One of the newest Women in Business is Shandrea O’Brien, who
has just opened her fl ower shop named The Stem.
Photo by Dave Sutherland
A special advertising supplement of
2 • Women in Business
February 15, 2008
2007 was a year of transformation at Bliss.
Owner Sandra Beingessner says that everyone on
staff is enjoying the contemporary décor and spa-
cious design as well as the inviting Blissbead and
It was also a year for education in hair, skincare
and beads. “I continue to make advanced educa-
tional opportunities available to the professionals
at Bliss. Education keeps us fresh. We take pride
in off ering personal care in an intimate setting.”
Future plans include continued great service for
Bliss’s wonderful clients, many of whom have been
loyal for 30 years. Th is year, be sure to ask about
commissioned wearable glass art!
Sandra Beingessner, Owner
Bliss Hair and Esthetics/Bliss Beads
814-13th St., Invermere
Elizabeth Klein is living not only a great life,
but also a double life. Th ree days a week Elizabeth
works as an accountant in Calgary. Th e other four
days she spends here in the valley, helping her hus-
band Joe to operate one of Canada’s largest and
best antiques stores.
Th e 7,000-square-foot store has an amazing va-
riety of large pieces from Europe and China, along
with smaller items such as Art Deco tile, silverware
and garden-sized stone Buddhas.
Th eir passion for antiques has taken the Kleins
all over the world, and made Te Papa Nui popular
among locals and visitors alike.
Elizabeth Klein, Co-Owner
Te Papa Nui Antiques & Collectibles
Industrial Park, Invermere
Karen Vold-Oakley believes that investors de-
serve more from their investment advisor. Karen
strives to understand you and your objectives be-
fore recommending the investment strategy that’s
right for you. “Investors deserve a customized
strategy - not a generic cookie-cutter approach,”
she says. Karen is motivated by the desire to help
you understand your invest