BUSINESS BEAT: Party time idea still going strong in Langford

Dollar store kings move on to create event-focused shop

A year removed from 15 years operating a successful dollar store in Langford, Paul and David Scotthorne of Party Crashers are continuing to grow their business in the West Shore community.

The store, which focuses mainly on party materials for specific holidays and other celebrations through the year, has benefited from a loyal local following the Scotthornes built up over the years, both from the West Shore and around the Capital Region.

David Scotthorne, an avid local business supporter, says moving from an indoor mall setting – their Buck or Two store was in Westshore Town Centre – to the Hoffman Avenue plaza anchored by Boston Pizza, has not hurt the business.

“We’re as West Shore as you can get,” he says. “Paul and I both live nearby, and our building is owned by (people) who live right here on the West Shore.”

Party Crashers, 101-693 Hoffman Ave., 778-430-5959.

Berwick House renovations unveiled to public

Assisted living community Berwick House on Shelbourne Street invites the public to come and check out its renovations during a grand re-opening on Sunday (Sept. 16) from 2 to 4 p.m.

McDonald’s career man named manager of year

John Trenkler, manager of the Colwood McDonald’s Restaurant on the Island Highway, was honoured by McDonald’s Canada with a 2012 Outstanding Manager of the Year award. Trenkler started behind the counter at the Guilford McDonald’s in Surrey 27 years ago and has been Colwood manager the past nine years. He earned the award for making a “significant contribution” to McDonald’s in the areas of customer service, training, sales building and local marketing.

Bank campaign boosts Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Investments made in the Greater Interest GIC at Great Western Bank in Victoria will help out Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Victoria. For every dollar invested Sept. 4 to Oct. 31, the bank will donate 1/8th of a per cent directly to the local chapter of the mentoring organization. It’s the fifth year for the campaign for Great Western, which has raised $845,000 nationally for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

In the works around town

The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Society has appointed Randy Smith to its board of directors … Oriane Fort, former Symphony Splash volunteer co-ordinator for the Victoria Symphony, has joined the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce as its communications co-ordinator … CFAX 1070 radio has bid farewell to Murray Langdon as its news director in a restructuring move. CTV Vancouver Island TV anchor Hudson Mack adds CFAX and Kool FM to his news director jobs for the operations on Broad Street.

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