Business

Central Bar + Kitchen is located at 1115 Ellis Street in Downtown Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Central Bar + Kitchen in Kelowna hopeful to reopen by Canada Day

The restaurant has undergone renovations, doubling its capacity

Central Bar + Kitchen is located at 1115 Ellis Street in Downtown Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland shows a bottle of maple syrup which contains some gold. The maple syrup business in Summerland will reopen on June 20. Earlier, the business had closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland maple syrup store to reopen

Maple Roch will hold a reopening celebration on June 20

Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland shows a bottle of maple syrup which contains some gold. The maple syrup business in Summerland will reopen on June 20. Earlier, the business had closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
Wings Restaurant employees welcome the return of the facility’s large stuffed bear that greets customers at the Vernon business. The bear went on an unplanned escape from the business Saturday, June 13, and was returned unharmed with a note. (Photo submitted)

Vernon restaurant bear returned safely after good time

Note accompanies return of Wings stuff bear who was taken and, allegedly, had a great time

Wings Restaurant employees welcome the return of the facility’s large stuffed bear that greets customers at the Vernon business. The bear went on an unplanned escape from the business Saturday, June 13, and was returned unharmed with a note. (Photo submitted)
A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)

New association launches to give voice to B.C. First Nation development corporations

First Nation Business Development Association is comprised of nearly 50 members

A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)
The Enchanted Forest, located 32km west of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway, is opening for the season June 26. (Photo via Facebook)

Enchanted Forest opening June 26

Visitors are requested to wear masks or a protective face covering

The Enchanted Forest, located 32km west of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway, is opening for the season June 26. (Photo via Facebook)
A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)                                A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)

Youth smash lights with skateboards at North Okanagan business

More vandalism hits the city following graffiti spree

A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)                                A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)
Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner

Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner

Entrepreneur elated after Walmart worker, who lost his own business to COVID, returned lost deposit

Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner
Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19

Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19

Sparkling Hill ready to reopen following more than two months of being closed

Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19
A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland begin to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland businesses optimistic as reopening begins

Businesses make plans for restructuring as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed

Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland begin to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Vernon 9Round Fitness owners Mily and Ralph Buisine announced Monday, May 25, they are permanently closing the Vernon Square Mall facility due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Vernon gym knocked out by COVID-19

9Round Fitness in Vernon Square Mall owners announce permanent closure of facility

Vernon 9Round Fitness owners Mily and Ralph Buisine announced Monday, May 25, they are permanently closing the Vernon Square Mall facility due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Downtown Summerland has been quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, but business leaders are already looking ahead to plans for recovery. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Chamber looks to businesses reopening

Tourism expected to come from within region this summer

Downtown Summerland has been quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, but business leaders are already looking ahead to plans for recovery. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland is pleased to have some of his products available on the shelves of London Drugs stores in the region. (Contributed)

Summerland’s Maple Roch products available on shelves at London Drugs

Local Central initiatives brings maple syrup brand to stores in Penticton, West Kelowna and Kelowna

Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland is pleased to have some of his products available on the shelves of London Drugs stores in the region. (Contributed)
COVID-19: Survey drives recovery support for North Okanagan businesses

COVID-19: Survey drives recovery support for North Okanagan businesses

Business Recovery Survey reaching out to see what’s needed

COVID-19: Survey drives recovery support for North Okanagan businesses
Downtown Summerland has been quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, but business leaders are already looking ahead to plans for recovery. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland Chamber welcomes provincial plans to reopen B.C. economy

Chamber president says premier’s announcement on May 6 is welcome news

Downtown Summerland has been quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, but business leaders are already looking ahead to plans for recovery. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
North Okanagan drive-in sells out movie passes

North Okanagan drive-in sells out movie passes

Starlight Drive-In has reduced capacity in order to conform to social distancing

North Okanagan drive-in sells out movie passes
The bright green signs are up and Vernon’s FreshCo is slated to open by the end of June 2020. (Signcraft photo)

Okanagan FreshCo openings delayed in Vernon, on target for Kelowna

Plans to open in spring for new grocer bumped to summer

The bright green signs are up and Vernon’s FreshCo is slated to open by the end of June 2020. (Signcraft photo)
Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)

Cidery name honours Summerland’s past

Millionaires’ Row Cider opened its doors on May 1

Pat Fortune, dressed as Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, was the first customer at Millionaires’ Row Cider in Summerland on May 1. The cidery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing regulations are in effect. (Contributed)
The Revelstoke cinema closed for six months in 1984 due to financial constraints. News articles at the time said there were worries it would not reopen, but it did. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

COVID-19 leads to 75% revenue loss for half of Revelstoke businesses

Prior to the pandemic, 2020 was going to be a bumper year say local businesses

The Revelstoke cinema closed for six months in 1984 due to financial constraints. News articles at the time said there were worries it would not reopen, but it did. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)