Congratulations to realtor Dave Koszegi and The Dave Team on winning the Award for Real Estate Excellence at the 2016 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards, Jan. 21 in Nanaimo.
Koszegi has been in the real estate business for 23 years in the Alberni Valley and maintains a 25 per cent market share. Koszegi holds the only Global Marketing Agent designation in Port Alberni and is a recipient of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board CARE Award. www.thedaveteam.ca
And speaking of awards, the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their Annual Community Excellence Awards. To nominate a business or person, visit the chamber’s website at albernichamber.ca. The awards gala titled From the Chamber with Love: Bonding with Excellence promises to be the event of the year and will be held April 22 at the Italian Hall.
Tickets are $75, contact the chamber office at 250-724-6535.
And speaking of the chamber of commerce, it might not be too late to get a ticket for Wednesday night’s networking dinner out at Sproat Lake Landing where you will hear from with the following guest speakers: owner of Pacific Seaplanes Randy and Brenda Hanna, Doug Podetz who currently has an Industry Training Authority office in Nanaimo, and Ryan Dvorak, the project-based learning teacher at ADSS.
The Rotary Club of Port Alberni is planning an encore of the wildly successful Mardi Gras night from last year. The dinner, dance and auction will be held Feb. 20 at the Italian Hall. Cajun-style buffet, costume prizes and dancing Cruze Control. Tickets are $40 and available at Scotiabank, Echo Centre and Staples. Proceeds from the event will benefit Literacy Alberni.
After a one-year sabbatical, the annual home show is returning to Port Alberni in March.
Evergreen Exhibitions will present the Alberni Valley Spring Home Expo March 12 and 13 at Glenwood Centre.
The show brings residents a great mix of local businesses to support all their home construction, renovation, and design needs.
The Alberni Valley region has a renewed focus into building their economy. Low housing costs mean that there are newcomers moving to the area purchasing homes and investors purchasing property for rental housing. With this brings a resurgence of home renovations, bringing older homes up to code and giving them a modern look and feel. Don’t miss your chance to meet these buyers face-to-face.
Admission to the public is free.
Contact Show Manager Glenda Gall for more information about the show or to book space. www.homeshowtime.com or 1-800-471-1112.
Twin City Brewing has a small run of growlers ready to share with craft beer lovers when they open shop in the spring.
The shop, owned by brewmaster Aaron Colyn, will be located at the corner of Margaret Street and Southgate Road.
Cherry Creek Ink is a new tattoo studio in Cherry Creek. The studio is owned and operated by Kim McLennan in her health-inspected and insured home in Cherry Creek.
To get things started, McLennan is having a contest for her grand opening. To enter to win a free tattoo, check out Cherry Creek Ink on Facebook. The website also includes a full portfolio and more info. www.cherrycreekink.com
Teresa Bird is the Alberni Valley News publisher. If you have a business tip for her, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDITED: The print edition of the Jan. 26, 2016 Alberni Valley News contained incorrect information about the Spring Home Expo. The information has been corrected for this online edition. The News regrets the error.