Local Business

Neil Perry, current owner of Wayside - Interior BC’s largest print and marketing company. Celebrating 100 years (1921-2021) of business in Vernon, B.C. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: A century of service from Wayside in Vernon

The press and printing company, founded by Harold George Bartholomew, turns 100 in 2021

Closure of the 2900 block of 30th Avenue will allow restaurants and other businesses to extend their patios onto the street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Green light given to downtown Vernon road closure

Single block of 30th Avenue to close over summer months to boost business

Carina Stokes, bar manager at Enderby’s Small Axe Bistro, was recognized as one of four exceptional B.C. restaurant workers by the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Contributed)

Enderby bar manager recognized as ‘stand-up’ B.C. restaurant worker

Small Axe Roadhouse’s Carina Stokes one of four to receive special recognition from the BCRFA

Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort welcomes new restaurant

After months of renovations, Nineteen05 Kitchen Raw Bar opens with international-inspired menu

Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)
Michelle Leckie, owner of Okanagan Event Planners on 33rd Street in Vernon, has long been accustomed to a fast-paced work environment, which has come in handy as she designs weddings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)

Women In Business: Vernon wedding planner finds the magic in small gatherings

Michelle Leckie, owner of Okanagan Event Planners, has faced industry-wide disruptions head-on

Michelle Leckie, owner of Okanagan Event Planners on 33rd Street in Vernon, has long been accustomed to a fast-paced work environment, which has come in handy as she designs weddings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Anna Clarke, onsite service representative with Grainger Canada, services Armstrong to Penticton in various commercial industries. When she’s not keeping local companies stocked, she’s stocking her freezer with fish. (Contributed)

Grainger girls keep companies in sweet supply

Supporting mostly male-dominated industries, Anna and Sherry keep the workforce rolling

Anna Clarke, onsite service representative with Grainger Canada, services Armstrong to Penticton in various commercial industries. When she’s not keeping local companies stocked, she’s stocking her freezer with fish. (Contributed)
SilverStar Mountain Resort has reopened its bike parks Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Robb Thompson Photo)

$200K grant to boost SilverStar’s summer experience

Vernon’s ski resort to add new bike trail, enhance hiking trails

SilverStar Mountain Resort has reopened its bike parks Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Robb Thompson Photo)
(Kingfisher Boats photo)

Vernon business shores up top award, again

KingFisher Boats a gold standard winner for retaining Best Managed status

(Kingfisher Boats photo)
Kristina Klein, owner of EATology, just celebrated the restaurant’s sixth anniversary in April 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Women in Business: Vernon restaurateur cooks up inspiring workplace

‘Do not put limitations on what you can achieve,’ EATology owner says

Kristina Klein, owner of EATology, just celebrated the restaurant’s sixth anniversary in April 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu has experienced great loss and hardships but nothing stopped her from advocating for the voices of marginalized populations. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Women in Business: Vernon MLA builds resiliency through perseverance

‘Don’t let fears hold you back and don’t let others define you,’ says Harwinder Sandhu

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu has experienced great loss and hardships but nothing stopped her from advocating for the voices of marginalized populations. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Vernon’s Jodi Cunningham is the owner/operator of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Women in Business: Vernon pharmacist delivers relationship-driven care

Jodi Cunningham of the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy loves to support the physical and mental wellness of individuals

Vernon’s Jodi Cunningham is the owner/operator of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
Deanna Beaudoin is a financial advisor with Vernon’s Edward Jones. (Keylight Photography)

Women in Business: Potential compels Vernon financial advisor

Deanna Beaudoin of Edward Jones driven to help clients

Deanna Beaudoin is a financial advisor with Vernon’s Edward Jones. (Keylight Photography)
The Vernon Morning Star's 2021 Women in Business special publication can be found in the May 27 edition or online. (Morning Star)

Vernon Morning Star presents Women in Business 2021

Editor’s note on this year’s Women in Business

The Vernon Morning Star's 2021 Women in Business special publication can be found in the May 27 edition or online. (Morning Star)
Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)

South Okanagan restaurants celebrate back to indoor dining, scramble to re-hire

Tuesday’s announcement that indoor dining could resume was needed good news, say owners

Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)
A new Woodsdale gas bar and convenience store are in the works for the corner of Bottom Wood Lake and Woodsdale roads. (Design illustration)

New Woodsdale gas station planned in Lake Country

Convenience store plans to rebuild with commercial retail unit

A new Woodsdale gas bar and convenience store are in the works for the corner of Bottom Wood Lake and Woodsdale roads. (Design illustration)
Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is planning activities ahead of Global Wellness Day June 12, 2021. (@stylist.thi - Facebook)

Vernon resort reinvigorates wellness journeys

Sparkling Hills to celebrate Global Wellness Day with activities, in-person, online

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is planning activities ahead of Global Wellness Day June 12, 2021. (@stylist.thi - Facebook)
The Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is offering vaccinated patrons the chance to win a pound of free wings every week for six months. (Facebook)

Vernon pub wings it for vaccinated patrons

Show proof of poke at The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill and you could win free chicken wings for six months

The Roster Sports Club Bar & Grill is offering vaccinated patrons the chance to win a pound of free wings every week for six months. (Facebook)
Frame Custom Homes, based in Kelowna, won top prize, design Excellence, at the Canadian Home Builders' Association's 2021 digital gala May 7, 2021, and best detached custom home over 5,000 square feet for Lakeside Haven in Vernon. (Contributed)

Builder’s custom Kelowna, Vernon homes win national prize

4 bed, 6 bath Vernon home complete with pool, putting green and elevator a Lakeside Haven

Frame Custom Homes, based in Kelowna, won top prize, design Excellence, at the Canadian Home Builders' Association's 2021 digital gala May 7, 2021, and best detached custom home over 5,000 square feet for Lakeside Haven in Vernon. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Tanya Wick, human resources VP at Tolko Industries Ltd., has been named the 2021 HR Professional of the Year by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon. (CPHR BC & Yukon photo)

Vernon resident gets top provincial award for HR excellence

Tolko’s Tanya Wick has earned the title of 2021 HR Professional of the Year

Vernon’s Tanya Wick, human resources VP at Tolko Industries Ltd., has been named the 2021 HR Professional of the Year by the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon. (CPHR BC & Yukon photo)
Vernon’s Okanagan Spring Brewery has announced partial proceeds from sales of its new Terrace Mountain Session IPA will be earmarked for BC wildfire prevention and relief. (Okanagan Spring Brewery photo)

New beer from Vernon brewery boosts B.C. wildfire relief

Okanagan Spring Brewery donating portion of sales from new Terrace Mountain Session IPA

Vernon’s Okanagan Spring Brewery has announced partial proceeds from sales of its new Terrace Mountain Session IPA will be earmarked for BC wildfire prevention and relief. (Okanagan Spring Brewery photo)