Local Business

Accelerate Okanagan is inviting companies to take part in its workforce insights salary and compensation study starting Tuesday, Sept, 13, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan salaries reveiwed in study

Accelerate Okanagan has launched its workforce insights salary and compensation study

A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)

Vernon business mural gains support

97% thinks the city should approve heron mural at The Roster

The Cronometer team. (Contributed by Gabby Mason)

Revelstoke-based health tracking app giving back to the community

Cronometer offers free Gold memberships to locals to support healthy lifestyle

Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)

Credit union cash helps Okanagan businesses

Valley First donates between $10,000 and $25,000 to four separate organizations to help businesses grow

Valley First has donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to four different organizations as part of its Simple Generosity program. (Contributed)
Accelerate Okanagan has received $275,000 from the federal government, funding that will support the creation of new and improved capital training activities for entrepreneurs over the next two years. The funding was announced Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)

New funding accelerates opportunities for Okanagan investors

Accelerate Okanagan has received $275,000 to support capital training activities for entrepreneurs

Accelerate Okanagan has received $275,000 from the federal government, funding that will support the creation of new and improved capital training activities for entrepreneurs over the next two years. The funding was announced Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

New virtual pop-up shop boosts Okanagan women in business

The online shop features more than 450 women-led businesses in B.C.

Amanda Homeniuk, owner of Vernon’s Kaleco, is one of 450 women whose businesses are featured on WeBC’s new virtual pop-up shop, which is open until Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Fable Book Parlour was recognized with this year’s Entrepreneurial Excellence award in the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. (Photo via Facebook-Fable Book Parlour)

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce announces Business Excellence Awards winners

The ceremony went virtual for a second time in a row due to the pandemic

Fable Book Parlour was recognized with this year’s Entrepreneurial Excellence award in the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. (Photo via Facebook-Fable Book Parlour)
The Revelstoke Backpacker Hostel is now closed. The building has been purchased by Revelstoke Mountain Resort for staff housing. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s long-time hostel ‘house mom’ closes shop

Revelstoke Mountain Resort purchases Backpacker Hostel for staff accommodation

The Revelstoke Backpacker Hostel is now closed. The building has been purchased by Revelstoke Mountain Resort for staff housing. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
Stacey Brensrud and Tyler Maki announce the Business Excellence Awards finalists in a video recorded at Waterworld, north of Revelstoke. (Photo via Facebook)
Stacey Brensrud and Tyler Maki announce the Business Excellence Awards finalists in a video recorded at Waterworld, north of Revelstoke. (Photo via Facebook)
Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)

Vernon company draws up Orange Shirt Day contest

Tolko Industries renews partnership for art contest with Orange Shirt Society

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has again partnered with the Orange Shirt Society for an annual art contest. (Tolko photo)
Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)

Okanagan restaurants featured in outdoor dining top 100 list

Two from Vernon, West Kelowna and Penticton and one from Lake Country named in top 100 outdoor dining venues by opentable.com

Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)
Columbia Gardens’ un-renovated buildings. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)
Columbia Gardens’ un-renovated buildings. (Tim van der Krogt-Revelstoke Review)
Pulse Boot Lab has been purchased by OvareVentures. (Contributed-OvareGroup)

Revelstoke’s Pulse Boot Lab sold to OvareVentures

Founder Kai Palkeinen will continue to run the business

Pulse Boot Lab has been purchased by OvareVentures. (Contributed-OvareGroup)
Twilight Bite out front South Side Market on opening day, July, 9 2021. (Tim van der Krogt- Revelstoke Review)

New Japanese food truck hits the streets of Revelstoke

Far East Bistro teams up with Kawakubo to launch new food truck

Twilight Bite out front South Side Market on opening day, July, 9 2021. (Tim van der Krogt- Revelstoke Review)
Dan Rohn started as an intern with Dynamic Avalanche in 2019, his position was partially funded by the Columbia Basin Trust’s Career Internship Program. (Contributed-Columbia Basin Trust)

Intern gets solid footing at Dynamic Avalanche

The Revelstoke-based business used the Columbia Basin Trust’s Career Internship Program

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Dan Rohn started as an intern with Dynamic Avalanche in 2019, his position was partially funded by the Columbia Basin Trust’s Career Internship Program. (Contributed-Columbia Basin Trust)
A reporter in Revelstoke gets to do some cool things, like take up close photos of an orphaned baby moose. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)

Liam’s Lowdown: Goodbye, Revelstoke

The time has come for my next adventure

A reporter in Revelstoke gets to do some cool things, like take up close photos of an orphaned baby moose. (Jocelyn Doll - Revelstoke Review)
House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: My amateur advice on buying a house

As a journalist I see all sorts of things go wrong for homeowners

House for sale in downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)