Greetings From IB,To begin, we at Industry Blender would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year, and much continued success in 2009. Despite the difficult economic conditions we face, this year will provide new business opportunities for our industry, and we will continue developing new methods for achieving success. This is the time to explore fresh ideas and approaches, and grow and change with the spirit of the times.
We’re excited to lead this transition by announcing that a new and improved Industry Blender website is on the horizon.
We’ve worked tirelessly to improve how we serve our member’s needs, and look forward to presenting the most usable, effective and efficient resource for the 21st century business environment.
This month we’re focusing on information and insight that is crucial for your business, while continuing to provide informative articles which keep you up to date on exciting new businesses and restaurants. And visit the site for more information about industry events, new job opportunities and classifieds, and to see who is blending in Vancouver.

BC FOODSERVICE EXPO AT BC PLACE STADIUM

Kitchen.jpg   BC Foodservice Expo 2009 was held at BC Place this week, which showed that the future for green initiatives and technology in the food and beverage industries look bright…(read the full article here).

 

CHUTNEY VILLA: A PLACE TO STUMBLE UPON

Chutney Villa.jpg   Chutney Villa is a popular South Indian restaurant in East Vancouver, but as Ed Dugas finds, it could be in need of an identity…(read the full article here).

 

GREEN EARTH ORGANICS DELIVERS GOOD FOOD IN A GREAT WAY

green earth organics.jpg   Grocery delivery businesses have become increasingly popular in Vancouver, especially those offering organic produce…(read the full article here).

 

FORUM: BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING ONLINE

computer.jpg   Thanks to the internet and social media, every day is a trade show for your business. Here are 10 basic strategies to create awareness of your business using social networks…(read the full article here).

 

MARKETING TIP(S) OF THE WEEK: SO YOU’RE IN A RECESSION

wine glass.jpg   It is proven that in times of hardship, successful companies do not abandon their marketing strategies: they adapt them. Here is a quick guide outlining strategies you can employ to make sure your business survives the recession…(read the full article here)
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