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2024 Inclusive Growth Awards: Canadian Chamber

Jul 16, 2024

Nominations Now Open! The Canadian Chamber’s Inclusive Growth Awards recognize chambers of commerce, boards of trade, and their business and non-profit members across Canada that do exceptional work to remove barriers and create a more diver...

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In Memoriam: Bruce Dionne, Past President

Jul 15, 2024

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Past President Bruce Dionne (1992) passed away on July 8, 2024. Bruce served on the Chamber Board for five years, and was a Director of the BC Chamber. His term on the Kelowna Chamber Board overlapped that of the late...

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

Jun 20, 2024

As summer solstice, June 21 has held significant meaning for Indigenous peoples long before the dominion of Canada recognized it with any formality. It was only in 1996 that the Canadian government announced June 21 as then 'National Aborigi...

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Welcome to Kelowna

Jun 14, 2024

On behalf of the board of directors and team of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, I am honoured to welcome you to Kelowna. You choose to live and work in this remarkable region, and we are grateful to have you here.   The network of our bus...

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Canadian Survey on Business Conditions Report Q2

Jun 12, 2024

Business Expectations Index key outlook findings The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Business Data Lab has released its Q2 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions Report. With the Bank of Canada kicking off the monetary policy easing cycle among G7...

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Okanagan Tech Sector: Economic Impact Study Survey

Jun 12, 2024

Accelerate Okanagan and KPMG are conducting an Economic Impact Study for the Okanagan Tech Sector. The Study measures key economic outputs like jobs, revenue, and investment, while also uncovering deeper challenges and opportunities faced by business...

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Kelowna Women in Business 2024 RISE Awards

Jun 5, 2024

Kelowna Women in Business celebrated their 2024 Rise Awards on May 15. Created to honour and celebrate the achievements of inspirational members of the Kelowna business community, the Rise Awards nominees undergo a rigorous nomination proce...

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Okanagan College: Survey on Clean Energy Retrofitting

May 30, 2024

A unique applied research project is underway with the launch of an important community initiative aimed at promoting sustainability in Vernon. Led by OC faculty, the project aims to initiate a comprehensive survey to assess community interest in cle...

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Kelowna Pride Week: June 1 to 9

May 30, 2024

Kelowna Pride Week will take place June 1 -9. A variety of events will take place in public spaces downtown to celebrate and support LGBTQ2S+ community members, including the annual Pride March on June 8. Kelowna Pride began over 25 years ago, and su...

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BDC: How to Make the Digital Shift in Your Business

May 21, 2024

Introducing digital technology does not mean you have to turn your company into a high-tech start-up. Here are simple tips you can use to get started. Digital technologies are now more affordable, user-friendly and robust than ever ...

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Pull The Plug on Invasive Species: new order for BC watercraft

May 17, 2024

To support government’s efforts to prevent invasive species, British Columbia’s chief veterinarian has issued an order making it illegal to transport watercraft in British Columbia with the drain plug still in place, as of May 17, 2024. ...

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Webinar May 23: Business Opportunities in the Ukraine

May 16, 2024

What makes Ukraine an appealing market for Canadian businesses despite more than 7000 + km distance? Even as the war continues, the global community is keenly focused on the topic of post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. The biggest financi...

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Future-Proofing: a wildfire resilient Okanagan

May 9, 2024

Key Messages: What UBCO researchers are working on On Wed May 1, we joined Dr. Lesley Cormack (Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UBC Okanagan) and three researchers as they shared their work on resiliency in the face of wildfires. Each ye...

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Business Resources: How to Cut Costs & Save Money

May 7, 2024

The BDC has countless resources available for businesses and organizations, from small operations to large-scale enterprises. One of their latest offerings is a quick read by one of the BDC's Senior Business Advisors on how to cut costs in your o...

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Resources: FREE WeBC Programs for Entrepreneurs

May 2, 2024

WeBC is a not-for-profit that has been supporting, propelling, and celebrating women entrepreneurs in BC for nearly three decades. This dynamic organization has announced three on-demand SMART programs are now available.  With W...

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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 5 - 11

May 2, 2024

Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. Emergency Preparedness Week runs from May 5 to 11 and is a national event supported by Public Safety Canada. An annual event for over 25 years, it traditionally takes place during the first full week of...

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City of Kelowna 2024 Civic & Community Awards

Apr 25, 2024

The winners of the 49th annual Civic and Community Awards were announced last evening at the awards ceremony held at the Laurel Packinghouse. Congratulations to all finalists and recipients of the Civic & Community Awards who helped shine a posit...

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Reports: Central Okanagan Economic Profile & Q4 2023 Economic and Job Market Indicators

Apr 24, 2024

The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC)  released the New Central Okanagan Economic Profile and the Q4 2023 Economic and Job Market Indicators. These resources provide data designed to assist loc...

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2024 Federal Budget: Canadian Chamber Policy Experts

Apr 18, 2024

    On April 16, 2024, the Government of Canada released its 2024 Federal Budget. Policy experts from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce have reviewed the budget in detail, and we're sharing their perspectives. "Today&...

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Canadian Chamber: Statement on Budget 2024

Apr 17, 2024

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce calls for the next Federal budget to work with business to spur economic growth, creating jobs and a better life for all Canadians. Early in the second quarter of 2024, Canada’s economic climate remains bleak...

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