Okanagan Biz

Big honour for social worker
Kristen Holliday - 10:25 am - Okanagan Biz

A Kamloops social worker is being recognized for her decades of service to the community. Nadine Ryan will receive the 2023 Heart of the Grasslands Award at a ceremony held over Zoom tomorrow (March 22) during B.C. Social Work Week. In a news release, the BC Association of Social Workers said Ryan currently serves as […]

Village Cheese seeks new owners
Jon Manchester - 9:33 am - Okanagan Biz

The owners of a North Okanagan institution are hoping someone will take over so they can step into retirement. Dwight and Linda Johnson are seeking a long-term rental of Village Cheese Company in downtown Armstrong. The company has been a local foodie and tourist destination for 25 years and was formed after Armstrong Cheese was […]

Mann now in charge
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 20, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Chelsea Mann is the new Association of Interior Realtors president. The Kamloops resident takes over from Penticton’s Lyndi Cruickshank in the role that oversees a 10-member board of directors. “I am committed to serving all of our members and advocating for their interests,” Mann said in a press release. “As our association now covers a wider area […]

Local wineries on world stage
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 20, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

A group of Canadian wineries is in Germany to tout its products to the world, and several of them hail from the Okanagan. The ProWein International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits in Dusseldorf, Germany, started on Sunday and continues until Tuesday. There are 16 Canadian wineries at the event, which dubs itself as the […]

SC Carts adds Kelowna showroom
Tracey Prediger - Mar 20, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Vernon’s SC Carts has been in business in the hills above Swan Lake since 2010, but the company that builds custom golf and street legal carts is positioning itself for growth. Along with an online presence, the company will soon be opening a showroom in Kelowna. “Customers can have a hands-on experience there, touch the carts, […]

Farmers need tech upgrade
Cindy White - Mar 20, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Many of the small changes local farmers started to make during the pandemic might need to continue if they want to connect with customers. UBC Okanagan researchers Dr. John Janmaat and Dr. Joanne Taylor, in conjunction with a fellow researcher in China, compared how producers communicate with people looking for fresh, locally grown produce. What […]

Home spa secures licence
Wayne Moore - Mar 20, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Manjeet Sindu will get to operate her home based business after all. The Kelowna entrepreneur was denied a licence for her home based spa business in December because her property did not include a dedicated parking space for her clients as required by city bylaws. The home on Summer Wood Drive in the Wilden area, […]

Hotel summit coming to town
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 17, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Members of the province’s accommodation industry will be coming to Kelowna in early May. The BC Hotel Association will be hosting the BCHA Summit on May 1 and 2 at Delta by Marriott Hotels Grand Okanagan. The summit will featured a marketplace of more than 40 vendors, and keynote addresses and breakout sessions for stakeholders […]

New financial boss at Doseology
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 17, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

A Kelowna mental health and wellness company earlier this month hired a new chief financial officer. Doseology Sciences Inc. has appointed Pratik (Tiki) Patel as its new CFO, replacing Peter Geh in the position. Patel is a chartered professional accountant with more than 15 years of experience in senior accounting and finance roles. He has […]

Nelson company reaches Summit
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 17, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

A Nelson health-care company won Accelerate Okanagan’s fifth annual OKGN Angel Summit on Thursday night in downtown Kelowna. SMRT1 Technologies, which focuses on dispensing health-care products and medical supplies, captured the $225,000 investment fund from the group of 45 local investors who each ponied up $5,000 and then went through a 10-week process to pick […]