Biz Releases

Spring Expo coming up
Darren Handschuh - 8:25 am - Biz Releases

Spring is in the air … well, the Spring Expo is anyway. Snow may be falling, but the Spring Expo takes place March 8-9 at Kal Tire Place North. The showcase will feature business, non-profit and government exhibitors as well as family-friendly fun, including a bouncy castle, princesses, the Bug Guys and the Allan Brooks […]

Travel Penticton up for honour
Chelsea Powrie - 7:38 am - Biz Releases

Travel Penticton has been selected as a top-three finalist for the BC Tourism Industry awards in the “innovation” category. The organization’s “Real Time” social media campaign, which ran throughout July and August showing conditions in Penticton through brief videos, received a lot of attention. “2018 was a challenging year for tourism throughout B.C., dealing with […]

West Kelowna needs CAO
Wayne Moore - 6:17 am - Biz Releases

The search is underway in West Kelowna for a new top bureaucrat. The city is looking for a new chief administrative officer after it was announced Tuesday that Jim Zaffino would not be continuing after his contract expires June 28. Zaffino has been with the city almost since day one. He was hired as the city’s first […]

Donahue rides momentum
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

Kelowna entrepreneur Tanya Donahue is a finalist for a prestigious national business award, and she’s hoping her time in the spotlight will help a country going through hard times. Donahue is the founder and CEO of Mango + Moose, which describes itself as a socially conscious fashion and lifestyle brand offering handmade artisan goods from developing […]

More top 20 under 40
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and KPMG have announced another batch of young superstars. The chamber, along with the accounting firm, is conducting its “Top 20 Under 40,” and on Tuesday it announced the third group of five recipients. More than 60 nominations were received, and the latest five to make the list are: […]

Reality TV in Vernon
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

Real estate is always a popular topic in the Okanagan, so Visland Media is branching out and taking its popular reality TV show to Vernon. The production company is looking for homeowners and Realtors in Vernon to appear on Seller’s Market, a reality television show on which real estate agents compete to win a listing. […]

Level Nite Club closing
Wayne Moore - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

The traditional nightclub is slowly fading away in Kelowna. Level Nite Club, which has been around for decades in one form or another, is closing its doors at the end of the month. The club at 275 Leon Ave. has operated since the 1980s as the Silver Spur and Saddle Room, then Splashes, before rebranding to […]

Penticton looks at parkade
Colin Dacre - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

Can downtown Penticton support a multi-level parkade? City staff hope to answer that question this year with a $26,000 feasibility study proposed in this year’s budget due to go before council next week. The city is hoping to determine if it would be advantageous to consolidate downtown parking in one location in an attempt to use the […]

TOTA a green leader
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association continues to impress the world when it comes to its sustainability. TOTA has been recognized as one of the top 100 sustainable destinations worldwide by Green Destinations. It is also a finalist in the Best of the Americas Awards. The winner will be announced in March at ITB Berlin, which […]

Family Day move hurts
Wayne Moore - Feb 19 - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort had two of the busiest days in its history this weekend. But it still wasn’t enough to bring a smile to the face of senior vice-president Michael J. Ballingall. Ballingall says the Family Day long weekend saw the third and fourth busiest days in the mountain’s history. However, moving it to […]