Local Business

Nanaimo air compressor business helps manufacture parts for COVID-19 fight

VMAC has crafted parts now being tested in prototype ventilator created at University of Minnesota

Nanaimo merchants struggle to find a new ‘business as usual’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Some businesses trying to make do with delivery, takeout or online sales

Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer

Mass supply delivered to emergency operation centres in Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield and Port Alberni.

Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns

Mill’s president says extra cleaning in place and workers are social distancing

Stores dedicate early hours to seniors, health-compromised shoppers

Quality Foods offers two-hour access, Shoppers Drug Mart offers one hour

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

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VIREB looking to spotlight the year’s best commercial buildings

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board seeks nominations for 13th annual Commercial Building Awards

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Big City Beards

Big City Beards inspired by an itch that had to be scratched

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Wildman Beard Co.

Wildman Beard Co. gained early success with Nanaimo mill workers

Ladysmith revels in Resident Alien experience

Downtown hopeful TV series will be back for more filming

Parksville’s Tigh-Na-Mara retains spot as Canada’s top spa

‘Spas of America’ crowns Parksville resort with top honour

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Nanaimo’s VMAC chosen Vancouver Island’s Business of the Year

Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards presented in Victoria

Licensed cannabis store opens in Nanaimo’s north end

Mood Cannabis Company’s Metral Drive location opened Jan. 18

Employers excited for Extreme Education and Career Fair

Job-seekers can bring resumes to the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 23

Gogo’s tree farm celebrates 90th year of growing Christmas trees

Gogo Christmas tree farm has grown Christmas trees since 1929 and started U-cut business in 1984

Nanaimo’s first licensed cannabis store opens Tuesday

19+ Cannabis, located on Victoria Crescent, opening its doors Dec. 3

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer builds national construction network

Hadi Abassi’s Atlas Engineered Products, now a publicly traded company, sees revenues rise

Nanaimo service station first in B.C. to be part of Petro-Canada’s ‘electric highway’

EV charge stations started operating last month at service station at Terminal and Princess Royal