In Focus posted June 26 2012
In Focus | Okanagan HOME Magazine
In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at WelcometoKelowna.com is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbors, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination using the form to the left. Thank you, Kelowna!
Photo courtesy of David Szabo
Okanagan HOME magazine has been nominated for In Focus because they are a local publication that was purchased last year by Justin O'Conner and Christy Hughes. The couple are relatively new to Kelowna, yet their enthusiasm, vibrancy, and energy help them fit right in. They strive to help other businesses become more successful through their stunning, quarterly publication. With their Summer 2012 edition on stands now, and a new online solution in the works, now is the perfect time to feature this burgeoning business.
What is your name of your business/organization?
Okanagan HOME Magazine
What does your business/organization do?
Where can people find your business/organization online?
What is your Facebook account?
What is your mission?
To promote the Okanagan Valley as a desirable location to live and to support the local home industry.
If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
To be the premier magazine publication in the BC Interior.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Entrepreneur of the Year
Where do you want your business/organization to be in 5 years?
We would like Okanagan HOME to be in a position of influence to provide value to our clients and entertainment for our readers.
Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Thank you for all of of the hard work and dedication that makes Okanagan HOME flourish.
How does your business/organization impact the community?
Okanagan HOME generates awareness of the quality products and services in the home industry available throughout the Okanagan Valley.
What is the best part of operating in Kelowna?
The Okanagan offers a quality of life that any region would envy.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Taking Okanagan HOME to a new level with more quality content, more targeted distribution and the new digital side of the publication, which will be up and running this summer.
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
We hope no wealthy investors would be around to witness the panic and chaos that would ensue when Justin's claustrophobia kicks in.
What other businesses/organizations in Kelowna would you recommend to others?
Butvila Illustrations - Custom Airbrushing & Design
What is your favourite event in Kelowna?
Spring and Fall Okanagan Wine Festivals!
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
25 degrees, year-round.
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
Culture, weather, water, wine.