• Saturday , 28 January 2023

BUSINESS NEWS: New chamber board to be elected at upcoming AGM

21st annual Peachland Business Expo

The Peachland Chamber of Commerce extends appreciation to all businesses and clubs and organizations that participated in the 21st annual Peachland Business Expo. Once again Dogwood Nursery created a welcoming display of garden furniture and flowering plants for the front entrance.

Nicholas Nixon drew a lot of attention as the Rubber Ducky Race mascot, encouraging spectators to support his racing friends on Saturday, Apr. 19 at Trepanier Creek, Todd Road and Beach Avenue. The Peachland Chamber of Commerce also extends appreciation to the RBC Foundation for choosing the Business Expo event to present a $10,000 cheque to Habitat for Humanity executive director Deborah Guthrie, and director Elaine Ophus at their Expo booth. These funds are directed towards the upcoming Peachland build.

Jamie Parks presented the winning ticket for the 50/50 draw and individual vendors will connect with winners of their product draws.

16th Annual Valley Wide After Hours

The 16th Annual Valley Wide After Hours will be hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 8. This is a great networking and business promotion event. Chamber members and guests from Vernon to Osoyoos will gather at Father Pandosy Mission, located at 3685 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Peachland will be represented by Peachland Radio, Zip Zone Adventures, Post Net, Best Western Plus Wine Company, Chico’s Paradise, Wells Gray Tours and Lorraine Richmond’s Leadership Coaching. Admission is $20 per person and includes appetizers, a souvenir wine glass and two beverage tickets. Tickets are available at the Peachland Visitor Centre. This event is open to the public.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for the Peachland Chamber of Commerce has been changed to Monday, May 26. The meeting will be held in the galleria of Peachland Primary School. Some board members will be stepping down after three and four years of volunteer service to the Peachland chamber. If you are interested in participating on this dynamic team, and are interested in promoting and supporting business in Peachland, please leave a resumé at the Peachland Chamber of Commerce office in the primary school building. Invitations to the annual general meeting will be emailed next week.

New eateries in town

Peachland eateries are featuring not only new menus, but also new owners. Big E’s is closed for renovation by new owners Jerry and Patti and will soon open their doors as Hangar “9” Bar & Grill. However, Peachland Liquor Store will remain under the management of Eric and Sue Menconi.

Rocky J’s is now operating as The Blue Rooster and if you haven’t stopped by, make it a must to check out their great menu and funky décor.

Darlene Hartford
Special to the Peachland View

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