A young customer gets some TLC to her hair during Shoppers Drug Mart’s cosmetic department Holiday Beauty gala on Nov. 5.

‘Tis the season for celebrating everything

This month's business beat features a new bistro on Third Avenue, meals and homemaking services for seniors, and much more.

Three local businesses have teamed up to take up residence at the old Klitsa School and are celebrating with a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 26. Carla Cares Foot and Nail Care, Streak and Love it Hairdressing and Feel Like Dancing mobile foot and nail care are now all based out of the old Klitsa School on Tebo Ave.

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Shoppers Drug Mart cosmetics department held a Holiday Beauty Gala Nov. 5 to help clients get holiday party perfect. The event included mini manicures, makeovers. Skin care and more. Proceeds from the popular event will support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 250-723-7387 www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

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Jennifer Hermann loves to cook and now she has found a way to combine her compassion and provide a service to local seniors. Alberni Meals & Homemaking Services will provide meals, homemaking, grocery shopping,  even pet care and yard clean up for seniors needing an extra hand.

“Over the years I have noticed a need in this area, says Hermann.  “I want to take care of not only the elderly but also their pets.

“I work closely with a registered dietitian and she gives me any information that I may be lacking in. She will also work with the client if referred by me,” says Hermann.

Hermann is licensed, bonded, insured and Food Safe certified. 250-731-1025 albernimeals homemakingservices.ca

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Bistro on Main is a new breakfast and lunch spot Uptown that promises seriously good food. They offer all day breakfast, lunch specials, homemade pastries, burgers, salads and more. Bistro on Main is located at 3054 Third Ave. and open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 778-421-0305

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Global Securities has seen a change to their company. Global Securities is now PI Financial Corp. The change over took place on Sept. 24 and all client accounts have now been moved over to PI says the Global Securities website. Founded in 1982, PI is a leading Western Canadian based investment dealer servicing individual, corporate and institutional investors. PI is 75 per cent employee-owned, and 25 per cent owned by National Bank Financial, a subsidiary of National Bank of Canada.

The Port Alberni office is located at Kingsway Crossing (Argyle & Kingsway) next to Gayle’s Fashions. 250-723-4970

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Saasin Gifts is now open around the corner at Carmoor Block. Lily Diotte, owner of Swale Rock Café, observed the interest of her customers in a small selection of gift items in the restaurant and decided to expand the selection into the nearby gift shop. Lily has assembled a collection of gifts, apparel and home accessories designed by BC’s First Nations artists, many of them from Vancouver Island. New items are arriving every week, just in time for holiday gift giving.  Saasin means hummingbird in the Nuu-chah-nulth language.

The shop is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 p.m. Find it on Facebook or call 778-419-0681.

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Realtor Maureen Mackenzie recently made a generous donation to Ty Watson House for some “essentials” the hospice requires.

Their current list of ongoing needs include: butter, cheddar cheese, apple juice, beef and chicken broth, ground coffee, sugar, vanilla, large & medium Ziploc freezer bags, kitchen garbage bags 34L, Kleenex, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent pods.

If you would like to donate any of the above, contact Ty Watson House for specifics regarding brands and quantity before shopping at 250-723-4478.

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Save-On-Foods will hold a ladies night on Dec 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with raffle proceeds to the Salvation Army.

The evening will include home-based business vendors, raffles for Bulldogs jersey and gift baskets, entertainment, hot drinks by donation to the ADSS Breakfast Club and more. And shoppers can earn extra Save-On-More points for shopping that day as well.

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The Funk Trunk celebrated their 10th anniversary with a sale and customer appreciation event on Nov. 19. Located on Cherry Creek Road next to Jay’s Lace It Up, The Funk Trunk offers fashionable clothing and footwear for men and women. 250-723-7719

 

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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