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Author: Progress Magazine

Argus Properties: synergy brings success

Innovation, quality, service and outstanding people set Argus Properties apart as a business leader in the Okanagan Valley. This full service real estate development company is dedicated to providing personal attention to client needs, whether that be built-to-suit, leasing space, property management, renovations or maintenance. Clients like FedEx, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Alpine Aerotech and SW Audio demand the best and they’ve found it in Argus. Among the reasons for this trust is the determination within the Argus team to create synergy with their clients and it extends beyond the pure business basics to a true sense of commitment to...

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Boyd Autobody: donation helps college launch automotive careers

As a potential skills shortage looms that could affect the automotive sector in the Okanagan in the next five years, a local autobody shop owner is helping Okanagan College rev up excitement for careers in collision repair. Boyd Autobody & Glass recently presented the college with a unique demonstration piece: a mobile collision repair demonstration vehicle, which can be transported to local high schools. Boyd owner, Methal Abougoush (pictured above) has been touring the vehicle around Kelowna and presenting to students for the past year. In addition to the demonstration unit, valued at over $15,000, Boyd Autobody & Glass has also...

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Downtown Vernon Association: businesses working together

Since 1967, the Downtown Vernon (DVA) has worked to promote Downtown Vernon as a unique and dynamic destination for entertainment, goods and services. We encourage people to shop local, support local businesses and participate in community events. Through a variety of programs and services the DVA works to strengthen the economic vitality of Downtown Vernon. The DVA is not a stand-alone organization, nor a function of the City of Vernon. We are a Business Improvement Area (BIA) created by the businesses within our boundaries and funded by a commercial tax levy on properties within the BIA. This levy ensures a secure...

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Sticks + Stones: creating beauty

In 1995, Sticks and Stones founder Carla Bond-Fisher entered the market to leave North America a little more beautiful than she’d found it. Twenty years, multiple moves and countless clients later, Carla’s at the top of her game, both professionally and personally. When asked about what success takes, Carla says it comes down to creating relationships, hard work and perseverance. The fact that some team members are going on their tenth year is a testament to their collaborative vision. Sticks and Stones was founded on the simple principle of doing something and doing it well. The entire team has...

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KGH Foundation: legacy gifts ensure the future

The work of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation reaches far beyond the hospital. This independent, volunteer-driven organization also enhances the delivery of health care through four extended care facilities, the Central Okanagan Hospice House and community mental health programs. The KGH Foundation receives tremendous support from our community. Local resident, Dorothy Thomson supports the Foundation with annual donations and recently supported the Foundation’s Giving Giggles Campaign. She has also included a legacy gift through her will. As Dorothy says, “My children and grandchildren were born at the Kelowna General Hospital. I have welcomed people into this world and said...

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