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Friday, October 12, 2012 1 www.pgfreepress.com Prince George Free Press ALISON’S EMBROIDERY Alison is the owner operator of Alison’s Embroidery and Gifts. Alison has been in the embroidery business in Prince George for over 30 years and has owned her own shop for more than 12 years. We specialize in personal and corporate embroidery, from the personalized baby gift to the large corporate order, we can do it all. A few of our favorite gifts are embroidered toilet paper customized for the person that has everything to the stuffed belly buddy for the new baby. We believe in quick turnaround times and great customer service. So if you need product for your team, company or just a friend, come and see us and we’ll help you find that unique item. Alison Akehurst Owner As President and General Manager of Flagship Accounting & Management Services I play a key role in ensuring client satisfaction and company growth. When Flagship began in 1999 our mission was to provide effective governance and capacity building to non-profit organizations and small business. In 2010 we opened our doors to the public to provide small business and individual’s superior quality and service with rates that fit their budgets. It is and always has been a personal passion to be able to assist companies and individuals with their financial growth and success. I have worked in public accounting since 1991. I worked for a Chartered Accountant for 19 years where I was trained in bookkeeping, income tax preparation, auditing, financial statement and tax preparation for corporations. I have extensive experience working with non-profit organizations and small business. Outside of work hours, I enjoy spending time with family, camping, travelling, reading and playing games. My children are the icing on the cake at the end of the day. Flagship Accounting & Management Services Crystal Livingstone Owner 544 Central St. E., Prince George, BC • 250-596-9100 www.flagshippg.ca WASTE MANAGEMENT 4760 Banzer Drive, Prince George, BC | 250-962-8638 Debie Hamilton Territory Manager Debie joined the Waste Management team as a Territory Manager in June of 2012 and is enjoying the opportunity to talk to new customers about their waste and recycling needs. By visiting all of the communities from Prince George to Terrace, learning about all the types of recycling that each area currently offers, and having a chance to work with customers to ensure they are aware of all the recycling solutions available –Debie is loving her new career. Cindi Pohl Account Manager Cindi is currently an Account Manager for WM for the Northern Region providing waste removal services and sustainable solutions. Cindi has been with Waste Management for 9 years in many different roles. One of the things she enjoys most about her job, is being able to work with small and big businesses alike. If you are not yet a customer of Waste Management, have questions about how you can improve your diversion of recyclables from your regular garbage, or if you need information on you current account, please call Debie or Cindi at (250)962-8638

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  • Friday, October 12, 2012 1 www.pgfreepress.com Prince George Free Press

    ALISONS EMBROIDERYAlison is the owner operator of Alisons Embroidery and Gifts. Alison has been in the embroidery business in Prince George for over 30 years and has owned her own shop for more than 12 years. We specialize in personal and corporate embroidery, from the personalized baby gift to the large corporate order, we can do it all.

    A few of our favorite gifts are embroidered toilet paper customized for the person that has everything to the stuffed belly buddy for the new baby. We believe in quick turnaround times and great customer service.

    So if you need product for your team, company or just a friend, come and see us and well help you fi nd that unique item.

    Alison AkehurstOwner

    As President and General Manager of Flagship Accounting & Management Services I play a key role in ensuring client satisfaction and company growth. When Flagship began in 1999 our mission was to provide effective governance and capacity building to non-profi t organizations and small business. In 2010 we opened our doors to the public to provide small business and individuals superior quality and service with rates that fi t their budgets. It is and always has been a personal passion to be able to assist companies and individuals with their fi nancial growth and success.

    I have worked in public accounting since 1991. I worked for a Chartered Accountant for 19 years where I was trained in bookkeeping, income tax

    preparation, auditing, fi nancial statement and tax preparation for corporations. I have extensive experience working with non-profi t organizations and small business.

    Outside of work hours, I enjoy spending time with family, camping, travelling, reading and playing games. My children are the icing on the cake at the end of the day.

    Flagship Accounting & Management Services

    Crystal LivingstoneOwner

    544 Central St. E., Prince George, BC 250-596-9100www.fl agshippg.ca

    WASTE MANAGEMENT

    4760 Banzer Drive, Prince George, BC | 250-962-8638

    Debie HamiltonTerritory Manager

    Debie joined the Waste Management team as a Territory Manager in June of 2012 and is enjoying the opportunity to talk to new customers about their waste and recycling needs.

    By visiting all of the communities from Prince George to Terrace, learning about all the types of recycling that each area currently offers, and having a chance to work with customers to ensure they are aware of all the recycling solutions availableDebie is loving her new career.

    Cindi PohlAccount Manager

    Cindi is currently an Account Manager for WM for the Northern Region providing waste removal services and sustainable solutions.

    Cindi has been with Waste Management for 9 years in many different roles. One of the things she enjoys most about her job, is being able to work with small and big businesses alike.

    If you are not yet a customer of Waste Management, have questions about how you can improve your diversion of recyclables from your regular garbage, or if you need information on

    you current account, please call Debie or Cindi at (250)962-8638

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    Leah Drewcock, Trustee in Bankruptcy

    Leah Drewcock, CIRP, TrusteeSenior Manager, Personal Restructuring Services

    Deloitte500-299 Victoria StreetPrince George, BC Tel: 250 - 612 - 4010Toll Free 855 - 344 - [email protected]

    Leah is a Licensed Trustee in bankruptcy with over 12 years experience serving the communities of Northern BC. As a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional, she is quali ed to advise on all types of insolvency engagements.

    Born and raised in Prince George, Leah is a proud mother of three young children and a devoted wife to her husband of 15 years.

    If you need help navigating through turbulent nancial times, please call or email Leah for a free consultation.

    Marilyn Beauchesne

    I founded Northern Outdoor in 2003 with my husband Rob. Today, we continue to be a family run business, selling and installing Wood Master furnaces and servicing all types of outdoor furnaces for over 500 clients. In 2010 we also began to sell VersaTube Steel Building products. Call us to discuss how you can have a ordable heating or build the shop, barn or carport of your dreams! Quality costs less than you think.

    MARILYN BEAUCHESNE - OWNER

    Northern Outdoor Energy Systems Ltd

    1-250-560-5771Toll Free: 1-866-560-577111675 Family Place Rd., Prince George

    Email: [email protected]

    Lifestyle Solutions Personal Assistant ServicesNew business in Prince GeorgeHow can I help you facilitate a more manageable scheduleand reduce modern lifestyle stresses? Not enough time in a day? Is your to-do list overwhelming you? Would you like to kick back and enjoy your days off for a change? Do you need a helping hand with a project or errand?As your personal assistant, I have a strong focus on the personal convenience of individual client and business schedule manage-ment which gives you the opportunity to outsource your tasks with peace of mind!

    Bonnie Quiring 250-552-4642www.lifestylesolutions.bizYour personal assistant is just a phone call away!

    CAROLINE LONGHURST - OHH CHOCOLAT CAFE

    We provide wholesome treats & home style cooking from scratch & with lotsa love.We also deliver lunch to your work place; just call us for a menu.

    We have the perfect solution for your gift giving season;Truf es, chocolate trays, dessert/baking trays, gourmet foods & gift baskets

    Caroline Longhurst Chocolatiere/Owner565 George St., Prince George, B.C. | 250-564-2464 | [email protected]

    Welcome to GIORGIO'S on 3rd...we are now a full-service salon offering haircare, hair extensions, gel nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, etc. Drop by to say "Hello" and our friendly and quali ed staff would be happy to give you a free consultation and book your appointments. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday. We carry Morrocan oil products.

    COURTNEY, CRYSTAL, JOANNE & TARYN

    GIORGIOS on Third1393, 3rd avenue

    250-563-9588 Find us on Facebook

    KATT CHARBONNEAU - MAKEUP ARTIST

    Beauty - TheatreSpecial Effects

    Prosthetics

    Eye Kattching Makeup250.552.6292

    [email protected]

    Essential Home Skills - Teresa BellTeresa Bell, BEd and Professional Home Economist provides safety and home skills classes to Prince George and the surrounding communities. She provides popular Kidproof Safety and Red Cross Classes such as At Home Alone, Babysitter Training and First Aid for Kids. Teresa also can be seen as an educator teaching hand and machine sewing home skills. Look for Teresa in your community at the YMCA, CNC, Two Rivers, Elementary Schools and Community Associations. Contact Teresa to see how easy it is to bring a class to your community school or organization.

    Contact Teresa at 250-640-7313 by email [email protected] or visit her website at www.essentialhomeskills.com

    Essential Home Skills ClassesBecause Home Skills are Life Skills

    LINDA REMPEL Certi ed Financial Planner

    Insurance Investments Employee Group Benefi ts

    250-614-0585

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    PRODUCING YOUR NEWSPAPER

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    Phone 250.564.00051773 Lyon Street,

    Prince George

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    SHAPING

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    Ad DesignLorraine

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    SalesAnne

    Anne has been with the Free Press for 14 years. Her vast knowledge of newsprint is a valuable assest to her customers.

    SalesSuzan

    Suzan came to the Free Press just over 2 years ago and brought with her many years of sales experience.

    SalesPenny

    Penny has been in the newspaper business for almost 20 years, with the last 2 of them being with the Free Press.

    SalesShirly

    Shirly is heading into here second year with the Free Press. She brings to the paper high quality customer service skills and a level of professionalism that meets your business needs.

    ReporterDelynda

    Delynda has enjoyed writing for 11 years. She enjoys meeting the people of Prince George and being part of the Free Press team.

    ReporterTeresa

    Teresa has been in the newspaper business for many years, with sometime off to run a B & B. She has enjoyed writing for 8 years now.

    CirculationHeather

    Heather is in her eighth year at the paper. Her most

    favourite part of her job is working with

    the kids who deliver the Free Press to your doorstep each week.

    Shari is the smiling face you fi rst see at the Free

    Press. She has been here for 3 years and enjoys all the people

    that come into the offi ce to place classifi ed

    ads and pick up extra issues of the paper.

    Lorraine was part of the Smithers Interior

    news design team for 28 years, and is now in

    her 2nd year with the Free Press. She enjoys spending time with her

    grandkids and loves her life in Prince George.

    Ad DesignLisa

    Lisa has worked in the print business for over six years and is

    enjoying her second year at the

    Free Press.

    Christina previously worked for the Free Press for 3 years and is

    enjoying her fi rst week back to work.

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    WINMARWINMAR is a disaster restoration and general contracting company specializing in property damage restoration. WINMAR Disaster Restoration Specialists are experts in ood, re, structural drying, mould remediation, and property damage appraisals. WINMARs specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We treat each customers claim as if it were our own, applying the same standards of quality workmanship that we would expect ourselves.

    WINMAR Prince George 6-3930 22nd Ave, Prince George, BC V2N [email protected] Of ce: 250-596-2855 Fax: 250-596-2856 24/7: 250-640-9105

    Winmar - Coming Through For You!

    Lana Schulli Owner/Manager

    Birthday PartiesWorkshops

    Field Trips

    camps Weekly Classes

    4CatsArts Studio

    Art is good!

    4cats.comTM

    4CATS PRINCE GEORGEParkhill Centre 556 North Nechako Road, Prince George

    (250) 564-2282 [email protected]

    4cats.com/princegeorge

    4Cats Arts Studio is a professional art studio for kids aged 2 to 15. A place where kids can be creative, get messy and HAVE FUN!!

    Christina Lafl eche

    Owner, Curator, Artist

    Lily (co-owner)

    Lilianas Fashions

    Lilianas Fashions353 Victoria St.250-564-2722www.bestfashiontoday.com

    Lilianas Fashions is a unique ladies fashion store that is located in downtown Prince George.Lilianas goal is to help you create a wardrobe that suits you and your lifestyle. Whether its an evening gown or something casual, Lilianas carries top quality unique fashions (many of them made in Canada) and accessories for every woman, every age and every style.

    Drop by and check out our New Fall & Winter fashions arriving daily.

    salon spiceParkhill Centre, Prince Geoge

    Spice up your life at Salon Spice,

    in the Parkhill Centre in Prince George!

    SALON SPICE

    250-563-5656Call for an appointment

    Walk-ins [email protected]

    PAIGE HAMILTON - SALES CONSULTANTPaige Hamilton is just fi nishing her second year in automotive sales and wants to thank all of her clients who have contributed to her success!

    Paige is a true professional who has a passion for learning all there is to know about our new and used vehicles.

    With her knowledge, high energy and big smile, she will match you to a vehicle thats perfect for your lifestyle!

    If youre ready for new wheels now, or just want information for later, stop in and meet Paige!

    Paige HamiltonSales Consultant

    DL#9621250-564-4466www.WoodWheaton.com

    The Prince George

    Native Friendship Centre

    would like to honour and

    acknowledge all

    Women in Business

    Prince George Native Friendship Centre1600 - 3rd AvenuePrince George, BC, V2L 3G6(250) 564-3568www.pgnfc.com

    SUSAN KELLY-EASTON RECRUITERNorthern Health is a re ection of how its different in the north. That difference shows up in our diverse communities, in our people, and in the way we work and play.

    At Northern Health we believe you should ExpectMore job satisfaction, ExpectMore work life balance, and ExpectMore outstanding career opportunities.

    Contact Northern Health Recruitment today to nd out how you can ExpectMore from your career.

    Careers.NorthernHealth.ca250-565-2937

    [email protected]

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    in business for over 40 years

    Shannon Wright has grown up and been groomed for the beauty industry, working with her mom Nyanna, at Nyannas Hair Studio since she was 14yrs old as an assistant, Shannon learned the importance of not only hard work but quality work, and customer service. Shannon is a licensed Stylist, Esthetician, Barber, and Color Educator with over 14yrs experience. Shannon has taken numerous courses, including Loreal Professionnel, Pivot Point, Redken, Toni & Guy, CHI, Martin Parsons updos, Razor Cutting, Extensions, Color Correction, Mens hair, and many more.

    Shannon is a Gitxsan Hereditary Chief and is a strong believer in helping out the community and providing thriving careers for her team of thoroughly trained stylists. She provides in salon training by ying in instructors to teach the team the newest and latest trends every 3-4 months at no charge to the them.

    Shannon is the recent recipient of the Prince George Top 40 under 40! She has also won the 2008 Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award!

    SHANNON, Owner/Operator

    Donna has been in the industry for

    over 22 years. She is an expert in

    prescribing products best suited to

    your hair. She is the friendly face of

    our company and always provides

    excellent customer service.

    DONNA

    Kristin has over 5 years of experience, and has been the assistant manager

    for 2 years. She has extensive training with Loreal Professionnel, Pivot Point,

    and Toni & Guy. Kristin specializes in updos, proms, bridal and formal hair,

    as well as extensions and advanced foiling and highlighting techniques.

    KRISTIN

    Kristal has over 8 years of experience. She has advanced training in Redken, Loreal Professionnel, and Pivot Point. Kristal specializes updos to customize and create that special look for your special day. Kristal thrives in updating your look to become more modern.

    KRISTAL

    Robyn picked up her rst set of scissors 16 years ago and has never looked back. Her career started in the heart of the Fraser Valley, where she quickly built a dedicated clientelle. Robyn is a revered theory and pivot point educator and has a strong background in business manage-ment. Image consulting is Robyns forte as she loves working with her clients in choosing the right cut colour and style to best suit their busy lifestyles.

    ROBYN

    Denise has over 16 years of experience. She has extensive training in Loreal

    Professionnel, Pivot Point and too many to list. Denise specializes in updos,

    extensions, fashion colors, razor haircuts, specialty braids, and mens haircuts

    and colors.

    DENISE