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Enderby job fair overwhelming success

Enderby job fair overwhelming success

North Okanagan event at Splatsin Centre sees some hired on the spot

Enderby job fair overwhelming success
Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Froster Tier Cakes earns Wedding Award, other Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Kamloops businesses also awarded

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially
Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western

South Okanagan organic farmer wins Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets celebrated the best of B.C. with the sixth annual awards

Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western
The inaugural North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair will see more than 50 employers set up in Enderby March 11. (Morning Star file photo)

Multi-community job fair in Enderby to see dozens of employers

More than 50 businesses and organizations will have booths at the inaugural event

The inaugural North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair will see more than 50 employers set up in Enderby March 11. (Morning Star file photo)
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).

OC Business students earn bronze at collegiate case competition

The competition was held at Vanier College in Montreal

  • Feb 15, 2019
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).
A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)

“Real Time” plugs for Penticton recognized as innovative

Travel Penticton is a B.C. tourism award finalist for its 2018 social media campaign

A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)
Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)

‘Everybody’s drowning right now’: B.C. fruit industry struggling

Increase to miminum wage and adjustments to piece rates could affect seasonal workers

Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)
South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

Four distilleries win awards at Canada’s only national spirit competition

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Former Greyhound staff create parcel service. (File photo)

Former Greyhound staff create parcel service in Salmon Arm

Business Spotlight/Leah Blain

  • Jan 4, 2019
Former Greyhound staff create parcel service. (File photo)
Gym of Rock aims to bring indoor climbing to Salmon Arm

Gym of Rock aims to bring indoor climbing to Salmon Arm

Rock climbing wall currently being designed for Westgate Public Market

Gym of Rock aims to bring indoor climbing to Salmon Arm
SASCU Christmas tree program runs to Dec. 17

SASCU Christmas tree program runs to Dec. 17

Several businesses doing their part to help out those in need

  • Dec 15, 2018
SASCU Christmas tree program runs to Dec. 17
School District 83 has advised tenants in the Downtown Activity Centre on Shuswap Street that they must vacate the premise by the end of December. Most have now found new locations from which to operate. (Jodi Brak/Shuswap Market News)

School District 83 says a buyer is lined up for Salmon Arm’s DAC

Few details available, but sale is said to be finalized by Jan. 31

School District 83 has advised tenants in the Downtown Activity Centre on Shuswap Street that they must vacate the premise by the end of December. Most have now found new locations from which to operate. (Jodi Brak/Shuswap Market News)
The job fair will take place at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby in March 2019. (Erin Christie/Morning Star)

Okanagan multi-community job fair seeks employers and sponsors

“There are no boundaries when it comes to addressing labour needs in our area.”

The job fair will take place at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby in March 2019. (Erin Christie/Morning Star)
Windmill Meats enjoying new location

Windmill Meats enjoying new location

Business Spotlight/Leah Blain

  • Dec 1, 2018
Windmill Meats enjoying new location
Leah Blain

Family Christmas movies Saturday, new climbing gym planned

Business Spotlight/Leah Blain

  • Nov 30, 2018
Leah Blain
Ton Van Hallem and Mike Cook were two of the very busy “elves” who served 228 women at Home Building Centre’s annual Ladies Night event on Nov. 15. Close to 200 pounds of food were collected for Second Harvest and almost $500 in cash which, when combined with a matching donation from the owner, will translate into $1,000 for the annual turkey drive. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm food banks to get top-up from Ladies Night

Home Building Centre event results in 200 pounds of food and cash for turkey drive

  • Nov 22, 2018
Ton Van Hallem and Mike Cook were two of the very busy “elves” who served 228 women at Home Building Centre’s annual Ladies Night event on Nov. 15. Close to 200 pounds of food were collected for Second Harvest and almost $500 in cash which, when combined with a matching donation from the owner, will translate into $1,000 for the annual turkey drive. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)
Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

New Penticton business focuses on the little things

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton
True Leaf founder and CEO Darcy Bomford, gives a brief speech before the official ground-breaking at the True Leaf cannabis production facility in Lumby earlier this year. Image: Vernon Morning Star Staff

Cannabis and cyber security top of mind for Vernon’s Small Business Week

Business owners set to learn about opportunities and challenges in Vernon and beyond.

True Leaf founder and CEO Darcy Bomford, gives a brief speech before the official ground-breaking at the True Leaf cannabis production facility in Lumby earlier this year. Image: Vernon Morning Star Staff
Revelstoke RCMP responded to two fatal accidents in the last four days. (File photo)

Two fatal accidents on the Trans Canada Highway near Revelstoke in the last four days

In both cases the highway was closed for several hours

  • Sep 15, 2018
Revelstoke RCMP responded to two fatal accidents in the last four days. (File photo)