"Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit since 1998"
December 2012                                Biz Buzz
Vol. 15, No. 4
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President's Message
Christmas Party
Featured Business
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2012/13 Board 
of Directors

Vice President

Past President
Larry Summers

Nancy Farey


Program Director



Yolanda MacLaren


New Members

Heather Cooper 

Linda Graceffo 

Phone Committee

  This year the HBSBA phone committee is comprised of Ruth Dilts, Janet Martyn, and Val Little. These members give each of our members a phone call reminder a few days prior to general meetings and special events.


If you are not receiving a call, please contact Val Little of a Little Oil at vclittle@shaw.ca or 250 334 4070.


Gourmet Cupboard Recipe

By Dawn McRae, Custom Gourmet Chef



Cranberry Sauce with apples and candied ginger

Perfect on your holiday turkey or with your next pork roast.    



1 cup brown sugar, packed

4 tbsp orange juice concentrate

1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped fine

4 cup cranberries

1 cup granny smith apples, cored and diced

1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 tbsp candied ginger



Place the sugar, orange juice and ginger into a pot.  

Simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.  

Add the cranberries and apples and cook until the cranberries pop - about 5 minutes.  

Remove from the heat and add the dried cranberries and the candied ginger.  

Serve warm or allow to cool before serving.      


Do you have a kitchen question?  





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Maureen Glowasky

Independent Consultant

Pro-Ma Systems/Grace Cosmetics/Grace Designer   





Beat the stress this Holiday Season 
Buy any Rescue Remedy product - gum, drops, spray or pastilles and receive a complimentary Rescue Gum pack. 
Sarah Brune
Inner Harmony Healing
250 331 3228
President's Message  


It's hard to believe that we are coming up to the end of another busy year. How time flies especially when you are having fun. We have had a great start to the season and I look forward to some of the changes and events that will be coming in 2013.  


December is a busy month for many but I hope you will come and join us on December 9th at Two Eagles Lodge for our Annual HBSBA Christmas Party. Great conversations, food, and music will be enjoyed by all.  


I would like to wish all of you and your families a safe and happy holiday season and I look forward to seeing you on January 3rd for our first meeting of 2013.  


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Donna Clairmont


250-339-6785 - Email
Directors' Reports
Membership Report  

We would like to welcome two new members, Heather Cooper, 3rd Life Creations and Linda Graceffo with her 2nd business The Writer Connection. 


Hope to see many of you at the Christmas Party.


Nancy Farey

Interiors by Nancy

Program Report 

We have two spotlight speakers for our meeting in January, Ruth Dilts from Rainy Day Books and Linda Graceffo from Sparkling Graphics. More information in the next newsletter.  


Sean Murphy  



Newsletter Report  

Please send in your submissions for the January newsletter by December 17. Of course submissions are accepted before the deadline! 


Calling for content...

Do you have any hot tips that you would like to share with your fellow members... marketing, graphic design,

social media, technology, money managing, health etc. or what have you learned over the years for your business to succeed?  Submission accepted any time. Everyone who contributes will have a link to their website.


Sarah Brune  

Inner Harmony Healing 

250 331 3228 - Email    
Social Report
Annual Christmas Party 2012  


Location: Two Eagles Lodge B&B, Union Bay.

Date: Sunday, December 9

Cost: $15 / member or guest


Game before dinner, Blind Gift Exchange after dinner.

PA system / music / MC services courtesy of  

AudioXcellence DJ Services.


Please bring:

A pot luck dessert / appetizer / salad

A wrapped gift under $10, if you wish to participate in the Blind Gift exchange.

A beverage of you choice. 


Donations of canned or boxed food items will be collected for the food bank.  

Your assistance in helping tidy up after the party is appreciated.


Tickets available until December 1, from 

 Donna 250-339-6785 or Marg 250-339-7244

Russ Ball

Audio Excellance



Featured Business 

The featured business for the month of December is Janet Martyn of PartyLite Canada


I love my business as an Independent Consultant with PartyLite Canada.  I have always been impressed with the quality and versatility of PartyLite's products but it wasn't until I became a Consultant that I fell head over heels.


I was invited to a party at my daughter's home and the Consultant presenting the products made me feel that I would be able to do what she did. At the end of the evening I asked her if there was a cost to signing up as a Consultant. She said it was possible to start my own PartyLite business for free. Music to my ears. I also asked if there were a minimum number of shows I had to do every month and she said no.


I had my first show within a month. I am incredibly shy but the love of the product that I am able to provide helps me overcome this. Helping someone find just the right item for their home, the perfect gift for a friend or a fragrance that makes them happy always makes my day.   


I love sharing my business, but the best part is giving. A portion of my commission on every show I do is donated to the Children's Miracle Network and I love giving free shopping sprees to my hosts, door prizes to guests and free tealight samples to anyone I meet.  


Janet Martyn
Independent PartyLite Consultant



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