Biz Profiles


Perfecting your business pitch
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 26, 2019 - Biz Profiles

The monthly Startup Founder Hot Seat event took place in Kelowna this past week with hopeful entrepreneurs vying to catch the attention of angel investors. The event featured software executive and veteran investor Grant Lawerence, who is also the president of Valhalla Angels Kelowna. Lawerence has seen countless pitches and is an expert in guiding […]

Local water park biz grows
Nicholas Johansen - Aug 23, 2019 - Biz Profiles

A local waterpark design and manufacturing company has completed a massive expansion, doubling its manufacturing space. Waterplay solutions purchased an old chopsticks manufacturing plant in Kelowna’s North End several years ago, and much of the company’s manufacturing has taken place in the 10,000 square foot facility since then. Earlier this year, Waterplay completed construction at […]

Kelowna embraces sandwich shop
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 23, 2019 - Biz Profiles

If you have been to Orchard Park Shopping Centre you may have noticed a brand new sandwich shop in the food court, but what you may not know is it is a Kelowna man’s franchise. Chachi’s may have started in 2006 in Calgary, but it has a strong connection to Kelowna as one of the […]

Bylands best in the country
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 22, 2019 - Biz Profiles

West Kelowna’s Bylands Garden Centre has been recognized by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association as they have received the 2019 Garden Centre of the Year Award. The National Awards of Landscape Excellence took place in Abbotsford on August 14 with more than 130 people in attendance. The best in the landscape horticulture profession came together […]

Concrete flowing at Brooklyn
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 19, 2019 - Biz Profiles

The first major concrete pour has begun at the Brooklyn tower in downtown Kelowna as the long awaited project finally takes shape. Ground was broken on the site, owned by Mission Group, in March 2019 and while work has been underway for a while, the pouring of concrete means the site will begin to look […]

Home delivery booming
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 17, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Skip the Dishes has been operating in the Okanagan for nearly two years and according to the delivery service, business is booming. According to a Skip spokesperson, the most popular independent restaurants in 2019 so far this year are Bluetail Sushi Kitchen, Made in India, and Momo Sushi. Residents and visitors are enjoying the ease […]

Detonate Brewing expands
Colin Dacre - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Summerland’s Detonate Brewing opens a brand new taproom and lounge on Thursday. The craft brewery has been operating for about 2.5 years, previously with a 100-square-foot micro taproom that fit just a handful of people. The new space features 28 seats and will also offer an assortment of snacks and wine and cider to go with […]

Electric boats making waves
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Profiles

A Kelowna manufacturer has secured its first commercial client as demand grows for electric boats. Tim Bieber, director of sales for Templar Marine, says Victoria will launch six of its zero-emission vessels. The B.C. capital will have a new, environmentally friendly tourist attraction when the Victoria Electric Boat Company hits the water in 2020. The […]

New stores at The District on Bernard
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 14, 2019 - Biz Profiles

More businesses have been announced for The District on Bernard as construction chugs along at the old Towne Centre Mall location. The mall, which is located on Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna, was purchased by MKK Property Corp. for $8.55 million in February 2017. Only a handful of stores continue to operate in the two-storey […]

70’s vibe embraced by Kelowna
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 13, 2019 - Biz Profiles

With opening weekend behind them, the owners of Kelowna’s newest restaurant are breathing a sigh of relief as things at Skinny Duke’s Glorious Emporium went off without a hitch. Downtown’s newest establishment is a sight to behold as the 70’s themed restaurant and bar drew in crowds of eager patrons wanting to take in the […]