Power outage causes grief for business owners

Local business owners and community members are frustrated after Sun Peaks experienced a five hour power outage during a busy weekend in July. It was the second major outage in as many months, and the seventh village-wide outage since April 2014. The most recent power outage occurred at 9:46 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 and lasted until nearly 2:30 p.m. that afternoon. The Sun Peaks Uncovered: Flashback Weekend … [Read more...]

Gaining insight about your Facebook fans

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

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?

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

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...]