Excellence awards will be presented

Business news from the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism.

Summerland Chamber members have cast their votes for the winners of the annual Business and Community Excellence Awards.

The results will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on Feb. 23, where the guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Roger Sugden, dean of the Faculty of Management at UBC Okanagan.

Sugden was the founding head of the Management School at the University of Stirling, UK, and brings global perspective to the future of business in the Okanagan.

The emcee for the Gala will be Erick Thompson of ET2 Media.

Check with the Chamber Office for last minute tickets.

Steamfest support

The Summerland Museum and Heritage Society is supporting Steamfest, an 18-month long celebration of the SS Sicamous and the Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

The museum is planning two new projects: a new Summerland railway travel guide book describing the historic sites of the KVSR, and a special exhibit dedicated to Summerland’s unique railway history.

Businesses re-brand

B. Yargeau Contracting has re-branded and is now Canyon View Construction Ltd. Owner Bill Yargeau and his team are showing off their sharp new logo on a great new website. Find them at canyonviewconstruction.com

Summerland metal work artist Dave McWhinnie has changed the name of his company from CAN FAB to Black Iron Designs Inc. Dave continues to offer custom designs for his clients, and has launched a new Facebook page for fans to follow his work.

New wine club

Okanagan Crush Pad have launched a new wine club. THE Club @ Crush Pad invites members to customize online orders and access limited release vintages.

Along with discounts on wine, members will get other perks such as member-only events and complimentary behind-the-scenes tours of Crush Pad.

Business expansion

Following a need to serve both residential and commercial customer needs, AWL Woodworking   has expanded with a commercial division – Deep Dado Cabinets Ltd, which provides millwork and cabinets for business and commercial projects.

Accolade for real estate agent

Local real estate agent Patrick Murphy has received an accolade from Remax headquarters for 15 years of service in the company.

Deals 4 DoGooders

Summerland business partners Cameron Boyer and Don DeGagne are launching a unique website that combines Groupon-like deals with a chance for businesses to team up with fundraisers.

Deals 4 Do Gooders lets local fundraising organizations arrange with local businesses to help them raise funds for their cause by participating in a daily deals type of online servicing offering.

Boyer and DeGagne say the concept is ideal for small communities, and for businesses who want to assist community groups but find it difficult to find the funds. Visit  deals4dogooders.com to learn more.

Sophia Jackson is the Membership Services and Events Coordinator for the Summerland Chamber of Commerce. If you know of a business that has grown, renovated or received an award, contact Sophia at  membership@summerlandchamber.com.


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