Paul Anacleto is the new manager at Save On Foods in Port Alberni.

Business Beat: New store manager at Save on Foods

A new home solutions store, Boston Pizza events, Tri-Conic Challenge community support and more on this month's business beat.

Paul Anacleto is the new store manager at Save On Foods. He comes to Port Alberni from Victoria with his wife Christine and two daughters.

Paul has worked at three other Save On stores and this is his first time as store manager.

Christine, a counselor, is working at ACAWS.

Paul and his staff got into the Christmas spirit with a ladies’ night Dec. 2 at Save On Foods with vendors, charity raffles, samples and Save On More points incentives for shoppers.

Call 250-723-6212 www.saveonfoods.com.

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Pacific West Home Solutions is a new locally-owned company looking to fill the gap left by Sears and provide a one stop shop for everything home improvement. Manager Cory Beecroft says the store, located in the old Sears and next to United Floors, will carry appliances, window coverings, beds, outdoor furniture, flooring and more but they will also provide renovation services and expertise at a competitive price.

The store will add three more staff to the three already working at United Floors.

The store is nearly ready and they hope to open the doors before the holidays but expect the grand opening in the new year. 250-724-4451 or find them on Facebook.

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Boston Pizza is showing their community spirit with two events planned for 2017. First up in April, Boston Pizza is organizing two nights of concerts to raise funds for the ADSS Athletics program, specifically for a new bus for team travel. The concerts April 7 and 8 will feature ABBA Tribute Band Abradcadabra on the Friday night and The Heroes of Rock on Saturday night, both at the ADSS theatre. Look for more information coming very soon.

The second event hosted by Boston Pizza is a spaghetti dinner at the train station the night before the Tri-Conic Challenge Canada Day Long Weekend. Participants registered in the events can carb up for free, others are welcome to purchase tickets. 250-723-2622

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And more local business support for the Tri-Conic Challenge, as Walk the Coast and their supplier Merrell shoes are offering a new pair of shoes to a lucky registered participant each month. Check out the Walk the Coast Facebook page for details. To register for the event Canada Day long weekend go to www.triconic.ca

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Looking for a place out of the weather that is kid friendly? Full of Beans Play Café is offering yoga classes for moms and their kids. Classes resume after the holidays. Check out their Facebook page for details. Also this month Full of Beans held a coffee chat with city councilor Sharie Minions and a palette party for those interested in creating with wood palettes. 250-723-0037 or check them out Facebook.

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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