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About the Speaker Series

Our Speaker Series is proudly presented by OC School of Business. Through this Series, we at the Chamber aim to build on our core mission as being a catalyst of innovation, ideas, and connections where we advocate, collaborate, and deliver programs that accelerate better business, success, and growth. 

We invite notable members of our communities from across the country and our own neighbourhoods to connect and speak on issues that matter, and influence our business success. These are people affecting change and having an impact on our business environments on a national, provincial, and regional scale.

We've heard from former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister Kevin Falcon; held forums for civic and provincial elections; had the privilege of hearing from local leaders, like Chief Robert Louie; and amplify voices for inclusive change, like Darrien McWatters.

2024 Speaker Series

May 15 Shauna Harper, CEO of WeBC

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Shauna Harper is the CEO of WeBC, based in the Kelowna office. As a federally funded not-for-profit organization, WeBC provides thousands of women entrepreneurs across BC with business loans, expertise, training, resources, and peer support to help their businesses grow and thrive each year.

Shauna is an impact-driven leader, community champion, speaker, mentor, and connector in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. She is a nationally-recognized advocate for women entrepreneurs, gender equity, and a champion for increased access to services, training, support, and funding. Her strengths include marketing & communications strategy, participatory and collaborative facilitation, business development, community engagement, team building, as well as the development of strategic partnerships and programs.

Watch this space for more dates and speaker announcements as they become available.

Please contact us with questions on our Speaker Series.

Speaker Series Archives

Like many organizations in the not-so-distant past, the Kelowna Chamber went virtual with events and programs. It started in the early days of the pandemic when we couldn't gather as a business community in our usual ways, and we learned a ton - including about ourselves, each other, and technology (Zoom fails highlight reels, anyone?).

As we look forward as what the future may hold for how we capture our information library, we're taking a look back at our virtual resources. You'll find a few of these gems highlighted here.

May 2020: A Conversation with Federal Minister Mona Fortier


Nov 2021: A Conversation with UBCO & Okanagan College 


About OC School of Business

The Okanagan School of Business provides a career-oriented and innovative approach to education so that learners of various ages, experience levels, and cultures succeed. Their unique business programs have a strong focus on integrating theory and subject-matter knowledge with practical applications through business competitions, community-based course projects and work experiences. OC School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees, Business Administration Diplomas, and Business Administration Certificates are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).