Kitimat Small Business Brings Out ‘Inner Diva’

March 25, 2016

KITIMAT – Kitimat continues to benefit from the ongoing preparations and pre-works for a number of different projects, including early works site preparation at the LNG Canada site and site services installation for the Pomeroy Hotel on Horizon North’s site.

There is a steady hum of excavators, dump trucks and low beds moving equipment in and about town as construction continues in anticipation of further economic boosts to the region.  Amid the bustle of construction there is a quiet little shop called For the Diva In You making some noise too!

In the supply/service sectors there have been noticeably more available parking spots and shorter line ups in recent months as we transition between projects.  Local entrepreneurs Carol Dale and Meaghan Dale of For The Diva In You have noticed the change, and have been working “outside the box” to pique the interest of residents and new customers with some unique partnerships in recent months.

January was Get Your Skinny On! Look your best in 2016! with Crystal Clear Nutrition, Pace Gym, Vitality and Ever After Laser joining Carol and Meaghan at For The Diva In You for an evening of fun and options to support those New Year’s Resolutions.

After many months of cold weather February was the perfect time to partner with local travel agent Elan Travel for Cruise Night promoting a cruise from New York to Puerto Rico while checking out the Diva’s new holiday clothing line.

Let’s Give a Hoot! Is the March promotion, where the students from Kildala Elementary School have created owl designs to promote this month’s charity event raising funds for the Kitimat Community Services Humane Society. Kyle’s No Frills, just recently opened in Kitimat, has donated a gift certificate to be drawn from entries at the shop, where customers purchasing “anything owl” will have 15% of their purchase price donated to the local animal shelter.

Big business is great for the economy, but it’s the local, unique shops like For The Diva In You, whose pride in their community is evident and working together supporting their community they have multiplied their impact on Kitimat by thinking “outside the box”.

– Trish Parsons is Executive Director of the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 250-632-6294 or

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