Share Cannabis Tax Revenues Three Ways

Media Release Nov 24, 2017

Kelowna:  An equal share of any tax revenue for all three levels of government and a strong role for the private sector are among the key findings of a recent survey the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce conducted on the pending legalization of cannab...

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Presentation to the Fair Wage Commission of the Provincial Government

Blog Post Nov 21, 2017

- The Kelowna Chamber had the opportunity to speak to the Fair Wage Commission about Chamber goals pertaining to minimum wage in BC on November 21, 2017. Below is the submission from Tom Dyas, Chamber Board President. Our Chamber acts as a single ...

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Kelowna Most Excellent Businesses Receive Recognition

Blog Post Nov 16, 2017

- Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. KELOWNA - At Chambers across Canada, October’s Small Business Week was a cause to celebrate. Small business; business excellence; achievements by entrepren...

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Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance

Media Release Nov 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 8, 2017     Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance     Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce welcomed the ...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Feds' move to lower business tax

Media Release Oct 16, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber, which has relentlessly battled against the proposed federal tax policy changes affecting small business since they were announced in July, welcomes the government's plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to red...

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2017 Business Excellence Award Recipients

Media Release Oct 13, 2017

Twenty-seven finalists were honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists competed to take home 9 awards in their respective categories in addition to the Business Leader o...

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Tax Fairness Consultation in Kelowna: Slow the Train Down

Blog Post Oct 6, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner - Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.   KELOWNA - Everyone says September is busy, but September 2017 truly was one for the books. In the midst of summer, when ma...

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Business Leader 2017 Announced

Media Release Oct 2, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lane Merrifield will be named 2017 Business Leader, in conjunction with their Business Excellence Award program.   The prestigious Award recognizes and celebrates Lane for his o...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER POLICIES GET SUPPORT AT CANADIAN CHAMBER AGM

Media Release Sep 26, 2017

FREDERICTON - Kelowna's Chamber received overwhelming support for the policy it tabled at the Canadian Chamber AGM in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The policy resolution calls on the federal government to increase its efforts to prevent z...

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Kelowna Chamber Members Clearly Opposed to Proposed Federal Tax Policy Changes

Media Release Sep 19, 2017

Kelowna:  Not surprisingly members of the Kelowna Chamber are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed tax policy changes.   The findings flow from a recently conducted poll of chamber members.  The results fell into line with those of m...

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Business Excellence Finalists Announced

Media Release Sep 13, 2017

KELOWNA, - Twenty-seven finalists will be honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 12th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists are competing to take home 9 awards in their respective categories. ...

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Top 5 List for PM Trudeau

Media Release Sep 8, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the number of national organizations opposing the recently proposed tax policy changes by the federal government continues to grow.   Forty-two national organizations have now joined th...

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September Marks Shift Into High(er) Gear for Kelowna Chamber

Blog Post Sep 5, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner written by Dan Rogers, Executive Director Kelowna Chamber of Commerce   KELOWNA - The smoke across the province continues to linger and people are still seeking ways to enjoy the remaining days of summer,...

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MP

Blog Post Sep 1, 2017

Attention Chamber Members, In July of this year the Federal Government announced a number of proposed corporate tax policy changes to address what they stated were “loopholes” that the top 1% of income earners were taking advantage of ...

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CONCERN GROWS OVER PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX POLICY CHANGES

Media Release Aug 31, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of our members in raising concern over the proposed tax policy changes by the federal government, and is pleased to hear of the formation of the Coalition for Small Busine...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER RAISING CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX POLICY CHANGES

Media Release Aug 10, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber is raising a red flag following the recent release of a federal government consultation paper that proposes significant tax policy changes.  "We believe in the principle of having a fair tax system, but are concerned ...

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Agricultural Expo Features Best of Okanagan and Kasugai, Japan

Media Release Aug 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 8, 2017 Agricultural Expo Features Best of Okanagan and Kasugai, Japan ...

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Floods, Fires and Business Continuity

Blog Post Aug 2, 2017

KELOWNA - The fires in BC along with the spring flooding that impacted the Okanagan, certainly and importantly draw our attention to the dedication and many times, to the bravery of those who are charged with responding to those dangerous situations....

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As Summer Comes to Kelowna, It's Time to Look at the Numbers

Blog Post Jul 7, 2017

June is typically a month when business figures attract declining attention. Office staffs thin out, and vacation time distracts readers from their daily following of the TSE, and the Dow. Having said that, May figures and early June figures conti...

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Chamber Update

Blog Post Jun 5, 2017

The Chamber, along with many other businesses and residents, had an upbeat May, despite its building on Harvey Avenue being smack dab in the middle of the Regional District’s emergency flood watch map.  Seeing our building in the midst of ...

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