Movie celebrates Challenge Triathlon

As a welcome to Challenge Triathlon athletes and their families in Summerland, the chamber is sponsoring the Movie in the Park this Friday.

As a welcome to Challenge Triathlon athletes and their families who are staying in or visiting Summerland, the chamber is sponsoring the Movie in the Park this Friday with a special showing of the inspirational comedy, Cool Runnings. The movie starts at sundown in Memorial Park, following the Friday night market. All are welcome to attend this free event, and are encouraged to come dressed in Challenge colours of red and white.

Small Business Week events

Mark your calendar for Small Business Week, Oct. 22 to 25 The chamber is planning a series of exciting events, including an inspirational speaker, fun learning opportunities, and a “tweet-up” networking event.

Business expands

There is a lot of excitement at Cherry Tree Quilt Shop and Studio on Main Street, where they are working on a great new expansion. They are taking extra space in the next door unit, and are planning a special launch of their new, larger shop as soon as the renovation work is complete.

New businesses

The chamber recently welcomed a host of new businesses as chamber members. All new businesses are added to a comprehensive business directory on the Chamber’s website: www.summerlandchamber.com

Recent new chamber members include Advocacy First, Davorins Hair Lounge, DKL Mobile Law, Fluid Health Services Inc., Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc., Full Circle Outlet, Garnet Valley Mechanical, Golden Pony Equestrian, Jubilee Fitness Club, Maximum Modular Corp, Peanuts and Pumpkins Kids Shop, Powermax Contracting Ltd, Romancing the Wine Tours, Smartset Mobile Hairdressers, and Summerland Food Bank.

New websites

A fresh new website had long been on the wish list for the wineries of Bottleneck Drive. Working with Summerland web designer Ignite Media and Design, their updated site features user-friendly maps and great profiles of their member wineries, and does a great job of promoting Summerland as a wine-lovers destination of choice. Check out www.bottleneckdrive.com.

The Beanery Coffee Company has renamed their company lone tree coffee. The Summerland coffee roasters changed the name in order to establish a unique identity from the Beanery Café, which continues to use their organic beans. You can check out their new look at www.lonetreecoffee.com.

Apples ~N~ Wine Bed and Breakfast have changed their logo and re-launched their website with a fresh new look. Owners Liz and Denis Cyr said they wanted a logo that was more “modern, upbeat and reflected today’s travellers.”  See the changes at www.applesnwine.com.

New ownership

Stewart Brown and his father (also Stewart) have taken over ownership of Kettle Valley Trail Rides and Carriage Company. Along with trail rides and covered wagon rides, they have added a new experience: an evening ride with a western style steak dinner.

Tech talk

Beth Haggerty of Just Say IT Technical Communications has returned from Vancouver where she delivered a workshop for the Society of Technical Communication.  Just Say IT has started a new project involving digital signatures for mobile devices.

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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.