Ruth Hanbury is Summerhill Pyramid Winery's new consumer direct sales
They have hired Ruth Hanbury, hailing from Manchester, England as the consumer direct sales manager. "Now that Bill C-311 has become law in Canada, and we are able to ship wineÂ across provincial borders, we have created this new position," said Summerhill CEO Ezra Cipes.
"Ruth is responsible forÂ the service ofÂ our individual customers who order from us directly, and who join our wine club. She is also responsible for marketing these services and building this clientele."
Country 100.7, the Okanagan's country station has hired Casey Clarke as one of their morning hosts. Clarke, known for his work on CMT, is a highly respected member of the country music community. He will host the Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps weekday mornings.
David Larsen, Newcap Okanagan program director says the addition of Casey to Country 100.7 is great news for country fans in the Okanagan. "Roo has been doing a terrific job hosting our morning show and is really excited to join forces with Casey in the new year.
"We are very lucky to have a guy with Casey's resume come onboard and are excited to have Casey, his wife Sue and their two girls, Macey and Maggie make the move to the Okanagan."
Casey will continue his work with developing/hosting shows for CMT and his
nationally syndicated radio programs through Casey Clarke Productions from his new base in the Okanagan.
Party Parisian style
How would you like a private Parisian party at your home this holiday season? Paul Moran and Stephanie Noel will come to your home and will travel anywhere from Big White to Vancouver Island to make your party special. They co-ordinate and cater everything from stand up Champagne and canapÃ©s parties to multiple-course sit-down dinners with wine
Both Moran and Noel share a love of cooking and a strong desire to succeed. Noel left Quebec to pursue a culinary
career in Vancouver. For five years, she worked at West in Vancouver under the tutelage of Chef David Hawksworth, before meeting Moran.
The pair moved to Nice, France, where they worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants on the Cote D'Azure. They returned to Canada and married in 2010, but their love of French cuisine was so strong, the pair moved to Paris.
They were approached to manage restaurants in Paris, London, and New York, however, they missed Canada and returned to the Okanagan this year with dreams of opening their own restaurant in 2013. Until then, you can have them as your own private chefs.
If Paul Moran's name sounds familiar, it is because he won the Vancouver Rising Star cooking competition.
You can reach the pair by calling
Change with the times
The world keeps changing, and the way we do business is constantly evolving.
In the 60s, plastics changed the products we use. In the 80s, computers changed how we work. In the 90s, the Internet changed how the world communicated, and now, mobile technology is changing the way we reach each other.
To keep ahead of the curve, businesses must adapt to the altered landscape that is the new reality, and to facilitate that, Csek Creative along with Vista Radio and Cloud SFY are holding a Mobile Revolution conference Nov. 29 at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Tickets are going fast and can be purchased at MobileRevolutionNow.com.
Tourism Kelowna is presenting a social media workshop designed specifically for tourism businesses.
The workshop is intended to delve deeper into the world of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+, and online forums. The workshop instructor is senior strategist of Think! Social Media, Aaron Nissen.
Tourism Kelowna is also offering stakeholders a chance to network with fellow tourism businesses and Tourism Kelowna staff as part of their annual general meeting. Following the Dec. 4 AGM, being held at the Delta Grand hotel, the organization will offer a working lunch and social media workshop from noon to 4:00 p.m.
The cost of the lunch and the workshop is $115. Tickets are available at tourismkelowna.eventbrite.ca.
Kelowna's Quincy Vrecko has been named the top sales agent for October by Re/Max Kelowna and the Re/Max top 100 for Western Canada for September. He specializes in luxury waterfront homes for Kelowna. He sold 20 per cent of the entire single-family residential waterfront market for the period Jan 1 to Oct 31. Congratulations Quincy.