machine-to-machine systems to automate production and safety processes.
Richmond News • Jun 24 • About Icicle Technologies

Corvus Energy secures contracts for five all-electric battery-powered ferries

Local cleantech company Corvus Energy announced that it has been selected by Norwegian Electric System to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1. The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route.
BC Tech • Jun 13 • About Corvus Energy

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