Tourism award deadline extended

The deadline for nominations for the 12th annual BC Tourism Industry Awards has been extended to Aug. 26.

The deadline for nominations for the 12th annual BC Tourism Industry Awards has been extended to Aug.  26.

If you are a tourism business or individual practicing industry excellence, or know of an individual or business deserving recognition for excellence, mail your nominations to B.C. Tourism Industry Awards, 620, 210 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 3W2 or email to Margaret Ross at mross@cotabc.com.

Winners will be selected by a panel of industry judges and will be honoured at an award ceremony held in Victoria on Oct. 25.

Details can be found at www.bctourismindustryconference.ca/awards.html.

Job Options BC (www.MyJobOptionsBC.ca) is an employment and skills training program for local job seekers and local employers, funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, and run by WCG (www.WCGServices.com).

Employers seeking qualified, job-ready applicants can access HR services from Job Options BC at no cost to themselves or the program participants.

They can match candidates to your hiring needs, offer a wage subsidy to support the work experience/training phase, and provide ongoing support to sustain your successful job placement match.

Are you looking for your next “star” employee? They have recent graduates that have received training to ensure success in the workplace. Let Job Options BC take care of your staffing needs. Contact Koriena at 250-486-5383 to speak with a job placement expert.

Penticton and Wine Country Tourism has won the right to host the 2013 North American Wine Bloggers Conference.

This is the premier conference for an influential and vast online community of wine bloggers, new media innovators and wine industry leaders.

Erin Hanson is the general manager of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

ehanson@penticton.org