AV Financial owner Aaron Vissia

AV Financial celebrates two decades in Valley

AV Financial celebrated 20 years of business on Sept. 14 with an open house at their office on Johnston.

AV Financial celebrated 20 years of business on Sept. 14 with an open house at their office on Johnston. Owner Aaron Vissia and his wife Serena visited with clients and staff for the afternoon. A slide show of the business over 20 years was entertaining.  Vissia started the business in his home. He expanded his office space two years ago and now offers a range of financial services and professionals offering bookkeeping and accounting, taxes, insurance, pensions and investing. Vissia is a certified financial planner who has continued to upgrade his education, earning the designation of certified employee benefit specialist in 2014.

This year, Vissia rebranded the business as AV Financial with a new look and new website.

Visit the new site at www.avfinancial.ca or call 250-724-9745.

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Looking for a sweet treat that’s got local flavour? Try out the new chocolate bars at Coombs Country Candy. Candy man Murray has been cooking up his own bars and labeling them with iconic Alberni Valley sites on the wrappers. Hole in the Wall, Mt. Arrowsmith and more are depicted, with more to come. Makes a great gift for a visitor or those who wish they could visit.

Check them out on Facebook, online at www.coombscandy.ca or call 250-724-0033.

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Kathy Anderson, the Wizard of Paws, is back grooming dogs after a five-year hiatus. With 30 years experience she knows how to treat a dog right, offering new spa services for dogs that just need a bath or a pedicure. She’ll even paint their toe nails.  Call 250-720-6486.

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Rolston Plumbing and Heating has added new technology to their arsenal of equipment to solve your plumbing problems. They recently purchased state of the art drain camera and gas line locator. This latest technology hooks up to a laptop so the pros can really see what is going on in your pipes. It saves time and money and you don’t have to dig up your whole yard to find the problem. Bill Rolston and his crew also offer heating and gas fitting solutions for your home.

Call 250-723-1055.

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Burde Beans is now offering breakfast all day and morning beverages too starting at 7 am. Look for wraps, bagels, parfaits and even good old fashioned porridge on the menu.

Check them out on Facebook or call 250-723-8331.

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Rosemarie Buchanan is retiring as of Oct. 1 and will be selling Alberni Valley Clean Team to Beccie Brennan of Wet Coast Cleaning. When asked what she will do during her retirement, Rosemarie said “Now I can start knitting down my [yarn] stash!”

 

Teresa Bird is the Alberni Valley News publisher. Have you got a business tip for her? E-mail it to publisher@albernivalleynews.com

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