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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Leadership change for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Media Release Jan 7, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the organization will be starting the new year with a search to replace outgoing CEO, Caroline Grover. Ms. Grover held the CEO position since 2011, and was...

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2016 Kelowna Industry Highlights & 2017 Plans

Blog Post Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year! This month we will help you plan your new year ahead with our partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, to bring you a half-day seminar on Thursday January 26 at the Coast Capri. The subject: Economic Outlook and Analysis...

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Kelowna Chamber Annual Highlights & Accomplishments - 2016

Blog Post Dec 27, 2016

2016 was a year of new milestones for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. Not only did we accomplish membership growth, but increasingly, members saw the value of being connected and being part of an organization that contributes to the good of the comm...

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What the economy is saying for BC and Kelowna Business

Blog Post Dec 7, 2016

Thank you to all of those who participated in the "Collective Perspective" survey sent out last month by BC Chamber President. The results discovered a strong confidence among the business community in both the current health of t...

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