Business notes: Don Hatton recognized on ‘Elite Brokers’ list

An insurance professional from Duncan has been recognized as one of the best brokers in the country.

An insurance professional from Duncan has been recognized as one of the best brokers in the country.

Don Hatton, from the Hatton Insurance Agency, has been included in Insurance Business magazine’s “Elite Brokers” list, which recognizes 57 brokers who are leading the Canadian insurance market.

It’s third year Hatton has made the prestigious list in his four years running his agency.

Entry to the list was based largely on a broker’s gross income over the last year.

However, the Insurance Business magazine’s Heather Turner said the publication doesn’t focus solely on executives from well-resourced brokerages, but also rewarded local firms and niche brokers are who are achieving “great things” in the industry.

“Insurance is one of the most complicated and important purchases people make,” said Hatton from his Duncan office.

“Every business and homeowner has unique insurance requirements. What sets us apart is the time we spend with our clients. We are committed to assisting them to understand their insurance needs.”

Wellness Centre hires new acupuncturist

The Duncan Wellness Centre has hired a new acupuncturist.

Jet Li is a registered acupuncturist in B.C., and is also a Tai Chi teacher and philosopher who has incorporated a high level of awareness into his acupuncture practice after studying both Tai Chi and yoga for almost 10 years.

Centre spokesman Andrew Teufel said Jet takes time to know his clients, and helps them recognize their life patterns which leads them to the “disease state” of feeling unwell.

“His passion, therefore, is to help his clients break the cycle of bad habits and to consciously create good habits which will lead to any desirable state a person wishes to achieve,” he said.

Medical clinic opens in  Mill Bay, six days per week

A new medical walk-in clinic has opened in Mill Bay.

The South Cowichan Medical Walk-in Clinic and Family Practice opened inside the Island Pharmacy, located at 845 Deloume Rd., on      Sept. 19.

The clinic, which hosts three doctors, will be open for walk-ins from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 250-929-0197.

South Shore Cabinetry tallies CARE nominations

Lake Cowichan’s South Shore Cabinetry has received a large number of nominations for this year’s CARE Awards, sponsored by the Victoria Residential Builders Association.

The family owned and operated business has been nominated for awards in 12 categories, including Best Traditional Kitchen, Best Contemporary Kitchen and Best Contemporary Bathroom.

It’s not the first time the three-year-old company has been nominated for CARE awards, but never for so many.

“It feels awesome,” said owner and president Roy Sandsmark.

“I personally feel very privileged to be in charge of such a highly skilled group of tradesmen.”

The CARE Awards ceremony will be held on Oct. 1 in Victoria.

Robert.Barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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