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Kelowna's 'Three Best'

Three Best Rated is now in Kelowna. 

Have you seen Three Best certificates hanging in businesses around town, yet? 

The company is hand-picking local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health-care professionals with a 50-point inspection, including reviews, complaints, ratings, cost and history to give a client the “Best” business in town. 

Visit the website to recommend a company that you believe is best.  

 

Gents, do you love watching hockey but need get back on track with some fitness goals? 

Well, get excited because Hat Trick has arrived. 

UBCO and the Kelowna Rockets have received some funding from the Canadian Cancer Society to develop a 13-week healthy living program for men. 

They are currently looking for family men who want to be more active, eat healthier and get connected with their favourite hockey team. 

You meet at Prospera Place each week for a 90-minute session to relearn simple concepts and participate in a variety of physical activities—skating not required! 

Contact Paul Sharp at [email protected] or 250-807-9907 or visit their website for further information. 

 

An environmental mistake in the mid-60s has helped create an Okanagan business success story today. 

Mysis shrimp (a small crustacean) were introduced to Okanagan Lake nearly 50 years ago to help rebuild the Kokanee salmon population, but it had unintended consequences. 

Vernon's Piscine Energetics is using technology to harvest the mysis shrimp and create sustainable food for aquarium fish around the world. 

President and CEO Nuri Fisher attributes Accelerate Okanagan’s RevUP program for Piscine’s growth and recent awards.  

 

JB’s Auto Glass has left the garage behind because the mobile glass business has exploded with success. 

Owner Jody Brown realized people just don’t have the time to sit and be without a vehicle for any length of time, so why not come to their work or home to fix it? 

JB’s Auto Glass has always specialized in affordable windshield replacements, repair services like rock chip repairs and window tinting throughout the Okanagan and this is not going to change. 

Give Jody a call at 250-470-7317. 

Give them your “break” today!

 

Kelly O'Bryan's turns 30 today.  

Reg Henry and Jeff Blower are the owners of the downtown landmark and creators of those famous pacho fries.  

I am sure every one of you have celebrated or tried to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day there. 

I have never taken advantage of the free birthday meal, but I know a lot of people have. 

Go and celebrate with them today and enjoy happy hour pricing and try and win some awesome prizes.

 

Claude Hurtubise and Stephen Brown of Kelowna are the Scotch and Fine Spirits Society founding members and they are trying to put a gold lining in Kelowna’s overcast sky by offering a flight of bourbon this Monday night at BNA

Bourbon flavour profiles can be rich and characterized as having big vanilla, oak, and caramel notes, as well as molasses.  

Go and visit their website to see the bourbons they will be offering and to purchase your tickets.  

 

If you’re not sure if a RRSP or a TFSA is better for you, check out this week’s video blog.  

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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