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Published On: Friday, 12 May 2017

Nanaimo Accounting Companies Merge, Settle at Downtown Location

Nanaimo Accounting Companies Merge, Settle at Downtown Location

- Mark MacDonald writes about business in Nanaimo. Send information for the column to mark@businessexaminer.ca.

NANAIMO - Andre Sullivan and Daniel Martinez are pleased to announce that their Integral Wealth Securities Ltd. at 450 Wentworth Street, has opened a new, second office in the Comox Valley, at 1761 Comox Avenue.

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Michelle Graham, CPA CGA is pleased to note that Robert Fischer, CPA CGA of Robert Fischer & Associates Ltd. is merging his practice with M. Graham & Associates Inc.  Robert and his staff will be relocating to Michelle’s office at 55 Museum Way in Nanaimo.

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Emile Houle is pleased to note that his Trojan Collision on Shenton Road has been officially certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles in according to the manufacturers’ specification.

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Congratulations to Greg and Troy-Anne Constable upon their Island West Coast Developments at 2214 McCullough Road earning a Gold Standard Designation while making the list of one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fourth consecutive year.

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Congratulations to Catrina Elliott of Elite Image Graphic Design and Print Shop for being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards May 4 at the Port Theatre. Other winners were NYLA Fresh Thread as Micro Business of the Year, Foley Dog Treat Company Inc. Small and Medium Enterprise, Tilray Major Employer and Healthcare Medical Service, Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant Restaurant of the Year, Nanaimo Art Gallery Arts & Culture, Primal Communications Professional Services, Datum Point Studios Planning/Design Firm, Alair Homes Developer/Builder, Resonance Software Technology-based, Nanaimo Precast Ltd. Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility, Coco Café Social Enterprise, Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society Not for Profit, London Drugs Inclusive Employer, Tim’s Automotive Repair & Used Car Sales Automotive, Mazzei Electric Building Trades, and McLean’s Specialty Foods Retailer.

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Hothouse Marketing and Primal Communications have signed contracts with Tourism Nanaimo for its 2018 marketing plan.

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Executive Director Rob Hallam notes that Habit for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island has broken ground on phase three of its Meadow Hill development at 2360 Extension Road. These are the 19th and 20th houses that have been built.

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Teri Lynn Boyle notes that Amethyst Forest is moving into the former Concise location in Bowen Plaza. Concise is now on Northfield Road.

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Kerry Martini, who has a butcher shop in Port Moody, will be opening Meat Craft Urban Butchery Inc. next to Cobb’s Bread on Metral Drive.

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Vancouver Island Public Library is opening their new location in Country Club Centre. The branch was previously on Barons Road.

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Pacifica Housing has taken over the Hecate Seniors Lodge at 940 Hecate Street.

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Mountain Warehouse is a new store at Woodgrove Centre, featuring outdoor equipment and clothing.

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Pin Thai Message has moved from 67 Skinner Street to 6 China Steps.

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More Tim Horton’s restaurants are on their way: at the corner of Northfield Road, and on Nanoose Bay First Nation land where Lantzville Road intersects with the new intersection on the Island Highway.

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Benjamin Moore Paints will be going into the former Sherman Williams Paint location on Mostar. Benjamin Moore currently also has a location near Home Depot.

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Andy and Trina Reynolds have moved their Bonaventure Support Services company that works with disabled people to A-3148 Barons Road from Departure Bay Road.

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Robert Suiter has opened Capital City Auto at 1701 Bowen Road.

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Tomkins Financial has a new name for its office at 1-1200 Princess Royal: Hammond Bay Investments.