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Credit union sponsors Oscars Eve event

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Sunshine Coast Credit Union Sechelt senior branch manager Vic Etcheverry turns over a cheque to Jena Eros, in her “Marilyn Monroe” Oscars Eve emcee costume.  The credit union is sponsoring the Sechelt Rotary Club’s fourth annual Oscar’s Eve event Feb. 28 at the Trail Bay Mall in Sechelt, with all proceeds going to the Arrowhead ... Read More »

Gibsons Chamber: Promoting prosperity

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In recent years, the vibrant, active Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce has reached beyond its traditional boundaries with a new vision. A long-time proponent of strengthening businesses within our own community, this volunteer-led business group is now reaching out to build a network of relationships ‘from Langdale to Lund’, supporting Visitor Services, the Ferry ... Read More »

Sechelt Chamber of Commerce: Reasons to join

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The Sechelt & District Chamber of Commerce’s main role is to help your business or organization succeed. Not only do we focus on traditional business issues but also on the overall financial health and well-being of our community. We provide marketing and other informational services for our members as well as offer educational programs such ... Read More »

Renovated Thrift Store grand re-opening

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Sunshine coast Healthcare Auxiliary volunteers pose in their newly-renovated Thrift Store, at 5693 Cowrie St. in Sechelt. The auxiliary is having a “grand re-opening celebration” at the store on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1pm.  Photo submitted Read More »

Local shoppers $50 richer

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On Monday Jan. 16, the Sechelt Downtown Business Association awarded 20 lucky people with $50 Shop Sechelt gift certificates. Participants entered a draw by shopping locally in downtown Sechelt during December, and they were rewarded for supporting our local economy. The certificates are redeemable at any shop in downtown Sechelt. Shopping local keeps 68 cents ... Read More »

‘Invest Locally’ public forum

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Local prosperity supporting community values – that’s what Coast Community Investment Co-op representatives will discuss Jan. 26 at its Invest Locally public forum, hosted by Sunshine Coast Credit Union. The new, member-owned Co-op invests in local businesses and projects that support social and environmental goals such as food security, affordable housing, environmental resilience, and job ... Read More »

Jobs in Demand: Tourism Training

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The Open Door Group is accepting applications for the Jobs in Demand: Tourism Training Cohort.  The seven-week full-time training, funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training starts on Jan. 30 in Sechelt and is free to all eligible participants. The Jobs in Demand program is designed to assist youth, aged 15-29, who ... Read More »

Local coffee company in running for award

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After just two years of operation, Gibsons entrepreneur Martin DesRosiers’ Beachcomber Coffee Company has been named as a semi-finalist for a Small Business BC award. “I needed to create a business around something I could stand behind and consume on a daily basis,” says DesRosiers. He couldn’t start his day without coffee, so his passion ... Read More »

Sechelt Farmer’s Market renewal gets nod from Council committee

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Despite some public complaints about traffic flow and parking when Cowrie Street is barricaded off on Saturdays, Sechelt councillors favour renewing the Sechelt Farmer’s Market’s location for a further three years. John Burns, president of the Sechelt Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market, presented the extension request to the Public Works, Parks and Environment Committee meeting on ... Read More »

New local entrepreneurs ready to LEAP

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Seven local entrepreneurs are preparing diligently to pitch and launch their businesses during Community Futures Sunshine Coast’s Winter Barn Raising event at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt on Dec. 13. A grand launch event to introduce new businesses to their friends, relatives, potential investors and future customers has become a tradition on the Sunshine Coast, ... Read More »

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