In Focus posted October 25 2012
In Focus | Nicholas Lucier & Dine In Kelowna
Nicholas Lucier is a local entrepreneur and the founder of an online restaurant promotion and directory service called Dine In Canada. Friendly and outgoing, Nick's drive to promote locally based restaurants and pubs is just one of the things that make Nick a great choice for the In Focus spotlight. Nick took some time to answer our questionnaire so read on below!
What do you always find yourself saying?
Everything's Coming Up Milhouse!
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Do they still give out the "Key To The City"?
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Who inspires you?
My Friends & Family
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Travel, Build My Own House, Have a Family
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
July 17th 2015
What are you passionate about?
Getting back to the point where i love my job again
What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
Every time i go home to Ontario to visit my parents always ranks up there as my favourite day
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Always being there to help my friends
Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
There's too many to choose, and i don't think I'm allowed to be biased
What is your favourite activity or event in Kelowna?
Live Music, regardless of it's venue
What is the name of your business/organization?
What does your business/organization do?
We promote and support the local restaurants/pubs in each city where we're established
Where can people find your business on Facebook?
What is your Twitter account?
What is your mission?
To help Tourists & Locals alike choose to dine at a local establishment rather than a franchise or chain
If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
Being the number one used directory for restaurants in each city
Where do you want your business/organization to be in 5 years?
In over 50 cities over Canada
Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
There are a few out there, but none to the extent of information that Dine In has.
What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
Every piece of information that you could want about your business Address, style, price point, website, facebook, hours, phone number, pictures and a full written up menu.
Focus on Local restaurants & Pubs only
Live Entertainment, Day to Day, two months in advance
What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Thank you for supporting and promoting Dine In, where ever you go
How does your business/organization impact the community?
It helps keep money in the local city, as well as to help keep the businesses that have, sometimes, founded and been there since the city was established
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?
A Marketing expert, a very wealthy investor, and a successful GM of a restaurant. I would ask to hear their stories of how they made it and ask for advice on how to have Dine In as successful and achieve our goals
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be
There will always be need of change, but if i had to choose on thing it would be the HOV lane. It's something that i feel doesn't work, cuts down on the amount of lanes that we need to use after we built a million dollar bridge, and overall was just a silly idea
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
It's community. I have been in the restaurant industry here for over 7 years. There is no end to the kindness of each restaurants in town. Something happens at one restaurant they all hear and help out where they can. It's truly amazing the amount everything is connected
My choice for the Kelowna In Focus spotlight is:
Jimmy Tilson, bartender from Tonics
Some general comments I would like to share are
It's amazing to think that newspapers and phone books are slowly being phased out, and it's great that websites like Welcome to Kelowna & Castanet are standing up and helping with the transition from paper to the internet. I think in the very near future it's going to be the only information medium
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