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My business is so Vancouver because...

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 04, 2015 8:40 am

When you think of Vancouver, what do you think of? Yoga pants, hipsters, craft beer and healthy living probably come to mind as would other various Vancouver cliches that we all love and embrace.

Small Business BC asked members of the small business community the following questions: “My business is so Vancouver because…”

Here’s how some of their members responded to how their business is so Vancouver:

Chris Breikss and John Blown, Co-Founders of 6S Marketing

6S Marketing

“My business is so Vancouver because we drink craft beer out of Mason jars, partake in office yoga, eat organic fruit, recycle, compost and complain about the weather and price of property.”

Suzy Kaitman, Creater and Founder of Ballet Fit

Ballet Fit

“My business is so Vancouver because we help Vancouverites do what they love – dancing and working on their fitness!”

Kate Nagel, Owner of Bird on a Wire Creations

Bird on a Wire Creations

“My business is so Vancouver because pretty much everything in the store is created by Vancouver artists!”

Toby Barazzoul, President of Eclipse Awards

Eclipse Awards

“My business is so Vancouver because we make handcrafted, organic recognition awards out of locally salvaged trees to celebrate awesome people in the world’s greenest city!”

Ariana Fotinakis, CEO Of Evolution by Ariana Personal Train

Evolution by Ariana Personal Training

“My business is so Vancouver because I help women and men embrace the active and healthy lifestyle this great city is so well-known for!”

Reza Ghafori, Director of Just Juice Inc.

Just Juice inc. (2)

“My business is so Vancouver because we only serve cold-pressed juice and real whole food smoothies with no artificial stuff.”

Nicolas Rousseau, President of Nature Design Inc.

Nature Design Inc.

“My business is so Vancouver because we bring the outdoor – indoors by integrating nature inside our living spaces.”

Colin Stansfield, Executive Director of Potluck Cafe & Catering

Potluck Cafe & Catering

“My business is so Vancouver because we flavour all of our dishes with community impact, creating jobs for people facing barriers to traditional employment.”

Patty Nayel, Creator of Pure Magnolia Gowns

Pure Magnolia Gowns

“My business is so Vancouver because we make eco and recycled wedding dresses that you can wear on a bike, and you know how Vancouverites love to recycle and ride their bikes!”

Luke Aulin, CEO of RTOWN


“My business is so Vancouver because our co-founder’s cruise into meetings on their bikes, rain or shine! We’re going green while staying active!”

Ashley Wiles, Founder and Head Coach of Sole GirlsSole Girls

“My business is so Vancouver because we run, play, and give high fives in the rain and we love it!”

Mellisa Mills, Founder of Spred’em Kitchen

Spread'em Kitchen

“My business is so Vancouver because we experiment with local veggies in a shared kitchen space just off Main Street, spread ’em around town on cargo bikes, and take pride in feeding tasty, nutritious food to the city’s hungry masses.”

Agat Eva Mathieu, Founder of Tao Organics

Tao Organics

“My business is so Vancouver because we source amazing produce from around B.C. and serve healthy food that is just as fresh and beautiful as our surroundings!”

James Piry, Co-Founder of Terminal City Tours

Terminal City Tours

“My business is so Vancouver because just like this amazing city, we have gone craft beer and spirits crazy too!”

Steve Da Cruz, Owner of The Parker Restaurant

The Parker (2)

“My business is so Vancouver because it is a gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, zero waste, sustainable restaurant on the bike path in Chinatown.”

Stephen Ufford, CEO and Founder of Trulioo


“My business is so Vancouver because we celebrate birthdays with sushi instead of a cake.”

Jennifer LeBrun, Owner and Producer of ULAT Dryer Balls

ULAT Dryer Balls

“My business is so Vancouver because we’re community committed, wellness driven, eco-minded and home grown.”

Mike Tan, Chief Operations Officer of Change Heroes

Change Heroes

“My business is so Vancouver because between going to yoga or spin classes and sipping on juice from the Juice Truck, we try and do good by funding and building schools around the world.”


Feature image: Vancouver from Stanley Park via Shutterstock

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