Teresa Powell

Teresa Powell

BUSINESS BUZZ: Marketplace IGA wins business award

New appointments at golf club, renovations, awards and more in Summerland business this week.

Summerland Golf and Country Club have announced the appointment of Fotis Sortiri and Pappas Cookhouse concept as the new restauranteur at the Country Club.

Fotis brings a wealth of food and beverage experience to Summerland, with previous experience with Joey’s Only Seafood, Opa of Greece and Pappas Cookhouse.

Fotis is very excited to be opening Pappa’s Summer Grill in Summerland. He bases many of his recipes on family home-style favorites and the healthy Mediterranean diet.

Resource coordinator

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre has welcomed their new coordinator, Tara Hollas.

Originally from England, she moved to Summerland in 2010 and is looking forward to making people aware of the many services the Resource Centre offers, including free internet, or providing space for Social Service agencies for appointments.

New upgrades to the centre include the addition of an elevator, and plans are underway for the addition of a shower facility.


Several Summerland businesses have been using the winter months to revamp their locations and present their new looks in the spring.

As they get ready for another busy wedding season, Edgy Petals on Main Street has completed their renovations in order to accommodate their expanding special events services.

Owner Arlene Fenrich says their website is also getting a makeover to promote their new event options.

Okanagan Crush Pad is updating their Tasting Lounge. The space and atmosphere will remain the same, with the focus on showcasing the winemaking process, by opening up the Tasting Lounge to the Cellar with three large sliding doors.

They are also having a new tasting bar built by local artistic fabricator John Rousseau.

The improved space will be perfect to accommodate the events they have planned for the season, including a new concert series on the Crush Pad patio.

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery won’t look the same after they finish with their renovations.

Their tasting room is getting a complete makeover to make better use of their great views, and their Black Sage Hall will be wowing guests by May. Just to make it a clean sweep, they have also redone their website at www.sumacridge.com.

Ever thought about doing Yoga overlooking a vineyard? Expect some unique new events this year at Sumac.

On the move

Four Seasons Boutique co-owner Gina Hirt now has an even bigger window in which to work her creative magic, as the shop has moved to their new location at 10122 Main Street, next to Remax.

IGA wins

Last year Summerland IGA won Business of the Year Award, and this year, the company’s sister store in Penticton won the same accolade at the Penticton Awards Gala.

Congratulations to owner Colin Powell and the IGA Team.

New websites

Since starting her business in 2012, Ursula Drescher, owner of Eneas Creek Wooden Products has been steadily growing her business reach.

She recently started a new website www.eneascreek.com and is looking to expand her customer base around the Okanagan Valley.

The Summerland Women’s Fitness Centre is increasing their promotion with a new website. Visit them at www.summerlandwomensfitness.ca.

Business Buzz is compiled by Sophia Jackson, Membership Services Coordinator for the Summerland Chamber. Let her know your business news at membership@summerlandchamber.com.