New businesses joining chamber

The latest news from the Summerland business community.

The Summerland Chamber is happy to welcome the following new members:

Atom Delivery Ltd., Clean Blast Industrial Painting, Clean Cut Lawn Care Services, Elaine Watts Studio, Front Bench Bed and Breakfast, Jacqui Ellis Book-keeping, Lightside Computers, Mazza Innovation Ltd., O’Brien Landscape and Lawn Maintenance, Points North Contracting Ltd., Roch Lobster/Maple Roch, Slade Construction, The Soulful Project, Timewerx Business Solutions.

New products

The Chamber has recreated a unique piece of Summerland history as a gift item for visitors.  An original fruit label, painted in 1932 by well known local artist Irvine Adams, has been reproduced on 10 by 15 centimetre wooden postcards and also as beautiful five by eight centimetre art magnets.  The fruit label was originally painted for Walter’s Packing House which operated in Summerland for 33 years.  Both the postcards and magnets will be available next week in the Visitor Centre gift shop. View the fruit label image on our website.

I Love Summerland T-shirts are also available in navy and include Summerland’s new tourism logo – Summerland – take your time – on the back.

Cover story

Okanagan Crush Pad hit the front cover of May’s BC Business, with an exclusive article “The entrepreneurs crushing it in wine country” – highlighting their achievements in technology and innovation. Visit okanagancrushpad.com to find out more.

Renovations

Major renovations have been completed at Nesters Market, including replacement of the dairy and meat cooler, changes to the Deli/Bakery and to the layout. Manager Leanne Sieben says the upgrades will allow the store to carry more products. Staff members are excited about offering an even better service, so pop by to see the changes.

Anniversaries

Two Summerland businesses are celebrating 20 years in business this year. Congratulations to Lorraine and Cyril at A and A Mini Storage and Wine Cellar, and Bill Yargeau and his team at Canyonview Construction.

New certification

Valley Wide Home Improvements has been awarded their certified Green Roofing designation by GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The GAF Certified Green Roofer Program was designed in consultation with the U.S. Green Building Council in order to recognize leading roofing companies for their commitment to sustainable building practices.

Expansion

Congratulations to Susan Lopatecki on the expansion of SASS Boutique. Store manager Linda Leroux will also take on the management of their new location on Front Street in Penticton.

Wine event

The members of Bottleneck Drive Winery Association are hosting “Heard it Through the Grapevine” June 8 and 9. Wineries will be open with special weekend promotions and a weekend passport to win a fabulous grand prize. Visit bottleneckdrive.com for a map of participating wineries.

New faces

Elaine Trackl has joined Edward Jones in Summerland as the Branch Office Administrator, working with Timothy Broesch on Main Street.

New service

Grasslands Nursery has begun a delivery service of local food. Along with locally-grown, farm fresh produce, every “harvest box” has at least one recipe, information about the items in your Box, and a monthly newsletter. Customers can add extras such as farm fresh eggs, local honey and even preserves from Summerland Root Cellar Cooperative.

New websites

Deputy Diesel Performance have launched their new website: deputydieselperformance.com and have added a new service as Summerland’s UHaul dealer.

The Faith Rebekah Lodge is sharing event and rental information on their new website: rebekahlodge.com.

Finally, Apples and Quails Bed and Breakfast has a fresh new online look: applesandquails.com

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.