Local Business

This fully restored and detailed 2001 Chevy Impala will be given away to a needy Armstrong family courtesy of the efforts of local businessmen Pat Nelson (Nelson’s Glass, from left), Bernd Klaila of One-Stop Automotive and Tim Miller from Extreme Mobile Auto Detailing. (Photo by Brooke Hovey)

Needy Armstrong resident to receive new-to-them car

Local businesses team up to restore and detail 2001 Chevy Impala to be given away in contest

 

Reaching out to WorkBC Vernon for support in planning her future was a great move by Caitlin Heinloo. (Contributed)

WorkBC helps Vernon client succeed in school

Caitlin Heinloo’s future is very bright thanks to support from organization and community

 

Lake Country Brewing Company has plans to open up in the Highway 97 plaza in town. (Contributed)

New brew pub planned for Lake Country

Food trucks, outdoor patio on tap for former Routes Grill location

 

Gary's Woodfired Pizza got some slack on the weekend for operating an open flame in Lake Country. (Contributed)

Vernon business gets Lake Country residents fired up

Wood fired pizza truck operating with exemption, while barbecues banned in parks

Gary's Woodfired Pizza got some slack on the weekend for operating an open flame in Lake Country. (Contributed)
A case of COVID-19 has temporarily closed Vernon’s Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)

COVID case temporarily closes Vernon restaurant

Kelly O’Bryan’s makes announcement on social media, answering machine

A case of COVID-19 has temporarily closed Vernon’s Kelly O’Bryan’s restaurant. (Morning Star - file photo)
The Turtle Bay Pub will be closed until July 30 due to staff exposures to COVID-19. (Turtle Bay Pub photo)

Popular Lake Country pub closed due to COVID-19 exposure

Several staff exposed to COVID-19 at Turtle Bay Pub

The Turtle Bay Pub will be closed until July 30 due to staff exposures to COVID-19. (Turtle Bay Pub photo)
Vernon businesswoman Blanca Crane is looking for help in her salon – Blanca’s Hairstyling – as she recuperates from a kidney transplant. Crane is also looking forward to resuming trips to a Mexican orphanage with donations of cash and supplies from North Okanagan residents. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)

New kidney renews Vernon woman’s plans for Mexican orphanage

Dialysis, COVID prevented Blanca Crane from raising funds in 2020 for orphanage near Puerto Vallarta

Vernon businesswoman Blanca Crane is looking for help in her salon – Blanca’s Hairstyling – as she recuperates from a kidney transplant. Crane is also looking forward to resuming trips to a Mexican orphanage with donations of cash and supplies from North Okanagan residents. 
(Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Robyn Cyr (left) and Janet Doyle are experienced consultants hired to help North Okanagan Shuswap businesses implement a re-opening strategy to help recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photos)

Advisors hired to help North Okanagan-Shuswap businesses recover post-COVID

Robyn Cyr and Janet Doyle will be available to help over the next nine months

Robyn Cyr (left) and Janet Doyle are experienced consultants hired to help North Okanagan Shuswap businesses implement a re-opening strategy to help recover from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed photos)
The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has hired Hanna Vorlicek as the new general manager and director of arts and programming for the historic Towne Cinema. (Contributed)

New GM for historic Vernon theatre

Hanna Vorlicek brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the Towne Cinema

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society has hired Hanna Vorlicek as the new general manager and director of arts and programming for the historic Towne Cinema. (Contributed)
The Furniture Emporium (New and Used), a fixture in downtown Vernon on the corner of 31st Avenue and 34th Street since 1963, is closing permanently as current owner Tom Smith retires. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon furniture store closing out

Furniture Emporium has been in business in downtown Vernon for 58 years; owner Tom Smith retiring

The Furniture Emporium (New and Used), a fixture in downtown Vernon on the corner of 31st Avenue and 34th Street since 1963, is closing permanently as current owner Tom Smith retires. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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)

Main street closure aims to boost summer business in Vernon

30th Avenue closed today in preparation of 2900 Plaza opening July 1

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)
Kimberley Kristiansen has retired from her executive director position at the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)

Lake Country Chamber looking for new executive director

Kristiansen retires after five years of boosting the business-advocacy group

Kimberley Kristiansen has retired from her executive director position at the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)
The Small Axe Roadhouse in Enderby is closing for a couple days during the heatwave. (Small Axe Facebook)

Heat wave closes down Vernon, Enderby restaurants

Jim’s Place and Small Axe say it’s too hot to cook

The Small Axe Roadhouse in Enderby is closing for a couple days during the heatwave. (Small Axe Facebook)
Eve-volve Wellness Nicole and Trevis Lucas opened shop in Vernon in January 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Terminal diagnosis Eve-volves into Vernon business

Alternative medicine clinic a no-brainer for duo

Eve-volve Wellness Nicole and Trevis Lucas opened shop in Vernon in January 2021. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to meet with the Interior Provincial Exhibition organization in Armstrong to help ensure the long-term viability of the annual fair, which has been cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)

Greater Vernon Chamber calls on Victoria to ensure viability of IPE

Armstrong’s annual fair, more than a century old, has been cancelled the last two years due to COVID-19

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to meet with the Interior Provincial Exhibition organization in Armstrong to help ensure the long-term viability of the annual fair, which has been cancelled the last two years due to the pandemic. (Morning Star - file photo)
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

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)
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

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)
Vernon’s Nancy Wilde (right) of Wayside (with Helen Armstrong, executive director of the North Okanagan Neurological Association) has been named one of six inaugural winners of the first Women in Signs Awards, honouring women in the signs industry, launched by Signs of the Times magazine. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon ‘sign-tist’ gains international honour

Wayside’s Nancy Wilde named one of six winners of first Women in Signs Awards from Signs of the Times magazine

Vernon’s Nancy Wilde (right) of Wayside (with Helen Armstrong, executive director of the North Okanagan Neurological Association) has been named one of six inaugural winners of the first Women in Signs Awards, honouring women in the signs industry, launched by Signs of the Times magazine. (Submitted 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)
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)