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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

Caffe Divano Burnaby

Caffe Divano is a local, independent coffee shop with locations in Port Moody, Coquitlam & Burnaby that features locally roasted 49th Parallel Coffee & homemade baked goods. www.caffedivano.ca

Caffe Divano Coquitlam

Caffe Divano is a local, independent coffee shop with locations in Port Moody, Coquitlam & Burnaby that features locally roasted 49th Parallel Coffee & homemade baked goods. www.caffedivano.ca

Caffe Divano Port Moody

Caffe Divano is a local, independent coffee shop with locations in Port Moody, Coquitlam & Burnaby that features locally roasted 49th Parallel Coffee & homemade baked goods. www.caffedivano.ca

CocoaNymph

CocoaNymph is an artisan chocolatier in Vancouver, BC – we handmake all of our products with fine Belgian chocolates, organic local dairy, and the best fruits, nuts and liqueurs.

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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

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

Ello

ello is a quick service food concept that is launching in Vancouver in Spring 2014. We source our ingredients as close to each location as possible to deliver a beautiful, delicious, and conscious choice to our guests. Supported by an efficient mobile ordering system, your experience with us becomes a moment that lasts as long as you like.

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Emelle's Catering

Emelle’s has a professional team of chefs, servers and event designers that provide exquisite cuisine, a wealth of experience, and outstanding service. Emelle’s is dedicated to continuously working to reduce its environmental impact and finding ways to source local food. www.emelles.com

iTendr

A Vancouver built tech startup that connects office administrators with dozens of dining room managers simultaneously to speed the search for large & last minute restaurant reservations. In addition to being an office efficiency tool that saves EAs time, money & frustration we designed iTendr to enable public sector bookers to prioritize locally-owned venues over foreign for their meetings/meals. We dramatically increase the visibility of this spending for both bookers and venues, getting smaller, locally-owned restaurants into the ring to fight for a greater share of government dining dollars. www.iTendr.com

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.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

We serve delicious house made dishes: handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal salads and soups, desserts “to live for” and a wide selection of BC wines and local beers. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant – we create extremely tasty gluten free pizzas!  Our daily salads, soups and cheesecake are gluten free too! www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

We serve delicious house made dishes: handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal salads and soups, desserts “to live for” and a wide selection of BC wines and local beers. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant – we create extremely tasty gluten free pizzas!  Our daily salads, soups and cheesecake are gluten free too! www.rockymountainflatbread.ca

Salmon n' Bannock Bistro

Salmon n’ Bannock is Vancouver’s only year round First Nations’s restaurant, serving wild fish and free range & organic game. They use traditional ingredients and prepare them with a modern palate. They also host special events, private parties and cater. www.salmonandbannock.net

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

Tao Organics

Organic vegan raw cuisine, wheat free and dairy free.  A place to meet, to share, to learn, to create, to heal! Tao is a Chinese word that means “the path” or “the way”. Agat and her staff wish you a delicious and beneficial journey at Cafe by Tao. They provide delicious food in the cafe, products in store and through many local retailers, in addition to classes. A little hard to find, but worth the journey! www.taoorganics.com

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University Golf Course

University Golf Course (UGC) 18 hole public golf course, practice range, banquet rooms, full-service restaurant & patio, gazebo garden for wedding ceremonies. We have been part of the Vancouver market since 1929.

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RetailersTOP

100 Mile Outfit (online retail & review platform)

Discover brands in your local community from fashion, art, jewelery to who is behind them and where they make their products. Retailpond is a review-based social commerce platform, where financial rewards are made to reviewers. Members have to purchase a product and have a real experience with that item to be given the opportunity to write a review. They are then rewarded for writing useful feedback that further educates the community. When you shop at retailpond you support local community. Up to 11 people can be supported with just one purchase. If your review plays a part in that purchase you will be financially rewarded. www.retailpond.com

Be Clean Naturally

We are very excited to be part of a local network of sustainable BC businesses! Be Clean Naturally is a family run soap manufacturing business based out of Squamish, BC. We make all natural soap and skin and home care products. Check our website for retail locations, or purchase from us directly from our Etsy link. www.becleannaturally.ca

Bed

Locally made bedding since 1999.

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Bike Doctor Bicycle Shop

Bike Dr is a bicycle retail and repair service shop that offers a huge selection of products for practical urban, touring and utility cycling. We are approachable and helpful for any cycling needs. We can get you started up on the right bike if you have not been riding for years and want to give it a go. We make cycling fun and easy for you.

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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.

Coco & Tini Inc. (Online retailer)

We also want bath time to be fun! Coco & Tini products are meant to be spilled, sprayed, dropped, lathered and enjoyed by parents and their little ones. All Coco & Tini products contain only 100% natural-source ingredients. We do not and will not use sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances in any of our products. Our products are not tested on animals and we strive to use recyclable materials in all our packaging and printed matter. We won’t use potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics in our products, when there are wonderful, natural alternatives that can do a better job and cause less harm to our environment. www.cocoandtini.com

Comox Valley Farmer's Market

A year round Farmers Market made up of local farmers, ranchers fishers, bakers, herbalists and processors. Our products include: Beef, bison, lamb, goat, turkey, chicken, salmon, halibut, black cod, oysters, prawns, shrimp, eggs (including duck, and quail), organic and non-organically grown veggies and fruit, bakers including gluten free, cheese, yogurt, goats milk gelato, sauces, soups, preserves, dried foods, seeds, beans, alpaca wool, sea salt and spices….and always more joining. All products are grown/produced in the Comox or Strathcona Regional district. We are governed by a board of directors, operated by a general manager with the support of a market manager. www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.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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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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Gecko Green Living

Vancouver’s eco-retail store. We have everything you need for your eco-friendly home, office and lifestyle. GeckoGreenLiving

Greenworks Building Supply

GreenWorks Building Supply offers homeowners a one-stop shop for environmentally friendly building materials. Modeled after the green building centers that have sprouted up in the US over the last decade, GreenWorks’ goal is to provide its customers in Vancouver and across Canada the best options for creating healthy, beautiful spaces – both inside and outside the home. www.greenworksbuildingsupply.com

Halfmoon Yoga Products (online retailer)

Halfmoon has been hand-crafting exceptional yoga and meditation products for over two decades. Our mission is to satisfy and delight our yoga community with products that are relevant, have integrity and are beautiful. www.shophalfmoon.com

Hazel & Jools

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

Hip Baby

Hip Baby combines our Fig organic clothing line for kids with other like-minded sustainable brands, into a modern retail environment. Hip Baby is Vancouver’s go-to kids store providing customers with playful, modern and always thoughtful products. Everything available in our store has been thoroughly researched and scrutinized so they are not only safe and functional but fun and stylish. We have a second location on Lower Johnson Street in Victoria. We strongly believe in creating community and create a place for anyone connected to the wonders of childhood to share and learn. We have a community billboard with lots of local information and events for families, hold monthly workshops to show how easy and effective cloth diapering is, healthy food introduction, babysitting meet and greets, and other informative subjects to assist parents navigate the often overwhelming world of modern parenting. www.hipbaby.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

Homesteader's Emporium

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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inBed Organics

inBED Organics manufactures and retails certified organic latex rubber mattresses, pillows, and bedding accessories. We also offer eco-frames and eco-furniture with the option of custom design or our tried and true styles that support you and mother earth while you sleep.

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John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog Shoes is an iconic Vancouver shoe company, that has grown to open stores across North America. All shoes continue to be designed in Vancouver – you can watch the design team in action from the first floor showroom at the flagship store in Gastown. Fluevog’s signature funky shoes are made all over the world. Roughly 60% are made in Portuguese factories, some they have a ten year relationship with. They also use factories in Mexico, Peru, China, and Vietnam. All of their  factories are ISO 9002 certified, and  fully comply with the Labour Law of the PRC act of 2007 (also know as the Worker’s Rights Act of 2008). This brings all of their factories in line with “Western” labour standards, and they perform regular inspections.  www.fluevog.com

John Fluevog Shoes

John Fluevog Shoes is an iconic Vancouver shoe company, that has grown to open stores across North America. All shoes continue to be designed in Vancouver – you can watch the design team in action from the first floor showroom at the flagship store in Gastown. Fluevog’s signature funky shoes are made all over the world. Roughly 60% are made in Portuguese factories, some they have a ten year relationship with. They also use factories in Mexico, Peru, China, and Vietnam. All of their  factories are ISO 9002 certified, and  fully comply with the Labour Law of the PRC act of 2007 (also know as the Worker’s Rights Act of 2008). This brings all of their factories in line with “Western” labour standards, and they perform regular inspections.  www.fluevog.com

Just Potters

Just Potters is a pottery studio in Vancouver, BC. Since 2006, our potters have worked passionately to create beautiful, quality, hand-made goods. We are a unique social enterprise, running a successful pottery studio while fulfilling a mandate to employ people who face barriers to work including addiction, physical limitations, or mental health challenges. Check out our catalog or drop by our basement studio at 1803 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver, BC to purchase pottery. www.justpotters.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

Natural feminine hygiene products that offer create healthier & more sustainable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons. www.lunapads.com

Nicole Bridger

Nicole Bridger Design is a dynamic fashion line for a new generation of women who want to look effortlessly chic while maintaining a commitment to the earth and its people. Each collection is composed of stand-out pieces which reflect one’s individuality and femininity www.nicolebridger.ca

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

Portobello West

Portobello West is a not-for-profit society that runs Vancouver’s premiere fashion and art market. It is inspired by the famous artisan markets of Europe, Portobello West’s goal is to introduce Vancouver’s style conscious shoppers to the creative artisans and designers working here. Our goal is to create a legion of shoppers that are committed to purchasing from our amazing Canadian and Pacific Northwest designers, artists, and producers.

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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.

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

Toy Jungle

Toy Jungle is a local toy company with three locations, West Vancouver in Park Royal, Morgan Crossing in South Surrey and coming soon, The Toy Box in Kitsilano. Gary and Misti are the founders of the Toy Jungle in Vancouver, British Columbia, and since 1997 their community stores have been putting smiles on kids faces and bringing families together with unique toys from around the world. They both come from a background in the entertainment business and in 1997 they started an indoor playcentre for kids called the Gator Pit. Little did they know at the time that this business would teach them about inspiring children, bringing families together and creating community, all of which lead to the creation of the Toy Jungle, whose sole mission is ‘Creating Fun-Loving Community Together.’ www.toyjungle.ca

Unity Clothing Inc.

Unity Clothing Inc. is a small boutique in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver offering quality local and international brands that appeal to all ages. Unity boasts a one-stop shop where mom and daughter can find complete outfits to fit their personal style. Also offering urban menswear from denim to casual sweaters and locally designed underwear. Shop our unique accessories and comfortable footwear to complete any look! www.unityclothing.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.

Food/GroceryTOP

CocoaNymph

CocoaNymph is an artisan chocolatier in Vancouver, BC – we handmake all of our products with fine Belgian chocolates, organic local dairy, and the best fruits, nuts and liqueurs.

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Comox Valley Farmer's Market

A year round Farmers Market made up of local farmers, ranchers fishers, bakers, herbalists and processors. Our products include: Beef, bison, lamb, goat, turkey, chicken, salmon, halibut, black cod, oysters, prawns, shrimp, eggs (including duck, and quail), organic and non-organically grown veggies and fruit, bakers including gluten free, cheese, yogurt, goats milk gelato, sauces, soups, preserves, dried foods, seeds, beans, alpaca wool, sea salt and spices….and always more joining. All products are grown/produced in the Comox or Strathcona Regional district. We are governed by a board of directors, operated by a general manager with the support of a market manager. www.comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.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

Denman Island Chocolate

Denman Island Chocolate, founded in 1998, is Canada’s original organic chocolate company and produces organic, Fair Trade, deliciously dark chocolate at our beautiful factory on Denman Island. We provide employment in our small community and believe in creating resilient and appropriate small scale industry in rural British Columbia. www.denmanislandchocolate.com

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

Gem Chocolates

Award-winning artisan chocolates made at our shop in Kerrisdale. We use organic, fair trade and rain forest alliance-certified chocolate.

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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.

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.

Vitala Foods

We’re an innovative local foods company taking one giant leap forward, while paying homage to the way things used to be. We promise to make what’s on the inside count, bringing natural, healthy foods to the world. We place a high value on natural, healthy and local products. It’s something we feel very proud of. Vitala cage-free chickens are raised on local farms in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. Their “free-run” Vitala cows live on a local family farm in Abbotsford, BC. We are also home to a educational green building and an anaerobic digester that turns farm waste into green electricity! (Cowpower)

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Professional/ServicesTOP

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

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, or the Commercial enquiries: Natalie Chan: 604.638.5977 Email: nchan@axisinsurance.ca or Samera McGourty: 604.282.7891 Email: smcgourty@axisinsurance.ca For Personal Lines enquiries: Philip Hughes: 604.708.6241 Email: phughes@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

Biodegradable Solutions

Provides 100% biodegradable and compostable food service ware, food packaging and flatware products. LOCO Members receive re-distributor pricing with pick up at our office/warehouse. www.biodegradablesolutions.com

Blair Smith REALTOR(r)

Residential real estate coordinating win-win transactions for my clients, whether buying, selling or both. Specializing in our urban lifestyle with an emphasis on higher density areas in Vancouver, North Vancouver and North Burnaby.
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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. www.bokoeco.com

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

Network for women promoting health and wellbeing for all. www.bridgeforhealth.org

Briteweb

Britweb makes the web work for good. We are a digital communications agency creating powerful online experiences. We work with game-changing companies, non-profits and organizations serious about their CSR.

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Bullfrog Power

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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Calibre Coaching

A niche coaching practice working with professionals to help them develop and prosper in their careers and life. We offer a complimentary, Refresh coaching session as a chance to ask all those questions you’ve thought of to find out if coaching is for you. www.calibrecoaching.com

Canadian Springs

Canadian Springs is a home and office beverage delivery company (water, water filters, coffee, tea). www.canadiansprings.com

Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) 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. www.cybf.ca

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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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. www.consciouspr.com LOCO members receive special pricing.

Cowpower

Cowpower BC is a not-for-profit that provides British Columbians with a unique opportunity to support on-farm renewable energy production in BC, while also increasing their environmental sustainability. This is achieved by supporting BC farmers to build anaerobic digesters that convert organic waste into renewable energy.

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Crisp Media

Crisp Media is an online media company focused on delivering quality hyper-local online magazines for moms all over the world. Founded in 2009 by digital media veteran Christine Pilkington. Crisp Media’s network includes City Mom Now, geared to urban-dwelling moms and Entrepreneur Mom Now, targeted at mom entrepreneurs and their businesses. www.crispmedia.ca

Cycle City Tours

Carefully crafted, storyteller-guided bicycle tours of Vancouver featuring topics such as: the temperate rainforest, little-known history, local food (includes sampling!), and public art.

We offer daily tours from May-October, team-building and networking events for groups, and perfect as a conference activity. We supply the bikes, helmets, and guides, and we always ride at a relaxed pace, perfect for all biking abilities. All you have to do is ride a bike and enjoy! www.cyclevancouver.com

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.

Digital Handloom

Digital Handloom – We tell stories. We’re a community engagement and communications practice with a focus on telling diverse stories, one video project, exhibition or communications strategy at a time. www.digitalhandloom.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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Emelle's Catering

Emelle’s has a professional team of chefs, servers and event designers that provide exquisite cuisine, a wealth of experience, and outstanding service. Emelle’s is dedicated to continuously working to reduce its environmental impact and finding ways to source local food. www.emelles.com

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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Estella Lum Creative

With over 15 years of design expertise, I incorporate a balance of aesthetics, functionality and strategic thinking into my work. Successfully helping clients bring their products to the marketplace, my work includes branding, corporate communications, packaging, and advertising. A recipient of numerous awards in North America, my work is recognized
nationally and internationally, including Canada Council, Graphex, Mohawk Papers and Graphis. In 2008, I launched Possum Umbrellas. They are currently being sold in numerous retail stores around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in NY, MoMA Korea and the Vancouver Art Gallery. I am interested in collaboration and expansion. Find me on the web.

Ethical Deal

Ethical daily deals promotes local businesses that promote a healthy and green lifestyle. Ethical Deal.
LOCO members receive an additional 10% of profits from daily deals (60% of earnings instead of 50%), 25% off social media rates (savings of $125 based on $500 value), and a free blog post (exclusive benefit for LOCO members, valued at $500). www.ethicaldeal.com

Exhibit Express

Display hardware, design and print supplier. Service, service, service, timely delivery and best price. Find us on the Web

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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Fire & Light Media Group

Great stories move us, teach us and inspire change, regardless of age, gender or social status. Fire and Light is a creative storytelling studio. We help conscious, green, local businesses tell great stories. Our tools are film, video and the web. www.fireandlight.ca

Flow Home Staging & Design

Flow Home Staging & Design offers cost-effective home staging options. Flow is one of the only home staging companies in Greater Vancouver to fully coordinate and guarantee quality home staging, interior design and renovation services for home owners and sellers. www.flowhomestaging.ca

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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

Frogbox

Frogbox rents reusable boxes for moving. They deliver, you pack/move, and they pick them up when you’re done. Frogbox provides a convenient, affordable and low-impact alternative to cardboard moving boxes. They were founded in Vancouver in 2008 and we give 1% of revenue to frog habitat restoration. www.frogbox.com

Full Circle Pilates & Health

At Full Circle Pilates and Health we specialize in personalized Pilates workouts that are accessible to everyone, from post-rehabilitation to training for elite athletes. Our instructors work on each individual’s postural re-alignment needs and help clients gain functional strength, body awareness, and increased pain free range of motion. We create individualized Pilates programs that work alongside the full continuum of health and wellbeing. www.fcpilates.com/

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

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

Green Clean

Green Clean provides eco-friendly residential cleaning. We make happy, healthy homes. Website

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

greenegoodies

greenegoodies provides catering and sushi classes from Proprietor/Chef Deighen Allen Greene. Check her out at www.greenegoodies.ca 

Greenster (Green Zebra Guide)

Greenster supports the cultural shift towards green that is taking place. Our future will be radically different and we get to decide what it looks like. There’s a life fantastic available to us all. It begins with the choices we make today. That’s why we’re building a nexus of online magazine, directory, guidebook and more. Discover, connect and share a new way to experience life. Welcome. www.greenster.com

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

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. www.hivevancouver.com

iTendr

A Vancouver built tech startup that connects office administrators with dozens of dining room managers simultaneously to speed the search for large & last minute restaurant reservations. In addition to being an office efficiency tool that saves EAs time, money & frustration we designed iTendr to enable public sector bookers to prioritize locally-owned venues over foreign for their meetings/meals. We dramatically increase the visibility of this spending for both bookers and venues, getting smaller, locally-owned restaurants into the ring to fight for a greater share of government dining dollars. www.iTendr.com

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. www.junxionstrategy.com

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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Just Catering

Since our inception in 2008, we at JustCatering have worked diligently to create a Vancouver-based catering services company that offers friendly services and tasty food at competitive rates. Our qualified staff prepares special catering events, weddings, business meetings, conferences and small parties with menus featuring a variety of culinary experiences. We invite you to browse through our website to find out how we might best serve your needs. www.justcatering.ca

Just Renos

Since our inception in 2008, we at JustRenos have worked diligently to create a Vancouver-based painting and renovations services company that offers professional services with added value at competitive rates. Besides aiming to deliver top-notch results - be it in painting, renovations, or carpentry - the ongoing nurture of customer relationships has been key to the success of our company. We thus gladly invite you to browse through our website to know more about how we might serve your needs. www.justrenos.ca

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

KIMBO Design

KIMBO Design Inc. is a Vancouver digital agency that specializes in online branding and advertising using a sustainable design approach. We are an award-winning creative agency, dedicated to upholding a practice that delivers greater economic, social and environmental value. We distinguish ourselves as one of the few sustainability-focused branding and web companies. When a client engages us, one of our first steps is to brainstorm ideas about how to create sustainable solutions that save our clients time and money. KIMBO Design was recognized with a 2011 Green Dot Award for sustainable design. We were also a finalist in the 2011 Successful You Awards’ Top 10 Best Green Businesses category. www.kimbodesign.ca

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce for Kitsilano www.kitsilanochamber.com

Lake

Lake is a studio for visual communication based in Vancouver, British Colombia. While rooted in Vancouver, it’s method is inspired by the rich Dutch-European design culture. Lake builds things with you, collaboratively. From brand identity to web design, we work together, to make design that will help you do great work.

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Lisa Princic - Entrepreneur Coach

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

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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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Madeline Ell Strategic Video

Madeline Ell Strategic Video provides strategy and video production services that’s about being smart, strategic and therefore significant. They are out thinking others from the inside out. www.madelineell.com

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! Website

Medha Legal Services (West Van & Downtown)

At Medha Legal Services, we are dedicated to using our legal expertise to support community development and social change.  We advise small and medium-sized businesses, non-profits, charities and social ventures in organizational structure and compliance issues, commercial transactions, real estate development and conveyancing, financing, social enterprise, board governance and risk assessment. www.medhalegal.com

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

Miller Titerle LLP

Miller Titerle is a boutique commercial law firm focusing on work with socially valuable and socially responsible work that has impact on their local, national and global community. www.millertiterle.com

Mills Basics

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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Mitsumi Kawai Law Works

Mitsumi Kawai Law Works has the goal of working with small business owners and entrepreneurs with their small business legal needs, as well as working with individuals in their wills & incapacity planning. Independent entrepreneurs have been influential in my life and I love working with hard working individuals who provide unique and valuable services to our community. I take inspiration from people who pour passion into what they do for a living. My office is in the heart of lovely Gastown where small businesses are popping up like wildflowers. www.mklawworks.com

Modo The Car Co-op

Modo is the locally-owned solution to corporate and personal car-sharing! New driver fee waived for LOCO members

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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

Mission Possible provides meaningful work to people challenged by homelessness and poverty. MP Maintenance is one of their ventures, providing businesses with property maintenance services, including graffiti removal, pressure washing, painting a 1st floor storefront cleaning (up to 25 pressure washing, window washing, awning cleaning) for $295.00 (a $50.00 savings). For any other property service needs, LOCO members receive a 10% discount. www.mpmaintenance.ca

My Loud Speaker

We are a cozy and capable family-run business and we intend to stay this way for our clients and ourselves. We like working with a small number of clients for a longer period of time. With fewer clients, we are more resourceful, attentive, and focused on growing ourselves inwards rather than outwards. We let our values guide our growth, and we invest in developing ourselves as both marketers, and human beings. www.myloudspeaker.ca

myTREEHOUSEvision

myTREEHOUSEvision’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to live more joyfully by encouraging them to enthusiastically express their essence in a variety of ways. Theresa ‘Tree’ Walsh has been “inspiring playfullness since 1982″. www.myTREEHOUSEvision.com

Narrative Communications

Narrative Communications is a strategic storytelling studio, helping values-based organizations uncover, develop, and share their story. Megan Sheldon, principal of Narrative, is a cultural mythologist and brand strategist who believes that storytelling is the best way to build an authentic brand, connect people to a purpose, and ultimately build leadership. www.narrativecommunications.com

Nixey Communications Inc.

Nixey Communications is a Vancouver-based communications firm provides public relations, marketing and reputation management services to corporations, social profit organizations, and public figures. We’re extremely active in our communities, contributing time, talent and cash to social profit organizations whenever possible. We also have a strict no-working-with-jerks policy. www.nixey.ca

Nourish Spa

Our mission goes beyond traditional spa treatments by expanding the therapeutic approaches available to each patient. At Nourish Spa, you will discover a sophisticated integrative blend of healthcare, aesthetics, and spa therapies in a modern urban environment. We offer Spa + Aesthetics (facials, body treatments, aesthetics) and Wellness Treatments (naturopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy). www.nourishspa.ca

Ocean Village Tofino

Ocean Village Resort Tofino (Chesterman Properties) is a beachfront resort in Tofino BC which provides guests with exceptional value, connects with our local community and endeavours to minimize its impact on the planet. Tofino is simply one of the most spectacular places on the planet.

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odette

odette is a creative studio that specializes in video and motion design marketing. We strive to create unique campaigns that tell our clients’ stories and illuminate their brands. In addition to our commercial work, we partner with local non-profit and community organizations to produce videos that they can use to raise awareness about their causes. www.odettevisual.com

One Eyed Queen

One-Eyed Queen is a producer, writer, and project manager for mission-based businesses and non-profits. She is a blogger and photographer and we are grateful for the lovely photos she took of our March and June mixers. www.oneeyedqueen.com

Onwords Consulting

“Explainer Videos” – short animated videos that explain what you do and why it matters in an entertaining way.

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PacBlue Printing

PacBlue Printing is an overall solutions provider for printed materials, from business cards, brochures and posters to banners, signage and hoardings.

10% discount off any order for LOCO members. Best value guarantee: If you find a better price elsewhere, send us the quote, and so long as it is the same product, PacBlue will price match it AND offer an additional 10% off. Contact Jenny Ha: jha@pacblueprinting.com 604-675-6852.

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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

PaySavvy

A Vancouver-based online payroll system that is intuitive enough for small business while being robust enough for enterprise. The stress-free way to pay and manage your employees.

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Pique Ventures / BfW Advisors

Pique Ventures / BfW Advisors is an intelligent network of investors committed to investing in an integrated way. We believe we all make decisions using emotion, intuition, body, and analysis and in meeting people before you need to meet them. Pique Ventures, an initiative of BfW Advisors, is where people get integrated, connected, and invested in social purpose businesses. BfW Advisors make ideas happen by connecting investors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need to build strong investment relationships. We offer advisory service packages covering Impact Investment Strategy, Making The Pitch, Then What? Scenario Analysis and Decision-Making, and InvestmentThinking. www.bonnie.foleywong.com

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

PR Loyalty Solutions

PR Loyalty Solutions provides consulting advice on customer loyalty program design and implementation. www.prloyaltymarketing.com

Procurify

Procurify is a cloud based Procurement solution based in Richmond, British Columbia. It started out as a BCIT school project before receiving funding from Mark Cuban in March, 2013. Procurify: Smart Spending. Simple Savings.

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Pure Souls Media

We combine old world craftsmanship and values with digital mediums of photography, video and design to bring to our clients a unique mix of soul and leading edge innovation. This is our contribution to the people who care about the community around them. 

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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

Raised Eyebrow Web Studio Inc.

Raised Eyebrow Web Studio are web specialists working exclusively in the online sphere, with more than a decade of experience helping clients in the nonprofit, government, and progressive business sectors communicate better online. We focus on the long term, starting with a clear, smartstrategy, then implementing it. We’ve been in this business for a long time and we’ve worked on a lot of web projects – we’ve learned that the successful ones are planned carefully and provide a deep, long-lasting return on investment. Our work is fuelled by love of the planet and its citizens; love of our clients and their missions; love of our happy, healthy workplace; and love of our work itself, from long-range strategy to the nuts and bolts of techno-craftsmanship. If you are planning an online project, we would love to talk to you. Have a look at some of our work, the services we offer, and get in touch. www.raisedeyebrow.com

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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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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

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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Seven25. Design & Typography Inc.

From planning the perfect strategy, to creating great content, to getting said great content out into the world, Seven25 handles it all. www.seven25.com

Shift Urban Cargo 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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Shoshana Allice

Hide Section - DescriptionI’m a Somatic Leadership Coach and Consultant. I work with socially conscious leaders to strengthen their leadership practices and build their capacity to create the results they want – on all levels. I’m passionate about the somatic approach – which is a process of powerfully integrating mind, spirit and body into how we show up fully in our lives.

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. www.singinglands.ca

Social Synergy Design

Social Synergy Design is a graphic design and branding agency tailored to meet the needs of socially minded organizations with big goals and small budgets. With over 15 years of experience, Social Synergy Design has built great working relationships based on exceptional service and creativity. Social Synergy Design donates a percentage of its fees to not-for-profit organizations. www.socialsynergydesign.com

Softly Holding

Softly Holding is a Vancouver-based design house. www.softlyholding.com

Spring Activator Inc.

Spring is an activator that grows purpose driven companies. We know that combining profit and social impact can lead to success in the most fulfilling and complete sense of the word. We partner with purpose-driven, for-profit startups and empower them to create positive change. spring.is

Stephanie Orr Personal Real Estate Corporation

A career in real estate only seemed natural for Stephanie, a true people-person and lover of the house hunt. Since becoming a realtor in 2002, her careful investment in getting to know her clients and their specific needs has paid off with many valuable referrals. Stephanie understands the importance of knowing her clients on a personal level, a necessary step towards placing them in houses they can confidently call homes. Stephanie is not only committed to meeting the needs of her clients, but also to strengthening neighbourhoods through her involvement with charity organzitaions and community groups.

Sterling Sentinel Group

Sterling Sentinel is a one-stop security solutions provider offering a range of services such as customized gates, gate automation, access control systems, integrated services and networking. Our gates and fences are manufactured right here in Delta by the most skilled and experienced fabricators in the industry. Our staff are also experts in perimeter and integrated security, and consult our customers to design tailored solutions to meet their specific needs.

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Suite-Apps

Suite-Apps helps organizations leverage the Internet to execute an online business strategy that simplifies daily operations, increases sales and reduces costs. www.suite-apps.com

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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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 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/

Thirst First

Office coffee services, vending machines, vending services and supplies for the Metro Vancouver area with exceptional personalized service. www.thirstfirst.ca

Unicycle Creative

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

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University Golf Course

University Golf Course (UGC) 18 hole public golf course, practice range, banquet rooms, full-service restaurant & patio, gazebo garden for wedding ceremonies. We have been part of the Vancouver market since 1929.

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Vancity (many locations)

Branches conveniently located everywhere. Find a branch closest to you. LOCO Members ask for Maureen Cureton maureen_cureton@vancity.com 604-709-6934.

Vancouver Observer

A hyper local news site with global reach. It draws on contributions from a vast pool of writers to provide timely, topical coverage on issues that concern its target audience – Vancouver citizens. From city politics to climate change, celebrities to immigrant issues, the Vancouver Observer provides independent local coverage that fills the gap left by large, corporate-owned media. LOCO BC members who purchase any 3 month ad package on Vancouver Observer will receive an extra 6 weeks of run of site ads. Contact Janel Johnson, VP Sales & Marketing for more info. 604-879-7753 janel@thevancouverobserver.com www.vancouverobserver.com

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Vancouver Writer's Fest

Presenting writers from around the world in events and programs for readers of all ages and interests. We present events with writers from around the world year-round, including a free reading series at VPL. And that you don’t have to have a degree in English to enjoy the Festival – there is something for everyone: spoken word, comedy, poetry, events that integrate words and music.

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Vaune Kolber REALTOR®

Vaune Kolber is an agent at Dexter Associates Realty, an independent realtor group with enough associates to be effective, but still compact enough to offer lots of personal attention. Dexter associates live in your neighbourhood and know it well. They will quickly come to know your house as well, or better, than you do. With this knowledge and experience they can make the fit between the buyer and seller the right fit. www.dexterrealty.com

Village&Co.

Village&Co. is a unique company dedicated to social media. We have a proven track record connecting businesses with a flourishing yet increasingly hard to reach online community. Find case studies of our work here.

Write Ahead

Write Ahead is where entrepreneurs transform their businesses from ‘idea’ to ‘open’. From business plan writing to copy writing to strategy, we can help you launch your entrepreneurial journey. www.writeahead.ca

Y5 Creative Studio

Creative, Branding, Photography, Videography and Web Services. We are a creative group of talented, experienced and fun designers who create intelligent, inspiring designs that breathe life into brands, brochures and websites. www.y5creativestudio.com

zipments Canada

A network of couriers, using the shared economy and technology to make local deliveries more convenient, efficient and personable. We work with retail partners to provide same day, next day “store to your” service. In 2014 we will be rolling out service for consumer to consumer personal use. Delivery your way! www.zipments.ca

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Supplier/ManufacturerTOP

Be Clean Naturally

We are very excited to be part of a local network of sustainable BC businesses! Be Clean Naturally is a family run soap manufacturing business based out of Squamish, BC. We make all natural soap and skin and home care products. Check our website for retail locations, or purchase from us directly from our Etsy link. www.becleannaturally.ca

Caboo

Caboo provides household and commercial paper products that are ecologically sustainable using bamboo and sugarcane as a renewable resource with a goal to help minimize deforestation and save trees. We believe we can all make a difference in the choices we make every day. By switching to tree-free paper, we can help to protect the environment today and conserve it for future generations.

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Clos du Soleil

Clos du Soleil is a small winery in the Similkameen Valley, they create award winning wines using sustainable practices. www.closdusoleil.ca

Coco & Tini Inc. (Online retailer)

We also want bath time to be fun! Coco & Tini products are meant to be spilled, sprayed, dropped, lathered and enjoyed by parents and their little ones. All Coco & Tini products contain only 100% natural-source ingredients. We do not and will not use sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, propylene glycol, artificial preservatives or artificial fragrances in any of our products. Our products are not tested on animals and we strive to use recyclable materials in all our packaging and printed matter. We won’t use potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics in our products, when there are wonderful, natural alternatives that can do a better job and cause less harm to our environment. www.cocoandtini.com

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. commissaryconnect.com

Common Thread

Common Thread is a social enterprise that sources street banners and other fabric to convert into colourful and durable products. They coordinate production by our network of producers. They arrange high-volume contracts for delegate and tote bags, lunch bags and custom products. www.commonthreadcoop.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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Denman Island Chocolate

Denman Island Chocolate, founded in 1998, is Canada’s original organic chocolate company and produces organic, Fair Trade, deliciously dark chocolate at our beautiful factory on Denman Island. We provide employment in our small community and believe in creating resilient and appropriate small scale industry in rural British Columbia. www.denmanislandchocolate.com

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

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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EcoCentury Technologies Inc.

EcoCentury Technologies Inc. is a BC based company with international reach that operates under the auspice of acquiring unique technologies which are ethical, sustainable, and cutting edge. EcoCentury is the go-to hub for industrial LED and Solar applications. Whether facilities require street, parking, warehousing, or office and retail lighting, we have the dependable, warrantied, North American Standard approved quality products to fulfill any requirement. www.ecocentury.ca

Gamla Studios

We are Gamla, an emerging furniture and object design studio located at 2026 Wall Street in Vancouver. Our work is about everyday life – about how people live, what their very basic needs are and how we can address those needs in a modern and sustainable way. We are passionate about design and believe that it is our duty as designers, and as a small business, to be the change we want to see in the way consumer goods are manufactured. We make beautiful goods for nice people. 

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inBed Organics

inBED Organics manufactures and retails certified organic latex rubber mattresses, pillows, and bedding accessories. We also offer eco-frames and eco-furniture with the option of custom design or our tried and true styles that support you and mother earth while you sleep.

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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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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

Natural feminine hygiene products that offer create healthier & more sustainable alternatives to disposable pads & tampons. www.lunapads.com

Mitani Designs

Mitani is a design-house and manufacturer of modern eco-friendly children’s décor products specializing in bedding, draperies and soft-furnishings. I design and hand-sew my basic products and custom orders. I still design the furniture, draperies and bedding but have it made by local workrooms who specialize in these things.

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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

Nicole Bridger

Nicole Bridger Design is a dynamic fashion line for a new generation of women who want to look effortlessly chic while maintaining a commitment to the earth and its people. Each collection is composed of stand-out pieces which reflect one’s individuality and femininity www.nicolebridger.ca

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

Patch

Patch is a solution to growing your own food at home, even without garden space! www.letspatch.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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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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Seaspan

Seaspan Marine Corporation is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. www.seaspan.com

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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Vevex

Vevex offers fully enclosed, foam lined wood packing boxes. Vevex boxes are used when the shipper needs to be sure that fragile and high value goods will be shipped or stored in perfect condition. www.vevex.com

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.