Comox Valley Corporate Connections

Comox Valley Corporate Connections

As an Invis mortgage consultant and avid member of the Comox Valley, Ana Fleck describes Corporate Connections as her “base group” for all things business. Corporate Connections consists of a diverse group of driven and interpersonal professionals, and puts a large emphasis on individual company growth through group referrals. “Our overall goal is to build...

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WORD ON THE STREET: Where’s your favourite place to enjoy a drink (and why)?

Mad Chef coupon winner: Chris Graham!   Cornerstone Café & Taphouse is the go to establishment for me. It’s all there: fabulous food, 16 taps of the best beers including the local Gladstone Brewing Co., a complete beverage menu and friendly service. I love the central down town location that fills the room with interesting people...

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Death – a time to celebrate!

Not very long ago, when a death occurred in the average middle-class family, the drill was as follows: be sad. Really, really sad. Prostrate with grief preferred. Back in the day, a total shutdown and withdrawal from the general public was appropriate—and expected. If you were the unfortunate surviving spouse (particularly if you had the...

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Two Minutes with. . . Karen Day, Studio-Ecletica

Nickname: The Pink Witch  Your idea of happiness: The Comox Valley, living the dream  Favourite TV show: Shameless  All-time greatest movie? The Shining  Favourite chick flick? LOL! The Full Monty  Food do you refuse to eat: Liver  First website you check: instagram @thepinkwitch1265  What local business do you admire? I admire them all! Shop local  Favourite restaurant? The Prime  What’s the best...

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Meet Cam Davidson World Financial Group, Campbell River

Money management and living within your means are driving factors to financial independence. Cam Davidson learned this lesson by watching his parents work government jobs during a time of pay freezes and rising interest rates. He also learned it during his time in the military while earning a meager salary and watching some friends manage...

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The Job Interview – Your Best Strategies

A group of enterprising college students wanted to gain insights from a business owner’s perspective regarding the job interview process, and recently asked me for an interview. I was impressed by their initiative and decided to compile a few thoughts in the following overview.   This is written from a business owner’s perspective, regarding the job interview...

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Young professionals – Emily Hofmann, Alitis Investment Counsel

Growing up, Emily Hofmann always imagined that she would one day manage her parents’ fishing resort in Port Renfrew. As a young, business-inclined woman, it seemed to make the most sense – until she took one career-changing course at Camosun College. “I had a really inspiring finance teacher. It didn’t take long before I realized...

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Two minutes with . . . Nicole Allen, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty

Hometown: Born in Victoria, spent my most formative years in Burnaby 3 words that best describe you: Optimistic, outgoing, easy to be around Last book you read (or are reading): Tears in the Grass & A Little Life Celebrity crush: Matt Damon First job: Cashier in a corner Store All-time greatest movie or TV show:...

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#WeAreYQQ – join the conversation; grow the Valley

As a small business in the Comox Valley, we rely on the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of our fellow community members to help us grow and achieve our goals. We want to see our friends and business partners succeed, and we intend to do all that we can to assist our Island communities with their development...

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Local physiotherapist helps save a life at Portland Marathon

It’s hard to imagine being a little ‘lucky’ while having a cardiac arrest. But one gentleman was, apparently. At mile 15 of the Portland Marathon, Dave Brenner had a heart attack. Another runner, nurse Kirstyn Rossman, saw him go down. Eddy Betinol, owner of The Joint Physiotherapy, was there, too. “I saw him on the ground and a...

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