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Parke Pacific Projects: Eco focus at forefront for new construction firm

Parke Pacific Projects The Esso-Tim Hortons in Lumby is the work of a new firm in the Okanagan commercial retail construction industry, Parke Pacific Projects based in Kelowna. Specializing in retail petroleum outlets, the commercial construction company works alongside independent owners and companies to guide them through the challenging construction process. After working 20 years in the commercial petroleum industry, president Stewart Parke created the company with the belief that quality projects develop successful partnerships. In the North Okanagan, the Parke Pacific team is working in partnership with the Splatsin First Nation to add a two-bay car wash at...

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JC Bradley: New home for Vernon jeweller

JC Bradley Jewellers More than three decades ago, JC Bradley Jewellers opened its doors in the Village Green Mall in Vernon. A young ambitious graduate jeweller and gemologist Richard Pierson built a team and began to forge the independent jewellers we see today. With the hard work of dedicated long-term employees and the support of amazing clientele, the business grew stronger and has become a small and humble cornerstone of the community. The locally-owned family business has Richard and daughter Chantelle as the driving forces in the front and back-end of this award-winning company. Voted Best Jeweller in the...

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Kot Auto Group: Expansion brings luxury and new auto offerings

Kot Auto Group The Kelowna Hyundai team and parent company, Kot Auto Group, just got busier with the addition of two franchises: Penticton Nissan and Genesis Kelowna. Penticton Nissan Opening its doors March 1, the new Penticton Nissan dealership was built on the Penticton Indian Band lands of Satikw Crossing. “Bringing Nissan to the South Okanagan was a long process that started in spring of 2016 and we’re finally on the last lap,” says president John Kot. “It’s exciting watching both the team and construction develop to where we are at today. The support of the Indian Band plus...

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A tradition of fine foods

Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods 2017 marks Illichmann’s 50th year of business in Kelowna. Since 1967 the Illichmann family has been providing European Meats, Sausages and Delicatessen products in Kelowna. Adolf and Theresia Illichmann started the business in 1967. Illichmann’s is now run by their son Thomas and his sons Jacob and Daniel. In addition to fresh meats and sausages, Illichmann’s offers custom sausage making, catering and wholesale. Enjoy Illichmann’s great food in-house or take some home from the hot lunch counter. PROMOTION Published annually, Okanagan Life Progress presents Okanagan Valley business stories told by the people behind them. For advertising details, see Spotlight on Okanagan Business. As seen in Progress...

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Beachcomber: Service meets quality and selection

What sets this business apart is commitment to customer service. Their goal is to exceed the expectations of their customers. And with over 40 years in retail, they know how to make that happen! With their three sons, Dennis and Barbie Melvin have owned and operated Beachcomber Home and Leisure since its inception in 1989. Together they’ve created the complete home furnishing resource with conveniently located showrooms in Kelowna and Vernon. You’ll find everything from living, dining and bedroom to home office and outdoor space with all the accessories and finishing touches to complete your dream décor—at an equally...

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