Vancouver PR News – July
While the summer is often filled with lazy days, our clients have been very busy! Check out their latest coverage below on lifestyle PR, fin tech PR and fashion PR Vancouver…
Clearly’s #LoveisLove Campaign helped customers show their pride in style and give back to a worthy cause.
Daily Crush: Rainbow Sunglasses In Support of the It Gets Better Project
All proceeds will be donated to the organization
Recently uplisted to the Nasdaq, on July 6 OncoSec Medical was invited to ring the opening bell garnering broadcast and print coverage
TIO Networks saw a huge milestone this summer, acquiring Softgate for $31M USD
TIO’s Softgate buy seen as transformational
TIO Networks Corp.’s announced acquisition of Softgate Systems Inc. won’t likely close for a few more months, but it won’t hurt if investors in TIO, a cloud-based bill payment processor, want to start adding to their holdings ahead of time, says Kris Thompson, analyst at National Bank Financial.
Profile Spotlight: Chris Nicola, Founding Partner Wealthbar
‘We have big plans for our online financial planning tools’
Chris Nicola, Founding Partner of Wealthbar, about Canada’s ETF-focused online wealth manager, regulatory hurdles, his hybrid offering and the plans ahead.
BY TOM BENSON AND MARTIN RAAB
Chris, could you please describe Wealthbar in a few sentences?
WealthBar is an easy and modern way for Canadians to invest online. Our clients get a simple but personalized investment portfolio that we manage and rebalance for them. They also work with a real financial advisor that helps them create and maintain their own personalized financial plan.
Wealth Management is part of your family DNA. Did your father John, a veteran financial advisor, inspire you for the start-up?
That was definitely where the idea started from. I had spent a lot of time working on technology and custom software for Nicola Wealth Management, as early as that age of 16. We have always wanted to find ways to make financial advice more efficient through technology. When we started WealthBar it was with the goal of making the kind of advice and investment management that Nicola Wealth offered more accessible for smaller clients.
Relaunching summer 2014, dish and DU/ER opened their first pop-up location in Vancouver’s Railtown
Dish and DU-ER denim shakes up athleisure fashion
With more than 25 years of experience in the denim industry, local denim guru Gary Lenett is shaking up the athleisure category with jeans that are fit for a modern lifestyle.
A North American-wide launch program is in the works, starting locally in Vancouver with a pop-up shop.
We sat down with Lenett to learn more about Dish and DU-ER. Read more on Vancity Buzz…