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Partner Spotlight: Discover Okanagan Tours

January 23rd, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story. Cameron Colin, Managing Partner Wine Tours, wants to share his!

Tell us about your business:

Our demographic is very widespread. We cater to everyone over the age of 19 who wishes to Discover the Okanagan. We offer both half-day and full-day tours for wine, and full-day tours for Breweries, cideries, and Distilleries.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

We are one of the longest-running wine tour companies in the valley, established in 1999. We also provide the best value, with rates up to 30% lower than our competition, with zero compromises on quality. For each of our tour formats, we put guest experience above anything else. The day we spend on the road with our guests is all about them and their experience.

What made you want to get into business here?

I joined the company 3 years ago in my role. I have a strong sales and service industry background, and had seen a bit of a disconnect in what was being offered by some other companies where they were just looking to churn out as many guests as possible. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service experience.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

it’s the people that we get to meet, and knowing that we were a part of their experience within the Oknagan. We mainly cater to tourists, so fo a lot of our guests it is the first time they have been here.

Is there a community cause or event that you support that you would like to give a shoutout to?

Not one in particular at this time, but it is in the works for the spring. We have supported different local charities in the past. We will be having a discussion about selecting one charity to support every year.

Where can people find your business?

PO Box 27021 – Kelowna B.C. or at discoverokanagantours.com

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

Instagram

How can people contact you?

By phone: (250) 763-1161

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

In the winter I try to snowboard as much as possible, and in the summer it’s golf and wine tasting of course!

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out Discover Okanagan Tours offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

6 Local Loops For Your 2020 Goals

January 21st, 2020 Posted by blog No Comment yet

Another year is underway, as we transition into 2020 we start developing new goals, hopes, and dreams that we want to achieve. Each year we reflect on years passed and create a list of improvements, changes, or “resolutions” we want to make. Whether it’s getting back into the gym, eating healthier, traveling, trying something new, or saving money; millions of people make these New Year’s resolutions, in hope that it will spark a positive change in their lives.

Now, the hard part about these resolutions that we continuously create, is sticking to them for the year’s entirety. Humans are creatures of habit, it’s just part of our nature. We like consistency and familiarity, we depend on the actions and routines we have unconsciously formed. The thought of a new year is motivating, encouraging us to try and form new habits with an end goal in sight. It is suggested that people have a difficult time adopting new habits because they don’t understand the structure of how a habit is formed.

According to Charles Duhigg, all habits start with a 3-step psychological pattern called a “habit loop.” The first step is where a cue prompts your brain to let a certain behavior unfold. The second step is recognizing the routine this behavior creates. The third step is the reward, or “something that your brain likes that helps it remember the ‘habit loop’ in the future.”

Let’s kickstart your “habit loop” and get your New Year’s resolutions in motion with the help of our Local Loops.

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Health + Fitness. Whether you’re looking to try a new class, get your hands on some new gear, or find a sweet deal, your local health and fitness Loop is filled with offers to suit your goals and needs.

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Food + Drink. Looking to try something new? Looking for a healthy meal option? Our food & drink Loop covers all bases with offers from your local restaurants, bars, cafés and more! In this Loop, you can find something for everyone.

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Salon+Spa. Treat yourself to some “me” time. Resolutions are mainly about focusing on yourself. Take the time, relax with a massage, experience a facial, try out a new hairstyle, and find deals on products you love. In your local salon & spa Loop, find offers on all kinds of treatments and self-care needs.

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Travel. We all need a little vacation in our lives. In this Loop, you can find local travel offers for flights, experiences, and accommodation. Find inspiration to travel to new countries, try a new adventure, and save while you’re doing it!

Things To Do. We always tell ourselves that we want to try something new, but sometimes we don’t know what that “something new” is. In this Loop, you can discover an assortment of offers for local activities, events, and shows.

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Shopping. We can help you save money, the best way we know how! With offers and deals. In your local shopping Loop find offers with savings on all your local shopping needs.

“Habits aren’t destiny — they can be ignored, changed or replaced. But it’s also true that once the loop is established and a habit emerges, your brain stops fully participating in decision-making. So unless you deliberately fight a habit — unless you find new cues and rewards — the old pattern will unfold automatically.” – Charles Duhigg

Let 2020 be your cue to check those resolutions off your list and complete them to their full potential!

At GetintheLoop, we encourage you to use your Local Loop offers to create new routines and to reward yourself in the process.

 

GetintheLoop is Expanding in Burnaby

January 13th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

We are excited to share that GetintheLoop’s newest local owners are expanding Canada’s favourite mobile offers app in Burnaby. With this exciting news, residents will soon get more offers and experiences from the best local businesses, including restaurants, local retailers, shopping centres, salons and spas, golf courses, wineries, sporting events, and so much more!

Members get exclusive offers at the best local businesses across Canada, including restaurants, local retailers, shopping centres, salons and spas, golf courses, wineries, sporting events, and so much more! GetintheLoop is easy to use. Simply find the offer on your phone, show the offer at the business, and redeem the offer on the spot!

Why do our members love the GetintheLoop app? They get access to exclusive offers from great local businesses, and experience something new in their city that they wouldn’t have known about before! The GetintheLoop team is so excited to grow this mobile experience in Burnaby, that we will be giving away $500 in gift cards to local businesses. Make sure to sign up and stay tuned for contest details!

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member here. 

Stay in the loop (see what we did there) with GetintheLoop Burnaby by following their Instagram and Facebook pages! 

Do you own or manage a business in Burnaby? 

Get in touch with our local team and learn how GetintheLoop can help drive more customers to your business.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands. 

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Burnaby residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell. 

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour. The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers across Canada.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

Partner Spotlight: Wild Kingdom

January 9th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story. Kim Williams owner of Wild Kingdom, wants to share hers!

Tell us about your business:

We are a sensuality specialist, we sell adult products to enhance your romantic life.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

We care about your sexual health and well being. We carry a wide variety of products and will help you to choose the perfect one for your personal needs.

What made you want to get into business here?

I saw the need for a classy adult business that carried a wide variety of high-end products.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

Showing people how these products can enhance their lives and putting the romance back into relationships.

What local business would you like to see on GetintheLoop?

More locally-owned specialty shops. Exposure will help those living here support local small businesses in Kelowna.

Is there a community cause or event that you support that you would like to give a shoutout to?

Downtown Patrol, they help keep our community and business safe.

Where can people find your business?

563-Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC, or at  sensualkingdom.com

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

Instagram

How can people contact you?

By phone: (250)868-9033

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

Enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle and all it has to offer.

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out Wild Kingdom’s offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

Partner Spotlight: Just For Sun Travel

January 6th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story. Manon Caya, owner of Just for Sun Travel, wants to share hers!

Tell us about your business:

I am a home-based travel agent and I cater to all types of people, solo travelers, couples, families, and groups. I’ve planned everything from all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean and Mexico; to family trips in Disneyland and Disneyworld, I’ve coordinated couples trips to Las Vegas; family cruises and girlfriend trips to New York.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

I am here from start to finish with before and after-sales and service; I help you choose and plan your vacation, prepare for departure, and I am here afterward to assist with any questions or concerns you may have in regards to your trip. If you run into any problems while away, let me handle it; just email me and I will look into it for you so you can continue enjoying your vacation while I rectify the issue. I will ensure you can travel with peace of mind.

What made you want to get into business here?

I traveled with my family when I was younger and have always had a passion for travel. I thoroughly enjoyed helping people when they were planning their trip of a lifetime. So in 2012 I had an opportunity to start my home based business as a Travel Agent and have never looked back. Every client, every destination and every personal travel experience is amazing.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

It allows me to be flexible with my hours and allows me to build new friendships with clients. I get to travel through their eyes.

What local business would you like to see on GetintheLoop?

I would love to see more Event Planners on the platform.

Is there a community cause or event that you support that you would like to give a shoutout to?

Not at this time, however, starting 2020 I would love to sponsor a group.

Where can people find your business?

911 James St. Moose Jaw, Sk, or at www.fareconnect.com/regina/manon-caya

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

Instagram

How can people contact you?

By phone: (306)-630-8007

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

I enjoy traveling and learning about new destinations as well as camping in the summer.

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out Just For Sun Travel’s offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

Partner Spotlight: Discount Plumbing & Heating

January 6th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story. Shane Evans, the owner of Discount Plumbing & Heating, wants to share hers!

Tell us about your business:

We offer residential and commercial plumbing, heating, water heaters and now sewer cleaning. We are available 24 hours/7days a week for anyone’s needs.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

We are a Premier Lennox Dealer, my knowledgeable team has many years of experience. Discount first open its doors over 38 years ago by Bill Itcush, Ken Kines his son-in-law took over the business in 1994 (Ken still is a huge part of the business) and I then purchased in September of 2018.

What made you want to get into business here?

I have been on the road for over 15 years and wanted off the cycle of traveling. This allows me to be my own boss in my home town.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

The best part is customers, employees and the challenges that come up. No 2 days are the same!

What local business would you like to see on GetintheLoop?

I would love to see Boston Pizza on Thatcher Drive.

Is there a community cause or event that you support that you would like to give a shoutout to?

We have supported the Prairie South School with sponsoring the Honor Roll students.

Where can people find your business?

219 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, or at discountplumbing.ca

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

Instagram

How can people contact you?

By phone: (306) 694-4100

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

I love being with my children, love the outdoors especially the water, any type of water sports.

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out Discount Plumbing & Heating offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

GetintheLoop is Coming to Burlington

January 6th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

We are excited to share that GetintheLoop’s newest local owner is bringing Canada’s favourite mobile offers app to Burlington! With this exciting news, residents will soon get more offers and experiences from the best local businesses, including restaurants, local retailers, shopping centres, salons and spas, golf courses, wineries, sporting events, and so much more!

Members get exclusive offers at the best local businesses across Canada, including restaurants, local retailers, shopping centres, salons and spas, golf courses, wineries, sporting events, and so much more! GetintheLoop is easy to use. Simply find the offer on your phone, show the offer at the business, and redeem the offer on the spot. It’s that easy!

We are so excited to bring GetintheLoop to Burlington! To celebrate, we’re giving away $500 in gift cards to local businesses. Simply download the free GetintheLoop app and sign up to be entered into the giveaway.

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member here. 

Stay in the loop (see what we did there) with GetintheLoop Oakville by following their Instagram and Facebook pages!

Do you own or manage a business in Burlington?

Get in touch with our local team and learn how GetintheLoop can help drive more customers to your business.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Burlington residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour. The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers across Canada.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

GetintheLoop Grows in SE Winnipeg

January 6th, 2020 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

GetintheLoop has been growing in the Winnipeg area, and now with new local owners focusing on South East Winnipeg, we’re excited to share that GetintheLoop Winnipeg will continue expanding, which means more businesses and offers for you!

Members get exclusive offers at the best local businesses across Canada, including restaurants, local retailers, shopping centres, salons and spas, golf courses, wineries, sporting events, and so much more! GetintheLoop is easy to use. Simply find the offer on your phone, show the offer at the business, and redeem the offer on the spot. It’s that easy!

Sign up to be a GetintheLoop member here!

Stay in the loop with GetintheLoop Winnipeg by following their Instagram and Facebook pages!

Do you own or manage a business in Winnipeg?

Get in touch with our team and learn how GetintheLoop can help drive more customers to your business.

Since it’s beginning in 2014, GetintheLoop has grown into the top-rated iOS and Android application of its kind in Canada, used by hundreds of top national and local brands.

“It’s an exciting time! With the expansion of GetintheLoop Local, our franchise division, we can’t wait for local businesses to be able to reach Winnipeg residents through our mobile platform,” said GetintheLoop founder and CEO, Matt Crowell.

GetintheLoop is an intelligent mobile marketing platform that connects businesses with local consumers. The online offers platform allows businesses to deliver real-time experiences and exclusive offers directly to the mobile phones of engaged consumers, enabling businesses to attract new customers, develop meaningful relationships and obtain immediate in-depth data on their behaviour. The GetintheLoop network reaches millions of Canadians every month and connects tens of thousands of members with exclusive offers across Canada.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

Partner Spotlight: LaCell Tech

December 3rd, 2019 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story.

Tell us about your business:

We cater to everybody. We are your one-stop tech shop in LaSalle. We do computer repair, cell phone repair and sales, IT, onsite repairs and surveillance camera installation.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

We provide great service, great quality and honesty are our values.

What made you want to get into business here?

The ability to guide people to make the right choices for their technology needs. In this business, people can be misled easily. Because of this, we want to make sure people are properly taken care of.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

The adventure that comes with it. Every day you’re learning something new and meeting new people.

What local business would you like to see on GetintheLoop?

We think Every business, should be on GetintheLoop!

Where can people find your business?

5841 Malden Rd #150, Windsor, or at https://www.lacelltech.com/

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook

How can people contact you?

By phone: (519) 962-3005

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

I love being with friends and relaxing when I’m not working.

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out LaCell Tech offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.

Partner Spotlight: Move & Flow

December 3rd, 2019 Posted by blog, Company No Comment yet

Partner Spotlights are our way to shine a light on some of our amazing local partners across the country and give them a platform to tell their unique story. Sara Green Eddy, the owner of Move & Flow – Dance Fitness & Yoga, wants to share hers!

Tell us about your business:

Move & Flow is a locally-owned group fitness studio where everyone is truly welcome.  We specialize in: (1) Fun-filled dance-based cardio combined with strength training and stretching (2) Easy-to-follow alignment-based yoga with modifications offered to for all levels and experience (3) Full-body barre workouts set to great playlists for every fitness level. Our community is mostly, but not limited to, women and we are proud to attract all ages and fitness levels.  We are a fun-loving group of people enjoying genuine friendship while working together to achieve our health and wellness goals.

What is the one thing you would like people to know about your business?

It seems like most people who don’t come try us out are either worried that the classes will be too hard or too easy. Everyone works at their own level, so it’s as hard or easy as you make it. If you’re afraid you won’t fit in, don’t be. We won’t make you feel bad about yourself or your body. It’s not competitive and it’s really actually fun. People tell me all the time it’s the first workout where they are upset if they can’t make it to class.

What made you want to get into business here?

I moved from LA to Kelowna in 2015 with my husband and new baby. Before becoming a mom, my life was a little bit different. My passion was commuting all over the city teaching alignment-based yoga, using down-to-earth language that beginners and more experienced yogis can understand. I also loved teaching fun barre classes with great playlists and teaching the most amazing dance fitness workout I’ve ever done, Jazzercise. When I arrived in my new home, I started searching for places to teach. I found my Jazzercise community first but soon discovered the local owner was planning to close the location where I was teaching. I decided that if I wanted to keep teaching, it was time to step up to the plate. Soon I missed teaching yoga and barre and decided the best way to share my unique style of these classes, was to create my own space for those as well. I drew up a logo and we’ve been having a blast ever since.

What’s your favourite part about owning or managing the business?

Owning my own studio has been such a dream of mine for a long time but it’s not always easy. What makes it all worthwhile for me is seeing how much the classes help our students stay happy and healthy, and selfishly, how much they help me. There’s no better motivation to workout than having an awesome group of people waiting for me to show up and teach. My community helps keep me (at least somewhat) sane and healthy.

What local business would you like to see on GetintheLoop?

There are so many great small businesses in Kelowna but I’d have to say Tonics Pub and Grill. They’re a few short blocks from us and we love having the occasional girls-night-out after class there. We all have a drink and share some nachos and laughs. It’s a fun casual spot where they never turn us away in our sweaty workout gear. GetInTheLoop could definitely use more offers on nachos.

Is there a community cause or event that you support that you would like to give a shoutout to?

We love supporting local causes and are always happy to pitch in for silent auctions and raffles. Last year we did a charity yoga class for Mamas for Mamas, and this year we did a special fundraiser class for Dress for Success Kelowna. We are lucky to have so many charities making a huge difference in our community.

Where can people find your business?

589 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, or at moveandflow.ca

Where can people find you on social media?

Facebook
Instagram

How can people contact you?

By phone: (778) 215-0847

When you’re not working/running your business what is your favourite thing to do?

I’m insanely lucky that so much of my day-to-day job is dancing, teaching, and chatting with awesome people. When I’m not doing that, I’m spending time enjoying the beautiful Kelowna sunshine with my two free-spirited kids and husband.

At GetintheLoop, we love our partners and love being able to share their local stories. Check out Move & Flow offers here.


Want to learn more about joining the GetintheLoop community? Get in touch with our team here.