Great smelling business

You are going to start to notice that the Kelowna area is getting prettier because entrepreneur Shauna Grobowsky has opened Passionate Blooms on the Westside.  

Yesterday, she hosted her grand opening and her store was filled with supporting individuals. 

You might already recognize the name Passionate Blooms because Shauna has been running a successful online flower shop, but is now adding some store front to help better service both her clients and the Okanagan.  

Congratulations, Shauna, on your continued success.

It looks like Kettle River Brewing owners Chris Dedrinsky, Russ Higgs, Brandon Amond and Brad Tomlinson all read my post last week and organized a Christmas Craft and Crafts on Sunday Dec. 3 between 12-7 p.m.   

They say it's going to be a really fun afternoon full of craft goods and craft beer.

They will also be sampling their batch #100 Imperial Brown Ale as well as their regular selection of tasty craft beers. 

Just an FYI too they just released their 650ml bottles of a six-month Barrel-Aged Old Ale with Cherries.   
Cross your fingers there is some left by noon on Sunday. 

If you haven't been here yet or you have a craft beer lover on your Christmas list this is a must attend event for you.

I need to tell you about Okanagan Spirits events even though its Christmas events are sold out.  

Okanagan Spirits has been growing in popularity and you need to get your tickets as soon as events are mentioned.  

Okanagan Spirits is an award-winning BC craft distillery specializing in the production of 100% BC farm to glass spirits. Don’t miss anymore of their events.  

Be the first to hear about product releases, special offers, events and the Laird of Fintry lottery. Sign-up here

On Nov. 25, Accelerate Okanagan held its annual general meeting and elected three new board members.  

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Barker, Peter Haubrich, and Jason Kryski.   

These three bring diverse professional backgrounds and skills and all three have a passion for innovation, technology, and growth of the Okanagan’s entrepreneurial spirit.  

Check out Heidi Mann’s blog for all the details.
While you’re there purchase your tickets to AO’s NYKO2017 because it’s already 50 per cent sold out.

Kelowna’s Volunteer Club in partnership with the Okanagan Food Bank urgently needs volunteers this Sunday at 4 p.m. to help unload the city transit bus full of food.  

If you can help them, contact David at 250-763-7161. I am sure The Volunteer Club would like you to like their Facebook page too.  

Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for its final event of 2016 at The Keg restaurant Dec 8.  

Come celebrate each others successes, meet new contacts and enjoy some lovely fare during a festive evening.  

It was at this location last year where I met Lindsey and TJ Papp and learned about ShopKelowna.com.  

Local specials are always available on their site but check it now for some Christmas updates or maybe you want your business showcased on their site too.  

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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