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Business notes: Providence Farm’s pumpkin patch opened for business

Business notes: Providence Farm’s pumpkin patch opened for business

A look at what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Business notes: Providence Farm’s pumpkin patch opened for business
Westholme Tea Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (Courtesy of Westholme Tea Company)

Business notes: Westholme Tea Company celebrates 10 years in business

Here are some of the highlights of what is happening in the Cowichan business community

Westholme Tea Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary. (Courtesy of Westholme Tea Company)
The annual Cowichan Valley Wine Festival sold more than 1,500 tickets this year. (Courtesy of Tourism Cowichan)

Business notes: Cowichan Valley Wine Festival deemed a success this year

Here are some of the notable things happening in Cowichan’s business community

The annual Cowichan Valley Wine Festival sold more than 1,500 tickets this year. (Courtesy of Tourism Cowichan)
Business notes: Smile Cookies campaign on at local Tim Hortons locations

Business notes: Smile Cookies campaign on at local Tim Hortons locations

A taste of what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Business notes: Smile Cookies campaign on at local Tim Hortons locations
Physical fitness trainer Monni Savory, far left, is now offering online training for her customers. (Submitted photo)
Physical fitness trainer Monni Savory, far left, is now offering online training for her customers. (Submitted photo)
Business notes: Farm Girl Treasures long time in the making

Business notes: Farm Girl Treasures long time in the making

Highlights from the Cowichan business community

Business notes: Farm Girl Treasures long time in the making
Sandilea Gibson, left, owner of Gibby’s Cafe & Catering, and team member Lana Titus prepare the cafe’s new location on Sherman Road, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 9, for business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sandilea Gibson, left, owner of Gibby’s Cafe & Catering, and team member Lana Titus prepare the cafe’s new location on Sherman Road, which is scheduled to open on Sept. 9, for business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Maureen and Richard Ellis, owners of Sports Traders Duncan, are closing the store’s doors for the final time at the end of August. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Sports Traders Duncan closing shop after more than 25 years

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Maureen and Richard Ellis, owners of Sports Traders Duncan, are closing the store’s doors for the final time at the end of August. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Marianna Schwab, right, the long-time owner of WINGS, a thrift store on Station Street, is closing the shop for the last time on Aug. 29. Also pictured is Lucille Kocurek, who has volunteered at WINGS for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: WINGS set to close on Aug. 29

A few of the things going on in Cowichan’s business community

Marianna Schwab, right, the long-time owner of WINGS, a thrift store on Station Street, is closing the shop for the last time on Aug. 29. Also pictured is Lucille Kocurek, who has volunteered at WINGS for years. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association is launching a new equine program for front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. (Erika Ponsford photo)
The Salt Spring Therapeutic Riding Association is launching a new equine program for front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. (Erika Ponsford photo)
Cairnsmore Street’s Fishbowl Cafe is one of the nominees for Best Coffee Shop in the Cowichan Valley’s Best of the Valley 2020 competition. Pictured is Jessica Fetchko, co-owner of the Fishbowl holding the coffee cup, while manager Amy Pickard stands in the rear. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Valley Citizen sponsors second annual Best in the Valley

Here’s a taste of what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Cairnsmore Street’s Fishbowl Cafe is one of the nominees for Best Coffee Shop in the Cowichan Valley’s Best of the Valley 2020 competition. Pictured is Jessica Fetchko, co-owner of the Fishbowl holding the coffee cup, while manager Amy Pickard stands in the rear. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Russell Markel, (far right) owner of Outer Shores Expeditions, and two guests at the bow of the sailing vessel Passing Cloud. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Mill Bay’s Outer Shores Expeditions to run day tours in Salish Sea this year

Outer Shores Expeditions readjusts operations this summer to account for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russell Markel, (far right) owner of Outer Shores Expeditions, and two guests at the bow of the sailing vessel Passing Cloud. (Submitted photo)
Elizabeth Trenholm, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Epona’s Whisper Therapeutic Donkeys Ltd., poses with her donkeys Coco and Winnie. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: New therapeutic business featuring donkeys opens in Shawnigan Lake

A taste of what’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

Elizabeth Trenholm, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Epona’s Whisper Therapeutic Donkeys Ltd., poses with her donkeys Coco and Winnie. (Submitted photo)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, stands in front of the new open-air food court that will be set up in Station Park for eight weeks. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Downtown Duncan open-air food court opens

What’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, stands in front of the new open-air food court that will be set up in Station Park for eight weeks. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The realtors from RE/MAX of Duncan-Mill Bay held a bottle drive and donated the $10,000 in proceeds to Nourish Cowichan. Pictured holding the cheque and surrounded by RE/MAX agents are, from left, Rod Allen, president of Nourish Cowichan, Corrine Thompson, co-chairwoman of Starfish Cowichan Valley and Fatima Da Silva, executive director of Nourish Cowichan. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Realtors raise $10,000 for Nourish Cowichan

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

The realtors from RE/MAX of Duncan-Mill Bay held a bottle drive and donated the $10,000 in proceeds to Nourish Cowichan. Pictured holding the cheque and surrounded by RE/MAX agents are, from left, Rod Allen, president of Nourish Cowichan, Corrine Thompson, co-chairwoman of Starfish Cowichan Valley and Fatima Da Silva, executive director of Nourish Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)

Cow-op gets $100K to develop contactless fresh food delivery

“The past few months have highlighted the importance of food security”

The Cowichan Valley Co-Operative Marketplace is getting about $100,000 in provincial funding to set up a contactless delivery service. (Cow-op.ca screenshot)
Emily Lavender, right, owner of The Fort cafe on Queens Road, wears an astronaut suit in the cafe to ensure the health and safety of her customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured on the left is friend and customer Amanda Kuehl. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Cafe owner dons astronaut suit to ensure customers’ safety during pandemic

A selection of news going on in the bustling Cowichan business community

Emily Lavender, right, owner of The Fort cafe on Queens Road, wears an astronaut suit in the cafe to ensure the health and safety of her customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured on the left is friend and customer Amanda Kuehl. (Submitted photo)
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
Chocolate Pearl has been named the Business of the Year for 2019 by the DDBIA to the delight of owners Cheryl and Nigel Yonge. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s Chocolate Pearl wins Best Business of the Year award

Chocolate Pearl, Costa Canna, Black M, Chemainus Public Market

Chocolate Pearl has been named the Business of the Year for 2019 by the DDBIA to the delight of owners Cheryl and Nigel Yonge. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mike and Sue Hallatt plan to open up the new Black M restaurant at the old gas station site on Cowichan Lake Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mike and Sue Hallatt plan to open up the new Black M restaurant at the old gas station site on Cowichan Lake Road. (Robert Barron/Citizen)