First Choice Haircutters has recognized partners Ross Jeffries and John Naismith as the 2018 First Choice Haircutters Franchisee of the Year. With the opening of their newest salon in Mission Park Shopping Centre on Jan. 7, they now own and operate a total of 13 First Choice Haircutter salons in the Okanagan, Thompson and Cariboo Regions, including four in Kelowna (Plaza 33, Capri, Mission Park and West Kelowna).
First Choice Haircutters has over 350 locations in Canada and is a division of Regis Corporation. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well-known coffee gal, Shelley Zuccato of Mom’s Grind Coffee House and formerly Second Cup Coffee is closing her business in Spall Plaza on Feb. 26. Shelley will be staying home with her husband because of his on-going medical circumstances.
Panago Pizza at 590 Hwy. 33 in the Willow Park Shopping Centre has an entirely new look after a complete renovation. Owned and operated by Raj and Babita Ahuja, the pizza shop was closed for the past few weeks for the renovation and has now reopened. The 1,300 square foot Panago franchise has been owned by the Ahuja’s for the past 11 years and offers delivery and take-out. Along with the large selection of menu pizzas, you can create your own pizza by picking a crust, selecting the sauce, choosing the cheese and adding your favourite toppings. They also offer multi-grain crusts, gluten-free and vegan pizzas.
To go along with your pizza, they offer fresh salads, wings and bites, breads, desserts, dips and shakers. Open seven days a week. Call 866-310-0001 or online at panago.com.
Rob Belanger, sleep consultant at Mattress Mattress at 2714 Hwy. 97N in Kelowna has been promoted to store manager of Mattress Mattress in Vernon at 3107 48th Avenue as of Feb. 15.
Valley First Credit Union and First West have a new president. Former president, Susan Ewanick is now the chief member officer at Valley’s parent company, First West Credit Union. Vice president Paulo Araujo, who has been with the company for 20 years is the new president of Valley First with their head office based in Penticton. Valley First Credit Union has 16 branches and 11 insurance offices in the Thompson Okanagan.
Lots happening at Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP. Clarke Burnett has been appointed as a managing partner. With 27 years’ experience in the practice of law, Clarke practices in the field of criminal and commercial litigation.
Eric Ledding has been appointed to Provincial Council of BC Branch of Canadian Bar Association. Eric is a litigation partner at Pushor Mitchell.
Brian Stephenson has assumed the role of director of business development and will continue and maintain his legal practice focused primarily on real estate and commercial matters. Lawyer Andrea East is now a director of the
Greater Westside Board of Trade and is a member of its policy and advocacy committee. Pushor Mitchell Lawyers LLP is located at 301-1665 Ellis Street.
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Justin Amis has moved his successful vehicle fleet operations business from Jeep/Ram to Audi of Kelowna. This is the next part of the expansion plans for the local Audi store moving to its new location in the Finns Road Automall (across from new Porsche dealership). Justin comes from a family involvement in the luxury car business following his father Scott Amis, who has now retired from the auto business. email@example.com
Mina Moon Photography & Design is a new company started by Mina Aiur. Mina specializes in portraiture; fashion, pin-up, boudoir, themed, fantasy, maternity, babies, family, children, groups and especially animals. Mina started photography in high school and then worked for different portrait studios, along with working with a sports photographer, where she travelled around B.C. to schools. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UCBO and also does product photography and photo retouching. www.aiurmoon.com
It’s National Pizza Day on Saturday, Feb. 9. Houston Pizza at #115 – 3610 Carrington Road, beside Winners in West Kelowna, is celebrating by hosting their grand opening from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Houston Pizza is a Regina-based pizza restaurant with this, its first location in B.C. Nick Kodellas, Domenico Parisone and local Tyler Koloski are the owners/managing partners of the business. The first 100 people to come to the opening will receive a medallion which enables them to come back and receive a fresh 10 inch pizza. Open seven days a week Dine-in, take-out and delivery. Fully
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Birthdays of the week
Happy 106 Doris Drayton (Feb. 7); Happy 60th Karen Gee (Feb. 10); Happy 50 Nikki Csek (Feb. 12); Sergio Cunial (Feb. 7); Karen Erickson (Feb. 7); Nick Melemenis (Feb. 7); Shannon MacNamara (Feb. 8); Bernice Williams (Feb. 8); Christine Patton (Feb. 8); Tracy Gray (Feb. 8); Tony Holbrook (Feb. 8); Judie Barta (Feb. 9): Robin MacMillan (Feb. 9); Tim Light (Feb. 11); Jim Stuart, appliance guy (Feb. 11); Kasha Lanyon (Feb. 11); Deborah Fischer (Feb. 12).
Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna City Councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546 or 250-862-7662; fax 250-860-3173, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org