People in Business


Five decades in real estate
Jon Manchester - 8:57 am - People in Business

Joe Pearson knows a thing or two about real estate. He should, after all; he’s been a Realtor for 50 years. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board president Kim Heizmann recently awarded Pearson with a long-service pin. “We typically award, on average, 11 25-year pins each year. We have awarded 30-year pins, even the occasional 40-year pin. It […]

Top 40: Fiona Patterson
Contributed - Aug 11, 2020 - People in Business

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the sixth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will […]

Top 40: Brian Stephenson
Contributed - Aug 07, 2020 - People in Business

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the sixth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will […]

Top 40: Dr. Harmony Mir
Contributed - Aug 04, 2020 - People in Business

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the sixth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will […]

Top 40: Justina Lee-Stolz
Contributed - Jul 30, 2020 - People in Business

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the sixth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will […]

Top 40: Dr. Anthony Kwan
Contributed - Jul 27, 2020 - People in Business

In the past months, hundreds of health-care workers and first responders reacted quickly and willingly to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had to change their daily routines and time with their own families, cancelled vacations and other plans, and missed out on activities at home with their loved ones, homemade meals […]

Merritt names new CAO
Amandalina Letterio - Jul 24, 2020 - People in Business

The City of Merritt recently shared its chief administrative officer, Scott Hildebrand, will be leaving to become the new CAO of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The city’s council has now announced the current deputy CAO, Sean Smith, will be the city’s new CAO. Smith starts Aug. 10. Smith is no newbie to this role or to the City of […]

Top 40: Amy Dixon
Contributed - Jul 23, 2020 - People in Business

In the past months, hundreds of health-care workers and first responders reacted quickly and willingly to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have had to change their daily routines and time with their own families, cancelled vacations and other plans, and missed out on activities at home with their loved ones, homemade meals […]

Brooks caps distinguished career
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 21, 2020 - People in Business

Okanagan College has bestowed its Distinguished Service Award to an employee who spent decades at the institution. Dr. Jayne Brooks is this year’s winner of the award, which “recognizes past employees who have given outstanding service to the college, who share and support its mission, vision and values, and are active within and outside the […]

Forster done fighting fires
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 21, 2020 - People in Business

After 27 years as a firefighter, Penticton deputy chief Chris Forster is getting ready to retire this week. “I couldn’t have asked for a better career, but it’s that time,” Forster said. Forster came to firefighting out of a desire to help people, after his career as an accountant working across the street from the Penticton […]