New dentist starts at dental centre

The Summerland Chamber welcomes new member Dr. Georgina Georgeson of Giant’s Head Dental who started work on Kelly Avenue last month.

The Summerland Chamber welcomes new member Dr. Georgina Georgeson of Giant’s Head Dental who started work on Kelly Avenue last month.

The dentist offers patient-focused care in cosmetic, and family dentistry, including endodontics, root canals, and dental implants.

Celebrating 24 years

On Dec. 3 Santorini’s Restaurant celebrated 24 years in business. Their warm and welcoming staff have been serving locals and visitors since 1991 at their vibrant, downtown neighbourhood location.

New website

In November Jubilee Dental launched their new website with a clean, modern new look.

The new site aims to be user friendly, clearly outlining their services and staff with engaging images, customer reviews, and detailed descriptions of dental procedures and why they are necessary.

Sustainable change

Nesters Market is at the forefront of sustainable change as they recently became the first major North American grocery chain to replace all SeaChoice red-listed seafood with sustainable alternatives. SeaChoice, Canada’s most comprehensive sustainable seafood program, is about solutions for healthy oceans.

The program was created to help Canadian businesses and shoppers take an active role in supporting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture at all levels of the seafood supply chain.

New brand

Amber Goodwin, previously known as Freedom Found and Amber Goodwin Creative and Fresh Designs, has announced her new brand, Keystone Creative Studios.

She will now provide photo editing and album design in her design services. The brand relaunch will include a new website, which is coming soon.

National coverage

True Grain Bread was featured on CBC national news last month in a feature talking about bakeries returning to basics by milling their own grains into flour.

The bakery mills six varieties of wheat and rye that are all from organic grains.

The flour is used to bake 20 varieties of organic and preservative-free bread every day.

Squash program

Lakeshore Racquets Club has announced that with the assistance of ViaSport and the Province of B.C. they are now able to offer a new subsidized Junior Squash program.

The funding from ViaSport has allowed them to retain the services of a Level II Coach and to purchase equipment for children who do not have their own.

More details on the program are available on the Club’s website.


On Dec. 12, local urban farm What The Fungus became a top 10 semi-finalist in the category of Best Company in the Small Business BC Awards.

The next round decides the top five finalists and, if selected, the company would pitch to a judging panel.

Winners will be announced on Feb. 25 at the Small Business B.C. Awards ceremony in Vancouver.

What the Fungus produces fresh, seasonal indigenous and exotic mushrooms that are locally grown using environmentally sound growing practices.

Best of the Okanagan

Congratulations to all of our members who were recognized in Okanagan Life Magazine’s Best of the Okanagan 2015.

Winners from Summerland in the South Okanagan category were:  Dirty Laundry Vineyard (Best place to taste wines); Johnston Meier Insurance (Best Insurance Company); Summerland Montessori School (Best Private School); Pearce Taylor Schneiderat (Best Law Firm); Royal LePage (Best Real Estate Company); The Suburban Princess Boutique (Best Women’s Fashion and Best Fashion Accessories); Mavco Plumbing and Heating (Best Plumbing Contractor); Alder Street Autobody (Best Auto Body Repair); Adrian’s Automotive (Best Auto Maintenance); Big O Tire Shop (Best Tire Dealer); and the Summerland Golf and Country Club (Best Golf Course). Many other Summerland businesses placed in the top three.


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