Analyzing Two Budgets In February - Family Day - Cross-Provincial Border Trade

Blog Post Mar 20, 2018

By Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce In 1625, Welsh poet George Herbert wrote “Every mile is two in winter.”  February felt a bit like that: here at the Kelowna Chamber, we hosted eight events, assi...

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Comment on the End to the Boycott of BC Wine and the Proposed Speculator's Tax

Blog Post Feb 23, 2018

From Kelowna Chamber Tom Dyas ON THE END TO THE BOYCOTT OF BC WINE… The Kelowna Chamber is pleased that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has decided to lift Alberta’s short-lived ban on BC Wine imports and we hope both Premiers shel...

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Stop the rhetoric!

Blog Post Feb 8, 2018

From Chamber President, Tom Dyas The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Premiers of Alberta and BC to stop the rhetoric on inter-provincial trade and instead find ways to enhance our economies rather than ramping up a trade dispute that...

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Business 2018 Wish List for Taxation Reform

Blog Post Jan 11, 2018

By Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce The holiday season brings many joys and pleasures, not the least of which is a short break from the issues of the office, in exchange for friends, family and hearth. It&rsquo...

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Presentation to the Fair Wage Commission of the Provincial Government

Blog Post Nov 21, 2017

- The Kelowna Chamber had the opportunity to speak to the Fair Wage Commission about Chamber goals pertaining to minimum wage in BC on November 21, 2017. Below is the submission from Tom Dyas, Chamber Board President. Our Chamber acts as a single ...

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Kelowna Most Excellent Businesses Receive Recognition

Blog Post Nov 16, 2017

- Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. KELOWNA - At Chambers across Canada, October’s Small Business Week was a cause to celebrate. Small business; business excellence; achievements by entrepren...

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Tax Fairness Consultation in Kelowna: Slow the Train Down

Blog Post Oct 6, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner - Dan Rogers is the Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.   KELOWNA - Everyone says September is busy, but September 2017 truly was one for the books. In the midst of summer, when ma...

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September Marks Shift Into High(er) Gear for Kelowna Chamber

Blog Post Sep 5, 2017

Excerpt from the Business Examiner written by Dan Rogers, Executive Director Kelowna Chamber of Commerce   KELOWNA - The smoke across the province continues to linger and people are still seeking ways to enjoy the remaining days of summer,...

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MP

Blog Post Sep 1, 2017

Attention Chamber Members, In July of this year the Federal Government announced a number of proposed corporate tax policy changes to address what they stated were “loopholes” that the top 1% of income earners were taking advantage of ...

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Floods, Fires and Business Continuity

Blog Post Aug 2, 2017

KELOWNA - The fires in BC along with the spring flooding that impacted the Okanagan, certainly and importantly draw our attention to the dedication and many times, to the bravery of those who are charged with responding to those dangerous situations....

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As Summer Comes to Kelowna, It's Time to Look at the Numbers

Blog Post Jul 7, 2017

June is typically a month when business figures attract declining attention. Office staffs thin out, and vacation time distracts readers from their daily following of the TSE, and the Dow. Having said that, May figures and early June figures conti...

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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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The Truth About the Gap: Encouraging Leadership Diversity with the Pinnacle Series

Blog Post 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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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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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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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 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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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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