Tips for networking during summer vacation

Here in the Okanagan the business vibe in the summer takes a bit of a turn towards a more casual feel, as we head outdoors to enjoy hikes, beaches, festivals and events, and seek out seats on the nearest patio for a leisurely afternoon or evening. But, of course, business itself doesn’t stop. While the […]

Spring cleaning for your business

Tidying up has become trendy, as de-cluttering for your home recently became a hot topic thanks to Netflix, not to mention a handful of reports on how organization can help with your productivity, and even your mental health. Spring is a good season for tidying up your business before we move into the busy season […]

2018 – a retrospective on the year in Penticton

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for some reflection on the changes and achievements of the last 12 months, and anticipating what’s ahead for 2019. Penticton continues to attract entrepreneurs looking for business opportunities combined with an “Okanagan lifestyle” of year round outdoor activities, a growing and diverse culinary and cultural scene, […]

Annual Ryga Arts Festival in Summerland

Summerland’s premier arts festival is a vibrant addition to the Okanagan cultural scene. Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Summerland is the perfect setting for celebrating the legacy of internationally acclaimed author George Ryga while also enjoying the sunshine, local wine and small-town hospitality. Started in 2016, the five-day festival held annually […]

A swirl, sip, and hop through downtown Penticton

When the work day wraps up, perhaps a bit early on a crisp fall day just as the lights around downtown Penticton flicker on, and a visiting colleague or client asks, “where can we walk to for a drink?” … the answer is simple. From craft beer to local spirits to wine bars, a sip […]

Great Bear Paleo Bites – Community Futures Small Biz Spotlight

Great Bear Paleo Bites is an Oliver-based food manufacturer, producing coconut nutritional snack cookies that are sold in approximately 400 locations across Canada, supported by their brokerage company Connect Brand Management and via their Canadian distributors: Horizon, PSC Naturals and Ecoideas.  The company moved to Oliver in May, 2013 from Vancouver and set up their […]

How Remote Working led to Biking in Penticton

I like to blame my wife for making me a remote worker in the unexpectedly awesome biking playground around Penticton. You see, a while ago when our daughter was very young, we hit that speed bump that working parents everywhere eventually hit – daycare drought. That moment when you realize that your backup plan to […]

Reasons why you need a Recruitment Video

Video is extremely attractive and engaging to job seekers, especially the younger generation, and can give organizations a competitive edge. Videos can capture what words can’t, the faces of your employees; how your company looks and feels; and the passion, authenticity, enthusiasm and culture that lives inside your company. Video is the most watched, shared […]

Meeting over eggs and coffee

Having a conversation with a client or colleague doesn’t just have to be over coffee. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be indoors in Penticton. From bistros, to outdoor café patios, to retro diners, breakfast meetings can happen in a booth, or on the beach. The Bench Market on “Vancouver Hill”, as locals call […]

Not finding the job you want?

Shift out of anxiety and into adventure in your job search. Humans are creatures of habit. We get an idea in our heads about what we want or don’t want and scan the landscape with that measuring stick firmly in hand. It’s very easy to miss new possibilities when this creates ‘inattentional blindness’ – the […]

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