Update from the Kelowna Chamber

Mar 24, 2020

This week at the Kelowna Chamber - March 24, 2020...

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Chamber COVID-19 Update #3 March 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020

We're aware that there is a lot of information coming your way. We want to ensure you get what you need in the manner that makes the most sense and that's why we are taking the following steps:   Read full bulletin...

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COVID-19 Update from your Kelowna Chamber of Commerce - March 17, 2020

Mar 17, 2020

    COVID-19 is top of mind in the community, with our members and of course it is top of mind here at the Kelowna Chamber. . . Read full report...

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Coronavirus Resources & Updates for Kelowna Chamber Members

Mar 15, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19,  a global pandemic. While the risk to the general public in BC and the Okanagan remains low, we are already seeing the significant impact thi...

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Storytelling in the digital age

Mar 2, 2020

Storytelling is a major buzzword in the marketing industry these days, and it is an aspect of promoting your business that you cannot afford to ignore. Rather than focusing your marketing efforts on promoting your products or services, the new busine...

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How A Minimum Viable Product Can Help You Test Your Next Big Business Idea

Feb 16, 2020

Have a great idea for a business? Wondering how to test out your product - without risking everything? If so, you might want to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) - a "version of a new product which allows a (development) team to collect ...

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Where to find your next key employee

Feb 2, 2020

If your business were a car, your key employees would be the engine. These are your superstars, the heavy hitters who apply their talents and skill sets in their positions and generate massive results every time. As most managers already know, how...

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Satisfaction vs Loyalty: How to turn customers into promoters

Jan 19, 2020

Maybe you've heard the value of word-of-mouth advertising; according to Nielsen ratings, 92% of consumers trust their friends' and family's recommendation over traditional advertising. That doesn't mean you can simply sit back and ass...

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5 minutes for Business - Economic Rewind: A Decade in Review from Canadian Chamber

Jan 14, 2020

Are you ready to rewind to the start of 2010? A time where your radio boasted the Black Eyed Peas and boot cut jeans were fashionable? Read more...

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IS CANADA SAYING NO TO WEALTH CREATION IN THE RESOURCE SECTOR? Crisis or Opportunity?

Jan 14, 2020

Kelowna business mining-related activity includes: 100 companies/$23.5 million Read more...

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Marketing: You'll lose customers the same way you gain them

Jan 5, 2020

Marketing and advertising are only part of the equation when attracting new clients. Service is perhaps the single most important aspect of any business. If your business provides good service, but you are still losing clients, it is important to ide...

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Leadership in the workplace: David Aaker says we can be better people in business in 2020

Dec 22, 2019

David Aaker is well-known for his expertise in marketing and his ability to help businesses thrive and exceed their goals. His branding concepts, including identifying customer's interests and creating a community or story around those interests ...

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5 Minutes for Business - Sluggish Growth: The New Normal for Canada

Dec 20, 2019

“The resiliency of Canada’s economy will be increasingly tested as trade conflicts and uncertainty persists. We are not an island. We are in a good position to cope with whatever comes our way.” –Stephen Poloz, Governor of the...

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Your Quarterback Employee Needs an Offensive Line

Nov 25, 2019

Watching the Grey Cup this weekend got us thinking. Running a business or organization is sort of like a football team. Now hear us out… In football, it’s the quarterback (QB) who drives each play. However, the QB also has to watch ou...

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Economic Outlook Presentation with Helmut Pastrick

Nov 19, 2019

Presenter: Helmut Pastrick, Chief Economist, Central 1 Date: November 13, 2019 Location: Four Points Sheraton Kelowna Airport Download the PDF. ...

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5 Minutes for Business - The Shortest Decade: Addressing the Coming Climate Crunch

Nov 12, 2019

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been unequivocal: without significant action to limit global warming to a 1.5 degrees, humans will increasingly suffer from the effects of extreme weather events, disease and the...

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Hindsight: What Business Owners Wish They Would Have Done Differently

Nov 12, 2019

​ They say hindsight is 20-20. If you only would have known. As a business owner, you may already have a few things you wish you knew. Would you have hired that one person? Perhaps you would have started your company sooner. While it is importan...

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4 Essential Steps for Environmentally Friendly Businesses

Oct 28, 2019

Green initiatives in the workplace are not only great for the world we live in, but they can also be great for your profits by helping you identify ways to conserve resources and save money in the long-term. We asked Angela Nagy, a Kelowna Chamber...

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Your Official Kelowna Chamber All-Candidates Forum (and 2019 Federal Election) Primer!

Oct 8, 2019

Photo courtesy: Globe and Mail *UPDATED Oct 15, 2019** Well here we are. As quickly as the summer passed in the Okanagan this year, so too has the 2019 Federal Election crept up on us.  Sure, there's been plenty in the media about t...

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5 Minutes for Business - It’s still the economy, stupid.

Oct 7, 2019

For all of the talk about affordability this election season, it’s remarkable how little discussion there is amongst party leaders, candidates and the media about the most basic and effective way to create new jobs and wage growth as well as im...

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