Take the trip to Yahk and Back!
Summer at Yahk would not be summer without a visit to Two Scoop Steve’s world famous ice cream shop.
If you are looking for something more substantial, then walk next door to the Yahk Mountain Cafe. They serve up a full lunch menu from 10am to 7pm. Try appetizing homemade soup and sandwiches served on fresh in-house baked bread. Home cooked pastries are a great way to top off a meal.
This season you will find two new tasty additions to the menu.
At the ice cream window, pick up a sundae served with homemade Creston fruit sauces. A new way to enjoy an old favourite.
The two biggest ice cream sellers are Salmon Slobber and Moose Fit. We can assure you, they are made from ice cream. Ask for a sample. If you dare, try the full cone.
At the Cafe, the new addition is the Steve dog. A large substantial hot dog loaded with fresh toppings like chili, cheese, onions even sauerkraut.
Two Scoop Steve runs POS-n-go on an all-in-one Elo PayPoint. Tammy Bessant, shop owner, continues to rave about POS-n-go, “Its awesome. Super easy to use. Tech support is outstanding. I’ll have a response to my questions in no time.”
Located right next to Highway 3 on Johnson Road, Two Scoop Steve and Yahk Mountain Cafe open May to September long-weekend.
Everything you would expect from a cozy cafe and ice cream shop.
Ice Cream, Kids and Family
With a background in food service and hospitality, it was only a matter of time before Carol Stephens was able to open an ice cream shop “in the best location ever.” When the original owners sold Lickity Split Ice Cream Shop, Stephens decided to buy, expand the hot menu and stay open year round.
Lickity Split, located on 304th Street across the street from Marysville Falls in Kimberley, BC is a family run business. Being close to the Falls is a perfect spot to attract tourists and those wishing for a smooth flavourful ice cream on a hot summer day. Be warned, it may take time to figure out which flavour(s) you select, there are 45 to choose from.
Stephens introduced home-made hot food including donairs, soups and chili to complement the hard ice cream, screamers, slushies and soft ice cream.
“I believe in quality ingredients and food,” said Stephens. Its her only approach to cooking which extends to the exclusive use of Foothills Creamery ice cream, Cliff’s Meats and Anthena donairs.
Widely known, Foothills Creamery celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer. “People stop by just for the ice cream. It sells itself,” Stephens said.
The other important part of owning the shop is the “the social aspect. Meeting people from everywhere, from different parts of the world.” And, children, “We love kids. This is definitely a kids place. I tell my staff you gotta love kids, and clean up after them.”
After using POS-n-go for a year, Stephens said, “I love this system, it tells me everything I need to know.” She uses the extensive reports to better understand daily and weekly sales patterns which allows her to better schedule staff. “POS-n-go is absolutely easy to use and train staff, it really is. And, tech support, amazing as well.”
Be sure to stop by on Mother’s Day, entertainment by a clown and takeaway a creative balloon design.
Right now the shop is open for lunch and dinner from 12noon to 7pm. Starting May long weekend, Lickity Split opens at 11am and closes after the last customer is served.
Its worth the trip to Lickity Split, take the few steps down from street level and enter into a world of cool sweet treats and fresh hot food.
POS-n-go announces AEVI Partnership
Kimberley, BC - POS-n-go Solutions Inc., a Canadian-based POS software provider, today announces a partnership with AEVI to expand the availability of its POS-n-go app to North American payment solution providers such as acquirers, VARs and ISOs. The app will be added onto AEVI’s App Marketplace, an open and vendor agnostic marketplace containing a wide selection of third-party merchant apps that run on smart payment devices from multiple AEVI-enabled vendors.
The global POS terminal market was estimated by Transparency Market Research (TMR) to be US $54.6 bn in 2016, whilst the hardware market remains strong, the Cloud POS Market size is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.7% to USD 3.73 billion. POS-n-go answers the need of small merchants in the US wishing to have an innovative digital POS solution to match increasing consumer expectations at checkout.
POS-n-go is a tablet-based point-of-sale system loaded with features like inventory control, customer and supplier management, sales performance dashboard, commission and appointment book features, an online store, loyalty points and gift card program along with seventy (70) plus reports that provide in-depth analysis and financial understanding of how your small business is operating.
AEVI’s App Marketplace gives merchant payment solution providers, such as merchant acquirers, ISOs and VARs, access to a wide selection of third-party apps that run on smart payment devices. It expands the market for the app developers working with AEVI who only need to write code once to run their app alongside others on any AEVI-enabled devices from multiple vendors. AEVI advises merchant payment solution providers on how to bundle apps for their merchants in tailored all-in-one solutions that enhance daily management as well as the customer experience.
Nowell Berg, VP Sales and Marketing at POS-n-go said: "POS-n-go’s strategy of providing small merchants with the tools to help them understand their customers buying habits and preferences, to know what makes their business profitable, and to achieve their dreams can only be enhanced by a partnership with AEVI."
POS-n-go is responsive to the business needs of small merchants who want to enhance the shopping experience and stand out from the competition. Listening to our merchants leads to incremental enhancements and operating efficiencies in the POS-n-go app.
Nicky Koopman, VP Content and Value-Added Apps and Services said: "It is an exciting time for app developers to join AEVI. We are committed to providing our customers with the foundation for next generation acquiring that allow them to provide their SMBs merchants with apps which simplify daily management and create a seamless customer experience at the point of interaction."
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AEVI combines the talent and resources of Merchant Solution Providers, App Publishers and Device Vendors in an open, collaborative ecosystem unrestricted by devices, currencies, borders or regulations, providing unprecedented flexibility and choice. AEVI simplifies the complex payment landscape with a single integration for merchant solution providers resulting in acquisition of new merchants, increased retention of existing customers, cost savings, and generation of new revenue streams.
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A Revitalized Wasa Pub
After years of running several companies in the North, then operating Mama’s Pizza in Kimberley, Donna McKay and Ralph Vogel made their dream come true, living at Wasa. “We’ve always wanted to move out to Wasa,” said Ralph.
Starting out as a commercial fisherman on Slave Lake at Yellowknife, Ralph progressed through owning, at different times, a drywall, construction and mining company, all in the territories.
Donna was born and raised in Kimberley, and spent “a lot of time out [at Wasa].”
In July 2018, they took over the Wasa Country Pub and Grill.
While the name currently has Pub in it, they have moved toward a family oriented eating establishment. Children are welcome from 11am to 10pm, daily. Friday and Saturday night the bar is open until 12 midnight, closed Monday and Tuesday.
“It’s a good little business, but its a lot of work,” said Donna. A key to success, “being friendly with the customers and getting along with everybody,” said Ralph.
Having run a restaurant and pizza place before, “We knew what we were walking into,” said Ralph. Donna added, “We’re used to the long hours.”
An updated menu along with the addition of home-made handcrafted pizza makes for great dining. Using all natural ingredients and preparing everything in-house, there is very little canned or prepackaged food. “Pretty well everything we do is homemade,” said Ralph.
The dough for the pizza crust is made fresh from scratch each day. As well, you can expect the pie will have some heft to it because it’s loaded with fresh toppings. “Give a pizza that has some weight to it,” said Ralph. Donna makes the sauce in-house from her secret recipe.
They source all local products when in season. Buns baked fresh daily at the Ft. Steele bakery. The Overtime Brewery in Kimberly plus Fernie Brewing supply a tasty array of draft beers.
This spring, Ralph plans to install a horseshoe pit and possibly a bocce pit.
Delivery available soon on pizza and the whole menu, or takeout anytime.
The Wasa Country Pub uses POS-n-go running on a Samsung Galaxy tablet integrated with Nuvei payments for a quick and easy customer check out experience. The integration means payment and tip amounts are handled automatically and ensure POS-n-go and the payment terminal balance at the end of the day the first time, every time.
Summing up their approach to running the restaurant, Ralph said, “All home cooked food, family atmosphere and kids are welcome.”
What more of an invitation do you need to visit the Wasa Country Pub & Grill, located on Larch Road along Highway 93/95 at Wasa, BC.
Freshest Fruit and Vegetables
Seven years ago Burhan and Luba Kaboush began their small business journey by opening Mango Fresh Market in Charlottetown, PEI.
The local interest in international fruits and vegetables has increased along with the growing diversity of people moving to PEI.
Responding to this demand, the Kaboush’s have opened a new store called Freshest Fruits and Vegetables.
The Kaboush’s business philosophy is straight-forward, provide “consumers with good produce as fresh fruits and vegetables at good prices and high quality,” said Luba.
An important part of the Kaboush’s success is they “support local farmers” as well as making fruit and vegetables “affordable.”
While the store carries all of the standard Canadian fruits and vegetables, the Kaboush’s stock a wide range of international produce. In store, you will find lychee, jack fruit, big leaf aloe vera, yoka cassava, al madina and mazafati dates, kalamata spring figs, malanga islena taro (root), sugar cane, eddoes, jicama, maracuya and tamarillos.
A weekly flyer lays out the WOW deals that recently included apples, oranges and avocado's at 0.89/lb.
When shoppers like and share the flyer on social media along with “telling us what kind of food you can make from the food listed in the flyer”, their name is placed in the contest box and if its drawn they win a $25 gift certificate.
Luba says it best, “When you support us you support your local farmers.” She adds, “If your not supporting small local owned business, you’re not growing your economy, your not creating jobs.”
Freshest Fruits And Vegetables uses POS-n-go running on an Elo PayPoint all-in-one POS machine integrated with the Valor scale so that produce weight is automatically calculated and added to the customers order. Along with integration of Nuvei payment processing, the sales transaction is streamlined, fast and accurate.
For all your produce needs, check out Freshest Fruits And Vegetables on Capital Drive in Charlottetown, PEI.
Hot Tubs and Future Opportunities
Seeing a market opportunity, Matt and Jena Ballard took the leap into business ownership. They recently purchased Marysville Hot Tubs. Being avid hot tubbers, it was a natural fit for them to buy the store and launch the next generation of outdoor living experience.
Hot tubs, accessories and service calls are not the only focus for the Ballard's. They plan to expand the business to include BBQs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, patio heaters and possibly outdoor living furniture. "It made sense as something we should do and its needed in this town," said Matt.
Their expansion plans include building a new store across and kitty-corner from the current location that features a "unique design" by Tyee. They hope to be re-located by late October.
The Ballard's plan to provide a high level of customer service and after purchase support. "Keep everybody happy," said Matt. Supplying what people need in the outdoor living area is another integral part of their business approach. Listening to customers is at the core of that understanding.
In the immediate future, the Ballard's will stock BBQs and patio heaters along with state of the art hot tubs and high quality accessories including chemicals and filters.
Next steps after the move to new digs call for hiring WET certified installers so they can expand into indoor fireplaces.
Unique custom made fireplace mantles will feature concrete, finished wood and live edge designs. At some point, they may even provide "artwork for above fireplace mantles."
With a new logo and new website that's under construction, the Ballard's look forward to helping customers expand and enhance the outdoor living experience.
After learning about POS-n-go from Old Crow Emporium (a POS-n-go customer in Kimberley, BC), Matt and Jena selected POS-n-go as their POS system. "I wanted to stay local with a company I've heard good things about," said Matt. Over-all, "We're very happy with the system, its worked out very well."
The store uses a modern Elo PayPoint all-in-one touch screen system integrated with a Nuvei/Pivotal payment terminal. Their POS-n-go account includes the tools needed to customise the POS to their specific requirements and over 70 reports for understanding their business and financial performance.
Inventory control and customer management are two key features for Matt. The store has many "repeat customers" and the ability to track their purchases in detail is a "great help." "The customer base is definitely one of the best features," said Matt.
Head on over to Marysville Hot Tubs, have a chat with Matt and Jena, then check out the great clearance sale prices on 2018 models. You will find them at 417C 304th Avenue, Marysville, BC.