MONDAY UPDATE, March 30 — COVID-19: online learning

Now that many of us are working from home, our work plans and goals have likely changed significantly. In addition to keeping on top if how and where to access information and benefits, as these programs rapidly change (see a short bullet list at the bottom of this post, and more to come in our […]

BC Beverage Technology Access Centre opens at Okanagan College Penticton

Penticton-based writer Roslyne Buchanan recently visited the new BCBTAC at the Penticton Campus of Okanagan College. Funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and an initiative by Okanagan College (OC) culminated in a new resource for business services, testing and applied research assistance for BC wine, beer, cider and spirits industries. […]

Planning for disaster at FutureBiz

We’ve all heard, and have probably said, “I didn’t think this would happen to ME.” As a business owner or entrepreneur, have you thought about the phrase, “I didn’t think this would happen to MY business.” When a disaster or crisis strikes, big or small, it’s already too late to plan a response, especially in […]

International school now offer boarding opportunities

Unisus School in Summerland is bringing the world to the Okanagan while offering high quality educational programs to Canadian and international students. The private school opened in September 2018 to local students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 and added Grade 7 to 10 this year.  The Pre-K Saplings program which welcomes students age 2.5 […]

Second annual Fortify Conference

The countdown is on to Fortify, the second annual conference for those in the business of fermenting and distilling. Brewers, distillers, winemakers, and related businesses are encouraged to attend, as Fortify brings together those who produce craft beer, ciders, wine, or spirits for a day of education, collaboration, and networking. Fortify is a one day […]

Register for the Hiring & Housing Forum

Recruiting challenges? You should attend the hiring stream at the Hiring & Workforce Housing Forum. Already have the right team, but can’t find the right place for them to live? Then the housing stream is for you. Spend a day on September 18th exploring and discussing these two hot topics in employment in the South […]

New IB school is attracting local and international students

Summerland’s new private school makes impressive progress in creating opportunities for a world-class education available to local and international students. Located on a 17-acre park-like campus in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. “Unisus is truly a […]

Oliver Eats: an incubator for food businesses – Community Futures Small Biz Spotlight

When a new business opens its doors, it brings vibrant energy and attention to any area it occupies. And when the business in question is modeled to support other businesses, that energy can only be intensified. Derek Uhlemann travelled the west coast working as a chef and witnessed service companies, often contracted by wineries, in […]

Back to school for your business

With summer behind and the school year looming, many people get into planning mode as autumn approaches. September can often feel like a new beginning and it’s a great time to think about upgrading your business or your own skills, and we’ve got some ideas to get you started. Students need make sure they have […]

Unisus International School brings STEAM model & multi-lingual curriculum to the South Okanagan

A new private school in Summerland makes world-class education available to local and international students. Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus International School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. As one of the warmest and driest places in Canada, the small town […]

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