Today (Saturday, Sept. 26) is National Record Store Day, a celebration of independent music stores across North America. The annual event was delayed from April due to the pandemic. Preparing for what's traditionally their busiest day of the year is Jasmine Lamont, an employee at The Groovey…
Last week, we had Microsoft unveil the Xbox Series S (all digital) for US$299 and the Series X for US$499. The Series S is the perfect system for entry into the next-generation consoles with the Series X being those looking for true power and 4k visuals.
The federal government can have a positive or negative effect on the national economy using two primary tools — fiscal or monetary policy. On rare occasions it can also use foreign exchange regulations as well.
The unemployment rate in greater Kelowna fell in August, but only because hundreds of people stopped looking for work and took themselves out of the labour pool.
For the small, South Okanagan town of Oliver, the COVID-19 pandemic remains a challenge but has brought the community together in something of a common cause and mutual success.
In the last six weeks Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen has had the privilege of supporting 47 local businesses through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to the tune of more than $1.7 million.
The continuing need to maintain social distance within businesses resulted in some bank patrons standing outside in the record-breaking heat recently.
Business is looking good in Summerland. Established retailers are experiencing an unusually good summer and a new business is off to a promising start.
The most interesting part of the City of Penticton’s press release Wednesday regarding the impending departure of economic development strategist Andrew Kemp wasn’t actually part of the release.
We sometimes hear the words “price gouging” from uninformed consumers who mistakenly believe than any increase in prices is caused by greedy business owners.
Seven months have passed since the beginning of 2020 and it’s time to take another look at your plans so you can make whatever adjustments you need to finish the year on target.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The print edition of Wednesday, July 22, 2020 said Cue's "opens today," which is contradictory to the online story. The actual opening is set for Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. The Herald regrets the confusion... JM
A sense of adventure, special skills and an unusual hobby are the foundation of Summerland’s new craft distillery that is both helping the community during the pandemic and receiving increasingly widespread attention for its high-quality spirits.
There is a legal principle that says Ignorance is No Defense. The same could be said for running your own business. In this case the defendant is you and the judge, jury and prosecutor are your clients, the economy and your competitors.
The number of people walking around in downtown Kelowna plunged dramatically after Interior Health effectively warned that thousands of people might have been exposed to COVID-19 in the city’s main business district.
Is there gold lying dormant in your database? Sometimes we mistakenly consider former clients to be dead-end opportunities, assuming that they are angry or dissatisfied in some way and are happily doing business elsewhere. The longer we wait to make contact again, the harder it is for us to …
Foreign fieldhands could be in short supply across Okanagan farms this summer, but not because of the COVID-19 deaths of two Mexican agricultural workers in Ontario.
As people land back on their financial feet in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, a new full-service mortgage services company has opened in downtown Penticton to assist people in their time of need.
A former City of Penticton councillor and newspaper manager is expanding his business portfolio by adding a new moving truck rental and storage facility to go along with his successful printing business.
WestJet is expanding its schedule of flights as the airline begins to emerge from the drastic curtailment of operations caused by COVID-19.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Table service at restaurants in B.C. is up and running again. To give a better idea of what's now involved in dining out, we interviewed one operator. The challenges and rewards are very similar at all locations.
The green light for tourism within British Columbia is drawing closer, but there’s still no exact date when people will be told it’s OK to hit the open road.
A former Conservative cabinet minister resigned from both the Telus board of directors and a business law firm after comments he made on TV about racism in Canada.
OSOYOOS — An environmentally conscious bus company is applying for permits and licences that will allow it to start servicing the Highway 97 corridor from Kelowna to Osoyoos.