Business Spotlight: New faces join SASCU board

By Leah Blain/Observer contributor

Over 80 people attended SASCU Financial Group’s 71st Annual General Meeting.

Newly elected David Witt and Liz-Ann Munro Lamarre join incumbent David King for three-year terms.

Board Chair Glenn Hill stepped down after sixteen years. Director Frank Popien outlined a number of Glenn’s accomplishments and thanked him for his service.

SASCU Canada 150 Grant finalists made presentations: Victoria Olnik, SPCA Shuswap Branch, Recycling Centre; Malcom Makayev, Eagle Valley Transportation Society, Free Ride Program; and Suzy Beckner, Larch Hills Nordic Society, Larch Hills Chalet Expansion. Information on each of the grant finalists can be found at Voting for the winner is open online, through the SASCU banking app, and in branch until June 15. The winner will be announced July 1.

New owner at D&G computers

Darryl Oram is the new owner of D&G Computers. He is incorporating his business, Thompson Okanagan Consulting Group (which was in the industrial park) with D&G at #103 - 650 Trans Canada Highway.

“We’ve been growing and we decided the time was right to buy into another business and increase our offerings a little further,” says Darryl.

His consulting company services commercial businesses all over North America but the majority of his customers are in Salmon Arm, Vernon, and Revelstoke. Now, in keeping with D&G tradition, he will also service residential and small businesses as well. Ryan Lynn, who has been with D&G for many years, will be staying on as manager.

“We look forward to serving the community and we look forward to growing the business and being here for a long time to come.”

More flavours and healthy options

The Shack Ice Cream Shoppe, located just before Marine Park, has some new flavours and healthy snack options says owner Tara Andrus.

The new flavors include cinnamon twist, shark attack, tropical snap soda, creme brulee, and chocolate cheese cake. There are also sorbets for people who can’t have dairy.

“We have a new selection of salads and sandwiches from Urban Market. They make them for us every morning,” says Tara. “And we now have espresso coffee drinks and smoothies made of 100 per cent fruit and veggies.”

The Shack is open at 11 a.m. every day except Monday. Starting May 22 they will be open seven days a week.

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