BUSINESS BUZZ — Chamber welcomes new members

Summerland welcomes our new members who come to share their services and expertise in a variety of areas.

Summerland welcomes our new members who come to share their services and expertise in a variety of areas.

Paws ‘N Hooves for Half-Pints provides animal facilitated wellness and therapy, horsemanship and riding lessons to children of all ages.

On Main Street Hawt Dawgz Gourmet Burgers and Dogs provides a new twist on old favourites. If you’re looking for convenient fresh food to eat at home Local Motive Organic Delivery is a farm based company striving to help consumers connect with local and B.C. farm products.

Cartwright Mountain Construction works in new build residential construction. Taking on the job of municipal plowing for the season OHHC Holdings Ltd. will provide snow removal services.

For painting and decorating work Quality Painting can provide that service.

Edgewater Plumbing and Heating is a full service plumbing, heating and drain cleaning company that provides services for commercial, residential and strata customers. S.C. Restorations Ltd. DBA Stutters DKI will offer all disaster clean-up and restoration needs in Summerland and throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Cidery opens tasting room

Dominion Cider Co. is a new craft cidery in Summerland that just launched their first batch of cider: a dry, English pub-style cider made with local heirloom apples. If you weren’t able to catch a tasting during B.C. Craft Cider Week at events in Summerland and on Vancouver Island, you can sample at their cidery during Bottleneck Drive’s Light up the Vines event on Nov. 28 and 29.

Their cidery tasting room will be open to the public from 3 to 7 p.m. both days with some great cider, snacks and friends.

The tasting room will be officially open after the weekend of Nov. 28 and 29.

You can drop by the farm most days to sample and buy some cider, but call first to make sure someone is available to help.

Business anniversaries

Beauty Box Studio Inc. celebrated their first birthday yesterday. But instead of getting presents they were giving out prizes to their customers. Cherry Tree Quilts Quilt Shop and Studio were also feeling generous on their birthday.

They celebrated three years in business this month with a sale and in-store giveaways.

ElectroMotion solution

ElectroMotion Energy has unveiled a remarkably cost effective and energy-efficient “Revolution Home” designed specifically for the NWT using their patented ‘Revolution’ Electro Motion “Revolution Home” technology.

The Revolution replaces traditional heating, cooling and hot water systems with one complete unit that also generates electricity — and when the power utility fails —automatically switches to provide backup heat and power to the home.

The entire system is designed to be efficient and environmentally-friendly by reducing diesel fuel consumption by some 30 per cent and carbon emissions by approximately 50 per cent.

A Revolution home’s initial cost is comparable to a traditional wood frame home, but because it generates electricity and provides huge savings in energy and maintenance costs — it essentially pays for itself.

Open houses

DeLong Studio hosted their annual open house this month to showcase their new products.

If you missed the event they are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm until Dec. 22. Continuing the creative theme, Will Enns hosted his annual art party at his home and studio at the beginning of the month.

Always a fun occasion, the event provides Will with the opportunity to entertain his patrons and show them what he is currently working on.

Last month, Summerland Berryland hosted their first end of season celebration with refreshments and, of course, raspberries.

Signwave shows services

Signwave Signs have had a great month celebrating their second anniversary with the launch of their new website. The website showcases their products on a user friendly and modern new site.

Signwave’s new marketing strategy also includes an enhanced listing on the Chamber website that highlights their key services.

New faces and new places

After 14 years in business in Summerland, RE/MAX Orchard Country has been sold.

You’ll continue to see the familiar faces of the realtors there but under the new ownership of Deborah Moore, owner of Re/Max Penticton Realty.

Looking for more space Beauty and the Brit is moving to a new location on Dec. 1. Her services will now be located in Summerland Reflexology on Henry Avenue, behind Santorini’s.

Winery gains exposure

TH Wines was showcased this month across Canada. The first feature was a video made by the Okanagan Wine Club, which features local Okanagan wineries paired with chefs. The second was in a feature in the Mercedes-Benz Canada Magazine called “Toast to Coast.”

The article looks at the changing landscape of Canada’s wine regions and say that “The TH Wines that we sample inside the tiny 42-square metre tasting room, …blow me away.”

Festival of Lights

On Nov. 27, the Festival of Lights lights up the town. This year’s Country Christmas couldn’t have happened without the support of our sponsors: the Summerland Credit Union, Nesters Market – Summerland, IGA Summerland, the District of Summerland, Progressive Waste Solutions, RBC Royal Bank, Summerland Motel, Summerland Waterfront Resort, Tim Hortons, True Grain Bread, Country 100.7, the Summerland Review, Castanet, the Penticton Herald, FortisBC, Shoppers Drug Mart, TAC Solutions, Bank of Montreal, Bartlett Tree Experts, Cherry Tree Quilts, CIBC, Local Lounge Grill, Nigel’s Electrical Services and Design, Petkau Infotech, Source Graphics and Print and the Summerland Dental Centre.

There will be a number of great activities put on by our downtown merchants and associations with welcoming decorations, refreshments and offers for everyone.

As well as hosting their own venue on Victoria Street during light up our Bottleneck Drive members will be hosting their annual winter event, Light up the Vines, on Nov. 28 and 29, with prize draws, sampling and entertainment.

Vicky Jones is the communications and membership coordinator with the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.