January 29, 2019
Alma Masuskapeo of the Cree tribe of Ahtahkakaoop First Nations (meaning star blanket in English) started sewing blankets as a hobby over twenty years ago. The hobby became a therapeutic and healing experience as she set out to reconnect with her roots, but as interest grew in the items she created, her entrepreneurial spirit grew to match.
January 24, 2019
Have you ever tried to launch a business or idea in isolation? In the digital age, more positions are becoming work-from-home leading to a growing number of individuals facing the challenge of isolation. But what if there was another way?
November 29, 2018
When a new business opens its doors, it brings vibrant energy and attention to any area it occupies. And when the business in question is modelled to support other businesses, that energy can only be intensified.
September 07, 2018
What would you do when faced with the difficult decision to sell the business you have been growing successfully for years?
You pass it on to good friends.
August 15, 2018
Located on the south end of Skaha Lake, Okanagan Falls (OK Falls) was originally named after a small set of falls that lay on the Okanagan River. However, if you go looking for the now-submerged falls you may find another way to cool down in the summer sun at Tickleberry’s.
December 15, 2017
Looking to start your career on your own terms is ambitious. Shae Ayris, of The Anomaly House of Art, located in Apple Plaza Penticton, learned that Community Futures could help her with her dream.
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.
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.