BUSINESS BUZZ: Animal therapy program joins chamber

New businesses and changes to existing businesses in Summerland.

Owner Arielle McKeown says the program is excellent for young people experiencing mild anxiety or depression, or for parents seeking wholesome exposure to animals for their children in order to build compassion, responsibility or self-esteem. The program is by appointment only and you can learn more from the website at www.soaatp.com.

New products

o Local company Ceres Seed Oils are coming out with a new product: pressed pumpkin seed oil. Visit their website www.ceresoils.com to find out more.

o Originally from Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick, Roch Fortin has launched a new product in order to bring together his eastern roots and his new home in Summerland. “Maple Roch” is 100 per cent pure maple syrup that comes from the tiny Village de Saint-Isidore. The syrup is sealed in a stainless steel container and shipped to Summerland where it is bottled.

Second location

The Sweet Tooth Bistro has opened at the Summerland Waterfront Resort. The new bistro is a sister location to The Sweet Tooth Cafe on Victoria Street, which is also run by owners Ken and Wendy Rodocker. The Sweet Tooth Bistro will be open at the Resort until Oct. 15.

New service

Summerland Health and Bulk Food Emporium on Kelly Ave. has launched a new delivery service, both in Summerland and as far as Peachland and Penticton. Owner Paul Pescada says they started the service in order to provide additional convenience for their customers, especially those with limited travel options.

Renovations

o Summerland Pharmasave has completed major floor renovations and installed a new beautiful floor.

o Looking for some inspiration for your next painting or renovation job? Head to 13201 Victoria Rd. N., where the outside of the building has a great fresh new look.

On the move

Gwen Royer of A Stitch in Tyme Sewing and Alterations has moved her business into Summerland Cleaners (formerly Martins Cleaners) at 13407 Rosedale Ave.  Formerly a home based business; this move gives Gwen more room for her alteration work, as well as somewhere to showcase her own sewing creations.

New manager

Will Uhrich has taken over the Manager’s role at Lordco Auto Parts on Main Street. He has been with the store for more than four years and is finding the switch to the manager’s position a welcome challenge. Former manager Ryan Yahnke has moved on to manage the Princeton location.

Garden tour

The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens have been extremely busy. They recently released a video on water conservation, have published their redesigned pamphlet about the gardens, and have just announced the date of their Fall Harvest Garden Tour, which will be held Sept. 29.

New partnership

Gene Stafford has joined Appleton Waste Services as a new partner. Formerly the General Manager of Holiday Inn West Kelowna, Gene has joined father and son Rock and David Appleton in their new venture, formally known as Okanagan Waste Services. Taking over from Gene at Holiday Inn West Kelowna is the new manager, Peter Bueschkens.

 

Sophia Jackson is the membership services and events coordinator for the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. Share your positive business buzz by emailing her at membership@summerlandchamber.com.