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Guinness Business Center
January 2010


We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family.  The new year is a time to plan for the next twelve months and the outlook is certainly brighter with greater economic prosperity now that Canada is climbing out of the recession.

As you may know, GBC's website has been updated to a new look and feel that more reflects the essence of what makes our business centre so special - our amazing Guinnessonians.  The entrepreneurial spirit and positive business atmosphere combined with the beautiful décor continues to attract dynamic companies and people to Guinness Business Centre.

If you haven't met your fellow Guinnessonians yet, make sure and attend our next wine and cheese reception coming up this spring.

The purpose of this newsletter is to give you quarterly updates on what's happening on the floor, the interesting activities of your peers, and business tips that will help to strengthen your sales, marketing or operational processes.

If there is anything we can do to today to make your day flow a little easier, do not hesitate to let us know.


Alison Eland, Managing Partner

Guinness Life

Now here is a great way to meet and get to know your neighbours! Our wine and cheese receptions always offer the best of times and they provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which to connect with others.

Many business contacts and friendships have been formed this way and we believe in supporting activities that are good for your growth. Are you on Facebook?  GBC has its very own Fan Page  Follow us!

Shannon Dolphin, Julie Hajduk, Nerella Campigotto, Loa Fridfinnson and Reyhaneh Wiebe are current and alumni Guinness Girls ("GG") that ensure every gathering is a fun one.

These business gals also take their mission of helping corporate clients with their technology, operations and marketing communications requirements very seriously.  Talk to them if you have any questions in these business areas.  

B2B Knowledge

Earn Trust By Listening To Your Audience!
By our very own Loa Fridfinnson of Activ8

Dr. Stephen Covey points out in his 5th habit of highly effective people: Seek first to understand, and then be understood. With many businesses striving to be heard in a sea of competition, this is probably the most powerful strategy to execute. Read more...


Downtown Vancouver Events

20th Anniversary of the 40 Under 40 Awards in BC
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Locations: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Business After Business: Vancouver Trade Show
Date: February 4, 2010
Time: 5 - 7PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Vancore Toastmasters
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 3:15-4:30PM
Location: 800-884 West Pender St. Vancouver

Around The Floor

Meet our newest Guinnessonians!

We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome our new residents to the floor. Make sure to say hello to any new faces!

Business area: Provider of energy products and solutions
Business area: Hedge Fund investing
Business area: Alternative investments/Real estate financing
Business area: Real estate development
Business area: Helping company owners sell their businesses
Business area: The Flexible Rich Internet Applications Company
Business area: Franchise Consulting
Business area: Equipment and services for the glass industry


Business area: Outsourced CFO solutions for public companies

Business area: Chartered Accountant
Business area: Barristers & Solicitors


Featured GBC Client

As valued clients of the Guinness Business Centre, we want to give each company that is interested the opportunity to talk about what they are doing and how they are serving their customer base.


Established in 1992, the firm has acted in a variety of litigation and transactional matters encompassing many areas of practice, including securities law, bankruptcy and insolvency law, intellectual property law, insurance law, environmental law, customs and immigration law, administrative law and employment and labour law. 

In addition to representing many individual clients from Canada and abroad, the firm has acted on behalf of provincial government bodies, major universities, and Canadian and foreign corporations from Europe, USA and Latin America. The firm maintains affiliations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, South Africa, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and Chile.

GBC Additional Services 

In addition to the regular business centre services,we also offer Full Color Printing & Binding, Event Catering, and even Personal Shopping.

Client Specials

Our floor residents are companies offering various products and services which means you don't have to travel very far to find what you may be looking for right at this very moment. Let us know if you are seeking a referral and we will point you in the right direction.  

Olympic Activities & Traffic Watch

As Vancouverites prepare to host the rapidly approaching Winter Olympics, we have a few pieces of intel to enhance your Olympic experience.  Enjoy the festivities!

Free Public Events 

Traffic Map for locals - Opening and Closing ceremonies: (3rd page is more our area)

Map for all other days ‘til the end of the games: (2nd page is more our area)

 Guinness Support Team

It's our pleasure to assist you with any of your office requirements so please come to us when you need a helping hand. Have a wonderful next few months and we will see you around the office.

Alison, Reyhaneh and Nina

Suite 300, 1055 W. Hastings St. Vancouver B.C. V6E 2E9  •  Tel: 604-684-6844  •  Fax: 604-684-6024