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.
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.