Navigating the pandemic and beyond


Covid-19 rushed into our lives. For some business leaders, the impact was immediately devastating; operations ceased and layoffs were initiated. For others, the experience was manageable but required speedy innovation. Our vision is to create a space where local leaders can have frank conversations about the ups and downs of doing business on Vancouver Island. Our focus in the first season will be about navigating both the opportunities and challenges that the pandemic presents but as time moves forward our focus will shift as businesses evolve. And to be clear, this isn’t a podcast just about technology, it’s more about business, specifically business on the Island.

Every road leads back to caring about the people who are our business partners and our customers. 

Victoria Shannon

President, Hansbraun Investments

Island Thrive
Island Thrive Podcast

In the first two weeks of the pandemic, we got to implement things that we talked about doing over the next five years. The amount of learning in that first 14 days was incredible.

Andy Spurling

President, Proline Property Management

I use the term bounce forward instead of bounce back.

Bruce Williams

CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce