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Demo held to spark 3D laser scanning use

December
13
,
2015
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While the cost of 3D scanning remains out of reach of many small businesses, collaborations between industry and research could bring the technology into service for smaller scale operations. With that potential in mind, Kamloops Innovation...

Two small businesses make it to semifinals

December
13
,
2015
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Two enterprises in Kamloops have made it to the semifinals of the Small Business B.C. Awards. Tradeopolis Communications, a website design firm specializing in e-commerce, is among the Top 10 selected province wide in the Best Business category ...

Canadian craft breweries fear mega mergers could dry up their taps

December
3
,
2015
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MONTREAL — The proposed consolidation of the world's biggest beer companies in recent weeks has given rise to concerns that it could be harder for Canada's small brewers to sell their brands in your local watering hole. ...

Handmade how-to shifts focus

November
27
,
2015
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Two city enterprises will demonstrate handmade gift-making in the holiday spirit with aim of encouraging DIY over consumerism. Kamlooops Makerspace and Permaculture Kamloops host the demo Dec. 1, 7:30-9 p.m., at Kamloops Makerspace, 207 W....

Two more firms up for small business awards

November
25
,
2015
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Two additional Kamloops businesses have been nominated for Small Business B.C. awards. Rainbow’s Roost and Tradeopolis Communications have been nominated in the categories of Best Workplace and Best Company respectively. They join...

Two small businesses in running for awards

November
18
,
2015
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Two small businesses in Kamloops have been nominated for Small Business B.C. Awards. HummingBird Drones has been nominated for Premier’s People’s Choice and Recruit Staffing Solutions for Premier’s People’s Choice and Best...

PM helps local firm sell t-shirts

November
13
,
2015
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disarming reply when asked about gender equality in his cabinet has translated into a product sensation for a Kamloops home-based company. After introducing his cabinet Nov. 4, Trudeau uttered the now-famous words,...

Two enterprises honoured for entrepeneurship

November
2
,
2015
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Kamloops Innovation and one of its participating ventures has received a Startup Canada Award for entrepreneur support. “The Kamloops startup community is being recognized on a national level for inspiring entrepreneurs to start up, grow,...

Liquor sale loosening applies to craft markets

October
2
,
2015
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Alcohol can be sampled and sold now at artisan’s markets, the province announced Friday ahead of the seasonal flourish. In time for the holiday season, B.C. wine, beer and spirit producers will now be able to take their wares to artisanal...

Mike O'Reilly and the art of coffee

September
8
,
2015
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Mike O’Reilly hasn’t figured out how to make those fancy swirls on top of a latte yet, but he knows how to run a good coffee shop. “Speed, quality and cleanliness,” he says during a short break. Since taking over the...