Realtor Lance Dobosz has returned to Sutton West Coast Realty and will be opening a new office soon.
“My return to Sutton is based on many reasons including giving our clients more choice, better exposure of listings to a larger market (Sutton West Coast Realty is Canada’s largest brokerage), all with the same friendly and dependable service I have offered over the last six years in real estate in Port Alberni,” says Dobosz.
The website, www.alberniproperties.com is getting a big makeover as well, for easier full MLS property searches, tips for sellers and buyers, and more says Dobosz 250-731-4654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Realtors Chris Fenton and Esther Fenton both received the Royal Lepage Director’s Platinum Award designation for their accomplishments in 2015.
The designation is awarded to agents who are amount the top five per cent nationwide in Royal LePage.
As well, realtor Danielle Marley is joining the Fenton Team at Royal LePage. Marley specializes in the Great Central Lake area. Marley and her husband Mark, are the owners and developers of the Trestle RV Park and Great Central Lake RV Resort & Marina. albernivalleyrealestate.com
More realtor news, Last week RE/MAX awarded RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty owners, Judy Gray and Carl Scott the Western Canada Low Density Broker Owner of the Year Award and honours for the top office largest net gain in sales associates for small market for Canada.
An awards luncheon at Smitty’s March 11 also saw honours bestowed on local Re/Max agents based on their outstanding sales for the year. midislandrealty.com
Marvin Dievert is excited to be expanding Dievert’s Roofing by adding two experienced roofers to his crew.
“This is a dream crew, I have now,” says Dievert.
The new men have years of experience in roofing and doubles the company’s size just in time for the busy construction/renovation season. 250-724-3706
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Curious Coho Books owner Eric Brown has generously donated hundreds of used books to Literacy Alberni for their free little libraries around town.
Kismet Quilts is celebrating World Wide Quilting Day with an online quilt-a-long.
To participate, drop into Kismet Quilts for the kit and then tune into the Kismet Quilts blog to receive step-by-step instructions throughout the day. The finished project remains a mystery until the end of the day. Kismetquilts.com/blog.
Crystals Angels and More celebrated their fifth anniversary with an event last week that included door prize draws and attendance by Mayor Mike Ruttan. Crystalsangelsandmore.com
The staff at the Port Alberni branch of Scotiabank celebrated their highest rating ever for customer service with an evening out at Westwind Pub Feb. 19. Scotiabank.com
Home Hardware has added equipment rental to their product offerings. Do it yourselfers can now rent a Kubota compact excavator or backhoe front loader. The four machines are mounted on trailers. Four-hour minimum rental. 250-724-3700, homehardware.ca
Bosley’s is holding it’s annual Paw-vent in the month of April to assist rescue animals. Last year the Port Alberni store raised $2,175 in cash and product donations.
Registered acupuncturist and herbalist Janette Cormier has opened a spa on Margaret Street. Cormier is a certified spa therapist with more than 10 years experience and is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C. Her services also include massage by Rebecca Cameron of Cloud Nine Relaxation Massage. Cameron is also a certified spa therapist. Call the spa at 250-720-7240 www.janettecormier.com
Cheryl Iwanowsky of Blue Fish Gallery received a nice ‘high five’ in February from some customers from Nanaimo. She posted a photo on her Facebook page of a note on the chalkboard she has on the cement wall beside her gallery. www.Bluefishgallery.info
The annual Better Business Bureau Directory is now available at the Alberni Valley News office. In addition, there’s an easy to use on-line edition available for readers 24/7 at albernivalleynews.com and click on e-edition. www.bbb.org/vancouver-island.