by James Shaw, CEO/Creative Director
Last week Global Okanagan (or what some people remember as CHBC) featured a recent project that we've been heavily involved in over the past year. Called Our Okanagan, the project is a web-based local search engine and business hub that is focused on connecting local businesses and creating new opportunities for collaboration, employment, and investment.
TIP: If your business hasn't signed up yet, click the link above and create your profile! The site is very powerful and goes beyond what you're used to seeing in a typical "business directory". Make sure to check out the many advanced features and fill out the different sections of your profile for best results.
The project was a great experience for us and we enjoyed working with the project leaders Okanagan Partnership, and the folks at Community Futures North Okanagan. The story aired by Global was great, but I believe the way it was edited gives us too much credit. We were chosen as the development partner, (and Touchpoint was chosen as the branding partner) but we certainly were not the initiators or the driving force behind the project. We feel obligated to explain these points in case anyone gets the wrong impression.
I'd like to especially thank a couple of our own staff, Thomas Berger and Cara Reed who worked tirelessly on this project and helped make it something we're very proud of.