Powell River Women in Business celebrated their tenth anniversary last month with their annual awards dinner.

Winning the outstanding woman in business award was Melanie Jordan Alsager, CEO of Sunshine Coast Health Centre.  Christina Maitland of Raincoast Kombucha won the award for the outstanding woman in business in the under 30 years of age category. Ashley Hull, president of the Powell River and District United Way, won the award for the Influential Woman in Community Service.

At the Powell River Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting in May, new directors Telis Savvaidis, Katya Buck, Ernie Burden, Peter Harvey, Paul Galinski and Kim Wall were acclaimed. They join returning directors Pat Hull, Isabelle Southcott, Linda Wegner, and Cory Carr who takes over from past president Jack Barr. Tye Leishman is the Chamber’s vice-president and the treasurer is Michelle Silvester.

The Little Barber has moved to Marine Avenue. Now located at 4710 Marine, Krystal Thompson offers cuts and traditional hot towel shaves with towels infused with scents such as cedar and eucalyptus. Krystal’s own line of Beard Etiquette beard oils and balms are also available at the shop. Visit their Facebook page or drop by the shop if you want help with staying handsome!

After spending 10 years as a marriage commissioner in Powell River, Laura Kew is now ordained as a metaphysical minister. She has opened Coastal Life Celebrations, a new business, that offers weddings, vow renewal and baby naming ceremonies. She is licensed to perform legal marriages anywhere in BC. A metaphysical minister honors the path of others and chooses to work in harmony with the universe, the earth, the spiritual laws of creation, manifestation and Karma.  Laura can offer a spiritual ceremony that reflects your personality and incorporates desired traditions and beliefs in the location of your choice.  Laura can be reached at 604 483-7652, or coastallifecelebrations@gmail.com or at coastallifecelebrations.com or via Facebook.

by Kim Miller – Powell River Chamber of Commerce

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