What is your name?
Twila Thome and Lyne Holder
What is the name of your business?
Divine Inspired Gifts and Gallery
What does your business do?
Display and sell for over 25 local Okanagan artists and artisans. Photography on canvas and original art, pottery and ponchos, soapstone Quail and the Zen Bench, soaps, bath bombs and soy candles to name a few.
We also carry products of a Metaphysical base such as Buddhas, banners, incense, salt lamps, selenite lamps, dream catchers and crystals, oracle cards, books and meditation tools.
Why did you start your business?
It was a dream to own a business that shares what we love. The work of the local artists is stunning and uniquely shows their passion. They are all Divinely Inspired. With a passion for the Metaphysical and trying to figure out why we are here on Earth at this time, we find that many people are looking for the same answers. We love exploring and talking about the why’s and find we are all muddling through, doing the best we can. We as well are Divinely Inspired!
What do you like best about running your own business?
Meeting all the beautiful people that grace our space, being our own boss and of course sharing what we love.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your own business?
As a new business, opened January 29, 2018, we have just completed our first year. Getting our name out there and having people find us has been the biggest challenge. That being said, we are now building our customer base and word of mouth has been amazing. Customers love our space and they are coming back and bringing friends and family with them. Year 2 will be amazing!!!
What is your favourite locally owned business (other than your own)?
Small business with similar passions, making the world a better place!!!
Why do you believe supporting locally owned businesses is important?
This is our home, our community, when we support small business everyone thrives!
How can people find your business?
110- 1940 Kane Road – We are in Glen Park Village in Glenmore. In the breezeway between Scotiabank and Company Kitchen.