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The Kelowna Chamber of
Commerce is honoured to host the 2013 Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and
Conference September 28 - 30th. Conferences such as these bring an estimated
$725,000 to our community and provide an unparalleled opportunity to showcase
the Okanagan to key business leaders from around the country.
The theme for this years’ conference is “A Canada that Works and Plays.” It
will focus on tackling two barriers to Canadian competitiveness: Canada’s
skills shortage and its uncompetitive travel and tourism strategies.
The AGM & Conference is the forum for delegates to gather and debate
policies which will encompass the Canadian Chamber’s advocacy efforts for the
The Rotary Centre for the Arts - the huge glass facility in the heart
of Kelowna’s Cultural District – will turn into a fun-filled playground on
Sunday, September 29 for delegates, spouses and ticket purchasers. The Centre
will come alive as its studios, theatres, Atrium and Rehearsal Hall are given
over to entertainment themes.
All are welcome at this event! The price of admission grants you access to an
exciting and fun-filled evening complete with entertainment, world-class wines,
beer, Appletinis, networking with a National delegation and mouthwatering food
- all from right here in the Okanagan. It will be an evening not to be missed!
Tickets can be purchased on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website (link
Pre- and Post-conference
This is a powerful way to reach delegates in the planning
stages, in advance of trip bookings. This is where and when your business can really
shine. We’ll be hosting 450 out-of-town and near-town visitors and, with over
100,000 hits a year on the Kelowna Chamber website plus Facebook, Twitter, and
our at-event marketing, your sponsorship message will reach many, many business
people. Contact Caroline Miller, Business Development Liaison, at 250-469-7358
or email@example.com, for more information on how to get your
marketing materials in the hands of over 450 national delegates. Provide them
with a great experience and they will sing your praises from coast to coast!
Summer has arrived in the Okanagan and just when we thought we
would have time to spend on the beach, at our favourite golf course or at our many
world-class wineries we’re not done yet! We’ll still be bringing the Kelowna
business community great networking events, informative luncheons and marketing
opportunities all summer long.
We hold our Business After Hours events on the third
Thursday of every month. July’s BAH will be held at Cedar Creek Estate Winery
where we will, as always, be treated to fine wines and delicious appetizers. Be
sure to get there early as the first 30 attendees can take part in our speed
networking event prior to the BAH. Our speed networking has become a fast
favourite amongst our members as it provides them the opportunity to have a
quick, 60 second introduction to other businesses as well as giving them a
chance to practice their ‘elevator pitch.’
Our next Chamber Luncheon will be a ‘can’t miss’ event. On
July 5, 2013, Janet Holder a proud British Columbian and the senior Enbridge
executive responsible for the Northern Gateway Project will provide the Kelowna
Chamber of Commerce a full update on the NGP's work towards meeting the
Premier's five conditions. In the recent provincial election, British Columbians
said that a strong economy and a secure environment must go hand in hand. When
it comes to pipeline development, Premier Clark's five conditions aimed at
protecting our environment, growing our economy, and fully involving First
Nations are the best way to get there. Ms. Holder will outline the economic and
social benefits the NGP will provide to British Columbians and the cutting-edge
technologies and practices the NGP will use to build and operate the safest
pipeline ever constructed.
Throughout the summer there will be many events to attend
but the Chamber is also looking forward to September as the Kelowna Chamber
will be hosting the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual General Meeting.
Marketing opportunities are still available where our members can market their
business to AGM delegates to encourage them to come early and stay longer to
enjoy all that Kelowna and the Okanagan have to offer. Contact Caroline Miller,
Business Development Liaison, at 250-469-7358 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for
more information on how to get your marketing materials in the hands of over
450 national delegates. Provide them with a great experience and they will sing
your praises from coast to coast!
Welcome to the new and improved Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website! As you can see, it is a drastic improvement from our old site. In celebration of the launch of this site we have ensured that you will never have to see that old site ever again…we promise.
Improvements made over the old site include more information about our committees, events, award recipients, programs & services and, most importantly, drastic improvements have been made to how our business directory is viewed which will result in more referrals for your business. If you still aren’t a member get with the program and join us, we’ll take good care of you. If you are a member, log in and check out the new Members Only section of the site. You will notice that things are easier to find in the quick links and the overall user experience has greatly improved.
At the Chamber we strive for constant improvement so if you see any errors on this site or if you just don’t like the way it’s looking at you contact me, Jeff Van Dyke , and I’ll do my best to cure what ails you.
Once again, welcome to the new Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website! We won’t let that old site hurt you anymore.