Business Beat, by Aaron Orlando
Jacobson Ford wins national awards
Jacobson Ford brought home two Ford awards that place them amongst the top dealers in Canada. Jacobson Ford Sales in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm has been recognized by the Ford Motor Company of Canada with a Diamond Level of recognition, an award that puts them in the top two per cent of Ford dealers in the country. They were also recognized with the 2010 President’s Award. “Earning The President’s Award signifies our entire staff’s dedication to delivering superior customer satisfaction day in and day out,” said Mike Vandermeer and Mark Schneider, owners of Jacobson Ford Sales in a statement. “[We] couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition, especially since it comes from the people we value most – our customers. They’re the reason we are able to accept this award.” The President’s Award, Ford of Canada’s highest dealership honour, is presented annually to those dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction.
Alter Nation stitches you up
Ripped your Gore-Tex while riding in the glades? Dale Goundry has opened Alter Nation, a home-based alteration business that does clothing and outdoor gear repair — anything from hemming your jeans, repairing zippers and to tent and backpack repairs. Alter Nation has partnered with Wearabouts, who will serve as a drop-off location for the business. For info, contact Dale at 250-814-7411.
Peaks Restaurant revitalizing with new menu
Peaks Lodge has been working hard to rebuild their Peaks Restaurant business after it was closed during much of 2010. Since reopening in November. Chef Gus Kalogerakos has pleased the snowmobiler crowd with hearty meals including popular soft tacos, schnitzels, jambalaya, crispy ribs, Bratwurst and steaks “It’s all fresh,” says assistant manager Courtny Nef of the menu. “The steaks are all cut here.” The restaurant is also offering three varieties of eggs Benedict on the weekends, and is looking to build up the local customer base, noting they have a private party room that can host over 20 people. They’ve also got a free pool table. The Peaks Restaurant will launch a revised menu on June 2.
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