Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Discovery Trekking in Canadian small business challenge

Small businesses really are the life blood of their communities.

The Scotia Bank is holding an online competition for small businesses in Canada making a BIG impact. In the running is Discovery Trekking Outfitters, operating in Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Discovery Trekking makes a great Extreme Ultralite Backpacking Towel which I'll be trying out on my upcoming trip. They also have a variety of moisture-wicking clothing, dog and horse related gear and Hot Flash Wicking bedding.

In the US, you can find their towels at REI. And, of course, in Canada you can visit their store. Worldwide, just check out their website to order.

Owner Leslie Hanes says of Discovery Trekking:
We have grown from a home-based business to a world-wide exporter. Although our demand has grown to require additional outside production, we continue to manufacture to capacity at our facility in Campbell River. We are piloting a project to allow work-at-home moms to participate in sewing projects.
You can vote for Discovery Trekking online, it's very simple. And you can like them on Facebook.

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