Local Business

Oliver & Co.’s lawyers Greg Mawson (left), Patricia Weber, Max Mihalj and Peggy Mills bring expertise to clients in Williams Lake. Photo submitted

Spotlight on small business: Oliver & Co servingWilliams Lake for several decades

The staff pride themselves on being actively involved in making the community a better place

  • Oct 18, 2019
Oliver & Co.’s lawyers Greg Mawson (left), Patricia Weber, Max Mihalj and Peggy Mills bring expertise to clients in Williams Lake. Photo submitted
The Open Book is a thriving, family-owned small business located in downtown Williams Lake.

Spotlight on small business: The Open Book

The printed word continues to endure, which means The Open Book is still here, doing what they love

The Open Book is a thriving, family-owned small business located in downtown Williams Lake.
Home Hardware in Williams Lake is locally-owned. Photo submitted
Home Hardware in Williams Lake is locally-owned. Photo submitted
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Spotlight on small business: Williams Lake Optometry

Spotlight on small business: Williams Lake Optometry

Williams Lake Optometry is proud to enrich community with professional and personal family eye care

Spotlight on small business: Williams Lake Optometry
Spotlight on small business: Alicia Fenn of Kintec by Cariboo Orthotics

Spotlight on small business: Alicia Fenn of Kintec by Cariboo Orthotics

Alicia has hired on a Kinesiology graduate and together they are able to help more clients

  • Oct 18, 2019
Spotlight on small business: Alicia Fenn of Kintec by Cariboo Orthotics
Cathy Alexander of Alexander Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts.

Spotlight on small business: Alexander Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts

Alexander Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts is located on Second Avenue South in downtown Williams Lake

  • Oct 18, 2019
Cathy Alexander of Alexander Clothing, Jewellery & Gifts.
Pauline and Court Smith are the owners of RE/MAX Williams Lake Realty.

Spotlight on small business: RE/MAX Williams Lake Realty

As lifelong Cariboo residents, Pauline and Court believe in giving back to the community

  • Oct 18, 2019
Pauline and Court Smith are the owners of RE/MAX Williams Lake Realty.
Roy Jaroudi opened Lake City Denture Clinic in August 2018 and has been enjoying operating a business in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Spotlight on small business: Roy Jaroudi of Lake City Denture Clinic

Roy Jaroudi purchased a business from long-time denturist Ernie West and opened a new clinic downtown

Roy Jaroudi opened Lake City Denture Clinic in August 2018 and has been enjoying operating a business in Williams Lake. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Delainey’s Lock and Key is located in downtown Williams Lake.

Spotlight on small business: Delainey’s Lock and Key in downtown Williams Lake

“We like being a small local business because we have flexibility and camaraderie”

Delainey’s Lock and Key is located in downtown Williams Lake.
Top Notch Log Homes Ltd. of Williams Lake has three master builders with Peter Arnold (from left), Shawn Oviatt and Joel Roorda. Top Notch is owned by Joel and Lara Roorda. Angie Mindus photo

Spotlight on small business: Meet the master builders of Top Notch Log Homes Ltd.

“We build what we are passionate about — log homes, garages, anything with logs.”

Top Notch Log Homes Ltd. of Williams Lake has three master builders with Peter Arnold (from left), Shawn Oviatt and Joel Roorda. Top Notch is owned by Joel and Lara Roorda. Angie Mindus photo
Diane Buchanan of DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts in Williams Lake has been a mortgage broker for 20 years. Angie Mindus photo

Spotlight on small business: Diane Buchanan of DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts

“I have a vested interest in my client’s mortgage and many lenders to choose from.”

Diane Buchanan of DLC Canadian Mortgage Experts in Williams Lake has been a mortgage broker for 20 years. Angie Mindus photo
Angie Mindus photo                                Mark Doratti is the executive director of the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce.
Angie Mindus photo                                Mark Doratti is the executive director of the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce.
Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo                                Tickets are on sale for this year’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards, and are available at the Tourism Discovery Centre for $85 per person, or $160 per couple.
Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo                                Tickets are on sale for this year’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards, and are available at the Tourism Discovery Centre for $85 per person, or $160 per couple.
BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).

Career fair a success for many

700 job hunters visited the Black Press Extreme Education and career fair in Prince George Oct. 11

BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).
BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV host Mike Mitchell will be in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 4 for a meet and greet at Heartland Toyota. (Facebook photo)

Heartland Toyota to host BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV’s Mike Mitchell Oct. 4 for meet and greet

Heartland Toyota is hosting a meet and greet event at its dealership in Williams Lake Friday, Oct 4

BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV host Mike Mitchell will be in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 4 for a meet and greet at Heartland Toyota. (Facebook photo)
Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.

Community connections: Black Press Media to host Prince George education and career fair

There will be many of opportunities for both employers and potential employees…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.
Lawrence Porter, the respected owner and operator of Integra Tire Auto Centre, is preparing to retire after 40 years of hard work. Greg Sabatino photo

Friendships made, retirement eyed after almost 40 years in the tire business

Lawrence Porter is ready to hang up his coveralls after a long and rewarding career

Lawrence Porter, the respected owner and operator of Integra Tire Auto Centre, is preparing to retire after 40 years of hard work. Greg Sabatino photo
Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers

Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers

Founder Courtney Vreeman is thrilled with business’s success

Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers
Nominations announced for the 2019 Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
Nominations announced for the 2019 Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
Vicky Ortiz of McLeese Lake opened Bell, Broom and Cauldron on Oliver Street in May. It’s a witch store, which is something she dreamed of owning for a long time. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

New business brewing on Oliver Street

Bell, Broom and Cauldron offers a variety

Vicky Ortiz of McLeese Lake opened Bell, Broom and Cauldron on Oliver Street in May. It’s a witch store, which is something she dreamed of owning for a long time. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo