MLA Eric Foster (left)

Award nets City of Vernon $10,000

City was named one of the winning communities of the province’s Open for Business Awards.

Vernon has been recognized for being proactive when it comes to business.

Mayor Akbal Mund has received $10,000 from Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, after the city was named one of the winning communities of the province’s Open for Business Awards.

“This endorsement from the province of B.C. is a strong indication that Vernon is moving in the right direction in support of local businesses, which provide so much of the city’s economic strength,” said Mund.

“It is my hope that the new council will continue to support and encourage strategies that develop businesses in the community.”

The money will support measures that benefit small business.

“I am very pleased and happy to have been able to present the City of Vernon a cheque for $10,000,” said Foster.

“Vernon is open for business and I am pleased the city has been recognized”

The applications were evaluated based on how the communities enhance small-business competitiveness, recognize the contributions of small businesses to the community, and promote the principles of the B.C. Small Business Accord.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cyclist hit by semi truck in Vernon

Cyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries; police investigating

Vernon rink into win column at BC Senior Curling finals

Vernon Curling Club hosting the province’s top senior curlers; finals set for Sunday at 10 a.m.

Vernon schools hosting OK Valley hoops finals

Senior Boys AA at Fulton; Senior Boys AAA at Vernon Secondary

Vernon bowlers dominate zones at home

Five teams from Lincoln Lanes advance to provincial YBC finals in Vernon/Kelowna

Vernon sewing instructor teaches flawless fitting

Clothes for real curves made possible with Dawne Whelpley’s workshops

Blair says RCMP have met Wet’suwet’en conditions, so barricades should come down

The Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project

Sentenced for stealing pricey ring from Salmon Arm pawn shop

Accused vows to change criminal history through beating addictions

Morning Start: Want your plants to grow faster? Play them music

Your morning start for Thursday, February 20, 2020

Federal minister pledges to meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs in B.C. over natural gas pipeline

The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they are visiting Mohawk territory

2010 leader John Furlong urges Vancouver to bid for 2030 Winter Games

VANOC said the 2010 games broke even financially

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

Canadians aboard coronavirus-ridden cruise ship to return home tonight

Among the infected are 47 Canadians who will have to remain in Japan for treatment

Galchenyuk nets shootout winner as Wild edge Canucks 4-3

Vancouver tied with Calgary for second spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

Most Read