Local business matters to VantageOne, and it always has. We have been committed to helping grow our members, local businesses and communities since 1944.
As part of our commitment to supporting local businesses, our commercial services team is highlighting some of our outstanding local business members. This month we are shining the spotlight on Habitat Health to share more about their business and how VantageOne Credit Union has helped them grow.
Tell us a bit about your business and history.
We took on a new business in July 2021, Habitat Health, a multi-disciplinary, active-focused health care clinic serving the North Okanagan community. This was a fast-acting transaction that required us to think and act decisively while transitioning from self-employment to business operations. Allison and Erin shared the same passion for inspiring, educating, and empowering others to live an active lifestyle while reconnecting with physical and mental well-being. We were lucky enough to find a cute piece of real estate to house our “habitat”.
What do you love most about being in Vernon?
We love the lifestyle and community at our fingertips here in the North Okanagan. We love meeting like-minded people in our community who strive for adventure, fun, and exploration of movement. We love powder days and exploring the endless trails, with healthy bodies and minds. We are motivated daily within our habitat by individuals striving to live the same explorative life, in continuous pursuit of genuine well-being. We enjoy connecting with new and old locals who share in appreciation for the North Okanagan lifestyle. Vernon is the perfect mixture of outdoors and small-town charm.
If you could give one piece of advice to new business owners or those thinking of starting a business what would it be?
Check-in with your support team and remember, you cannot do it alone. We wouldn’t have 1/10th of the success without a team of individuals and community members who believed in us and were willing to help mentor us through the process of opening a new business. Find the right people to help you with their areas of expertise, and be open to learning. Stay the course and follow your vision. Find joy in your work and be courageous enough to chase your dreams.
How has VantageOne helped you start, succeed or grow your business?
VantageOne was integral in the timely closing of our commercial real estate deal, offering us the opportunity to open the doors of Habitat Health. The team at VantageOne were committed to ensuring we checked all the boxes, and were able to assist us from our commercial purchase to our operating business accounts. The service is timely and friendly. They offered us competitive rates and educated us on steps required within our community, outside of our banking needs.