Business Beat: beauty comes in all forms

Valley face-painter seeks an assistant for Toy Run, Belle's Salon gains new employees and more in this month's business beat.

Charli Jaenta’s artistic talent can be found on many young faces around town during large community events. Jaenta owns and operates Blue Fairy Facepaint.

Blue Fairy Facepaint brings colour to any event from birthday parties to large community events. Owner Charli Jaenta is looking for an assistant to help out with Port Alberni Toy Run (this year taking place Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18) and other larger events.

She will train you and supplies the materials. To enquire or to book an event, message Charli on Facebook, e-mail her at charli-barli@hotmail.com or give her a call at 778-419-4112.

Belle’s Haircare Boutique Salon is welcoming two new stylists to the shop this month.

Zoe Lowell and Jen Gillard will join Krista Mckitrick at Belle’s, the salon she opened earlier this year at fashionable Kingsway Crossing at Kingsway and Argyle, next to The Card Corner. Call 778-419-1919 to book an appointment.

Interior designer Tara Johnson has opened her own business in the Alberni Valley creating beautiful spaces. Twin City Design believes in functional space planning and design including the ease of use, accessibility, comfort, lifestyle and flexibility.

Tara is proud to live in the Alberni Valley and she works with local businesses and contractors to provide a seamless design experience. See her website at twincitydesign.wixsite.com or call 250-731-4399.

Cheryl Iwanowsky is celebrating her third anniversary at Blue Fish Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Iwanowsky, a potter, purchased and renovated a small home in Uptown Port Alberni and created a gallery/ store that brings in art lovers from all over the Island. She also has a second location, the gift area at the visitor information centre.

Blue Fish Gallery is located at 2907 Second Ave. www.facebook.com/BlueFishGallery PtAlberni.com.

Marine tourism to the remote regions of the West Coast will be more vigorously marketed to boaters.  Through the BC Ocean Boating Tourism Association (BCOBTA) website AhoyBC.com boaters can learn about all aspects of marine tourism, from self-directed circle tour options to information on charters, west coast Aboriginal culture, marine parks, and more.

A grant of $14,400 from the Island Coast Economic Trust is making it possible for the website to expand to include more information for the more remote regions of the coast such as the Broughton Archipelago, Discovery Island and Vancouver Island West.

These remote sub-regions are less-frequented by marine tourists and boaters, yet account for one-third of all BC ocean boating tourism revenue. Marketing efforts will include more detailed content for trip planning, says BCOBTA in a press release.

“The economic impact of marine tourism is huge, and even more so in remote regions and communities,” explained David Mailloux, chair of the BCOBTA.

 

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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