Author Archives: Kazia Mullin

Regional Job Fair and Business Showcase set for March 9, 2020 in the North Okanagan-Shuswap

The North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair hosted by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Community Futures North Okanagan, WorkBC Centre – Enderby, Splatsin Development Corporation and the Enderby & District Chamber of Commerce are hosting the second annual job fair on Monday March 9, 2020, 11am-5:30pm at the Splatsin Community Centre, […]

Celebrating 20 Years

The Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) is a business loans program that reduces the obstacles that people with disabilities or ongoing health issues may face when looking for financing. The program began in 1997 through funding from Western Economic Diversification and the support of the Community Futures network. In 2006, the EDP was […]

The Enterprize Challenge is ON!

Do you have a business idea and the passion to make it happen? The Community Futures Enterprize Challenge is an entrepreneurship competition designed to provide new and start-up businesses the opportunity to “pitch” their idea and be one of three winners sharing prizes worth over $35,000. Similar to CBC’s Dragons’ Den – Community Futures and […]

Vernon Rising Star Award Winners

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and KPMG, announced the winners of the Rising Star awards are David Hamm, Danny Robert and Kristina Sidorczuk. The Rising Stars program is a new initiative to recognize some of Vernon’s youngest entrepreneurs. These awards were in conjunction with the celebration of the The 2016 Top Twenty Under 40 award program winners: Dora Anderson […]

Guest Speakers – Small Business Week 2016

Community Futures and the Vernon Chamber of Commerce have once again partnered up to pay tribute to small businesses during Small Business Week; October 17-21st.  Small businesses contribute to the strength of our local economy. They bring growth and innovation to our community as well as provide employment opportunities.  Leigha Horsfield, Business Services Manager with […]

Congratulations Ally Weller On 4-H Win!

We are pleased to announce “Dude” was awarded Best in Show honours for steers within the Armstrong 4 H Club Show and Sale at the IPE Grounds in Armstrong B.C. on July 8th, 2016.  “Dude” won his weight class, Best in Show, and Grand Champion Steer titles for 2016! Over 90,000 4-H clubs worldwide advance […]

Community Futures 4 H Youth Loan Program

Meet Alley Weller and “Dude”. Ally is a member of the Armstrong Beef 4-H Club and approached Community Futures in the fall of 2015 to request financial assistance with her first steer project under our 4 H Youth Loan Program.  In the photo above taken in the month of May, Dude was well on his […]

Winners Announced – 2016 Enterprize Challenge

At the tradeshow and awards event held Tuesday, April 12 at Okanagan College, the winners of the Enterprize Challenge were announced. The competition started with 15 entrepreneurs pitching ideas to a panel of judges. Through the judging process, 7 did a final presentation, and on Tuesday the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were announced. […]

EMPLOY! – Arlene’s Success Story

Arlene is now working full time and her anxiety management skills have increased. “Because I have a very bad anxiety disorder it was very hard to get job interviews and show up to the interview.” The support of our two job coaches and the group learning with other young adults was the opportunity Arlene needed […]

Seven Finalists for the Enterprize Challenge 2016

Community Futures and VantageOne Credit Union have selected the seven finalists for the Enterprize Challenge 2016. Not unlike CBC’s Dragons Den, the Enterprize Challenge is designed to give new startup business owners the chance to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges. Three of these finalists will share over $30,000 in Business Service […]