Author Archives: laurencerumming

The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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Will it Change?

The housing market certainly is not what it used to be.  I remember buying our first house for $19,700 with a mortgage payment of $330 per month and thinking, “How will we ever pay for this!”  Homes today certainly have … Continue reading

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The Business of Business

When some think of business men and women, they think of them as successful, they have a good life with all the money they could want.  Other’s think of fast food chains and the success that must go with it … Continue reading

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Island Proud!

With a potential Trade War looming in the not to distant future, there have been Nationalistic movements on both sides of the US/Canada border.  The truth is we don’t realize how much we depend on the Global Marketplace for our … Continue reading

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Who are They Really?

This post departs a little from the norm in that it as a bit of a rant.  A magazine that I respect and read cover to cover religiously has just posted its annual ‘Top 100 Businesses in British Columbia” as … Continue reading

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Community

The annual Dragon Boat event took place in Nanaimo this past weekend.  The value of community really is evident by the sheer numbers involved in creating a successful event.  A volunteer board contributing hundreds of hours.  Save-On Foods sponsoring the … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2018

Wow!  One Hundred and Fifty-one years young!  Our vastness has been both a benefit and a curse.  Economic Development has been a challenge as it has flourished where transportation is prevalent and slow where the cost of moving goods is … Continue reading

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