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Mandziuk talks tourism

Tourism will the be main dish when Glenn Mandziuk takes the podium Thursday morning (7:30) at the Village Green Hotel.

Mandziuk, president of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) will be speaking on “Embracing our Potential:  How do we create exceptional visitor experiences?” as part of a breakfast seminar co-hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and City of Vernon.

There is an early-bird price of $25 ($28 for non-members) before noon Tuesday. Visit www.vernonchamber.ca for more information.

Pooch Partners nominated

Vernon’s Pooch Partners has been nominated for Best Concept for Small Business B.C.’s Successful You Awards.

Pooch Partners, owned by Shelly Korobanik, is up against 26 businesses across the province vying for the honour, which recognizes businesses demonstrating exceptional leadership and a track record of growth and profitability.

Pooch Partners’ mission is to reduce and prevent dog obesity by combining dog obedience with outdoor fitness activities, such as hiking, snowshoeing, fitness classes and certification testing.

In order to advance to the top-10 finalists, Pooch Partners needs to gain as many votes as possible by Nov. 30. To vote, visit www.successfulyou.com. The top-10 will be announced Dec. 13, and the final five on Jan. 30.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, Feb. 28, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.

Fieldstone milling about Swan Lake

Fieldstone Organics is teaming up with local produce markets to offer consumers a chance to grind their own grains.

Fieldstone, a certified organic granary based in Armstrong, will be at Swan Lake Nurseryland this Saturday for a demonstration day. Staff will be on hand to offer recipes, free samples and to answer any questions.

Similar to coffee beans, grains stay fresher longer in their whole form. The in-store mills offer a chance to grind flour on demand.

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