Leah Blain

Business sportlight: Land linking workshop slated for New Year

The Young Agrarians are hosting a land linking workshop on January 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mt. Ida Hall, 5421 – 70th St SW.

The workshop will go right into the nuts and bolts of linking landowners to farmers and farmers looking for land.

There will be an expert panel discussing topics such as housing, leases, and finances.

You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive farm, or a land owner who has the ideal piece of land for you.

Refreshments and light snacks provided.

Please RSVP. Go to the Salmon Arm Community Market for more information and registration, and join their Facebook event.


On December the staff at BDO received word that Carlee Clingwall and Bianca Dewitt at BDO’s Salmon Arm office both passed their Common Final Examination (CFE) – the final step in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.

“We look forward to their contributions to our team, our clients and the community in the years to come,” said BDO Regional Marketing Manager Scott Simpson.

Business After Business

Focus Ability invites Chamber members to their Open House on Dec. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at their new office, Suite 102-371 Hudson Ave NE (across from the post office). This is a fun time to enjoy refreshments and networking.

Auction donations needed

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is gearing up for its annual Shuswap Trail Party and Fundraiser that takes place on Feb. 2 at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre.

The deadline for businesses and individuals to sponsor the event by donating to the silent auction is Jan 26.

Businesses can donate items related to their company or unrelated, and are asked to provide an up-to-date logo with the item and the retail value.

Items can be dropped off at Barton Insurance Brokers (HUB International) 150 Hudson St. NE, Salmon Arm.

If you would like the item to be picked up contact Sylvia McMahan at auction@shuswaptrails.com or phone 250-832-3435.

Tickets to the event are on sale at Skookum Cycle & Ski, 141 Shuswap St N, Salmon Arm.

Realtors care

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) recently honoured four realtors for their abiding commitment to charitable and community causes. The award recipents are: Rob McKibbon in the Shuswap/Revelstoke Zone , Darcy Griffiths and Denise Dobie in the North Zone and Michael Bate in the Central Zone.

McKibbon contributes to the efforts of the local rotary club and has also worked as a youth mentor and raised funds for a school lunch program in Kenya.

Send business tips

This is the last Business Spotlight for 2017. The next column runs Jan. 12.

Send in your business news tips to leahblain.at shuswapmarketnews@gmail.com.

The column runs every two weeks so send it your item a couple of weeks in advance if it is time sensitive.

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