Business

People walk by a mural of George Floyd, airbrushed by artist Paul Archer on Fort St. in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A new report shows many companies that signed a pledge to help end anti-Black racism still don’t have diversity, equity and inclusion plans a year later. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

A year on, experts find corporate anti-racist efforts progressing slowly

‘People are talking to us about culture. People are talking to us about governance’

 

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Ponoka town council approves first reading of new business licence bylaw

Proposed bylaw updated to include new categories for chauffeured vehicles, escorts

  • Jul 16, 2021

 

Construction workers walk up a set of stairs at Union Station during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Statistics Canada says economy added 230,700 jobs in June, all part-time

More people also went looking for work in June, after giving up on the job hunt in May

 

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Alberta entrepreneur Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jayden Hagemann wearing a Sweaters to Remember vest. (Photo submitted)

Young Ponoka entrepreneur contributes to Alzheimer’s awareness

Jayden Hagemann, 22, is an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness

Jayden Hagemann wearing a Sweaters to Remember vest. (Photo submitted)
A COVID-19 rapid test device. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Ponoka chamber offering rapid testing kits to local businesses

A chamber membership is not required to participate in the program

A COVID-19 rapid test device. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)

Federal government unlocks $740 million in relief for airports

About $490 million of that windfall is bound for large airports to put toward critical infrastructure such as runway repairs and transit stations

Abbotsford International Airport. (Black Press Media files)
Rancher’s Castle has expanded their outdoor patio. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka businesses gearing up for patio season

A number of local businesses have opened up their patios, or have…

Rancher’s Castle has expanded their outdoor patio. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Retail giants like Amazon have done well during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
Retail giants like Amazon have done well during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

President Dan Kelly said it is crucial to maintain programs to help businesses to the other side of the pandemic

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Royal Bank president Dave McKay speaks at the Royal Bank of Canada annual meeting in Toronto on Thursday, April 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada needs to be more inclusive, fair and sustainable: RBC CEO

Dave McKay says that means addressing climate change and inequities that hold people back

Royal Bank president Dave McKay speaks at the Royal Bank of Canada annual meeting in Toronto on Thursday, April 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)

It pays to be a chamber member

Ponoka chamber hears presentation on chamber benefits and programs

Tracy Acorn. (Screenshot)
Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Side hustle, necessity or too late to turn back: Meet Canada’s newest business owners

While some startups will stick around, others will fade away with the novel coronavirus

Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
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Rose Creations makes your dreams a reality

Business feature on local wedding event planner

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Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa. (File photo)

PART II: Businesses impacted by shutdowns

Salons and spas suffer in second shutdown

Kim Green, owner of Altitude Spa. (File photo)
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Maskwacis apparel entrepreneurs share brand stories

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Maskwacis has seen a number of…

  • Jan 12, 2021
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(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

PART I: Businesses impacted by shutdowns

Local restaurant owner: ‘This is so bad for us’

(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
2019 Santa Claus Parade

UPDATED: Santa Claus Parade postponed due to active case numbers

Chamber: ‘Almost Midnight Madness is still on’

2019 Santa Claus Parade
2020 Ponoka business awards

Ponoka chamber 2020 Business Award winners

The Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Awards were held…

2020 Ponoka business awards
ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)

Alberta chambers are ‘411’ to members, government: ACC president

Changes to government supports, second wave and snap election

ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)