Gaining insight about your Facebook fans

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In a past column I discussed the benefits of merging your personal Facebook page with your business Facebook page making it easy to manage just one account. An awesome but sometimes overlooked feature of Facebook business pages is the ability to view how fans and visitors are interacting with your page. Insights are Facebook statistics displaying things such as; how many people your post reached; how much and what … [Read more...]

Tourism activities make an impact in Business Awards

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Two of Sun Peaks’ unique businesses have been recognized for their contributions to the business community with nominations from the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Excellence Awards. The NorthWest Voyageur Company has been nominated for the Tourism Award, while local business owner Gemma Harris has been nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award. Christopher Nicolson, president of Tourism Sun Peaks, … [Read more...]

Facebook profile or page, what’s best for your business?

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When the first wave of popularity for conducting business on Facebook swept through, many people rushed to set up pages for their businesses. These pages required a user profile to manage them, resulting in many businesses ending up with both profile and business pages. If you’re running your business on a Facebook profile page, or on both profile and business pages, you may want to reconsider. Although largely … [Read more...]

Winter turns a corner

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The 2012-13 winter season at Sun Peaks will go down as one of the more successful seasons in recent years. Off the back of a very successful summer — which saw the largest number of visitors in one summer day, the most chairlift passengers in one summer day and growth in overnight occupancy — winter occupancy was up by seven per cent on the 2011-12 season. “It’s been the best winter since the 2008 global … [Read more...]

Seminars help Interior businesses prepare for PST

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Businesses in interior communities that want to learn about returning to PST can take part in seminars being held in partnership with local chambers of commerce. Businesses that are required to collect PST must register by April 1, 2013. Seminars are scheduled for Merritt and Chase on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and Clearwater on Thursday, March 14, 2013. These seminars will cover the general principles of the PST … [Read more...]