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Spotlight On Local Biz: Pascale’s Baked Goods

Spotlight On Local Biz

Pascale’s Baked Goods | Word on the street is they sell out early!

Pascales Baked Goods, Grand Forks, BC

Pascale’s Baked Goods

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Pascale’s Baked Goods is located at #4 – 1960 68th Avenue, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0

Pascale’s Baked Goods is a full service bakery located in Grand Forks, B.C. Pascale and her husband moved to Grand Forks from Montreal at the end of 2014. He was born and raised in BC and his family was living in the region, thus the move here.

She has always been passionate about cooking and baking. When she was 17, she signed up for Pastry School but ended up choosing the social work field instead. She is a self-taught baker and readily admits that she has an addiction for pastry and cooking books.

Pascale loves Grand Forks. In her words, “it’s a little hidden gem. Don’t tell anyone! We have the mountains, the wilderness, rivers and lakes and an amazing community. It sounds to me like the perfect combo to open a business here.

“I truly love food and I try as much as I can to help our local farmers by sourcing my ingredients from them such as local honey, cheese, butter, veggies, etc. I also source many ingredients organically including but not limited to flour, sugars, cocoa, coconut, peanut butter, seeds, nuts, vanilla, oats, flavour extracts, corn starch etc.”

She is vegetarian and her new shop is a “no meat” zone. She also bakes many plant-based sweets, cakes and cupcakes and makes sandwiches to fill your bellies on your lunch break!!

Stop by and see her and her team at #4 1960 68th Avenue Grand Forks.

Pascale’s is open Fridays 9-4 and Saturday 9-1. The word on the street is that they sell out early!

CF Boundary Announces Launch of Newly Updated Website

For Immediate Release

Grand Forks, B.C. – Community Futures Boundary (CFB) is very pleased to announce the launch of their newly updated website.

The site features detailed information on all the programs and services offered by CFB and hosts a newly developed section (under Financing) which enables interested business clients to develop and submit loans applications online. “The new website couldn’t have arrived at a better time” notes Board Chair, David Turner, “ COVID 19 really pushed us to consider how we offer services in a virtual world and we are very pleased with the new products featured on the site and with the efficiencies they’ve created”.

The new site has also adopted some of the success CFB has enjoyed with their social media feature, “CF LOVES LOCAL BIZ” which is a weekly post that features businesses in the Boundary. “We wanted to tell folks in the region, and beyond, about the amazing small business community we have here in the Boundary”, notes General Manager Jennifer Wetmore, “and we felt that rather than just promoting our programs and services, it made sense to use all our communication tools to promote everything that is amazing about business in the Boundary”. The content will grow over time, but the focus will stay the same – telling the story of businesses in the Boundary.

CFB invites you to check out www.boundarycf.com and take advantage of all the programs and services available.

For further information, contact Jennifer Wetmore at jennifer@boundarycf.com.

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Agreement With RDKB To Deliver Economic Development Services

For Immediate Release

Community Futures Boundary is pleased to announce we have entered into a one year agreement with the Regional District Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to deliver economic development services for the City of Grand Forks and Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks.  This falls on the heels of a successful 2 year pilot project, funded by the Province, to deliver economic development services for the City of Grand Forks and the immediate surrounding rural area.

“This is really a continuation of a long standing partnership between the City, RDKB (Area D) and Community Futures Boundary”, says Sandy Elzinga Manager of Community Economic Development.  “While we also deliver regional programs and services, this contract allows us to focus, primarily, on positioning Grand Forks as an attractive community for new businesses and citizens.” 

As first point of contact for investment inquiries, Community Futures Boundary has seen an increase in the number of inquiries over the past year.  In response, promotional efforts to attract tourism, investment and new citizens have been aligned with the Regional Chamber of Commerce in order to create efficiencies and a more cohesive investment approach.  

In addition to encouraging new business growth through investment attraction efforts, Community Futures Boundary also works closely with existing businesses by providing access to the supports and resources they require. This helps ensure the businesses who anchor our community stay and grow.   

Building on a three year workplan/strategy developed in 2019, Community Futures Boundary will continue to identify and prioritize projects and initiatives that support community development and improve Grand Forks investment readiness.  For more information visit: www.investgrandforks.com.

Contact:

Sandy Elzinga, Manager of Community Economic Development
Community Futures Boundary
sandy@boundarycf.com
(250) 442-2722 ext. 253

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Working Closely Together To Drive Interest And Investment To The Grand Forks Area

For Immediate Release

Two longstanding organizations are working closely together to drive interest and investment to the Grand Forks area. Over the years, Community Futures Boundary and the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce have collaborated on a number of economic development initiatives. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working together to support businesses throughout the Boundary Region.  

In this spirit of collaboration, we are especially pleased to announce a strategic alignment of our work in order to implement a promotional plan for Grand Forks.  Together, we will align marketing and promotional efforts to increase tourism, citizen attraction and inbound investment.    

This work takes into consideration past marketing and promotional efforts, Roger Brooks’s recommendations and activities currently underway. “We have engaged with the Lochaven Consulting team who bring a wealth of experience, insight, and expertise in marketing and promotions. By working together we will have the opportunity to achieve a course of action uniquely suited to Grand Forks” says Manager of Community Economic Development, Sandy Elzinga.

For more information on Grand Forks visit: 

www.investgrandforks.com

www.discovergrandforks.ca

Contact:

Sandy Elzinga, Manager of Community Economic Development
Community Futures Boundary
sandy@boundarycf.com
(250) 442-2722 ext. 253

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Community Futures Boundary Launches Lands Inventory And Investment Data Portals

For Immediate Release

Community Futures Boundary, in partnership with the City of Grand Forks and RDKB, Area D are excited to announce the latest updates to the www.investgrandforks.com  economic development website. 

Created as a tool for business investment inquiries, the website serves as an online portal for potential business investors and new citizens seeking information about Grand Forks.  Focussed on telling our unique story and providing a streamlined user experience, the new features are easy to navigate tools that provide information businesses and investors need to start or grow a business in Grand Forks.  

GIS mapping allows the user to view the Lands Inventory containing vacant parcels, underutilized parcels that have space to expand, and existing buildings and utilized parcels that could be redeveloped in the future through demolition or expansion of the existing use.  

The Investment Data portal provides a wide range of statistical data including; population, labour force, housing, real estate sales and other key economic indicators.  Data is sourced from Statistics Canada, BC Statistics, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Finance.  The portal provides the option to print or download data and create tailored reports. 

Investgrandforks.com is part of a larger economic development initiative funded by The Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

We encourage you to browse our economic development website today.   If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear your comments.

Contact:

Sandy Elzinga, Manager of Community Economic Development
Community Futures Boundary
sandy@boundarycf.com
(250) 442-2722 ext. 253

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