Biz Releases

Fruit pickers squeezed
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 17, 2017 - Biz Releases

Fruit pickers have seen their minimum piece rate wages grow at a slower pace than the standard minimum wage, which one picker says is unfair to the seasonal workers. One picker, who has asked to remain anonymous for employment reasons, says he’s disappointed by the smaller increases after doing the seasonal work for more than 20 […]

Demo Days at Big White
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 17, 2017 - Biz Releases

This week Big White Ski Resort hosted 35 of the ski and snowboard industry’s most recognizable brands, and over 200 retail representatives from Western Canada, for its annual Dealer Demo Days, which ran February 14-15, 2017. Dealer Demo Days is a two-day event designed for industry professionals to come together in a central location to […]

Back-to-back awards
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 17, 2017 - Biz Releases

For the second year in a row the District of Lake Country has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada’s Canadian Award for Financial Reporting. The Association gave the district the award for its 2015 annual financial report. This week Lake Country Mayor James Baker presented the award to the district’s […]

Oliver’s new CFO
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 17, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Town of Oliver has hired Devon Wannop as its Chief Financial Officer. Wannop will start the job March 27. As the town’s CFO Wannop will be responsible for leading all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization in conjunction with Oliver Council. “Mr. Wannop has experience in both local government and the private sector. […]

Downtown grocery unlikely
Trevor Nichols - Feb 17, 2017 - Biz Releases

Despite the suite of economic incentives, the popular will of the people and the countless cold calls by municipal staff, it doesn’t look like Penticton will be getting a downtown grocery store in the near future. City staff have been doing essentially all they can to bring a major grocery chain into the city’s downtown […]

Targeting eyesore inn
Wayne Moore - Feb 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

The District of Lake Country is taking measures to shut down a local motel. The Airport Inn Lakeside, which has been in bylaw contravention for nearly two decades, will not be issued a 2017 business licence A licence won’t be issued until the owner, (Raif Holdings Ltd.) complies with municipal bylaws and the BC Building […]

Hundreds attend job fair
Deborah Pfeiffer - Feb 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

There was a steady flow of people looking for work at at a job fair held Thursday in Penticton. The Cascades Casino Penticton teamed up with YMCA and WorkBC to accept resumes and offer on-the-spot interviews at the event, which was held at the Lakeside Resort in the afternoon. An evening session is also running from […]

How to get a loan
Trevor Nichols - Feb 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

Securing capital is one of the most important parts of growing a business, and when small business owners have tapped dry the well of friends and family they often  turn to financial institutions to fill in the financial gaps. The outcome of a pitch to a bank or credit union can have a huge impact on […]

Pitch the Dragons
David Wylie - Feb 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs – or at least those who dare to face the dragons. Dragon’s Den is holding its 2017 auditions, and Kelowna is on the list of locations where the show will be scouting for those who deserve an investment. “The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage […]

‘Inventathon’ champions
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

A group of local students took top prize at Enactus UBC’s “Inventathon” last weekend with their innovative idea for recycling food waste. The inaugural competition challenged participants to create a new business idea dealing with one of four major social issues in just 24 hours. Okanagan College business students Cameron Starcheski, Cooper Simpson and Darren Gillespie, along […]