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Busy week in business

Wow! The experts are just throwing themselves at Okanagan tech this week. 

It was announced yesterday that business law firm Lawson Lundell LLP is putting its experience and expertise behind companies working with Accelerate Okanagan and the Okanagan technology community. 

You need to read this announcement because Lawson Lundell LLP's experience and awards are way to long for my little article. It's very impressive that this kind of law firm is committing to Kelowna. 
 

Best tech for last. They like wine, they like tech, so why not start a business called VinStream

Tasha Da Silva and Shane Lapp have created a one-stop software system that is tailored to small to medium sized wineries. 

VinStream will be launched in March, but it has already multiple wineries on board. VinStream is  nominated for Best Concept at the upcoming Small Business Awards BC. 
 

Are you in the loop?  No? Well, then, GetintheLoop.  

Matt Crowell is enjoying so much success with his data-driven marketing solutions right across Canada. His newest big win is the addition of Patrick LaForge, former president of the Edmonton Oilers, in a new executive role. 

This is a very exciting time for GetintheLoop because it has unlimited future potential.  

GetintheLoop enables businesses to attract and retain the right customers with our free platform that delivers real-time offers from cool local companies and consumers get a heck of a deal as well. Visit their website or download their app now.  
 

Andre Thomas of Memphis Blues is celebrating big this week because Memphis Blues is 10 years old.  

Andre says “Ten years in this business is a significant achievement and we couldn’t have done it without the support of so many great customers and staff." 

To celebrate they have some crazy specials happening until the end of February. Visit both the stores and their website.
 

The 2017 Tommie Awards are Saturday night. This year, the Best of the Best will be celebrating 25 years of building excellence and they promise this year is going to be unforgettable. 

Tommie has been recognized as the symbol of excellence for the building industry in the Okanagan. 

I need to know who the best is because I get mad when I have to go to Home Depot, which means my projects need to be done right.   
 

Say It Like You Eat It.  What a cool name for a pop-up dinner.  

The Paisley Notebook's creator and Western Living Magazine's 2015 Foodie of the Year, Aman Dosanj, will be at the Salted Brick Sunday hosting a four-course Indian inspired meal at Salted Brick.

Cross your fingers it’s not sold out.    
 

Take a minute and watch me ‘Burn Rubber’ in my video blog this week.

Make it a great week!



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About the Author

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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