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Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Print is still a highly effective medium for helping businesses reach their customers, according to Joe Smith

  • Jun 12, 2021

 

John Anjo, founder/ director of Dwelltech, poses in front of his newest creation. The YOCTO is a 72 square foot tiny home with all the fixings. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge company builds remarkably tiny home

Dwelltech founder constructs 72 square foot home as passion project

 

Morgan McLeod outside Govinda’s Thrift Store on Oak Street. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New thrift store bridges the gap on Old Town block

Govinda’s owner McLeod returns a portion of proceeds to charity

 

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)

T-shirt scammers falsely claim to support Indigenous causes, BBB warns

‘Opportunists trying to take advantage of a horrible tragedy is nothing new,” says Karla Laird

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to fall for an “every child matters” orange shirt scam that is circulating from a Facebook advertisement. (Website/TeeToro)
Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)

Passport program in support of local business extended to July 16

Beautification of town enhanced at the same time with hanging flower baskets

Flower basket outside the Willow Street Cafe. (Photo by Krystal Adams)
The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted photo)

First barge of logging waste chips successfully loaded in new First Nations partnership

Atli Resources LP is the forestry arm of the ‘Namgis First Nation

The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Free marketing boost for Cowichan businesses selling local products

One-year Island Good licence being offered

  • May 22, 2021
Cowichan Valley Regional District.
April 13, 2021 -  Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. Don Denton photograph

On the right side of history

Orchard Park Shopping Centre celebrates 50 years

  • May 21, 2021
April 13, 2021 -  Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall Apple Entrance. Don Denton photograph
Laura Draycott, owner of Wink I Wear Optometry, in her Kelowna store.  Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives with Laura Draycott

Boutique eyewear owner discusses life, business and perspective

  • May 19, 2021
Laura Draycott, owner of Wink I Wear Optometry, in her Kelowna store.  Don Denton photograph
Sterling Aurel with lavender mask spray and Kristie Anne holds bug spray that are among the numerous lavender products they have available. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Product line keeps growing from lavender gardens

Creative couple’s developing business leads to opening of retail location

Sterling Aurel with lavender mask spray and Kristie Anne holds bug spray that are among the numerous lavender products they have available. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)

Federal government unlocks $740 million in relief for airports

About $490 million of that windfall is bound for large airports to put toward critical infrastructure such as runway repairs and transit stations

Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)
Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)

Flower power: COVID restrictions fuel bloom boom on Vancouver Island’

More people seeking flowers to add colour, says Sooke landscaper

Garden centre manager Jack Olszewski and Chris Beaudoin say business has grown by 50 per cent at the Sooke Home Hardware Store. (Rick Stiebel - Sooke News Mirror)
Amazon has announced the creation of five new facilities in B.C., to employ about 2,000 people. (Amazon/Special to Black Press Media)

Amazon adds new facilities in Langley, Pitt Meadows, Delta, Vancouver

The Vancouver port centre will be the first Amazon centre to feature robotics in B.C.

Amazon has announced the creation of five new facilities in B.C., to employ about 2,000 people. (Amazon/Special to Black Press Media)
Ozzie Jurrock. Photography by Lia Crowe

The Visionary

Ozzie Jurrock wrote the book on real estate

  • May 7, 2021
Ozzie Jurrock. Photography by Lia Crowe
The Yellow Sub Machine has been open for business for nearly two months. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pandemic pivot leads to the creation of the Yellow Sub Machine for gourmet sub grub

Former Odika owners stake their claim in the food truck business

The Yellow Sub Machine has been open for business for nearly two months. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paul Beltgens will never advocate for the export of raw logs under any circumstances. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Innovative approach keeps forest company running strong

Owner Beltgens embraces changing times, utilizes high standards in production

Paul Beltgens will never advocate for the export of raw logs under any circumstances. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A selection of frozen foods are being offered from the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo submitted)

Freezer foods available to support the theatre

Select items available for pick-up at the gallery gift shop

A selection of frozen foods are being offered from the Playbill Dining Room. (Photo submitted)
The doors finally swing open to the public Friday for Violet Wild Cannabis owners Terra Maibach, left, and Sonja Riddle. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Opening day for Violet Wild becomes a reality on 4/30

Sisters happy to finally be serving the public at Chemainus business

The doors finally swing open to the public Friday for Violet Wild Cannabis owners Terra Maibach, left, and Sonja Riddle. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bonnie Liu, left, and Marijke Dubinsky outside the Bonnie Martin restaurant with take-out food. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Restaurants and pubs require takeout and patio dining support more than ever

Chemainus establishments coping with restrictions in different ways

Bonnie Liu, left, and Marijke Dubinsky outside the Bonnie Martin restaurant with take-out food. (Photo by Don Bodger)
An awning was added to the Chemainus Library as a final part of construction. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Two Chemainus buildings finalists for commercial awards

Cottages on Willow and Chemainus Library on VIREB list

An awning was added to the Chemainus Library as a final part of construction. (File photo by Don Bodger)