New things for Kelowna

Crew has acquired local award-winning marketing company GoodSIR.  

This is a foundational marketing and brand strategy combination that will continue to offer creative digital and web development services right here in Kelowna.  

Congratulations to Braden Douglas and Josh Cairns for bringing this deal to fruition. It has been exciting to watch the two companies grow independently, so I can only imagine the success that they will have together.  

For more information on the acquisition and to learn more about what they offer, visit their website.  

Shannon Christensen is back at it again with her Mamas for Mamas Casino Royale Gala, which is happening Nov. 26 at the Laurel Packing House.   

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like getting dressed up and playing some good, old casino games for charity.  

I’m also excited for the surprise Jillian Harris will be unveiling that night, but the Grey Goose Dirty Mama Martini is a close second.  

Bring your friends, family and employees to support Mamas for Mamas, celebrate the holidays and party with a purpose this year.

There must have been some good seat sales to Africa this year because my Facebook has been littered with giraffe’s and elephants for the past couple of months.  

Well, in between Trump posts, I mean. 

So the Kelowna grandmothers for Africa Cuisine and Culture night couldn’t have come at a better time. 

This event is happening Saturday at Okanagan College where you can experience African drum and dancing plus the Junior Chefs will be serving African inspired dishes.  

I like how they have stepped out of the box for something a little different. I hope you can join them for this unique event

I can’t complain about this younger generation because they have brought us the sharing economy which in my opinion is bringing back community.  

On Nov. 24, Andrew Greer of Puppl (Purposeful People) and Christian Brandt of OGO Car Share Coop are hosting a New Economy Film Screening at the Kelowna Art Gallery.  

This film is going to explore what would happen if working together for the good of all was the most common business model. 

Several organizations will strive to build a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy no longer dominated by profits and big business.  

Perhaps both you and your business will learn a few things for a more rewarding and successful future. Check it out.  

It wouldn’t be a proper column if I didn’t mention something about local beer and food.

Thank You Ben Kilgour of Bacaro for organizing the Brew Masters Dinner also happening on Thursday night.  

I think this is a first for Kelowna, or am I wrong? 

Either way, it's a great trend to start or continue. If tickets are still available, get them here.  

Make it a great week!


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Kevin Lavigne is a local advisor with Reid & Associates Financial Solutions creating comprehensive financial plans for individuals and small businesses.  Kevin enjoys meeting and learning about people.  He is known for his abilities to connect both people and businesses as he tries to help everyone to succeed.

Kevin graduated from the University of Guelph in 2002 with a Bachelor of Commerce.  He has since completed his Insurance Licence and is in the process of completing his Certified Financial Planning Designation.  He has been involved in multiple businesses and investments including tech start ups.

Kevin married his wife Amy in 2009 and they currently have 2 young daughters.  They moved from Ontario with a few stops along the way and have lived in Kelowna since 2008.   Kevin and his family enjoy the outdoors and have a great passion for Food & Wine. 

Kevin was nominated in 2014 for Kelowna’s Top 40 Under 40 because of his successful business and the financial education he provides in the community.  He is also the 2016 President of Junior Chamber International, he works with multiple non profits as well he is a mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

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