THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
BUSINESS NOTES News from the Nanaimo and area business community
Medium gets ready to open Amethyst Forest in the city — Aggressive Timber Falling, Coastland Wood Industries, Dorman Timber and TimberWest — have donated five loads of second growth Douglas fir logs to build a new indoor archery facility this winter for the Nanaimo Fish And Game Protective Association. Ted Beutler, president of Aggressive Timber Falling, co-ordinated the donation. “Each log load is worth about $5,000 so we’re making a real contribution to sport and recreation in Nanaimo,” he said.
Robert Barron Reporting
new store dedicated to crystals, metaphysics, spirituality and all things new-age is opening in Nanaimo’s Bowen Centre. Terry Lynn Boyle, who is a medium, is the owner of Amethyst Forest, opening on Nov. 16. Boyle said she had operated a “healing room” in her Lantzville home for years, but decided to open her first brick-and-mortar business. “Everything just fell into place for this location the day before Thanksgiving,” she said. “I’ve never operated a business before so it’s all very exciting.”
Second Smitty’s open The city’s second Smitty’s Restaurant opened last week at the former Earl’s Restaurant in Rock City Plaza. Owner Lyle Sharkey, who has owned and operated a Smitty’s in Southgate Mall for years, said business has been good since he
Terry Lynn Boyle is the owner of the Amethyst Forest store, opening in Bowen Centre next week. [ROBERT BARRON/DAILY NEWS]
opened the new location last Monday. “We’re planning on having a grand opening of the new restaurant soon,” he said.
Top 20 under 40 The Vancouver Island Top 20 under 40 Business and Community Achievement Awards Gala will be
held in Nanaimo on April 2. The annual black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation recognizes the Island’s best and brightest business and community leaders under the age of 40. Nominations will open soon on the website www.20under40.ca and people are invited to nominate whoever they believe meets the criteria.
“We have noted that many of the past winners are from Nanaimo and we wanted to show that off to the rest of Vancouver Island as a city that is invested in the young business leaders who also make a significant contribution to their community,” said Roger McKinnon, chairman of the Top 20 under 40.
Aiding archers Generous donations from the forest sector are being pooled to assist archery enthusiasts in Nanaimo. Four forestry companies based
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The Industry Training Authority’s “Proud Sponsor of Youth Apprentices Tour” made its second stop in Nanaimo last week. More than 30 employers, apprentices, educators and ITA representatives gathered at the Coast Bastion Hotel to celebrate youth apprenticeship and its employer sponsors in Nanaimo, Qualicum, Campbell River and Cowichan. “The partnership efforts of both employer sponsors and school districts are crucial to the success of the apprenticeship pathway across our province,” says Gary Herman, CEO, ITA. “Hiring an apprentice is about far more than giving students work experience hours. It is about preparing them for the workforce and passing on their knowledge to strengthen the skilled trades community.”
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