Kelowna Chamber Launches Business Excellence Awards 2018 - June 5, 2018

Media Release Jun 5, 2018

Nominations open until June 29 - It’s the time of year many Kelowna-area businesses anticipate – the coveted, high profile Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards Nominations. The Chamber is calling for online nominations between ...

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Kelowna Chamber Hosts BC LNG Alliance President David Keane - May 31, 2018

Media Release May 31, 2018

What LNG in BC Will Mean for Kelowna Businesses: After a global slump in energy prices slowed BC’s LNG industry and delayed investment in the multi-billion dollar projects, a predicted surge in global demand and supply shortfall has again ...

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Kelowna Chamber Sees All Policies Adopted at BC Chamber Policy Session - May 25, 2018

Media Release May 28, 2018

With nearly 400 votes up for grabs, the Kelowna Chamber tabled six policies at last weekend’s annual BC Chamber policy session in Kamloops for delegates.  Months of work with Kelowna business members led up to the writing of the policies, ...

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Provincial Chambers Back Kelowna Anti-Speculation Tax Policy - May 25, 2018

Media Release May 25, 2018

The policy sessions at the BC Chamber annual policy and AGM conference are always lively with differing views. But, on Friday in Kamloops at the 2018 Policy Conference, the Kelowna Chamber stood up to present its “Anti-Canadian Tariff – P...

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Kelowna Chamber Supports National Chamber Leadership on TMX - Capital News

Chamber News May 24, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce expressed its support for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Day of Support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Wednesday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Click here to read the full article from Kelowna Capital News...

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Kelowna Chamber Takes the Lead in Advocacy for Business - May 17, 2018

Media Release May 17, 2018

Okanagan Valley Chambers Gear up for BC Chamber AGM: The proposed speculation tax, the new payroll tax, and electoral reform top the list of policy concerns as the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce prepares for the BC Chamber AGM which is scheduled to begi...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Partners with GolfBC Championship

Chamber News May 11, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce recently announced a creative marketing partnership with the GolfBC Championship: a Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada tournament taking place at Gallagher’s Canyon June 11th -17th. The agreement will see both groups...

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Trade Accelerator Program coming to Kelowna - April 24, 2018

Media Release Apr 24, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with the World Trade Centre to help local businesses tap into new export markets. Full bursaries are offered to qualifying business people. Read more...

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Kelowna Chamber reacts to Supreme Court of Canada’s R v Comeau Decision - April 20, 2018

Media Release Apr 20, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has joined the Canadian Chamber and other business organizations in expressing disappointment in the Supreme Court’s April 19 decision on R v Comeau.  “We appreciate the importance of the case and...

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Confidence In Canada remains in question despite meeting between Prime Minister, Premiers

News that Matters Apr 15, 2018

VANCOUVER - Today, the Government of Canada announced it will assert federal jurisdiction through pending legislation and begin discussions with Kinder Morgan on the financial framework for a potential taxpayer-funded investment in the Trans Mountain...

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B.C.'s government is trying to divide our nation. Here's how Trudeau can stop it

News that Matters Apr 13, 2018

In 2018, Canada marked its 150th anniversary with activities that brought us together to celebrate our history and to consider our bright future as a nation. Just months later, however, Canadians are confronted with an issue that goes to the very cor...

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Major Business Groups Warn Confidence in Canada at Risk

News that Matters Apr 12, 2018

VANCOUVER – A growing movement of more than 70 business, industry and community groups, representing hundreds of thousands of British Columbians and Canadians, have come together over the last two days to sign a joint letter calling on Prime Mi...

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No Amendments. Scrap the Speculation Tax Entirely. - An Interview with the Lynda Steele Show.

Chamber News Apr 12, 2018

The Lynda Steele show interviews Chamber Past President Tom Dyas regarding the "Scrap the Speculation Tax" campaign, which is lobbying the NDP to not simply amend the tax - but rather (as its name suggests) throw it out entirely. To list...

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Middays with Jody Vance: Scrapping the Spec Tax

Chamber News Apr 11, 2018

Should the controversial speculation tax be scrapped? Tom Dyas, past president and spokesperson, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, discusses why the organization and many others are calling for the 'speculation tax' to be scrapped. Click here t...

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Scrap the Tax Campaign - How you can Join the Momentum

Chamber News Apr 10, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, along with other Okanagan and provincial business organizations believes that the new Speculation Tax will not result in more affordable housing and has the potential to drive away investment in our community. Lear...

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Does Kelowna Need to Start Planning for Business Recovery from Floods and Fires Now? April 10, 2018

Media Release Apr 10, 2018

On April 25, the Kelowna Chamber is tackling the subject of Business Recovery in the face of natural disasters. They have invited a panel of three speakers to help business people address the subject of planning for a disaster – a task some bus...

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Concerned British Columbians Launch Campaign to Scrap the Speculation Tax - April 9, 2018

Media Release Apr 9, 2018

“We’ve joined this growing coalition on behalf of our many members, and the large group of business people and visitors to the Okanagan who have let us know this tax could be ruinous to their businesses and to their personal plans to main...

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Chamber and Downtown Kelowna Association concerned about one-year extension of what was to be a temporary emergency shelter in downtown - March 29, 2018

Media Release Mar 29, 2018

News of a one year extension to the lease for the emergency shelter that popped up last winter in downtown Kelowna doesn’t come as a complete shock to the Chamber of Commerce as there were hints over the last few weeks that this was going to ha...

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Kelowna Chamber Marks 112th AGM with Full Slate of Directors and a New President

Media Release Mar 13, 2018

New Chamber Board March 13, 2018...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Annual Report 2017

Media Release Mar 13, 2018

Annual Report 2017 Kelowna Chamber...

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