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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Kelowna Chamber Wins Support for Five Policies at 2017 BC Chamber Session

Media Release Jun 1, 2017

Kelowna:  The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce joined chambers from across the province last weekend to debate and decide on what policies they would support for the 2017-2018 policy year.  Ten policies were brought forward by the Kelowna Chambe...

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30th Annual Business Excellence Awards - Call for Nominations

Media Release May 18, 2017

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The Truth About the Gap: Encouraging Leadership Diversity with the Pinnacle Series

Media Release May 10, 2017

Passionate about growing leaders of tomorrow and encouraging women in our community to prosper, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Crowe MacKay for a 2nd year bringing you The Pinnacle Series on May 17th from 7:30 am - 9:00 am. Guest ...

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Kelowna Chamber Names New Executive Director

Media Release May 4, 2017

Kelowna Chamber Names New Executive Director Kelowna:  Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce today announced the Chamber has named a permanent Executive Director for the 1,350-member organization.  Dan Rogers...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Blog Post Apr 28, 2017

Volunteering creates a lasting legacy that transforms the lives of the people who volunteer and the people that benefit. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity we can all take to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our ...

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Big Win for the Province, Big Win for Valley Chambers

Media Release Mar 30, 2017

Kelowna:  Premier Christy Clark announced today an additional $3 million in support of fighting invasive mussels in BC waterways.  Clark announced expanded inspection hours, more than double the number of inspectors, more public education, ...

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Kelowna Chamber Marks 111th AGM with full slate of Directors

Media Release Mar 15, 2017

Kelowna:  The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual general meeting on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel.  A full slate of directors, including three new faces, was sworn in by Mayor Colin Basran.  Speaking a...

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Kelowna Chamber Directors for 2017-18

Blog Post Mar 3, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Directors today, following the close of its election yesterday at 3:00 p.m.  All directors will be sworn in on March 15 at the Chamber’s 111th AGM at the Delta Grand by Mayor Colin Basran....

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Kelowna Chamber Supports Recent Hike in Minimum Wage in BC

Media Release Mar 3, 2017

Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, said Friday that overall, the Chamber supports a predictable formula for wage increases, one which is tied to inflation, via the Consumer Price Index (CPI). “The Chamber appreciates the provincial ...

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What to expect when you're expecting (a Federal Budget)

Blog Post Feb 28, 2017

Can you feel the excitement in the air? A brand new federal budget is about to be delivered into the world. A precious bundle of joy, full of hopes, expectations and the future of the Canadian economy will come screaming into the House of Commons...

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Kelowna Chamber gives BC Budget 2017 a AAA Rating

Media Release Feb 22, 2017

Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, gives Budget 2017 from the BC Government a AAA Rating.  “This is a budget that is built for business,” said Dyas on Tuesday, only an hour after Mike de Jong, Finance Minister, delivered the...

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Kelowna Chamber Names Interim Executive Director

Media Release Feb 14, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Board of the Chamber has engaged long-time Chamber member and supporter, Ken Bessason as Interim Executive Director. Bessason has agreed to fill the position while the Chamber recruit...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Province’s Decision to Maintain Credit Union Tax Status One More Year

Media Release Feb 10, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce expressed its support today for the Provincial Government’s decision allowing credit unions to keep their preferential tax advantage at least through 2017. Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, said &ldq...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLEASED THAT NATIONAL PARK IN SOUTH OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN ONE STEP CLOSER

Media Release Jan 31, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, which submitted policy in support of a national park in the south Okanagan to the BC Chambers AGM in the spring of 2014, reacted positively this week to a new provincial government announcement. Mary Polak, BC Envi...

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Kelowna Chamber hosting Women of Wine

Blog Post Jan 9, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting Women of Wine Luncheon Panel set in Kelowna Yacht Club’s scenic dining room on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am until 1:30 pm. Panelists include three local female leaders in the ...

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