This month the Summerland Chamber has been reviewing the successes of 2016 and planning for the New Year.
Last month’s Festival of Lights was our most successful yet with more activities, vendors, and attendees than ever before.
We also announced changes to our Business and Community Excellence Awards for 2017, including three new awards, a change in voting, and a bigger, red carpet-style awards ceremony.
So as we look towards 2017 let’s be thankful for everything we achieved in 2016. Happy Holidays to all.
This month we welcome new members to the Chamber.
Detonate Brewing Co. adds beer to Summerland’s attractions with their microbrewery and small tasting area opening soon.
One of Bottleneck Drive’s newest members, Savard Vines, offers Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and some Cabernet Franc for your tasting delights.
Okanagan Beverage provides the maintenance and repair of coffee, bar and restaurant equipment to our hospitality industry members.
Our newest Corporate Member Dunamis Projects, based in Peachland, provides full service for your renovation or new home builds.
Main St. Fitness and Yoga has been a staple in its downtown location for the last few years. Under new ownership by Sarah Nilson in 2016, the fitness studio has been introducing new classes like Belly Fit and Glow in the Dark yoga in recent months, and has just launched their new logo and website.
New staff member
As part of their expansion the Maple Roch team has added Mirjana (Maryana) Komljenovic to their team.
Komljenovic will help to celebrate their new retail location at the rear of 13207 Victoria Road North by planning events, such as the evening events held in early December with maple snow and other treats.
Last month, Back Door Winery added a new wine to their portfolio.
At First Blush is the wineries first sparkling wine, and is made from Muscat and Pinot Noir varietals to add a hint of pink to the bubbly.
The winery, which opened its doors to the public in 2015, now offers over a dozen wines.
Congratulations to all of our members that were recognized in Okanagan Life Magazine’s Best of the Okanagan 2016.
The Summerland Chamber member winners for the South Okanagan were:
Best Renovation Company – Canyonview Construction
Best Plumbing Contractor – Mavco Plumbing and Heating
Best Roofing Company – Interior Roofing Ltd.
Best Women’s Fashion Store – The Suburban Princess Boutique
Best Fashion Accessories Store – The Suburban Princess Boutique
Best Dental Clinic – Summerland Dental Centre
Best Naturopathic – Jese Wiens Naturopathic Doctor
Best Realtor – Kevin Kole Best Real Estate Company – Royal Lepage Parkside Realty
Best Credit Union or Bank – Summerland Credit Union
Best Insurance Company – Johnston Meier Insurance
Best Law Firm – Bell, Jacoe & Company
Best Mortgage Company – Summerland Credit Union
Best Private School – Summerland Montessori School
Best Boat Dealer – Summerland RV Centre
Best Auto Body Repair – Alder Street Autobody