Donita Dyer who recently assumed her duties as coordinator for Summerland’s Bottle Neck Drive Association is looking forward to the association’s 7th Annual Light Up the Vines this weekend.
Founded in 1952 by Curtis and Patricia Vesper, the transport company that bears their name has grown under the leadership of their sons, Lee and Cory, to become the largest provider of year round work in Cawston and one of the biggest employers in the area.
The Summerland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to create three task forces to address three key issues of importance to chamber and community members.
Summerland growers Jeff Thorne and Erin Lang are expanding the concept of diversification in agriculture with the production of cannabis as well as vegetables.
Local agriculture is set to get a big boost thanks to the Summerland Chamber of Commerce’s drive to establish an Okanagan Agriculture Innovation Centre.
Rick Hatch’s concern about the world his daughters will inherit sparked his interest in permaculture and eventually led to his establishing Cherry Tree Permaculture in Penticton.
Nathan Rosin is combining his love of beer, entrepreneurial spirit and engineering know how to start Summerland’s first craft brewery on a shoestring.
The success of Grizzly Excavating rests squarely on Wade Wagstaff’s love of construction, his commitment to making a difference and his employees’ pride in doing a good job.
When Edmonton-based healthcare professionals Michael and Lori Savard purchased four hectares of sagebrush in 2003, they weren’t thinking about establishing a winery.
Carol and Mike Colbeck, owners of Tethered Lamb Vineyard and Guesthouse, have welcomed visitors from around the world to their rural piece of Okanagan paradise and sent them on their way with memories of amazing breakfasts.
David Tauzer and wife Katherine Tomczuk, owners of TnT Farm located at 835 Salting Road in Naramata, have been growing peaches for over a quarter of a century.
An emptying nest and fond memories of picking raspberries in Switzerland prompted Roger and Susan Huber to think about berry production as a business.
Gavin and Shana Miller have combined their respective skills as award-wining wine and cheese makers and a capacity for hard work to build a thriving business.
Apple producers will soon have a new tool for determining the maturity of their fruit and the optimum time to harvest, thanks to work being done at the Summerland Research and Development Centre.
D'Ann Rochon , a research scientist at the Summerland Research and Development Centre (formerly Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre), and her team are working to reduce the impact of plant viruses on food crops.
Born and raised on an orchard, Rob Van Westen’s impressive resume includes being a producer of high-quality cherries, the grower of premium grapes and a maker of award-winning wine.
Jim and Cathy Hermiston owners of Hermiston Orchards in Summerland won a first place for their Aurora Golden Gala apple at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last month.
Bernhard Schirrmeister brings experience in the wine industry on two continents to his position as technical sales manager for Vines to Vintages located at 103-1219 Commercial Way in Penticton.
Donny and Denese Espeut-Post owners of EP Orchards located at 16600 Bentley Road in Summerland, offer customers the choice of picking fruit themselves or purchasing already picked fruit.
Summerland orchardist Mike Beulah produces award-wining cherries, provides employment for dozens of people and still finds time to help build houses in developing countries.