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Publisher of Orchard and Vine Magazine.

Kim Elsasser

A Thoughtful and Grateful Time of Year

One of the things I love is coming up with new ideas! They seem to pop into my head out of nowhere. The other day, I saw an interesting idea to help remember things that happen throughout the year, things to be thankful for . . . more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Publisher's View

Cold Weather, Great Company and Savory Wine…

Winter wine tasting in the beautiful Okanagan! more »

Dec 5, 2014 9:13 AM Marketing

2014 A Win-Win Situation for Wines of BC

Consistency and quality are two words that have echoed throughout the 2014 vintage - and the year’s not over yet. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:21 PM Wine Opinions

Stewardship Organizations Are Here To Help

This column has frequently featured farmers who work with stewardship organizations. Environmental stewardship refers to protection of the environment through conservation and sustainable practices. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:17 PM Environment

Unfair Contracts May Be Unenforceable

As the end of the year approaches, some of those contracts that are an important part of your business operations may be coming up for renewal. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:12 PM Legal

An Apple is an Apple is an Apple, Right?

Have you ever heard someone say, “let’s compare apples to apples”? In case you haven’t, what they are trying to do is compare two different items that are very similar and seek to establish the small differences between them. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:10 PM Marketing

The Key to Hiring Great People.

Have you ever hired someone directly from your competitor, feeling righteously proud about your new trophy hire, only to discover after it was too late that they were a seriously wrong fit? more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:07 PM Marketing

Your Business through the Bank’s Eyes

Your Business through the Bank’s Eyes Prepare Effective Financial Statements to Safeguard your Business. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:04 PM Financial

Growing Your Winery Business

A lunch and learn seminar hosted by Cellar Tek & White Kennedy sponsored by Orchard & Vine Magazine. more »

Dec 4, 2014 9:53 AM Marketing

A New Chapter for the Tree Fruit Industry

Over the past couple of decades several sectors of the economy had to reinvent themselves to be relevant in the marketplace. more »

Oct 1, 2014 2:25 PM Fruit Opinions

Succession Planning - 6 Steps To Securing Your Future

CFO: What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us? CEO: What happens if we don’t, and they stay? more »

Oct 1, 2014 2:14 PM , Marketing

Legal Considerations for Business Growth

As the summer season winds down it is important to look back on the season in terms of positives and areas for improvements. more »

Oct 1, 2014 1:49 PM Legal