September 15, 2017
After celebrating one year in business in Penticton, Community Futures asked Jon Cote to summarize what he learned this past year.
August 22, 2017
This month’s spotlight focuses on Chrystina Bernard of Lucky’s Pet Supply. This pet lover has worked in the retail pet business in BC before opening her own store. She believes in supporting other local businesses and offers one-of-a-kind products.
July 24, 2017
Great Bear Paleo Bites is an Oliver-based food manufacturer, producing coconut nutritional snack cookies that are sold in approximately 400 locations across Canada.
June 16, 2017
This month’s client is Dave Caswell, of Molly’s Beach Farm. This next generation farmer from Keremeos recently took over his parents’ farm, Starvation Flats Farm. You can find him at the Penticton Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning from April to October.
May 23, 2017
Gramma’s Little Helpers is a Penticton-based business which started through the Community Futures’ Self-Employment Program. Owner Susan Anderson wanted to make a positive impact on seniors’ lives so they can stay in their own homes longer by assisting them with chores and tasks.
April 30, 2017
Our featured small business owner is Grant Stevely of Dubh Glas Distillery at Gallagher Lake. Stevely’s appreciation of single malt led him to learn more from industry experts in craft distilling in the United States and Scotland.
April 30, 2017
Meet Robert Trottier, a motorcycle enthusiast for 40 years. From riding to repairing/rebuilding, he knows motorcycles and skidoos.
He recently opened his own motorcycle shop with the help of Community Futures so we asked Robert a few questions about his experience in starting a new business.