"Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit since 1998"
December  2013                                    Biz Buzz
Vol. 16, No. 4
In This Issue
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Upcoming events
Christmas Recipe
President's Message
Business of the Month
Director Spotlight
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2013/14 Board of Directors

Donna Claimont

Vice President

Past President
Larry Summers
Linda Graceffo


Program Director



Community Events


Door prizes
donated at the November meeting by:

Sparkling Graphics

Ginny's Graphic & Web  Design

Clairmont Custom Draperies

Prestige Video
The Mustard Lady


Inner Harmony Healing
Epicure Me
Terri Perrin Ink

On the Wing Health 

Upcoming events

December 8
10 am to 4 pm
Little Red Church, 2128 Comox Ave,
The following SBA members have booths
(Rescue Remedy)
(Grace Cosmetics)

Christmas Recipe
Brandy Butter 

125g/4oz unsalted butter,
125g/4oz icing sugar.
2tbs boiling water.
3 tbs brandy.

Cream together the butter and icing sugar.
2. Beat in the boiling water and brandy until smooth.
3. Chill until needed and serve with mince pies and Christmas pudding.

President's Message 

Here we are only a month away until Christmas.  It's a busy time of year for many of us.  There are the parties, the baking and of course the shopping.


I would like to encourage all of you to look within our organization to do some of your Christmas shopping this year.   We have things like beautiful candies to adorn every home, food such as mustard's and spices that would make great gift baskets, clothing, massages to ease the stress of the season, makeup and home décor items like table runners and napkins, or give yourself a great little get away at one of our own B&B's just to name a few.  So you see you can do your shopping right in your own home.  All you have to do is check out our membership directory for your next holiday shopping spree.


asst-party-hats.jpg Just a reminder that there is no December meeting but I look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Party on December 6th at the Union Street Grotto.  More details about the event to follow.


Also don't forget that our next meeting will be on Tuesday January 7th at the Filberg Center in the Evergreen Room at 6 pm. 


I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas filled with Love and Laughter.


See you soon.
Donna Clairmont
Clairmont Custom Draperies and Design
250-339-6785 - Email 
Directors' Reports

Membership Report

Membership has it benefits. Some of them are; no meeting fees, informative talks on business related topics and a "Spotlight Program" to promote your business and monthly business profile draws.  The Spotlight Program is a really good way to get the word out about your business so members and guests can refer business to you or use your products or services themselves.If you would like to spotlight talk to Janet Martyn, the program director.


The first meeting of the new year on January 7 will be our Open House so guests can come out and see this diverse group of businesses. All members will have a two foot space to set out their marketing materials. I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Party on December 6 at the Union Street Grotto. If you need tickets I have them in my office.


Linda Graceffo

Sparkling Graphics 

250 871 3323 - Email 


Social Report

Who's ready to PART-AY???  


The CVSBA Christmas Party is set to Rock N Roll on Friday, December 6 at the Union Street Grotto.  


We will enjoy a delicious three course meal, show off our singing abilities during a Christmas Carol sing-along with Deb Ross, have a good laugh during a fun gift exchange led by Bobbie Norton, and of course there will be plenty of networking with fellow members.  


Tickets are $30 each (includes meal, tax and tip) and are available at The Mortgage Centre Comox Valley #108 - 2100 Guthrie Road, Comox, and at, Sparkling Graphic's office - 106-2270 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay.

Please bring a gift valued up to $20 if you wish to participate in the gift exchange.


Please note that there is no Social Night set for December, but this fun evening will resume in January.


Angela Zumbo   

The Mortgage Centre 

250 898 8821 - Email


Newsletter Report
Please send in your submissions for the January newsletter by December 19.

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.  If you have any events coming up or announcements please send them in.


Sarah Brune 
Inner Harmony Healing 
250 331 3228 - Email 

Business of the Month.
A business card is drawn at random for this feature.

On The Wing Health


Larry and Mabel Summers




After retiring from the Air Force we were looking for a healthier lifestyle. The

journey started with Reiki, then into Biofeedback, Voice Analysis and Hydration

therapy, Detox foot baths, and into products from Nikken and Bionutrition.


We have been in energy medicine for 15 years now, and love working with people to improve their health. We start each session with a few questions and discussion about their concerns. Then we use biofeedback- the Indigo Quantum Energy device. It tests them against over eleven thousand items in five minutes. We then have a profile of all aspects of their systems including emotions.


Then the energy training starts, along with recommendations on life style changes and health improvement.


Our normal client is looking for a future with better health. Your health dictates the quality of your future.

Spotlight on our Directors

Heather Cooper

3rd Life Creations  

250 465 1698  

I've been a member of the CVSBA for 2 years. 

This is my first year as secretary on the BOD.

I am an avid scrap booker. I love taking my dogs out to enjoy the Comox Valley's many trails & outdoor parks.



Sarah Brune

Inner Harmony Healing 

250 331 3228 - Email 

I have been a member of the CVSBA for 10 years. This is my 2nd term as Newsletter Director.

I enjoy tending to my vegetable garden.