The Cowichan Health & Wealth Building in Duncan on Trunk Road has been sold. (submitted)

Business notes: Cowichan Health & Wealth Building sold

Ed Williams, associate broker for NAI Commercial’s Cowichan Valley office, passes along this interesting bit of news on the local business scene.

The building at 435 Trunk Rd., known by many people as the Doman Building but more recently the Cowichan Health & Wealth Building, has been sold.

Ed and Kristie Haz of NAI Commercial Central Vancouver Island Ltd. had the exclusive listing and the buyer is an investor from Vancouver.

Major tenants in the building include Scotiabank, Canadian Bank Institute, T & H Nails and Vapour Solutions.

Williams says a popular pizza chain, medical offices and other tenants will soon be moving into the building.

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Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy program visited Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan late last month.

During the Geek Squad Academy workshop, 48 campers with diverse abilities and between the ages of 19 and 29 participated in the event.

Campers became “Junior Agents” and got hands-on experience with some of the newest and coolest technology. Volunteers from Best Buy stores were onsite to teach the Junior Agents about robotics and digital music creation.

“This was an amazing opportunity that Easter Seals campers with a wide range of diverse abilities were able to take part in, giving them a chance to learn and try out new skills and technology that they otherwise may not have a chance to,” said James Gagnon, director of Camp Facilities at Easter Seals.

“We were very excited to bring Geek Squad Academy to Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan,” said Jen Knight, community relations specialist at Best Buy Canada.

“Our employees had a fantastic time working with the campers, showing them how fun technology can be.”

Geek Squad Academy is a guided, hands-on learning program that partners Best Buy Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents with local schools and community groups to teach kids about the latest tech in a fun and interactive environment. Best Buy has been touring the program across Canada for five years and provides this program at no cost as part of their community investment outreach.

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Paul Mycroft, from Market 2 All, will help you discover how effective email marketing can help your business or organization grow through existing and new customers in today’s desktop and mobile world.

The seminar is part of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn series and will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Sands meeting room between noon and 1 p.m.

Mycroft will help you understand why email is the best way to communicate through effective messaging and design, list management, segmentation, geographic targeting, time zone sending, drip campaigns, and personalization.

He’ll explain how you can avoid the pitfalls and wasted budget to maximize the impact your email messages have on your customers and their daily routines.

Bring your own lunch. Free for members, $5 cash-at-door for non-members. Located at Sands Funeral Chapel.

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Luke Biles of MNP LLP will launch the Chamber’s Speaker Series for 2019/2020 with a presentation on the cannabis industry, one year after legalization.

Biles will address the current and future state of the cannabis industry, both globally and locally.

He will have some ideas about the opportunities and challenges surrounding participation in the cannabis industry and its regulatory environment and how your existing business could benefit.

This luncheon is being held at the Best Western on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce has welcomed several new members into the fold in recent days.

• ClearWay Law: Their family law lawyers have experience in dispute resolution and their main priority is to keep you out of the courtroom as much as possible. They offer years of experience in handling separation and divorce proceedings, as well as child custody and child and spousal support. Visit their website to book an appointment, contact them with questions or to learn of the other services available.

• Juvenation Wellness: This Duncan-based company provides hair and spa services and is a leader in counselling, coaching and specialty education (online and in-person services).

The Duncan office provides hair services and spa services by appointment as well as for walk-in clients during open hours Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Their counselling and coaching services are designed to create a holistic, integrated and collaborative solution for the challenges you are trying to overcome.

• Klean Detailz Auto Corp: Located on Boys Road, Klean Detailz offers professional auto detailing, ceramic/undercoating, odour removal and paint repair. They are mobile and offer detail services on site including pressure washing for specialty auto and industrial equipment, siding, concrete, decks and gutters.

• Purely Salt Spring: Located on Braeburn Place, Purely Salt Spring has created a luxury line of bulk liquid amenities for B&B’s and boutique hotels.

Purely Salt Spring’s liquid line PURE is sodium laurel sulphate and paraben free and is created without dyes or synthetics.

• Sands & Associates: Located in downtown Duncan, Sands & Associates provides caring non-judgmental debt expertise and understand how overwhelming debt can be. They believe financial challenges can happen to anyone and offer a supportive approach to debt solutions.

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