People in Business


Wise move at Black Hills
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 06 - People in Business

Ross Wise is the new head winemaker at Oliver’s Black Hills Estate Winery. The New Zealand native holds a bachelor of viticulture and an advanced diploma in wine science from Australia’s Charles Sturt University. Wise has worked in his native New Zealand and in Ontario before coming to B.C. to work at Phantom Creek Estate. […]

Fat Cat hires co-directors
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 12 - People in Business

The Interior Savings Fat Cat Children’s Festival has added a pair of co-directors. Erin Scott and Karma Lacoff have been hired as the event’s new artistic and executive directors. The Fat Cat Children’s Festival will take place on June 7 and 8, 2019, at Waterfront Park. Scott has a master of fine arts degree in […]

Local earns top 10 nod
Kirk Penton - Oct 25 - People in Business

A local insurance broker has been named one of the top 10 under 40 by Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine. Garrett Jones, who is the regional manager of commercial insurance at Valley First, was the lone B.C.-based broker to make the list. “I was surprised and honoured to be named amongst this very talented group […]

Advance adds new dentist
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 19 - People in Business

Dr. Amanda Sigouin is the newest member of a Kelowna dental organization. Dr. Sigouin has joined Advance Dental Group, which is led by Dr. Andrew Macdonnell and is located at 1810 Gordon Dr. in James Centre. Dr. Sigouin got her bachelor of science in biology at Simon Fraser University, where she graduated with first class […]

Local up for Stevie Award
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 15 - People in Business

A Kelowna business owner is up for a prestigious award that will be presented in New York City next month. Kristy Carruthers, who owns Proforma Inspired Promotions, is a finalist for The Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She is up for female entrepreneur of the year (business products) with 10 or fewer employees. Proforma […]

Ledinski joins CapriCMW
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 28 - People in Business

CapriCMW Insurance Services has added Dave Ledinski to its Kelowna team of commercial risk advisors. Ledinski has more than 20 years of experience in commercial insurance and risk management, and has worked closely with construction, real estate and property development companies. He will provide custom insurance and risk solutions for his new clients at CapriCMW. […]

Coletta earns Founders Award
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 28 - People in Business

Okanagan Crush Pad owner Christine Coletta on Thursday night was honoured with the Founders Awards at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. ENCORE Vineyards owner Harry McWatters presented the award to Coletta, who was recognized for her contributions to the B.C. wine industry. “I was very touched to receive this award,” Coletta said in a press […]

Unitarians hire new minister
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 26 - People in Business

The Kelowna Unitarians have a new minister. Danielle Webber, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who recently completed internships in Calgary and Toronto, has taken leadership of the Kelowna congregation. Webber has advanced degrees in ministry and leadership, and describes herself as an agnostic spiritual. She has a passion for social justice initiatives, as she carried the […]

Big White adds sports director
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 25 - People in Business

Big White Ski Resort has hired a new director of mountain sports. Michael Richards comes to the Okanagan, along with his wife and two children, from Collingwood, Ont., where skiing and snowboarding were a huge part of his life. He learned to ski at the Caledon Ski Club before moving west. Richards spent 10 years […]

SilverStar hires sales maven
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 12 - People in Business

SilverStar Mountain Resort has hired a new sales and marketing director from one of the top ski resorts in the world. Ian Jenkins, who works as the international sales and marketing director at Vail Resorts in Colorado, is now in charge of the same department at SilverStar. His first day on the job will be […]