May, 2016

  1. Flytographer

    May 20, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield


    Nicole Smith left her job with Microsoft to start her own company in 2013 called Flytographer. Inspired by a trip with friends and family, Nicole found herself disliking the countless arm-length selfie pics that were a result of her memorable vacation. Too bad the film didn’t capture it! This led her to the idea of Flytographer…

    Flytographer connects travellers with a network of over 350 local photographers in 175 destinations around the world to coordinate photo shoots that capture the wonder of exploring a new place. The first company to market global vacation photography services, Flytographer is changing the way people remember their trips by providing one-of-a-kind experiences and beautiful photographs to help remember them. Nicole has turned down an offer on the Dragons’ Den, has been mentioned by Oprah, she’s made it on the W100 5 Women to Watch list, C100 48 hrs in the Valley, Metabridge Top 15 AND is up for a VIATEC Award!

    Listen below as Dan Gunn explains more on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show.

  2. Victoria Caledonian Distillery

    May 13, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

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    The weekend has arrived and it’s a gorgeous day, so what better time than now to talk about scotch?!

    5 years ago Graeme Macaloney, a Scottish born Albertan with a BioTech background, came to VIATEC to make connections in order to make a life here in Victoria. After getting to know our community, mentors and investors Macaloney came to the conclusion that Victoria could benefit from a scotch distillery.

    You may remember the Times Colonist article announcing the $2.37-million commitment from the federal government, making 80 new jobs for the region a step closer to reality.

    Well, construction is now underway on Victoria Caledonian Distillery’s 17,320 square-foot building in the industrially zoned area of Enterprise Crescent, off Glanford Avenue, run by Macaloney Distillers. The business is on schedule to be selling bottled beers and growler fills, plus a newly approved tasting room (open until midnight) on-site this summer. Click here to read a Saanich News article explaining more and click below to listen to the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show as they discuss it in detail!

  3. Frankie’s Modern Diner

    May 6, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

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    The vacant space on Government St. where Ric’s Steakhouse once was… will be home to Frankie’s Modern Diner this summer! Frankie’s has had loyal customers in Nanaimo but is now taking the business south. Owner Frankie Naccarato also has a fan base here already through his days with Moxies and he’s finally coming home :).

    Frankie’s goal is to provide local, sustainable products and prepare field to fork meals for your pleasure. They cook as much as possible from scratch, utilizing fresh ingredients daily.

    Frankie’s is currently hiring for all positions. If you or anyone you know would like to join the team at their Victoria location, resumes are being accepted in person at 38-910 Government St. or via email at

    The casual sit-in dining is making a return and we’re loving it! Listen to the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show below as they discuss it in GREAT excitement.