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Arts & CultureTOP

110 Arts Cooperative

The 110 Arts Cooperative was formed in September 2014 by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society, the Touchstone Theatre Society, Music on Main Society and The Documentary Media Society (producers of the annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival.) The Cooperative was formed to manage and govern the cultural amenity facility at #110-750 Hamilton Street. Our vision for this new cultural space imagines a hub for shared resource, social-profit partnership, creative endeavor, cultural animation and public outreach. www.110arts.ca

Crafthouse

Crafthouse is proud to feature exquisite hand-crafted contemporary items from over 100 of our member artisans. Choose from a wide selection of items across the mediums of ceramic, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, mixed media and wood. By treating yourself (or someone else!) to a piece of contemporary hand-crafted art, you are adding something unique and wonderful to your life and supporting our talented local artists. Since 1986, proceeds from Crafthouse have supported B.C’s craftspeople and the programs and activities of the Craft Council of BC. Your purchases help to ensure the continued growth of a vibrant and diverse craft sector in B.C. www.craftcouncilbc.ca

La Beautique

La Beautique (part of the Beaumont Studios Artist Society) is focused on providing a platform for our tenants and other local artists to showcase and sell their art. Within La Beautique you’ll discover a wonderful array of locally hand crafted jewellery, clothing, artwork and more beautiful one of a kind gift ideas that you wont find anywhere else. Visit us Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 6:30pm and share in what local Vancouver artists have to offer. www.thebeaumont.org

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts (dance, music, theatre, multimedia performance) from around the world.

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Roundhouse Radio

Roundhouse 98.3 is a Vancouver radio station with a community focus. With hyperlocal content and an urban presence, we connect, entertain and engage our audience on air, online and on the street. Local content, engaging storytelling and intelligent discussion are the core of the station. We want to make a difference for everyone who lives, works and plays in the City of Vancouver.  www.roundhouseradio.com

The Beaumont Studios

The Beaumont Studios Artist Society (BSAS) is designed to inspire and engage artists, designers, and creative small business owners with space, events and opportunities to work together, play together, share, learn, create and produce art and artistic projects and engage with the community around it. It is a place for the public to engage with art, learn from our artist community and appreciate creativity for what it brings to our lives.  www.thebeaumont.org

Wildcrafted Wool

Natural | handmade | local | regenerative fibre arts. We lovingly produce plant dyed yarns to yearn for from heritage BC sheep’s wool + organic cotton + hemp, women’s and men’s accessory knits, eco-printed scarves, and funktional felts for everyday use. Handmade in Vancouver!  Local never felt so good. Stocked at Second Nature Home Boutique and MakerStore in East Van. Custom orders welcome! www.permacultureartisan.com

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Restaurant/CafeTOP

Aphrodite's Organic Cafe & Pie Shop

Aphrodite’s serves organic food, working directly with local organic farms to ensure their menu has the smallest ecological footprint possible. They serve brunch, lunch or dinner, 7 days a week, & are famously known for their organic pies. www.organiccafe.ca

Bandidas Taqueria

Locally owned, one of a kind, vegetarian Mexican restaurant. At Bandidas we are committed to health: Healthy food, healthy planet, healthy community, healthy team. We strive to do business differently, bringing consciousness, kindness, and integrity to our business decisions, while bringing a warm and welcoming and fun experience to our customers. www.bandidastaqueria.com

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Bentall Centre IV

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Robert Lee YMCA

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Kitsilano

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Café Nuba in Mount Pleasant

Nuba offers healthy, fresh Lebanese food with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and Yaletown. They also provide catering and can host group bookings.  www.nuba.ca

Café Nuba in Yaletown

Nuba offers healthy, fresh Lebanese food with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and Yaletown. They also provide catering and can host group bookings.  www.nuba.ca

Cinema Public House

Cinema is ideally situated on one of the busiest corners in the historic Theatre Row section of Granville Street. A large herringbone-pattern tile spans the floor, leading to walls finished with brushed granite oak. The busy dining room, well lit by custom chandeliers, serves modern pub food, while the bar side has a mirrored drop ceiling and re-purposed desk lamps, achieving a cool, low-light atmosphere. Guests can select favourites from the jukebox while they play pinball or shuffleboard, or simply enjoy craft beer and cocktails at their leisure. www.donnellygroup.ca

Clough Club Cocktail Den

The Clough Club’s craft cocktail list is dark-spirit forward, with a focus on house made barrel-aged recipes served up by some of Vancouver’s finest cocktailers. Carefully selected beer and BC and Chilean wines round out the menu, while the food is authentic South American tapas, using locally sourced and organic ingredients. www.donnellygroup.ca

East Van Roasters

East Van Roasters is the newest social enterprise to come out of the PHS Community Services Society. Designed to provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.  Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am til 5pm.  East Van Roasters will also supply freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture and customized chocolate wholesale to industry professionals and businesses.  www.eastvanroasters.com

Eight 1/2 Restaurant

Eight ½ restaurant lounge is based on the principle that what goes in your body should be simple, fresh and local. We prepare fresh local ingredients with clean cooking methods, so no deep fryers, cooking gasses or microwave here. We also recently started a new recycling & compost program, which joins our current efforts in decreasing energy usage and waste. www.eightandahalf.ca

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery is an authentic soda fountain complete with an antique soda fountain and fixtures. We source the best ingredients to make the delicious soda fountain treats your grandparents enjoyed as kids.  We are open year-round & can host private events and parties too! www.glenburnsoda.com

Granville Room Cocktail Tavern

The Donnelly Group’s flagship cocktail tavern was completely re-imagined in 2011. With well-appointed, casually elegant design, the venue’s focal point is an expansive, nine-foot-high red oak bar, well-stocked with innovative cocktail makings . Antique seltzer bottles, classic novels and assorted oddities sit behind glass, while the smooth black bartop is dimly lit by limited edition Art Deco-inspired pendant lamps. In the dining area, guests can choose from comfortable booth seating or beautiful antique chairs, restored and brought back to life from their original 1940s finishings. Exposed-bulb light fixtures add to the ambiance of this signature venue. The extensive cocktail and beer selections are guaranteed to pique the interest of experienced imbibers and novices alike, while the boutique dining menu features contemporary and classic cuisine. www.donnellygroup.ca

H.A.V.E. Culinary Training Society

The HAVE Culinary Training Society is a culinary training school that provides foodservice job training and work opportunities to individuals in Vancouver who experience barriers to employment. HAVE‘s students are youth and adults facing barriers that may include mental and physical disabilities, poverty, addiction, age, ESL and homelessness.

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Library Square Public House

The wildly popular Library Square Public House is just two blocks from Rogers Arena and BC Place, and across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Library Square is busy day and night, from business lunches to pre- and post-event crowds. Enjoy modern, local and organic pub fare, a huge selection of craft and domestic beer, and custom seasonal cocktails. Complete with a jukebox and games area, this large, versatile room is well known for its sports programming, weekly live bands, hip DJs and late-night dancing. www.donnellygroup.ca

Nature’s Fare Markets Kamloops

Established in 1998, Nature’s Fare Kamloops offers customers large vitamin and grocery departments, a 100% organic produce department, and ethically raised meat and dairy products. Kamloops also features the Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Kelowna

Established in 1994, Nature’s Fare Kelowna is our largest Nature’s Fare location and offers the greatest selection of vitamin and grocery products, as well as 100% organic produce, including many locally grown items, and ethically raised meat and dairy products Our Kelowna location also features the  Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Langley

Established in 2010, our Langley location is Nature’s Fare’s first store in the Lower Mainland. Store manager Kathleen Johnson and her team are proud to offer an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Langley also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Vernon

Established in 1996, Nature’s Fare Vernon offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets West Kelowna

Established in 2008, Nature’s Fare West Kelowna offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nuba in Gastown

Nuba offers healthy, fresh Lebanese food with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and Yaletown. They also provide catering and can host group bookings.  www.nuba.ca

Nuba in Kitsilano

Nuba offers healthy, fresh Lebanese food with locations in Gastown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and Yaletown. They also provide catering and can host group bookings.  www.nuba.ca

Potluck Cafe

Potluck Café is located in the heart of the city serving hundreds of corporate and non profit clients. Potluck is a registered charity whose café and catering revenue is directly invested back into its 5 community social programs that are integrated into its daily operations. www.potluckcatering.com

River Market

River Market is located in the heart of New Westminster, offering over 70,000 square feet to shop, eat and play. In 2008, the Westminster Quay Public Market was renamed River Market at Westminster Quay to celebrate the history of Fraser River, the growing communities of Fraser Valley, and the market’s revitalization. See the website and find all the shops, restaurants and businesses at River Market.

Salt Spring Coffee Ganges

Our mission at Salt Spring Coffee is to source and roast the best direct fair trade coffee in the world, while operating our business in the most socially responsible and environmentally conscious way we can. www.saltspringcoffee.com

Salt Spring Coffee Tsawwassen Ferry

Our mission at Salt Spring Coffee is to source and roast the best direct fair trade coffee in the world, while operating our business in the most socially responsible and environmentally conscious way we can. www.saltspringcoffee.com

Tacofino

Tacofino was born out of a desire to create a unique dining experience by offering quality, freshness and affordability with an environmental and nutritional conscience. Fast slow food is a concept that really appeals to us, so we make everything from scratch and with love but without the wait. www.tacofino.com

Tavern at The New Oxford Public House

Tavern at The New Oxford serves as a rec room for the popular Yaletown venue. A winding raw metal stairway connects the two rooms, effectively creating the largest, most versatile local in the neighbourhood. Dimly lit, the interior sports a games area, replete with a Skee-ball machine, classic pinball, pool and buck hunter. Guests can unwind with a Coors banquet, priced-to-sell bourbon and countless flavours of serious craft beer. www.donnellygroup.ca

The Bimini Public House

Named after the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas, Bimini’s first opened its doors in 1974 after being granted the Province’s first Neighborhood Pub license. The busy bar was quickly embraced by the post Summer of Love-era hippie locals; environmental agency Greenpeace’s head office was across the street, and many of their radical plots were hatched in strategy meetings over pints at Bim’s. – www.donnellygroup.ca

The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

The newest addition to the Donnelly Group brings a new look and feel to their growing list of Public House locations. Designed by Craig Stanghetta at Ste. Marie, The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar is Open at 11am daily in the Financial District. The two-floor Venue takes the city a step further in modern pub culture, featuring fresh daily oysters, creative pizzas and daily lunch & dinner offerings created by Chef Alvin Pillay. The beverage program, co-created by beverage Director Trevor Kallies and Executive Barman Jay Jones showcases twenty-four beer lines, interesting craft cocktails and a satellite scotch bar boasting 70+ labels. Located within the venue on the ground floor is Blackbird Barbers operated by Another Fine Cut. www.donnellygroup.ca

The Butcher & Bullock

A pub in the time-honoured style, The Butcher & Bullock has been a popular hangout for the downtown business set for 20+ years. Dark brown wainscoting and aged black & white photos complement the room’s traditional furnishings and various conversation pieces. On weekdays, The Butcher & Bullock regulars crowd the comfortable room to loosen their ties, enjoy modern pub food, take in a game and just relax. The games area features a pool table, video games and a jukebox fully loaded with both new and classic tunes. The Butcher & Bullock also features 28 types of craft and domestic beer, custom cocktails and an extensive wine list. www.donnellygroup.ca

The Lamplighter Public House

Housed in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel (est. 1899) in Gastown, this pub was renovated in 2007 and retains its original tin-stamped ceilings, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and railings. The rest of this storied room has been given a grand renovation, including a new sound system and jukebox, classic pub furniture and flatscreen TVs. A long-time favourite Vancouver watering hole, the Lamplighter is the city’s busiest pub for good reason: friendly service, honest local pub fare, a large selection of craft beer and cocktails, comprehensive sports programming, and talented DJs and live bands give the legendary Lamplighter its famed atmosphere. www.donnellygroup.ca

The New Oxford

A nod to both the University of Oxford and British sporting culture, the New Oxford sits proudly on the edge of Yaletown, an ideal addition to Vancouver’s notoriously trendy neighbourhood. The room runs the width of the entire city block, and reveals rustic gray millwork, classic pub-style furniture and black & white photos with a pop art treatment. A 50-foot-long cantilevered bar serves as the room’s centrepiece, and leads visitors into a ‘study’ area, complete with taxidermy, original-print hardcover books, vintage sporting gear and comfortable seating. Open seven days a week, the New Oxford serves original and classic cocktails, craft beer and local, organic pub fare, with a busy brunch weekends and holidays. www.donnellygroup.ca

The Portside Pub

The Portside pays a tribute to Vancouver’s history and it’s gastown neighbourhood. It’s decor is an homage to the sailors, fisherfolk and families who did and continue to made their living off of the sea. Maritime pubs are decidedly friendly, and the Portside’s goal is to be the friendliest bar in Vancouver. Great beer, friendly staff, comforting food, good music, fine people. Proper thing. It’s also a great venue for events. www.theportsidepub.com

The Portside Pub

The Portside Pub is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, following the loud and boisterous yet hospitable spirit that has defined the neighbourhood for over a century. It hopes to provide maritime pub culture – the Portside’s management is proud of the neighbourhood, but also their roots in the East Coast of Canada, where they grew up surrounded by establishments laden with wood, rope and more wood. They serve over 24 craft brews on tap representing local, North American and international breweries. www.theportsidepub.com

The Three Brits Public House

This beachfront hangout served as The Calling prior to being renovated and renamed The Three Brits in Summer 2013. The name pays homage to the three men known as “The Three English Greenhorns” or “The Three Brits” who settled the West End in the late 1800’s. The Three Brits serves as the West End’s first craft beer house, featuring 10 taps of BC and American craft beer. The room is small, stylish and is perched overlooking English Bay. A West End staple, there’s no better people watching anywhere in the City. www.donnellygroup.ca

RetailersTOP

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Bentall Centre IV

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Robert Lee YMCA

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Kitsilano

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Bed

Locally made bedding since 1999.

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Berrymobile Fruit Distribution

We market and sell BC grown fruit to BC retailers including grocery stores, restaurants, and markets. Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Apples and more are marketed as Local or BC Grown and distributed throughout the province. We also partner with the Vancouver Parks Board to develop Fruit Hubs in key locations like 2nd Beach and Kits Beach with the goal of increasing consumption of BC grown food in their concession area’s and supporting the Local food movement. Check our website for a list of our fruit stands at www.berrymobile.com

Cartems Donuterie

Conjured up in a dream, Cartems is all about smiles, conversation and donuts. With a focus on the local economy, seasonal ingredients, and organic products wherever possible, we want to make the best donuts we can every day. Check out our website for more details.

Crafthouse

Crafthouse is proud to feature exquisite hand-crafted contemporary items from over 100 of our member artisans. Choose from a wide selection of items across the mediums of ceramic, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, mixed media and wood. By treating yourself (or someone else!) to a piece of contemporary hand-crafted art, you are adding something unique and wonderful to your life and supporting our talented local artists. Since 1986, proceeds from Crafthouse have supported B.C’s craftspeople and the programs and activities of the Craft Council of BC. Your purchases help to ensure the continued growth of a vibrant and diverse craft sector in B.C. www.craftcouncilbc.ca

Dayton Boot Brands Ltd.

Handcrafted leather boots and shoes, a Vancouver original since 1946. Thanks to their comfort, durability and classic styling – Dayton’s have enjoyed a cult like following that’s grown by word of mouth from industry and casual users alike. Due to their ability to be successfully resoled and reconditioned, it is not uncommon to see boots still in use after 25 to 40 years. Dayton’s popularity has continued to grow through the years and is favoured by many popular movie and music personalities. Today, Dayton’s are still made with the same attention to detail that’s gone into every pair since 1946. Our boots are still crafted by hand, to the same exacting standards and offer a lifetime warranty.

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Earnest Ice Cream Parlour

Earnest Ice Cream crafts decadent, artisan ice cream and ice cream bars using all natural ingredients. Our emphasis is on local, seasonal, and creative flavors brought to you with as small a carbon footprint as possible. Pints are packaged in reusable glass jars and sold from our tricycle. Visit the new ice cream parlour on Fraser Street, or check “Where To Buy” on our website for our retail partners: www.earnesticecream.com

Envision Optical

Envision Optical carries Vancouver’s most unique and extensive collection of designer eyeglass frames from around the world, including western Canada’s largest selection of retro styled black frames. You won’t find them anywhere else in the city!  www.envisionoptical.ca

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Fashion Capsule

Fashion Capsule is the authority on independent BC fashion. We help local and eco designers develop their sales and communications outreach; provide retailers with stylish and earth friendly options; and let shoppers discover, shop and support local design. In business for over 10 years, we are Dress Local advocates and eco fashion aficionados. www.fashioncapsule.ca

Foster Naturals

Are you on the search for effective, non-toxic, organic and natural products for your family and home? We get it. At Foster Naturals we “foster” a better way of living through the use of natural, sustainable, organic ingredients, and products that have been sourced through fair trade, biodynamic, permaculture and organic farming practices. www.fosternaturals.com

Giving Gifts

Giving Gifts specializes in fair trade and eco friendly gift items. Gifts that Give! Giving Gifts & Company is a co-operative store made up of 20+ local artists and ethical small businesses.

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Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery is an authentic soda fountain complete with an antique soda fountain and fixtures. We source the best ingredients to make the delicious soda fountain treats your grandparents enjoyed as kids.  We are open year-round & can host private events and parties too! www.glenburnsoda.com

Greentools

Greentools is a Vancouver, British Columbia based company that sells cool innovative products designed to improve sustainability for homes, businesses and institutions. It is our goal to represent products that help our customers minimize their environmental impact and at the same time, reduce their operating costs. We came across our first product – hungry bin – in Auckland, New Zealand and witnessed firsthand how amazingly efficient it is compared to other compost systems currently on the market.

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Hazel & Jools

We specialize in locally designed and produced Maternity Collections and Women’s Clothing for every body. www.hazelhipmoms.com

Home Harvest Farms (online retailer)

GROW GOOD FOOD: Home Harvest Farms makes it simple to grow food anywhere. We’re a social enterprise that designs, builds and sells garden containers and greenhouses of all sizes – tabletop to rooftop. Home Harvest Farms is responding to our pressing food security concerns: we promote Horticultural Literacy and supply systems that are robust, affordable and easy to deploy. Our systems are well suited for use indoors and out. www.homeharvestfarms.com

Homestead Junction

We offer supplies and education to help people learn urban self sufficiency skills. That means beekeeping, canning, cheese making, baking, gardening, and more!

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La Beautique

La Beautique (part of the Beaumont Studios Artist Society) is focused on providing a platform for our tenants and other local artists to showcase and sell their art. Within La Beautique you’ll discover a wonderful array of locally hand crafted jewellery, clothing, artwork and more beautiful one of a kind gift ideas that you wont find anywhere else. Visit us Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 6:30pm and share in what local Vancouver artists have to offer. www.thebeaumont.org

LaLa's in the Cove

LaLa’s is a fun, funky and fashion forward online and on land gift store. They are located in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Commercial Dr, Vancouver and online.

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LaLa's on the Drive

LaLa’s is a fun, funky and fashion forward online and on land gift store. They are located in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, Commercial Dr, Vancouver and online.

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Libre Tea

Libre tea glasses are a stylish and convenient solution for tea & herb infusions on the go. Libre tea glasses are brought to you by Energetic Marketing – we are committed to sustainable people and planet practices, excellent customer service and engaging tea moments ‘for all to enjoy and relax with’. www.libretea.com

Long Table Distillery

As Vancouver’s first micro-distillery, we’re passionate about handcrafting small-batch, premium spirits through sustainable and socially responsible practices. By bringing together organic and natural ingredients, proprietary West Coast inspired recipes, and plenty of distilling experience, we handcraft a delicious selection of unique gins, vodkas, and specialty spirits. Our 300 liter copper pot still may be small, but it’s the heart of our operation and consistently micro-distills a unique collection of premium spirits that reveal bold character and refined taste. The organic and natural ingredients we use are carefully chosen for their freshness, often handpicked by our network of expert wild foragers in our local mountains or, from fairly traded sources from around the world. Even the water we use is sourced from British Columbia’s pristine Coast Mountain Range. www.longtabledistillery.com

Lunapads

Lunapads is an award-winning manufacturer and online retailer of healthy and eco-friendly products that support girls and women’s wellness. We make natural feminine hygiene products that  create healthier and more sustainable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons. Lunapads is also home to Pads4Girls, a program that provides cloth pads for girls and jobs for women in developing nations.

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Mills Office Productivity

Part of the Basics national network of independent 100% Canadian owned and operated dealers. All dealerships are locally owned, yet have national buying power, giving customers an unlimited selection of products, with staff that have expert knowledge. We carry a wide selection of Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP). Mills provides an excellent discount (an average of 56% off) to LOCO members on the greenest office products most often needed by LOCO members; other products are discounted at 20%. See Mills member profile for discount details.

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Naked Snacks

Naked Snacks is an online food company delivering healthy and delicious snacks throughout Canada. Our snacks are designed for the wholesome goodness they provide, without compromising on amazing taste. Increased energy levels and improved focus are just a few of the benefits we pack in each box. Think of your delivery as a care package from home, designed to delight, and sent on the wings of the best mojo we can muster. Explore wholesome indulgence! Start enjoying worry-free snacking straight to your door.

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Nature's Fare Markets

Established over twenty years ago in Kelowna, British Columbia, Nature’s Fare Markets has grown to become the Okanagan’s natural food and supplement retailer of choice. A family owned and operated business, Nature’s Fare Markets has six locations across the province as well as a head office, a central warehouse and a commissary kitchen. Nature’s Fare Markets is a certified BCorp. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Kamloops

Established in 1998, Nature’s Fare Kamloops offers customers large vitamin and grocery departments, a 100% organic produce department, and ethically raised meat and dairy products. Kamloops also features the Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Kelowna

Established in 1994, Nature’s Fare Kelowna is our largest Nature’s Fare location and offers the greatest selection of vitamin and grocery products, as well as 100% organic produce, including many locally grown items, and ethically raised meat and dairy products Our Kelowna location also features the  Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Langley

Established in 2010, our Langley location is Nature’s Fare’s first store in the Lower Mainland. Store manager Kathleen Johnson and her team are proud to offer an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Langley also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton

Established in 1998, Nature’s Fare Penticton offers customers an extensive selection of vitamins and grocery products, as well as a 100% certified organic produce department and ethically raised meat and dairy products. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Vernon

Established in 1996, Nature’s Fare Vernon offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets West Kelowna

Established in 2008, Nature’s Fare West Kelowna offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Odd Society Spirits

Odd Society is a small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Vancouver that is dedicated to combining old world distilling traditions with new world ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits that entice and intrigue. Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district, Odd Society has created a family of spirits including whiskey, vodka and gin. www.oddsocietyspirits.com

Olla Urban Flower Project

The Olla Urban Flower Project is a unique flower shop inspired to create socially-conscious arrangements and living containers. We are building a social enterprise that is accountable to the community in which it is located, the downtown eastside (DTES), and to the environment. www.ollaflowers.ca

Opus Art Supplies (Downtown Vancouver)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (Granville Island)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (Kelowna)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (Langley)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (North Vancouver)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (Phone & Online Shopping)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Opus Art Supplies (Victoria)

Opus Art Supplies began as a small picture frame manufacturer over 35 years ago. They now stock ready-made frames, chop frames and mats, student and professional art supplies, a full range of unique arts and craft materials, plus a Digital Printing Service to take digital artwork and photographs from the screen to print. They operate an online store and mail order service and have 6 stores across B.C. Their company philosophy is ‘small is beautiful’; working hard to develop a community and culture of sharing ideas, developing solutions, and fostering passion and innovation. They practice sustainable and earth-friendly options in buying practices and business dealings, donate to their community and help customers share their stories. www.opusartsupplies.com

Plum in Langley

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Plum in North Vancouver

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Plum in Richmond

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Plum in White Rock

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Plum Office

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Plum on Granville

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver.  www.plum.ca

Plum Pieces in Kitsilano

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

portia-ella

portia-ella is an innovative online platform that welcomes customers to easily purchase makeup, skincare and beauty products. All portia-ella’s products are Canadian sourced from boutique and artisan producers. This commitment to the local economy and responsibly produced cosmetics reflect founder Julie Michaud’s pledge to teach a deeper understanding of inner beauty with equal capacity. www.portia-ella.ca

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Portobello West

For over nine years, Portobello West has sought out and presented some of the best in emerging and established local BC artisans and designers. Some memorable names include Granola Girl and Blushing Designs. Featuring up to 90 local designers at a time, each of our seasonal Markets brings a curated selection of handmade accessories, fashion, jewellery, art, and more. Best of all, every item is locally designed and ethically made!

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River Market

River Market is located in the heart of New Westminster, offering over 70,000 square feet to shop, eat and play. In 2008, the Westminster Quay Public Market was renamed River Market at Westminster Quay to celebrate the history of Fraser River, the growing communities of Fraser Valley, and the market’s revitalization. See the website and find all the shops, restaurants and businesses at River Market.

Second Nature Home Boutique

Second Nature Home Boutique assists you to make the easy jump to being an eco-star in your own home and neighbourhood. It offers one-stop, eco-shopping with an organic soap dispensary, and a wide variety of sustainable products for the whole family.The shop carries a unique mix of locally-sourced home essentials and curated giftables—that even a vegan can love! It offers bicycle delivery to local Trout Lake /Cedar Cottage/Commercial neighbourhoods. Second Nature Home’s triple bottom line builds locals jobs and strengthens the community through its Clean for a Cause TM school fundraising and skills development programs for youth and immigrant women, positively impacting the local environment through its refilling system and eco awareness-raising partnerships.

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Sidebuy

Sidebuy is a platform that connects influential bloggers to local retailers and brands seeking exposure through promotional campaigns. A Sidebuy campaign is a cost-effective way to reach shoppers. Local Retailers & Brands can instantly collaborate with influential bloggers that align with your brand and leverage their social influence to increase sales, and then measure the impact of your promotion with our analytics dashboard.

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Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) creates a direct connection between local fishermen and consumers with the joint goal of protecting ocean resources and improving our local food system. CSF members buy in at the beginning of the season and receive a share of premium, wild, local, and sustainably caught seafood. Members have boat-to-fork transparency, knowing how, when, where and who caught their fish. The CSF has now grown to support 15 fishermen and to offer halibut, tuna, spot prawns, and crab, as well as a large variety of salmon fillets and smoked/canned items.

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Sola Skincare

Sola Skincare was created to provide honest, safe and pure skincare. They use high-quality plant-based oils and essential oils, along with food-grade ingredients, to make products that are both highly effective and honestly natural. They infuse oils with Chinese herbs, which have been used for centuries, to repair damage caused by the sun and pollution, maintain moisture and enhance the skin. All of their products have been tested on willing two-legged humans, none on animals – they don’t believe in doing that.

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The Beaumont Studios

The Beaumont Studios Artist Society (BSAS) is designed to inspire and engage artists, designers, and creative small business owners with space, events and opportunities to work together, play together, share, learn, create and produce art and artistic projects and engage with the community around it. It is a place for the public to engage with art, learn from our artist community and appreciate creativity for what it brings to our lives.  www.thebeaumont.org

The Soap Dispensary

The Soap Dispensary was born from a desire to reduce our plastic footprint by providing household and personal care products without adding plastic containers to our landfills and waterways. Customers bring in their own clean containers or pay a small deposit fee to use one of ours and reuse them over and over. Our products are carefully selected to cause the least amount of impact on human and environmental health. They do not have fillers, dyes or synthetic perfumes, and we carry a variety of dye-free and scent-free options for those who have sensitivities or allergies. Lastly, our products are biodegradable, animal cruelty-free (some are even Vegan certified) and are proudly made by many producers in Metro Vancouver and across Canada.

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The Window Community Art Shop

The Window Community Art Shop is a place where local artists and designers can highlight their wares without huge commission fees. This is a really cool retail/studio space where people can buy, sell and create arts and crafts. www.thewindowartshop.com

Tradeworks

As a social enterprise, Tradeworks provides employment training in carpentry for women and youth with multiple barriers to employment. As a retailer, Tradeworks sells high quality engraved wood products perfect for personal and corporate gifting. We also custom design and build a wide range of products for garden and backyard. All items are made by staff, graduates and students of the programs that help women and youth with barriers to employment learn a trade and find meaningful work. Tradewoks uses sustainable wood such as reclaimed wood, BC Pine Beetle and FSC certified wood. http://tradeworks.myshopify.com/

Urban Digs

Urban Digs Farm is a small farm in South Burnaby, providing market vegetables, meat and eggs to local families and some top Metro Vancouver restaurants. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and animal welfare and are striving to build a healthy agro-ecosystem where people, animals and vegetables can work together to nourish bodies and the community! www.urbandigsfarm.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun, discovery, and connecting. When you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you help keep BC farmers farming.

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Vital Body Weight Loss Centre

We do weight loss right. We are BC’s largest Authorized Ideal Protein Centre. We have certified Ideal Protein coaches, outstanding client care and have grown 100% from word of mouth.

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Well Seasoned

Well Seasoned is a real foodie’s paradise. Like our customers, we are passionate about good food! We carry the finest in gourmet foods with a specialty in hard to find ingredients, spices, sauces, condiments and cookware. We also have an in store kitchen for weekly classes (with interactive cooktop spaces for students in hands-on classes). Looking to shop online? Well Seasoned can help you design a gift basket for just about any occasion. Check our our online store to see what we have available. www.wellseasoned.ca

Westbeach Window Coverings

Westbeach is your local window coverings company, providing blinds, shades and draperies. We use local suppliers and manufacturers. We are a full service company and are able to provide you with all of your window covering needs! Westbeach online.

Wild At Heart Raw Pet Food Delivery

Wild at Heart is dedicated to promoting the well-being of dogs and cats through biologically appropriate nutrition. Through our educational materials and outreach efforts, we raise the awareness of the immense benefits of raw pet food diets. We have sought out the top suppliers and manufacturers of healthy, organic and raw pet food in order to offer the widest range of quality products. Our online ordering and delivery service makes raw pet food accessible to every pet owner in the Lower Mainland.  www.wildatheartpets.com

Wildcrafted Wool

Natural | handmade | local | regenerative fibre arts. We lovingly produce plant dyed yarns to yearn for from heritage BC sheep’s wool + organic cotton + hemp, women’s and men’s accessory knits, eco-printed scarves, and funktional felts for everyday use. Handmade in Vancouver!  Local never felt so good. Stocked at Second Nature Home Boutique and MakerStore in East Van. Custom orders welcome! www.permacultureartisan.com

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Woodlot

With its origins steeped in family tradition, Team Woodlot keeps future generations in mind. That’s why each Team Woodlot candle is handmade with care using clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax. And why all our soaps are made in small batches with specially-selected local ingredients from our favourite places in Vancouver. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them for you. www.shopwoodlot.com

Food/GroceryTOP

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Bentall Centre IV

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Cafe Vancouver - Robert Lee YMCA

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Be Fresh Kitsilano

At Be Fresh Local Market we make good food. Eating delicious, healthy food on-the-go is easy with Be Fresh Local Market cafes. Pick up a healthy and convenient meal, and continue on your way to your best life. www.befreshlocal.com

Berrymobile Fruit Distribution

We market and sell BC grown fruit to BC retailers including grocery stores, restaurants, and markets. Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Apples and more are marketed as Local or BC Grown and distributed throughout the province. We also partner with the Vancouver Parks Board to develop Fruit Hubs in key locations like 2nd Beach and Kits Beach with the goal of increasing consumption of BC grown food in their concession area’s and supporting the Local food movement. Check our website for a list of our fruit stands at www.berrymobile.com

Cookies Of Course

Cookies of Course has been owned and operated by the Boysen family since 1987. Head Cookie Alan Boysen relocated Cookies of Course to our new location on Industrial Avenue in Vancouver in April 2013, moving from a “bricks and mortar” retail operation to a “deliver cookies to you” one. Alan is still looking for that perfect location, but meanwhile will continue to provide our great cookies to our great customers! Bonchaz also carries a selection of Cookies of Course cookies at their Hastings Street location just across the street from Harbour Centre Mall. www.cookiesofcourse.ca

East Van Roasters

East Van Roasters is the newest social enterprise to come out of the PHS Community Services Society. Designed to provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.  Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am til 5pm.  East Van Roasters will also supply freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture and customized chocolate wholesale to industry professionals and businesses.  www.eastvanroasters.com

Eatmore Sprouts & Greens

Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. is a Certified Organic Farm producing a variety of sprouts and greens on 3.75 acres near Courtenay. Our products are sold throughout Western Canada in restaurants, grocery stores and wholesalers. Our sprouts are produced in an indoor growing facility and greenhouse buildings.
www.eatmoresprouts.com

Food.ee

Food.ee is an easy way to order great meals for groups in offices. We favour local ingredients, biodegradable packaging and our drivers are always on time. The premise is simple; tell us how many people you need to feed, when, what type of food you’d like, and your price point. We take care of the rest.

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Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery

Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery is an authentic soda fountain complete with an antique soda fountain and fixtures. We source the best ingredients to make the delicious soda fountain treats your grandparents enjoyed as kids.  We are open year-round & can host private events and parties too! www.glenburnsoda.com

Good To Grow Natural Products Coaching

Good to Grow is a group of dynamic individuals who possess incredible skill levels in each area of food processing. We are experts in all areas of food manufacturing and are part of an influential network to help build a strong foundation for local food processors in the start-up and emerging phase of the business. Good to Grow is an extension of Andrea Gray-Grant’s (Gray Grant Consulting) work and experience facilitating on behalf of the food industry. www.goodtogrowproducts.com

Kiki's Kitchen

Our soups are 100% organic, vegan, locally produced in North Vancouver and made with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. www.kooking.ca

Laurica Farm

Laurica Farm is a 5 acre non-GMO, permaculture family farm in Aldergrove, BC.   We embrace ethical choices, environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture and community building. From foodies, to nutritionists, to locavores, to ethical shoppers, our customers have a shared vision about what their food choices should look (and taste) like. lauricafarm.com

Le Meadows Pantry

Le Meadows Pantry makes luscious jams, bold marmalades, and unruly chutneys and mostardas using old-world techniques. lemeadowspantry.com

Naked Snacks

Naked Snacks is an online food company delivering healthy and delicious snacks throughout Canada. Our snacks are designed for the wholesome goodness they provide, without compromising on amazing taste. Increased energy levels and improved focus are just a few of the benefits we pack in each box. Think of your delivery as a care package from home, designed to delight, and sent on the wings of the best mojo we can muster. Explore wholesome indulgence! Start enjoying worry-free snacking straight to your door.

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Nature's Fare Markets

Established over twenty years ago in Kelowna, British Columbia, Nature’s Fare Markets has grown to become the Okanagan’s natural food and supplement retailer of choice. A family owned and operated business, Nature’s Fare Markets has six locations across the province as well as a head office, a central warehouse and a commissary kitchen. Nature’s Fare Markets is a certified BCorp. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Kamloops

Established in 1998, Nature’s Fare Kamloops offers customers large vitamin and grocery departments, a 100% organic produce department, and ethically raised meat and dairy products. Kamloops also features the Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Kelowna

Established in 1994, Nature’s Fare Kelowna is our largest Nature’s Fare location and offers the greatest selection of vitamin and grocery products, as well as 100% organic produce, including many locally grown items, and ethically raised meat and dairy products Our Kelowna location also features the  Apple Bistro which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Langley

Established in 2010, our Langley location is Nature’s Fare’s first store in the Lower Mainland. Store manager Kathleen Johnson and her team are proud to offer an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Langley also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton

Established in 1998, Nature’s Fare Penticton offers customers an extensive selection of vitamins and grocery products, as well as a 100% certified organic produce department and ethically raised meat and dairy products. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets Vernon

Established in 1996, Nature’s Fare Vernon offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

Nature’s Fare Markets West Kelowna

Established in 2008, Nature’s Fare West Kelowna offers an extensive vitamin department, a large selection of natural and organic groceries, ethically raised meat and dairy products, and a 100% organic produce department. Nature’s Fare Vernon also features the Apple Bistro, which showcases homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes, and freshly made juices and smoothies. www.naturesfare.com

River Market

River Market is located in the heart of New Westminster, offering over 70,000 square feet to shop, eat and play. In 2008, the Westminster Quay Public Market was renamed River Market at Westminster Quay to celebrate the history of Fraser River, the growing communities of Fraser Valley, and the market’s revitalization. See the website and find all the shops, restaurants and businesses at River Market.

Roasters Hot Sauce

Roasters Hot Sauce is a family run, gourmet hot sauce company located in Vancouver, BC.  Our sauces are handcrafted in small batches. They are all natural and perfect for the spicy food lover who doesn’t want to compromise on flavour.  www.roastershotsauce.com

Skipper Otto's Community Supported Fishery

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery (CSF) creates a direct connection between local fishermen and consumers with the joint goal of protecting ocean resources and improving our local food system. CSF members buy in at the beginning of the season and receive a share of premium, wild, local, and sustainably caught seafood. Members have boat-to-fork transparency, knowing how, when, where and who caught their fish. The CSF has now grown to support 15 fishermen and to offer halibut, tuna, spot prawns, and crab, as well as a large variety of salmon fillets and smoked/canned items.

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Smart Crave Foods Inc.

Smart Crave Foods, founded by a scientist with PhD in Food Science and personal training certification (CFES), is as much about food as it is about the science behind it. We recognize the fact that when it comes to healthy snacks, your choices are limited. So we thrive to provide you with a healthy alternative. A nutritious choice that is gluten free and low calorie without compromising the taste. Our products are carefully designed to provide you with required macro and micronutrients, whether as a snack throughout the day or before and after workout. When it comes to food, we recognize that it is not just about nutrients, but it is also about the taste. That is why our products could be even your late night desert to quench your sweet cravings. Our goal is to provide you with a tasty and healthy alternative. This pleasure is ours, The Smart Choice is yours! www.smartcrave.ca

Smoothie Veggies

Locally grown, organic veggies packaged perfectly for smoothies. All your veggies for the week in one hassle-free box. Produce is organically grown in partnership with UBC Farms and delivered in compostable packaging. You just rip and go. smoothieveggies.com

Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD)

SPUD was founded in 1997 based on the idea that there was a better, more sustainable way to buy groceries – directly connected to local farmers and food producers, ordering food online with a just-in-time home delivery system. When you purchase local food, you are involved in an important movement that contributes to your local economy, improves food security, reduces your environmental impact and provides more nutrient rich foods. Over 50% of our products are locally sourced, which creates jobs and reduces transportation emissions. We buy from as many local farms and suppliers as possible. 100% of our produce is either certified organic or local and sustainably produced. We sell a variety of eco-friendly products like recycled toilet paper and phosphate-free detergents. We also offer deliveries of fresh fruit and snacks to local businesses every morning of the week. Check our website for more on home delivery or our Office Box Program.

The Sharing Farm Society

The Sharing Farm grows food to feed Richmond families in need. The Farm is run by community members for community members, and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local produce to our less fortunate neighbours. www.sharingfarm.ca

Thirsty Whale Elixers

Looking for a great way to bring a lot of fruit flavour to your sodas or cocktails, but not a lot of sugar and no preservatives? Well look no further. Shrub is the elixir for you! Our shrubs are hand-crafted in small batches in the heart of Vancouver’s east-side using local BC fruits, Canadian organic apple cider vinegar, cane sugar and an assortment of herbs and spices. www.thirstywhale.ca

Urban Digs

Urban Digs Farm is a small farm in South Burnaby, providing market vegetables, meat and eggs to local families and some top Metro Vancouver restaurants. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and animal welfare and are striving to build a healthy agro-ecosystem where people, animals and vegetables can work together to nourish bodies and the community! www.urbandigsfarm.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Vancouver Farmers Markets (otherwise known as Your Local Farmers Market Society) is about people who love fresh food at festive gatherings. With the initial goal in 1995 to create the fun and value of weekly Farmers Markets in urban settings, the Society and the Markets have become Vancouver plazas of fun, discovery, and connecting. When you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you help keep BC farmers farming.

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Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative

Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative grows Vancouver’s highest quality microgreens and delivers them to restaurants, grocers, and farmers markets by bicycle – since 2009! www.foodpedalers.ca

Well Seasoned

Well Seasoned is a real foodie’s paradise. Like our customers, we are passionate about good food! We carry the finest in gourmet foods with a specialty in hard to find ingredients, spices, sauces, condiments and cookware. We also have an in store kitchen for weekly classes (with interactive cooktop spaces for students in hands-on classes). Looking to shop online? Well Seasoned can help you design a gift basket for just about any occasion. Check our our online store to see what we have available. www.wellseasoned.ca

Professional/ServicesTOP

110 Arts Cooperative

The 110 Arts Cooperative was formed in September 2014 by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Society, the Touchstone Theatre Society, Music on Main Society and The Documentary Media Society (producers of the annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival.) The Cooperative was formed to manage and govern the cultural amenity facility at #110-750 Hamilton Street. Our vision for this new cultural space imagines a hub for shared resource, social-profit partnership, creative endeavor, cultural animation and public outreach. www.110arts.ca

5T Sports Group

We work with sports teams and leagues on incorporating sustainable practices into their operations. We are currently advocating locally for enhanced public purchasing and contracting, esp in regard to hosted sporting events. www.5tsports.com

Accelerating Social Impact, CCC, Ltd.

Accelerating Social Impact CCC Ltd. is one of Canada’s first hybrid businesses, a Community Contribution Corporation. Our mission is to enhance the ecosystem for social impact businesses and investors. In 2014 we will focus on accelerating social purchasing activity, enhancing business services to blended value business models, enacting tax credits and incentives for social impact investors, expanding public policy support for social impact businesses, and creating collaboration. ASICCC.ca

Akeroyd Leung Amlani Professional Accountants

Akeroyd Leung Amlani provides high quality professional service for your business. They provide accounting services, Canadian tax planning & compliance for small businesses & corporations, and advisory services from everything from incorporation to financial planning, to help clients make informed decisions. www.alacpa.ca

Axis Insurance Managers Inc.

Axis Insurance Commercial and personal insurance. Axis creates tailor-made policies to fit. LOCO members are eligible for a complimentary, no obligation review of your current insurance policy. The LOCO team will then identify if your current coverage is adequate, and make any recommendations if necessary. Axis is pleased to offer a 10% discount off LOCO member’s current Insurance premium, provided the quote is being offered by an A rated or better Insurance Company, please contact one of the team for more information. Call Axis insurance at 604.731.5328 or email: info@axisinsurance.ca.
For Commercial enquiries: Brian Andrews – 604 282 7891, bandrews@axisinsurance.ca
For Personal Lines enquiries: Hanaa Khan – 604 282 7826, hkhan@axisinsurance.ca

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Backyard Creative

Backyard Creative is a small graphic design shop operating on the inherent belief that high-quality design can affect positive change in our communities. Offers other LOCO members 10% discount off services.

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Becks Realty

Becks has a fierce dedication to his client’s best interests. He provides skilled and discerning real estate advice – honed from years of experience, and keen knowledge of the industry. A true commitment to excellent personal service, derived from a passion for people and a life’s career in servic and sales. www.becksrealty.ca

Bee Communications

Bee Communications works closely with small businesses and non-profit organizations to create valuable connections through quality content, and to ensure that the content is read and shared with target audiences – ultimately creating buzz for their businesses in an authentic and engaging way.

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Benchmark Law Corporation

Benchmark Law Corporation is dedicated to helping small businesses. We understand the unique needs of small business owners and our services are tailored specifically for you. Most of our services are billed as a flat fee, meaning you know up front what your costs will be so there are no surprises when the bill arrives. www.benchmarklaw.ca

Bespoken Word Communications

Big Little

Big Little creates beautiful websites and engaging communication solutions. They believe that every organization committed to positive change should have the opportunity to share the value and purpose of their cause. www.biglittle.ca

Boardroom Eco Apparel

Boardroom Eco® Apparel (Boardroom) is an apparel design and manufacturing company specializing in custom manufacturing and technical, fashionable and low-impact clothing solutions. Since 2001, Boardroom has provided low-impact recycled polyester fabrics and closed-loop apparel recycling. Boardroom’s product is sold primarily by advertising specialty re-sale agents, who in turn sell the product to a company or corporation (the end-user) as promotional product. We are unique because we offer custom clothing at a 48-unit minimum, with a 30-day turnaround. In a market where most clothing is made in overseas factories at large volumes, Boardroom maintains a Canadian factory in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. www.boardroomecoapparel.com

BokoEco Partners

BokoEco Partners is a nexus between corporate entities and non-for-profit organizations in creating Sustainable Communities while engaging in the process of Organic Zero Waste Management. We are helping restaurants, hotels, caters and public venues to lower their carbon footprint by taking organic waste out of the landfills. The benefits are a frontline approach to eliminating odours and the attraction of flies and rodents from the disposal of organic waste. Another aspect to our company is as a consultancy in remediation using Probiotics technology to stop odours and in the breakdown of carbons and hydrocarbons in Brownfield sites.

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Boldt Communications

A Vancouver-based marketing communications firm that specializes in helping you tell your story – in a way that reflects your values, supports your vision and helps drive your success. They provide communications in the areas of business development & marketing, public sector & not-for-profit, and strategic advocacy. They have extensive expertise in working with values-based businesses and responsible real estate development, with a focus on ensuring a critical balance between corporate and social responsibility. www.boldtcommunications.com

Bridge for Health

Bridge for Health was founded in 2013 as a volunteer-based local network to promote health and well-being. The network evolved into a social innovation lab and has grown to reach people across Canada and abroad, with a wide range of expertise from various sectors and disciplines. We have partners at the local, provincial, national and global level, and have established a core team and global expert advisory group.  Today Bridge for Health operates as a social enterprise to support businesses to incorporate health outcomes as a core of corporate social & environmentally responsible business practices. www.bridgeforhealth.org

Bullfrog Power (affiliate member)

Canada’s 100% green energy provider, offers homes and businesses clean, renewable energy solutions. By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy, you can reduce your environmental impact, support the development of new renewable generation in Canada and help to create a cleaner world for today and tomorrow. www.bullfrogpower.com

C-Shore Communications

C-Shore Communications Inc. offers expert public relations and writing services to create effective communications programs for private and public sector clients. We are experts at helping you tell your story to your intended audience. One of our key specialties is helping clients communicate in plain language. We understand “old” and “new” media, and know how to use social media for our clients’ benefit. Our clients range from multi-national corporations to small businesses, from government agencies to large companies. C-Shore Communications Inc. is a full-service public relations agency, but working as a virtual organization, we offer competitive rates reflecting our lack of overhead.

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Canuck Roofing

At Canuck Roofing Ltd. we have been proudly serving the Vancouver Lower Mainland area with over 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial roofing. Our team of experts have you covered from small, residential roof repairs to complete commercial roofing projects. Our competitive pricing, combined with quality workmanship, have kept Canuck Roofing top of mind in the Vancouver roofing market. www.canuckroofing.ca

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Catalyst Community Development Society

Catalyst Community Developments Society is a non profit developer with a mission to leverage real estate assets for social change. We create vibrant, affordable, and inspiring spaces for living and working. Bringing real estate expertise and equity to community organizations, we unlock the value in their real estate for significant community good.

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Cause and Affect

Cause and Affect is a brand and design consultancy that helps “good” companies make impact and grow their market through their brand. They work from the principle that in order to effect change, you must affect people.

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City of Abbotsford Economic Development

The City of Abbotsford Economic Development, (CAED), serves Abbotsford businesses, and attracts new ones. By using tomorrow’s thinking today, we help businesses grow and take advantage of Abbotsford’s unique assets. Our goal is to become a global business destination. www.caed.abbotsford.ca

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Clean Start

We offer a one-stop shop for housing and property cleanup needs, providing not only junk removal, but also extreme cleaning and pest control preparation. We specialize in hoarding cleanups and extreme cleaning of contaminated and infested areas. We are a social enterprise fully owned by Simpson Community Development Society. Our mission is to provide top quality professional junk removal services while also offering employment opportunities to people who have barriers to employment, such as poverty and disability. www.cleanstartbc.ca

Connect Family Law

We are a Vancouver-based boutique family law firm supporting our clients in all areas of family law, including separation and divorce; property and debt division; child and spousal support (including child and spousal support reviews); guardianship, parenting time and mobility; and cohabitation, marriage and separation agreements. We have extensive expertise advising clients with complex and substantial assets, including business and corporate interests, family trusts and foreign held assets.  connectfamilylaw.ca

Conscious PR

Conscious PR launches Publicity and Social Media Campaigns that shake up the norm and communicate thought-provoking stories to the public through the right media channels. LOCO members receive special pricing.

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Crowflight Consulting Services

We provide organizational development, employee development and HR consulting services under contract to small and medium public and private organizations. We also provide Executive Coaching services to assist senior leaders in their personal and professional development. Our new start-up, the Just in Time Human Resources Services for Non-Profits will allow non-profits to directly contact an HR specialist who will assist them in the resolution of their issue. This is done through an annual subscription that gives access through a 1-800 number and email tour services.

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D&H Group LLP, Chartered Accountants

D&H Group LLP, Chartered Accountants was founded in Vancouver. Our team of 80 people has a 60 year history of helping people achieve their goals. We offer a full range of professional accounting services including accounting, audit and assurance, personal and corporate tax advisory, business valuation and family business advisory. www.dhgroup.ca

Dehoney Financial Group

Dehoney Financial Group works to meet the health care and financial needs of small businesses and their employees. www.dehoney.com
Contact Erin Gunn for information on LOCO Member health benefit plan or LOCO Sole Proprietor option egunn@dehoney.com 604-684-2300 Ext. 4034.

Dr. Jennifer Doan ND HOM RAc

I’ve been in practice as a homeopath and naturopathic doctor for more than 18 years, treating men, women and children for both acute and chronic conditions.  Based in central Vancouver, I offer pain management and stress therapy, blending state-of-the-art testing with mind-body medicine and cutting-edge alternative medicine.

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success Vancouver is a registered Canadian Charity that helps empower women into the workforce by providing a professional attire, career development tools and a network of support, we acknowledge that every woman, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to grow, develop and succeed in work and in life. www.dressforsuccess.org

Eclipse Awards

Eclipse brings fresh ideas, reliable service, high quality standards and sustainability to the recognition market. Get to know Eclipse Awards (member profile).

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EcoZero

EcoZero (an EarthWorks Recycling Company) is an environmental recovery service specialist involved in the collection of used cooking oil, offering waste oil recycling and renewable energy solutions. EcoZero collects and refines used cooking oils from restaurants, shopping centres, community centres, food manufacturing facilities and other food service organizations.

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Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) Builders

ESOP Builders Inc. specializes in designing and implementing Employee Share Ownership and Stock Option Plans (ESOPs) for small and medium sized private businesses. We are one of the only independent Canadian consulting firms that specializes in providing comprehensive ESOP services including strategy, design and implementation planning, employee communication and workshops, business valuation, tax planning, financing, exit planning and open book management. www.esopbuilders.com

Erika Rathje Design: Web & Print

I design and develop websites, especially for non-profits and progressive & small businesses. I also offer print design and other design-related services. I help other people advocate for the environment, health, local food, and community through their public communications. I help make their messages accessible, visual and effective. I also want to support local businesses that make social or environmental considerations part of their business model.

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Fairware

A fresh approach to promotional products. Make a statement and reflect your commitment to social and environmental responsibility by sourcing promotional products that are good for your business and better for the planet. 10% discount for LOCO members on orders $2500+. Get to know Fairware (member profile).

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Fashion Capsule

Fashion Capsule is the authority on independent BC fashion. We help local and eco designers develop their sales and communications outreach; provide retailers with stylish and earth friendly options; and let shoppers discover, shop and support local design. In business for over 10 years, we are Dress Local advocates and eco fashion aficionados. www.fashioncapsule.ca

FASTSIGNS® Vancouver

Let the marketing strategists, graphic experts and problem solvers at FASTSIGNS® of Vancouver, BC solve your visual communications challenges and tell your brand story; we’re so much more than just a sign company. www.fastsigns.com

First Canadian Barter Exchange

First Canadian Barter Exchange helps local businesses thrive by allowing them to trade the goods and services they have for those they need, using a currency called barter dollars. With over 600 local members to trade with, and affiliates across North America, we can help you grow your business – and keep more cash in your pocket. You can trade for just about anything, including accounting, web design, advertising, staff incentives, holiday accommodations, renovations and much more.  LOCO Members can join for FREE. Contact us to find out more. www.barterfirst.com

Fluid Creative

Fluid creative is a Vancouver-based creative agency focused on developing innovative and effective branding solutions has been building natural brands for over a decade. With category leaders including Seventh Generation, Almond Fresh, and Kettle Brand Chips, Fluid works with clients in a collaborative way to deliver growth to their business and bring their brands to life. www.fluidcreative.ca

Food.ee

Food.ee is an easy way to order great meals for groups in offices. We favour local ingredients, biodegradable packaging and our drivers are always on time. The premise is simple; tell us how many people you need to feed, when, what type of food you’d like, and your price point. We take care of the rest.

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Forge & Spark Media

Forge & Spark Media is a creative content agency that helps small businesses in Vancouver to tell their brand stories online. We help you to effectively and efficiently create and share content that truly connects with your customers online–in order to establish your brand and grow your business. When you work with Forge & Spark Media, you not only receive a clear plan outlining the right online content and platform for your brand, but you also get the ongoing professional support you need to execute that plan–and to see results.  www.forgeandspark.ca

Formever

Formever builds custom ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems for mid-sized companies ($1mm to $50mm annual revenue).  Businesses can get the system they need, quickly and simply, and more affordably.  Don’t suffer from bad software, because now you have a realistic option.  LOCO members receive a 10% discount.

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Future Strategies

A boutique consulting firm specializing in sustainability thought leadership. We pride ourselves on our unique and fun engagement tactics drawn from theories such as community based social marketing and copious facilitation methods not to mention over ten years of experience engaging a wide variety of audiences. www.futurestrategies.ca

Futurpreneur BC

Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character, not collateral, when providing youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses.

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Golden Thread Consulting

As a small business owner, you can’t do it all. Golden Thread Consulting provides tailored administrative support solutions to help you focus on your passion- running your small business.

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Good To Grow Natural Products Coaching

Good to Grow is a group of dynamic individuals who possess incredible skill levels in each area of food processing. We are experts in all areas of food manufacturing and are part of an influential network to help build a strong foundation for local food processors in the start-up and emerging phase of the business. Good to Grow is an extension of Andrea Gray-Grant’s (Gray Grant Consulting) work and experience facilitating on behalf of the food industry. www.goodtogrowproducts.com

Goodbye Clutter

Professional Organizing & Clutter Consulting for your home, office or life! For times of transition or when you just have too much stuff! We help you get organized when you are renovating, moving, selling your home, retiring, downsizing… we work with estates, homes, companies and home offices. Think spring cleaning, reduced stress, and systems! We can assess your space, assist you with your organizational and storage challenges, provide hands-on support with sifting through your life possessions to unearth the treasures and create a home you want to come home to. In other words: We make room for what matters! www.goodbyeclutter.ca

Greenchain Consulting

Business consultant making sustainable practices, in the food supply chain, financially sustainable. Helping food businesses become more profitable and greener. www.greenchainconsulting.ca

Hangar 18 Creative Group

Hangar 18 is an award-winning creative shop specializing in graphic design, advertising and interactive communications. Born and bred in Vancouver, our 8-person office is located on Boundary Road on the edge of Vancouver and Burnaby. Hangar 18’s areas of expertise include branding, graphic design, creative for advertising, direct mail and promotions, website/interactive design and programming and content management systems.

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Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area

Hastings Crossing BIA serves the needs of 500 businesses and property owners in central Vancouver, while working on the revitalization of this important part of Vancouver’s history. www.hxbia.com

HiVE Vancouver

The HiVE Vancouver is a dynamic shared workspace for organizations and individuals working in the sustainability and creativity sectors. Shared amenities include business equipment, telecommunications, receptionist, meeting spaces, event spaces, kitchen and lounge.

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Humanising Data

humanising DATA transforms data through dialogue to decisions. We enable socially conscious organizations to be healthy + happy + whole so that people, community and the planet can be healthy + happy + whole. We specialize in translating raw data into actionable insights by combining analysis, design and communication. www.humanisingdata.com

I.T. Ideas

For more than seventeen years, I.T. Ideas Inc. has provided a  broad range of information technology (IT) services primarily to government, educational, non-profit, and charity organizations throughout the Vancouver area. www.itideas.com

Integral Group - Kelowna

Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. We provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.

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Integral Group - Vancouver

Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. We provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.

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Integral Group - Victoria

Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. We provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.

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Junxion Strategy

Junxion Strategy is an international consultancy that works to catalyse progress on social and environmental sustainability. We build TrustBrands™, fuel social movements, create sustainability strategies and ignite the trusted brands and organizations that embody positive leadership.

Junxion Strategy is an international consultancy that works to catalyse progress on social and environmental sustainability. We build TrustBrands™, fuel social movements, create sustainability strategies and ignite the trusted brands and organisations that embody positive leadership. – See more at: http://www.junxionstrategy.com/#sthash.V4cSs5Kd.dpuf
Junxion Strategy is an international consultancy that works to catalyse progress on social and environmental sustainability. We build TrustBrands™, fuel social movements, create sustainability strategies and ignite the trusted brands and organisations that embody positive leadership. – See more at: http://www.junxionstrategy.com/#sthash.V4cSs5Kd.dpuf
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Katja Macura Consulting Inc.

As a Digital Strategist Katja focuses on ensuring projects create strategic value for my clients by developing innovative, audience centered solutions to meet their unique objectives. She thrives on bringing creative ideas, business thinking and technology together to create unique business and marketing solutions. www.linkedin.com/in/katjamacura

Kearney Funeral Services

Kearney Funeral Services is a Canadian and family-owned business serving Vancouver for over 100 years. Kearney prides itself on providing ethical funeral services. www.kearneyfs.com

Kent Employment Law

Kent Employment Law is a Vancouver-based employment law firm supporting employers and employees throughout BC on all employment-related legal matters, including workplace contracts and policies, wrongful dismissal, and human rights matters. We are a dynamic group of committed, proactive legal advocates motivated by a desire to “do good”, which shows in how we practice law, how we treat our clients, and how we engage with our community and the environment. In 2015, we proudly became the first B Corp certified law firm in Canada, after meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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Liddleworks Indie Media

We do social media, build websites, and offer wind-powered website hosting for small to mid-sized organizations. We love working with not-for-profits, green and social companies. www.liddleworks.com

Light Trail Consulting

Light Trail Consulting is a catalyst for business transformation; driving a shift toward a future of positive social and environmental change. We help purpose driven organizations develop sustainable revenue growth to benefit all stakeholders and are a certified BCorp.

Lisa Princic - Entrepreneur Coach

Entrepreneur coaching & life coach. 10% discount for LOCO members.

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Locopass

Locopass, Inc. is a Canadian proximity marketing solutions company based in Vancouver, Canada. Its core mandate is to democratize emerging technologies, by removing the inherent barriers to entry, and simplifying the processes of activation.

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Lucid Payments

Lucid Payments is an Authorized Direct Agent of Pivotal Payments. 100% Canadian owned and operated, whether you own a restaurant, a store, or a consulting business, we can help you process payments quickly and safely. Credit card processing, debit card processing, and gift card processing made secure and simple. Lucid Payments is the answer.

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Macinhome Consulting Inc.

Macinhome Consulting Inc. is a full-service Mac IT consulting company providing quality Apple-certified onsite support with unrivaled rapid response times and post-visit assistance. Every Macinhome mobile consultant holds at least Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) certification, and we are members of the Apple Consultants Network. While we focus on all things Apple, old and new, we do provide support for other operating systems (yes, we have Windows-certified consultants) and third-party hardware to provide you complete solutions and support. We proudly seek environmentally-friendly alternatives. For instance, we employ a web-based customer tracking and invoicing system that allows us to manage everything from mobile technician scheduling to accounts payable, without ever having to print a single page. And our official company vehicle, the MacMobile, is the 2008 Honda Fit, chosen for its industry-leading fuel economy.

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MattressRecycling.ca

MattressRecycling.ca is an industry leader, responsible for the passing of Metro Vancouver’s bylaw banning mattresses in local landfills — a world first! The first of its kind in BC, MattressRecycling.ca is also the largest in Western Canada. We accept mattresses, box springs and futons at our depot, and keep more than 95% of the raw components (steel, cotton, foam, wood) out of the waste stream. Even better, recycling your mattress with MattressRecycling.ca is cheaper than taking it to the landfill! www.MattressRecycling.ca

Michel Labrie Architect

A full service architectural firm offering focused expertise in sustainable design. The firm offers architectural design and research services related to green buildings and urban environments. MLA has been involved on a range of architectural projects from small scale residential homes to collarborative work on large institutional projects. www.mlarchitect.ca

Michele Mateus Photography

Michele Mateus is a Lifestyle and Portrait photographer who believes in using
her craft to connect with community. She has a passion for creating images that highlight the human spirit and celebrate the nuances of the day to day. Michele has photographed all things from chocolates to brides, pregnant bellies to the fresh tiny toes of a newborn; from headshots to various special events, and has developed a passion for weddings. When people ask her what her specialty is she likes to answer: “people and their creations, be it the food they make, the flowers they artfully put together or the family they are so proud of. I do what I do to share my skill in photography and connect with people while helping them preserve their memories and share their joys with the world.” michelemateusphotography.com

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Mills Office Productivity

Part of the Basics national network of independent 100% Canadian owned and operated dealers. All dealerships are locally owned, yet have national buying power, giving customers an unlimited selection of products, with staff that have expert knowledge. We carry a wide selection of Environmentally Preferred Products (EPP). Mills provides an excellent discount (an average of 56% off) to LOCO members on the greenest office products most often needed by LOCO members; other products are discounted at 20%. See Mills member profile for discount details.

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Modo Cooperative (a.k.a. The Car Co-op)

Modo is a true Vancouver original. We’re a member-owned, local co-operative business, founded in the West End as the only carshare of its kind in 1997. Modo now serves more than 15,000 members across the Lower Mainland and Victoria. With a growing fleet of 450 diverse vehicle makes and models, Modo provides all the benefits of car ownership, without any of the hassles. At $8/hour, including gas, insurance, maintenance, toll bridges, privileged parking and more – why own a car when you can share 400? Check out MODO offers to LOCO members (individual and business offers available).

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Momentum Consulting Group

Momentum provides consulting services that align organizations to high-performance outcomes while generating increased social benefits for customers, constituents, employees, partners and other community stakeholders. Our clients benefit from our leading-edge approach in reaching their full potential, providing increased returns to investors, funders and stakeholders. www.momentum-consulting.net

MP Maintenance

MP Maintenance is an exterior property cleaning social enterprise specializing in streetscape maintenance for your commercial and residential property. We can help you make your property sparkle! Services include pressure washing, graffiti removal, window and awning cleaning, site cleanup, landscaping and more. We offer a 10% discount to LOCO members. www.mpmaintenance.ca

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Naturehood

Naturehood offers nature-inspired, practical and tailored services to green your work. Lea Elliott, Principal at Naturehood, can help you and your team implement greener practices through customized consulting, workshops or talks. www.naturehood.ca

New Leaf Enterprises

New Leaf Enterprises are Vancouver’s conscious business architects who utilize values-based practices and balanced ‘outside the box’ solutions to achieve transformative results. Providing strategic, capacity development, operational and financial-related consulting services.

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Niiu Digital Inc.

Niiu is a digital consulting firm. We have deep roots in product and user experience design and thrive on working with clients to articulate and solve problems and bring big ideas to life. Our practice includes: user research, data analytics, design concepting, user interface design, customer experience mapping, interaction design, and usability testing. We can provide clarity and leadership to a variety of projects: portals, mobile apps and multi-channel experiences.

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Novex Delivery Solutions

Novex Delivery Solutions is a B.C. owned and operated company, which has been servicing the Lower Mainland’s same-day delivery needs for over 30 years. We are now one of the largest local same-day couriers in the Lower Mainland. We are comprised of an experienced team of drivers, customer service representatives and dispatchers with over 100 delivery vehicles making over 2000 deliveries per day.

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Nucleus Networks Inc.

Nucleus is a Managed IT Services provider that delivers all-inclusive support or customizable a la carte IT services. Nucleus manages all things IT related, which allows our clients to focus on their core business. We are a team of dedicated, local resources that has over a decade of experience delivering industry-leading IT services to a variety of clients across all industries. With offices located in Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto, Nucleus can provide IT Services to clients across Canada.

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Octane Retail (affiliate member)

Octane Retail is a complete mobile ad and eCommerce platform designed for small to medium sized merchants looking to establish a digital storefront.   It is a low cost of entry service that enables your business to take advantage of the rapidly growing trend of mobile shoppers in your community accustomed to using their smartphone and/or tablet as a shopping companion. www.octaneretail.com

Out-Smarts Marketing

Out-Smarts Marketing is a digital media marketing agency. Based in Vancouver, we work with really cool companies and successful entrepreneurs across Canada to build, manage and maintain their online presence. Our services include marketing strategy,  well designed websites, social media that builds community, targeted SEM (search engine marketing) and captivating email.

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Pallas Leadership

Pallas Leadership provides consulting and facilitation services in organization development, partnering with leaders to co-create powerful and positive change. Change that will require you and your organization to evolve as leaders, as people, as a community. www.pallasleadership.com

Paperclip Law Corporation

Paperclip Law Corporation is not your typical law firm, and doesn’t want to be. With offices in North Vancouver and Gastown, it is a boutique for personal and business legal solutions. We deliver refreshingly approachable and friendly advice, when you need it so you can make the best decisions for you, your family and your business.

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Paradigm Group

Paradigm is a commercial real estate services company. Paradigm specializes in warehouse and industrial space-conversions, historic, and heritage buildings. These are unique spaces with architectural and design authenticity, often with brick and timber or concrete construction, high ceilings, large windows, and open floor plans. www.stevenfast.com

Pique Ventures / Pique Fund

Pique Ventures is a consulting and management company, helping investors and CEOs make critical investment decisions, especially where there is a lot of uncertainty and risk.Pique Ventures manages Pique Fund, a BC-based angel fund, where people make an impact with their investment dollars in the company of like-minded people. Pique Fund primarily invests in early-stage, revenue-generating, women-led companies, under the themes of Leadership Diversity, Social Technology, and Creative Economy.

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Plannow Technologies Inc

Plannow Technologies Inc (www.plannowtech.com) is a software product development and consulting company.We offer two key products: a state-of-the-art Assignment Management and Plagiarism Detection System, specifically developed to cater to the needs of schools and universities; and an advertising and sales platform where businesses can feature and sell their products. Vancouverhometowndeals.com was built specifically to enable local Vancouver businesses to advertise and sell their products and services in an affordable and sustainable fashion.

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Potluck Catering

Featuring fresh and beautifully presented food, Potluck Catering is the perfect choice for those seeking great food and community impact. The mission of Potluck Café Society is to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). As a non-profit social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to create jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment and earn revenue to support its community programs. www.potluckcatering.com

Project House Business Solutions Inc.

Project House Business Solutions is a a Vancouver-based consulting and outsourcing company.  Our talented team partners with businesses of all sizes to tackle projects outside of their expertise or capacity, freeing them up to focus on their core business, and saving them time and money.  We are committed to doing great work, to seeing others succeed, and to sharing our excitement throughout our personal and professional lives. We believe that, in all things, we should aim to leave something better than we found it.

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Pure Souls Media

Pure Souls Media creates feel-good imagery for do-good companies through photography, video and design. With an authentic approach and a transparent process, we help you inspire conscious choices in your clients so the world can be a better place for generations to come.

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RADIUS at SFU Beedie School of Business

RADIUS™ is a social innovation lab and venture incubator housed at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. We are passionate about finding innovative solutions to pressing social problems, nurturing young leaders capable of tackling an increasingly complex set of local and global challenges, and rethinking the potential for business and business education to be a powerful contributor to a better world. www.radiussfu.com

Realize Strategies

Realize Strategies provides management consulting services and executive recruitment. They help mission-based, values-driven organizations achieve long-term social impact and sustainability. Realize can also help with executive search and provide consulting services in order to develop your leadership team. Realize can assist with interim leaderships as well as executive searches.

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Recollective

Recollective is a values-based green building consulting firm focused on integrated design facilitation, LEED, Living Building Challenge and advanced building simulations. Recollective also provides strategic consulting services to municipalities in areas such as sustainable land-use strategies, green building guidelines and policies. Through volunteer engagement on numerous local, national and transnational green building committees and boards of directors, Recollective is committed to help strengthen and grow the green building movement. www.recollective.ca

Recycling Alternative

Recycling, shredding and composting collection; waste reduction and zero waste services. Join the recycling revolution! 10% discount for LOCO members.

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Red Tree Wellness Inc. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Helping you find your pathway to natural health. Our treatment services include registered Vancouver Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our approach is natural and drugless, to help you feel healthier, happier, and improve your quality of life.

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Redstamp Agency

We’re full-service. And we don’t just say that: we back it up, from brand conceptualization and design all the way to SEO and print campaigns. Our services are top-shelf, our work is top-quality, and our people are top-notch. We’re based out of Vancouver, helping us get that perfect blend of Canadian nice and urban know-how that’ll serve your business and build your brand. You tell us what you want, and we’ll nail it. Rest your weary head: we’ve got it.

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Renewal Partners

Renewal Partners invests in those pioneering products and services needed for sustainability. They aim for long-term investments in young entrepreneurial companies. www.renewalpartners.com

Roper Greyell LLP Employment + Labour Lawyers

Roper Greyell is a Vancouver based employment and labour law firm. Our lawyers are recognized for providing effective and relevant legal representation of the highest quality. We take the time to get to know our clients, recognizing that we must know our clients’ businesses in order to recognize, fully understand and effectively respond to their employment and labour law needs. We partner with our clients to find practical cost effective solutions to immediate employment and labour challenges and to develop proactive long term strategies. www.ropergreyell.com

Roundhouse Radio

Roundhouse 98.3 is a Vancouver radio station with a community focus. With hyperlocal content and an urban presence, we connect, entertain and engage our audience on air, online and on the street. Local content, engaging storytelling and intelligent discussion are the core of the station. We want to make a difference for everyone who lives, works and plays in the City of Vancouver.  www.roundhouseradio.com

Royal Printers

Here at Royal, we aim to change the landscape of printing. We have a new way for your company to “go green”. We’ve finely tuned every part of our organization in order to bring the most sustainable product to our clients on time and on budget. Through the use of our unique selection of Agripapers and our designation as BC’s first Clean Power Printshop, we’ve made printing a “green” option for all of our clients. www.royalprinters.com

RTOWN

RTOWN is an integrated digital marketing solutions company passionate about helping small business succeed. They offer a full suite of affordable digital marketing products and services for local businesses.

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Ruth MacNeill

Ruth MacNeill provides coaching, group facilitation and customised leadership development programmes to enable leaders to transform themselves, their organisations, and their communities.

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Sage Editing & Research Services

Sage Editing &  Research  Services  brings 20 years of research experience, five years of editing  diverse genres of writing, a cheerfully respectful attitude, and a passion for ensuring your editing, writing, or information gathering project is completed on time and within your budget. 10% discount for LOCO members. Principle Consultant of Sage, Susan Chambers is also the author of Small Business A Microentrepreneur’s Guide to Social Responsibility.  www.sageediting.com

Samson Consulting

Samson Consulting is a small business, not-for-profit and social enterprise consulting company specializing in business planning and operations. I work hands-on to help you write your business plan, evaluate the current health of your business, and set up efficient operations including policies and procedures, operational processes, and monthly reporting. www.samsonconsulting.ca

Saul Good Gift Co.

Unique customized gourmet and organic corporate gift solutions using the highest quality local, artisanal products. 10% discount for LOCO Members.

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SCOOP Consulting

SCOOP Consulting is a leading independent information management and custom database specialists in Vancouver. With over 30 years’ experience and an exceptional track record, SCOOP Consulting helps companies to improve their bottom line by enhancing workplace processes.

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Sharp Six

Sharp Six provides professional capacity building services to community driven organizations. They bring passion, intelligence and experience in law, business and non profits to your projects to ensure they are completed efficiently, effectively and ethically. Their specialized services include grant management, project coordination, proposal development and policy and governance audits. They also administer a micro lending program called Sharp Solutions, for businesses and non profits making good change in the world.

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Shift Delivery

Shift is replacing conventional delivery trucks in downtown Vancouver using sustainable, heavy-duty cargo trikes. Our trikes can haul a substantial capacity – up to 500lbs! We can deliver a diverse range of products including office supplies, produce, clothing, electronic recycling, catering, small furniture, coffee, and much more. We also offer eye-catching, high-impact advertising space on our unique and attractive delivery trikes. Our friendly and professional trikers will go out of their way to satisfy you and your customers. trikes!

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Sidebuy

Sidebuy is a platform that connects influential bloggers to local retailers and brands seeking exposure through promotional campaigns. A Sidebuy campaign is a cost-effective way to reach shoppers. Local Retailers & Brands can instantly collaborate with influential bloggers that align with your brand and leverage their social influence to increase sales, and then measure the impact of your promotion with our analytics dashboard.

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Singing Lands

Singing Lands is a 240-acre wilderness retreat, ranch and residence NW of Kamloops. We host vacationing guests, workshops of all varieties, and artist residencies. We do not have commercial livestock on the land, but we harvest the native grasses for feed, wildcraft, grow food and keep 7 horses along with the myriad wild inhabitants. We are powered by the sun and sip spring-fed water… the views are glorious and the juju is good! We hope you’ll come and visit us soon.

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Social Nature

SocialNature is a social product sampling community. With SocialNature, people can try products for free in exchange for writing a product review on social media. Our platform helps brands get their products into the hands of the right consumers and leverages the power of social media to reach 500 people with 1 product sample. LOCO members receive special pricing on their campaigns. www.socialnature.com

Starworks Packaging & Assembly

Starworks is a Canadian owned social enterprise. Starworks specializes in contract packaging, fulfillment, kitting and manual assembly in Vancouver, BC. They take pride  in exceeding clients’ expectations at competitive rates. Their assembly and packaging services offer small and medium businesses in the Lower Mainland the opportunity to outsource their manual labour while maintaining to the highest of quality standards. Starworks allows companies to focus their attention on core processes, leaving the routine tasks to them, by outsourcing jobs that would prove to be otherwise expensive to perform ‘in house’. 

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Steadyhand Investment Funds

Steadyhand is a Canadian investment company with an experienced management team, unique investment philosophy and low fees. We work with individual investors of all types and sizes. We help our clients build customized portfolios using our own equity and fixed income funds. Vancouver is ‘world headquarters’ -> www.steadyhand.com

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Suite Genius Kitsilano

Suite Genius is your neighbourhood shared workspace for entrepreneurs and freelancers looking for increased productivity, collaboration and professional networking opportunities. There are locations in Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant, providing all the amenities for a productive workday, including meeting rooms, a kitchen, lounge, printer and high speed wireless internet – all of which allow members to get work done in a social, supportive and collaborative environment.

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Suite Genius Mt. Pleasant

Suite Genius is your neighbourhood shared workspace for entrepreneurs and freelancers looking for increased productivity, collaboration and professional networking opportunities. There are locations in Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant, providing all the amenities for a productive workday, including meeting rooms, a kitchen, lounge, printer and high speed wireless internet – all of which allow members to get work done in a social, supportive and collaborative environment.

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Susan Washington: Your Success Coach

Master how you deal with life’s challenges and take charge of who you are. Effective self direction and self management is yours with a Master Success Coaching program. It doesn’t take 3 years to change but you need to be willing to look at things honestly and follow through. With a coach, you can’t fail.

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Talk Science to Me Inc.

Helping people who love science tell their stories. Writer, editor, connector, mastermind. www.linkedin.com/in/talkscience

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Tallulah Photography

Tallulah is a photojournalist who documents the lives of people and cultures throughout the world. Her photojournalism has been showcased in ELLE Canada, Trek, Corporate Knights and The Globe and Mail, among other publications. She has also held solo exhibitions in Beijing and Canada. Tallulah has provided photography to non-profits and international NGOs, who utilize her pictures to add impact and emotion to their message and mandate.

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The Art Party - Buy Local to Support Local Artists

The Art Party is a social club for Vancouver artists and collectors for networking. The Art Party promotes Buy Local to Support Local Artists to over 7,000 contacts on social media. www.theartparty.org

The Cleaning Solution

The Cleaning Solution is a Vancouver-based, socially progressive contract cleaning company that provides high quality, professional services. Since 2004 we’ve been building our business and reputation by exceeding our customer’s expectations. We provide quality service, competitive pricing, eco-friendly cleaning with professional and personal integrity. Our customized service contracts mean there’s a “cleaning solution” that’s perfect for your medium sized business or institution, no matter what your needs or budget. www.cleaningsolution.ca

The Conscious CEO Experience

The world’s first integrated and holistic business training and consulting company created for today’s ever-evolving Conscious Business Leader. theconsciousceoexperience.com

The Good Kind

We are a digital agency that creates beautiful and functional experiences for ethically driven brands. Let’s do good work together!

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The Tyee

An independent daily online magazine reaching every corner of BC and beyond. Since 2003 The Tyee has been swimming upstream against the current of big corporate media ownership. They are dedicated to publishing lively, informative news and views, not dumbed down fluff. The Tyee extends a 25% discount to LOCO members. See http://thetyee.ca/About/Advertise/

Tradeworks

As a social enterprise, Tradeworks provides employment training in carpentry for women and youth with multiple barriers to employment. As a retailer, Tradeworks sells high quality engraved wood products perfect for personal and corporate gifting. We also custom design and build a wide range of products for garden and backyard. All items are made by staff, graduates and students of the programs that help women and youth with barriers to employment learn a trade and find meaningful work. Tradewoks uses sustainable wood such as reclaimed wood, BC Pine Beetle and FSC certified wood. http://tradeworks.myshopify.com/

Tutkoo Inc.

mintyfusion is the easiest way to order for pickup — available in Vancouver. Choose items you would like to pick up and they will be ready when you arrive. www.mintyfusion.com

Unicycle Creative

Unicycle can help with strategy, visioning, and brainstorming sessions that set you on your own course to sustainability.

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V.M. Denike Inc. Chartered Accountant

V. M. Denike Inc. is a Chartered Accounting firm specializing in Canadian income tax services. Focus areas of practice are mining taxation, tax provision preparation, estate planning and corporate tax planning. We focus on treating each client with care and attention. Services include Canadian Income Tax Provisions & Consolidation, Canadian T2 Corporation Income Tax Returns, Canadian Mining Tax, and Canadian Tax Estate Services. www.vmdenike.com

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Vancity (many locations)

Branches conveniently located everywhere. Find a branch closest to you. LOCO Members contact Maureen Cureton at 604-709-6934.

Vancouver's Best Places

Vancouver’s Best Places is an online resource for people wanting to find (and learn about) the best places and things to do in Metro Vancouver. For the Lower Mainland’s top local attractions, restaurants and event organizers, it’s a tool for promoting themselves to the world. For locals and tourists alike, vancouversbestplaces.com is the place to find top activities and local venues to visit. Vancouver is an amazing place and Vancouver’s Best Places helps spread the word! Vancouver’s Best Places is a project of PR Loyalty Solutions, a consulting service specializing in customer loyalty and non-profit business planning. vancouversbestplaces.com and prloyaltymarketing.com

Vital Body Weight Loss Centre

We do weight loss right. We are BC’s largest Authorized Ideal Protein Centre. We have certified Ideal Protein coaches, outstanding client care and have grown 100% from word of mouth.

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Wakefield Productions

We craft videos for visionary organizations that win people’s hearts, using emotive storytelling and technical artistry to move audiences. wakefieldproductions.com

Workbrite

Lead with intention, courage, and presence. I am a certified professional coach through Integral Coaching Canada, a learning and development specialist through the University of Toronto. Workbrite provides leadership coaching and leadership development consulting to leaders who need direct guidance or want to elevate people to a culture of shared and supported success.

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Writers' Exchange

The Writers’ Exchange gets inner-city kids excited about reading and writing. We make literacy exciting and accessible for inner-city kids through free mentoring and creative writing projects. Our vision is that every child will have the literacy skills necessary to access a world where anything is possible. www.vancouverwe.com

Xibita

For over 30 years, Xibita has been designing and producing innovative custom environments and portable trade show displays. We offer exhibit design, trade show displays manufacturing, exhibit rentals, large-format digital printing, and show services for every aspect of your event. www.xibita.com

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Y5 Creative Studio

We are a Vancouver based branding and marketing team with many years of experience in the marketing and development of creative communications. Our integrated marketing solutions allow us to reinvent, reposition and renew businesses and brands by helping them shift from where they are to where they want to be. www.y5creative.com

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Boardroom Eco Apparel

Boardroom Eco® Apparel (Boardroom) is an apparel design and manufacturing company specializing in custom manufacturing and technical, fashionable and low-impact clothing solutions. Since 2001, Boardroom has provided low-impact recycled polyester fabrics and closed-loop apparel recycling. Boardroom’s product is sold primarily by advertising specialty re-sale agents, who in turn sell the product to a company or corporation (the end-user) as promotional product. We are unique because we offer custom clothing at a 48-unit minimum, with a 30-day turnaround. In a market where most clothing is made in overseas factories at large volumes, Boardroom maintains a Canadian factory in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. www.boardroomecoapparel.com

Canuck Roofing

At Canuck Roofing Ltd. we have been proudly serving the Vancouver Lower Mainland area with over 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial roofing. Our team of experts have you covered from small, residential roof repairs to complete commercial roofing projects. Our competitive pricing, combined with quality workmanship, have kept Canuck Roofing top of mind in the Vancouver roofing market. www.canuckroofing.ca

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Commissary Connect

Commissary Connect is a network of commercial kitchens designed and built to provide the highest level of success for local food producer and vendor start-ups. www.commissaryconnect.com

Dayton Boot Brands Ltd.

Handcrafted leather boots and shoes, a Vancouver original since 1946. Thanks to their comfort, durability and classic styling – Dayton’s have enjoyed a cult like following that’s grown by word of mouth from industry and casual users alike. Due to their ability to be successfully resoled and reconditioned, it is not uncommon to see boots still in use after 25 to 40 years. Dayton’s popularity has continued to grow through the years and is favoured by many popular movie and music personalities. Today, Dayton’s are still made with the same attention to detail that’s gone into every pair since 1946. Our boots are still crafted by hand, to the same exacting standards and offer a lifetime warranty.

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East Van Roasters

East Van Roasters is the newest social enterprise to come out of the PHS Community Services Society. Designed to provide training and employment to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel, East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.  Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am til 5pm.  East Van Roasters will also supply freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture and customized chocolate wholesale to industry professionals and businesses.  www.eastvanroasters.com

Eatmore Sprouts & Greens

Eatmore Sprouts & Greens Ltd. is a Certified Organic Farm producing a variety of sprouts and greens on 3.75 acres near Courtenay. Our products are sold throughout Western Canada in restaurants, grocery stores and wholesalers. Our sprouts are produced in an indoor growing facility and greenhouse buildings.
www.eatmoresprouts.com

Eclipse Awards

Eclipse brings fresh ideas, reliable service, high quality standards and sustainability to the recognition market. Get to know Eclipse Awards (member profile).

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EcoZero

EcoZero (an EarthWorks Recycling Company) is an environmental recovery service specialist involved in the collection of used cooking oil, offering waste oil recycling and renewable energy solutions. EcoZero collects and refines used cooking oils from restaurants, shopping centres, community centres, food manufacturing facilities and other food service organizations.

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Fashion Capsule

Fashion Capsule is the authority on independent BC fashion. We help local and eco designers develop their sales and communications outreach; provide retailers with stylish and earth friendly options; and let shoppers discover, shop and support local design. In business for over 10 years, we are Dress Local advocates and eco fashion aficionados. www.fashioncapsule.ca

Foster Naturals

Are you on the search for effective, non-toxic, organic and natural products for your family and home? We get it. At Foster Naturals we “foster” a better way of living through the use of natural, sustainable, organic ingredients, and products that have been sourced through fair trade, biodynamic, permaculture and organic farming practices. www.fosternaturals.com

Great Little Box Company (Kelowna)

Great Little Box Company is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of custom and stock packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, rigid boxes and specialty and protective packaging. With over 30 years of packaging experience and recognized for its excellence in customer service, GLBC can provide your business with an efficient, one-stop shopping service.

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Great Little Box Company (Richmond)

Great Little Box Company is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of custom and stock packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, rigid boxes and specialty and protective packaging. With over 30 years of packaging experience and recognized for its excellence in customer service, GLBC can provide your business with an efficient, one-stop shopping service.

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Great Little Box Company (Victoria)

Great Little Box Company is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of custom and stock packaging solutions, specializing in corrugated boxes, custom displays, labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, rigid boxes and specialty and protective packaging. With over 30 years of packaging experience and recognized for its excellence in customer service, GLBC can provide your business with an efficient, one-stop shopping service.

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Greentools

Greentools is a Vancouver, British Columbia based company that sells cool innovative products designed to improve sustainability for homes, businesses and institutions. It is our goal to represent products that help our customers minimize their environmental impact and at the same time, reduce their operating costs. We came across our first product – hungry bin – in Auckland, New Zealand and witnessed firsthand how amazingly efficient it is compared to other compost systems currently on the market.

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Hazel & Jools

We specialize in locally designed and produced Maternity Collections and Women’s Clothing for every body. www.hazelhipmoms.com

Hemlock Printers

Hemlock provides a range of impeccable print, digital and advisory services with accomplished quality, integrity and customer focused service excellence. With an unmatched commitment to innovation, best practice and environmental care, Hemlock is widely recognized as the printer of choice for North America’s leading design and advertising firms.

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Hemlock Printers - Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands

Hemlock provides a range of impeccable print, digital and advisory services with accomplished quality, integrity and customer focused service excellence. With an unmatched commitment to innovation, best practice and environmental care, Hemlock is widely recognized as the printer of choice for North America’s leading design and advertising firms. www.hemlock.com

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Laurica Farm

Laurica Farm is a 5 acre non-GMO, permaculture family farm in Aldergrove, BC.   We embrace ethical choices, environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture and community building. From foodies, to nutritionists, to locavores, to ethical shoppers, our customers have a shared vision about what their food choices should look (and taste) like. lauricafarm.com

Le Meadows Pantry

Le Meadows Pantry makes luscious jams, bold marmalades, and unruly chutneys and mostardas using old-world techniques. lemeadowspantry.com

Libre Tea

Libre tea glasses are a stylish and convenient solution for tea & herb infusions on the go. Libre tea glasses are brought to you by Energetic Marketing – we are committed to sustainable people and planet practices, excellent customer service and engaging tea moments ‘for all to enjoy and relax with’. www.libretea.com

Live for Tomorrow

LFT Group is the brand owner of ‘Live for Tomorrow’ a line of certified natural cleaning products which are sustainably packaged for the residential and commercial markets. LOCO Members receive special discounts on chemicals – please call for details.

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Locopass

Locopass, Inc. is a Canadian proximity marketing solutions company based in Vancouver, Canada. Its core mandate is to democratize emerging technologies, by removing the inherent barriers to entry, and simplifying the processes of activation.

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Long Table Distillery

As Vancouver’s first micro-distillery, we’re passionate about handcrafting small-batch, premium spirits through sustainable and socially responsible practices. By bringing together organic and natural ingredients, proprietary West Coast inspired recipes, and plenty of distilling experience, we handcraft a delicious selection of unique gins, vodkas, and specialty spirits. Our 300 liter copper pot still may be small, but it’s the heart of our operation and consistently micro-distills a unique collection of premium spirits that reveal bold character and refined taste. The organic and natural ingredients we use are carefully chosen for their freshness, often handpicked by our network of expert wild foragers in our local mountains or, from fairly traded sources from around the world. Even the water we use is sourced from British Columbia’s pristine Coast Mountain Range. www.longtabledistillery.com

Lucid Payments

Lucid Payments is an Authorized Direct Agent of Pivotal Payments. 100% Canadian owned and operated, whether you own a restaurant, a store, or a consulting business, we can help you process payments quickly and safely. Credit card processing, debit card processing, and gift card processing made secure and simple. Lucid Payments is the answer.

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Lunapads

Lunapads is an award-winning manufacturer and online retailer of healthy and eco-friendly products that support girls and women’s wellness. We make natural feminine hygiene products that  create healthier and more sustainable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons. Lunapads is also home to Pads4Girls, a program that provides cloth pads for girls and jobs for women in developing nations.

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Natural Pod

Natural Pod is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of natural children’s toys and furniture. They manufacture environmentally responsible products that inspire imaginative and creative play, and are designed to be heirlooms for families, educators and retailers. www.naturalpod.com

Odd Society Spirits

Odd Society is a small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Vancouver that is dedicated to combining old world distilling traditions with new world ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits that entice and intrigue. Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district, Odd Society has created a family of spirits including whiskey, vodka and gin. www.oddsocietyspirits.com

Pemberton Distillery Inc.

Pemberton Distillery produces spirits handcrafted from local and organically grown ingredients from the Pemberton Valley’s own small family owned craft distillery.

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Plum Office

Since 1981, Plum has built a reputation as a source of quality women’s fashions and superior customer service. What began with a single store, located in Kitsilano, has grown into a network of seven stores across the Lower Mainland, and in Calgary, making it a truly West Coast shopping destination. The original commitment to selling and producing quality Canadian goods whenever possible has never wavered. Over fifty percent of our clothing is designed in-house and manufactured in Vancouver. www.plum.ca

Roasters Hot Sauce

Roasters Hot Sauce is a family run, gourmet hot sauce company located in Vancouver, BC.  Our sauces are handcrafted in small batches. They are all natural and perfect for the spicy food lover who doesn’t want to compromise on flavour.  www.roastershotsauce.com

Royal Printers

Here at Royal, we aim to change the landscape of printing. We have a new way for your company to “go green”. We’ve finely tuned every part of our organization in order to bring the most sustainable product to our clients on time and on budget. Through the use of our unique selection of Agripapers and our designation as BC’s first Clean Power Printshop, we’ve made printing a “green” option for all of our clients. www.royalprinters.com

Salt Spring Coffee Roasting

Our mission at Salt Spring Coffee is to source and roast the best direct fair trade coffee in the world, while operating our business in the most socially responsible and environmentally conscious way we can. www.saltspringcoffee.com

Saul Good Gift Co.

Unique customized gourmet and organic corporate gift solutions using the highest quality local, artisanal products. 10% discount for LOCO Members.

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Smart Crave Foods Inc.

Smart Crave Foods, founded by a scientist with PhD in Food Science and personal training certification (CFES), is as much about food as it is about the science behind it. We recognize the fact that when it comes to healthy snacks, your choices are limited. So we thrive to provide you with a healthy alternative. A nutritious choice that is gluten free and low calorie without compromising the taste. Our products are carefully designed to provide you with required macro and micronutrients, whether as a snack throughout the day or before and after workout. When it comes to food, we recognize that it is not just about nutrients, but it is also about the taste. That is why our products could be even your late night desert to quench your sweet cravings. Our goal is to provide you with a tasty and healthy alternative. This pleasure is ours, The Smart Choice is yours! www.smartcrave.ca

Snugabell Mom & Baby Gear Ltd.

Snugabell designs and manufactures maternity, nursing and pumping products for women that are not willing to forgo fashion for function.

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Sola Skincare

Sola Skincare was created to provide honest, safe and pure skincare. They use high-quality plant-based oils and essential oils, along with food-grade ingredients, to make products that are both highly effective and honestly natural. They infuse oils with Chinese herbs, which have been used for centuries, to repair damage caused by the sun and pollution, maintain moisture and enhance the skin. All of their products have been tested on willing two-legged humans, none on animals – they don’t believe in doing that.

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Starworks Packaging & Assembly

Starworks is a Canadian owned social enterprise. Starworks specializes in contract packaging, fulfillment, kitting and manual assembly in Vancouver, BC. They take pride  in exceeding clients’ expectations at competitive rates. Their assembly and packaging services offer small and medium businesses in the Lower Mainland the opportunity to outsource their manual labour while maintaining to the highest of quality standards. Starworks allows companies to focus their attention on core processes, leaving the routine tasks to them, by outsourcing jobs that would prove to be otherwise expensive to perform ‘in house’. 

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Textile Image / The Flag Shop

Founded in 1975 in Vancouver, Canada, The Flag Shop is the leading manufacturer in Canada for flags and banners, and was the first specialty flag shop of its kind. 100% Canadian owned and headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Flag Shop currently has 13 locations from coast to coast across Canada. www.flagshop.com

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The Beaumont Studios

The Beaumont Studios Artist Society (BSAS) is designed to inspire and engage artists, designers, and creative small business owners with space, events and opportunities to work together, play together, share, learn, create and produce art and artistic projects and engage with the community around it. It is a place for the public to engage with art, learn from our artist community and appreciate creativity for what it brings to our lives.  www.thebeaumont.org

The Flag Shop Chilliwack

The Fraser Valley’s source for flags, flagpoles, decals, pins and crests is located at the Tourism Chilliwack Visitor Centre. We stock an extensive range of world flags, national and provincial flags as well as novelty and sports flags. We are Chilliwack’s authorized dealer for Ewing Flagpoles and sell a variety of commercial and residential poles, bases and flag hardware. With access to the entire Flag Shop catalogue and a mail order service, we are your one-stop solution for everything that is flag related. chilliwack.flagshop.com

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The Flag Shop Victoria

The Flag Shop Victoria is your source for Canadian Naval Ensigns, navy flags, and various military paraphernalia, as well as custom flags & banners, flagpoles & hardware, custom tents, custom tablecloths, and a great selection of promotional items for your organization or events. victoria.flagshop.com

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Thirsty Whale Elixers

Looking for a great way to bring a lot of fruit flavour to your sodas or cocktails, but not a lot of sugar and no preservatives? Well look no further. Shrub is the elixir for you! Our shrubs are hand-crafted in small batches in the heart of Vancouver’s east-side using local BC fruits, Canadian organic apple cider vinegar, cane sugar and an assortment of herbs and spices. www.thirstywhale.ca

Urban Digs

Urban Digs Farm is a small farm in South Burnaby, providing market vegetables, meat and eggs to local families and some top Metro Vancouver restaurants. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and animal welfare and are striving to build a healthy agro-ecosystem where people, animals and vegetables can work together to nourish bodies and the community! www.urbandigsfarm.com

Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative

Vancouver Food Pedalers Cooperative grows Vancouver’s highest quality microgreens and delivers them to restaurants, grocers, and farmers markets by bicycle – since 2009! www.foodpedalers.ca

Westbeach Window Coverings

Westbeach is your local window coverings company, providing blinds, shades and draperies. We use local suppliers and manufacturers. We are a full service company and are able to provide you with all of your window covering needs! Westbeach online.

Wild At Heart Raw Pet Food Delivery

Wild at Heart is dedicated to promoting the well-being of dogs and cats through biologically appropriate nutrition. Through our educational materials and outreach efforts, we raise the awareness of the immense benefits of raw pet food diets. We have sought out the top suppliers and manufacturers of healthy, organic and raw pet food in order to offer the widest range of quality products. Our online ordering and delivery service makes raw pet food accessible to every pet owner in the Lower Mainland.  www.wildatheartpets.com

Wildcrafted Wool

Natural | handmade | local | regenerative fibre arts. We lovingly produce plant dyed yarns to yearn for from heritage BC sheep’s wool + organic cotton + hemp, women’s and men’s accessory knits, eco-printed scarves, and funktional felts for everyday use. Handmade in Vancouver!  Local never felt so good. Stocked at Second Nature Home Boutique and MakerStore in East Van. Custom orders welcome! www.permacultureartisan.com

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Woodlot

With its origins steeped in family tradition, Team Woodlot keeps future generations in mind. That’s why each Team Woodlot candle is handmade with care using clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax. And why all our soaps are made in small batches with specially-selected local ingredients from our favourite places in Vancouver. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them for you. www.shopwoodlot.com