April Business News

AHC Group, www.ahc1893.com, 250-423-2606
Already an authorized dealer for Riverbend Timber Frame, AHC has added INSULSPAN to its portfolio. Insulspan is a manufacturer of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) which offers an alternative to regular stick frame construction for both commercial and residential building. Insulspan's SIPS building system consists of solid, one-piece, pre-cut SIP units that are ready to install as wall, floor or roof components suitable for many residential and commercial building applications. Each SIP consists of a core of molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation with engineered oriented strand board (OSB) laminated to the top and bottom faces.

The Insulspan SIP System is a key component in building construction that will reduce energy costs and provide a strong, secure building envelope. With ready-to-assemble panels it offers a competitive edge over traditional stick frame construction by reducing construction time and eliminating job site waste. If you are building your dream home or looking at that future cabin on the lake and seeking a "green" alternative, visit www.ahc1893.com for more details.
Heaven Stitch & Design 571A 2nd Ave, 250-423-6652
Used books are available for sale at Heaven Stitch and Design. They have taken over what was previously Books Anew and are in the process of transforming part of the Heaven space to accommodate Kid's Books, Adult Fiction and Non-fiction and French language books in both paperback and hardcover format. Heaven Stitch & Design will soon be accepting suitable books in trade and will honour the credits built up by former Books Anew customers.

Picnic Restaurant & Social, 701 2nd Ave, 250-423-7666
Picnic Restaurant & Social is a Fernie based company that operates an 80 seat restaurant serving healthy contemporary style food. Picnic is a restaurant that targets a new growing market, local eating. At Picnic Restaurant they work hard to support local and ethical farmers. They believe by reducing their carbon footprint and choosing to serve locally raised and produced food, that the food is better tasting, it's better for the environment, better for the local economies and better for your health.

Picnic Restaurant and Social is located above Livery Home and accepts reservations.

Two Owls Collect, www.smalltownsocial.com
Small Town Social is an independently created and published book designed to guide anyone, near or far, plan an event in Fernie and the surrounding Elk Valley. Each annual edition will include a listing of small home-based businesses to large established companies, as well as, helpful planning tools, photos from past events, a chapter dedicated to packages, services and catalogues offered in the area and more.

Fernie has everything and everyone you would need to plan a small town wedding, anniversary celebration, birthday party, corporate retreat, fundraising event or any other cause for celebration. Now it’s all found in one little easy-to-carry-in-your-bag book. It took about five months to get this project off the ground and it is now available for purchase online or at Livery Home - 701 2nd Ave in Fernie.

Small Town Social is also a blog – a daily updated and entertaining view of life in Fernie. You’ll find updates on local businesses, unique videos, a comic set in Fernie, BC with main characters you may recognize and, hopefully, be exposed to a different side of this rocky mountain, ski town.