An organization dedicated to the entrepreneurial spirit has played a significant role in the region.
Community Futures North Okanagan has loaned more than $28 million to business owners over three decades.
“In 2016, Community Futures celebrates 30 years of service and the organization remains very well positioned to continue to build on the successes of our past,” said Norm Metcalf, general manager.
Services include providing business loans and entrepreneurial training, workshops and support.
Community Futures also provides a broad scope of employment assistance through delivery of the WorkBC Employment program and the Employ youth employment program.
A total of 40 employees work for the agency.
“The success and development of Community Futures must be traced directly to the quality and commitment of our staff,” said Metcalf.
“And the leadership and direction from our volunteer board of directors is central in allowing us to achieve such a positive influence in our region.”