Fail Britannia! What the U.K. Exit Vote Means for Business

Jun 29, 2016

The polls were wrong; the government was wrong and even the bookies were wrong, and now the U.K. has voted to leave the European Union. Back in 2013, Prime Minister Cameron promised a referendum on EU membership to shore up support in the midst of a ...

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No Slowdown for Summer

Jun 14, 2016

This June, at the Kelowna Chamber, it feels like we aren’t even pausing to catch our breath, before forging ahead with more new members, more new programs, more celebrating the conclusion of another successful year’s programming in a rang...

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Arts & Business: Synergy for Success

Jun 6, 2016

The City and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast panel discussion to feed creativity and the bottom line. Members of the arts and business communities are invited to a panel discussion on Monday, June 13, that will highlight how sy...

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Want to make a larger social or environmental Impact? You're not alone

May 19, 2016

Social Enterprises, Social Entrepreneurs, Not for profits... they all have one thing in common - they combine business with social goals. But what are the differences? Or what if you don't identify with these business models, but you are in...

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31st Annual Golf Tournament to see change

Apr 28, 2016

The Annual Kelowna Chamber Golf Tournament is always a fave. This year, the planning committee got together early to implement some fresh ideas. The tournament has always had a giving component - a couple of different fundraisers going to diffe...

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The Business Case for Affordable Housing

Apr 13, 2016

On March 8, the Kelowna Chamber partnered with the Urban Development Institute in Kelowna to host a discussion on ending homelessness and supporting affordable housing. The Chamber sees its role as working with experts in housing and social services ...

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Help future generations trace your Family Tree

Apr 6, 2016

Anyone who has ever tried tracing their family tree knows what a thrill it is to find the names of their ancestors on official documents. It can be like finding a needle in a haystack or striking gold. One of the best sources of official informa...

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Selected Site for new Kelowna Visitor Centre something to be proud of

Mar 30, 2016

Kelowna with its sprawling landscapes, impressive infrastructure, outdoor art displays and public parks, is an attractive place to be.  As residents, we know this and may take it for granted, but for first time visitors who aren't aware of e...

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Investing in Kelowna: What makes it work

Mar 18, 2016

Here at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, we hosted four Chamber luncheons in four weeks between January 28 and February 18. What a range of ideas and speakers we heard! From the President of UBC, Martha Piper on the university’s tenth anni...

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Your Business Plan: Heightened & Enlightened

Mar 11, 2016

Maybe you review your business plan annually. Maybe it's a document you created during infancy and haven't taken a look at it since. Or perhaps your association is mandated to have a strategic plan. Whatever the case, your plan SHOULD take in...

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It's never too late to date

Feb 29, 2016

What is it like to be in your later years of life and yet still long for romantic love, companionship and affection? Film maker Steven Loring of Brooklyn, N.Y., made it his personal journey to find out. When his father passed away, his elderly moth...

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Spending Our Way to Economic Strength

Feb 22, 2016

As 2016 unfolds, the Federal Liberal platform plank supporting infrastructure spending is front and center in local and national discussions. At a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon January 8, we hosted our two MPs (Liberal Stephen Fuhr and Conserv...

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Chamber week: BC Budget, Board Election & ...Budgies?

Feb 17, 2016

This Chamber Week has been full of events, including the Board of Directors Election commencing yesterday as well as the tabling of the provincial budget on Wednesday. The 2016 budget combines on-going fiscal discipline, including a continued focus...

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State of the City 2016

Feb 11, 2016

Among de-bunking recent lists "ranking" Kelowna, Mayor Colin Basran reaffirmed Council’s commitment to working toward an integrated water system for the whole city during today's address to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. Th...

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What is Chamber Week?

Feb 4, 2016

February 15, 2016, marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week in Kelowna, officially proclaimed by Mayor Colin Basran, joining other communities across BC. Chamber week is an opportunity for Chambers of Commerce throughout British Columbia to ...

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Come Aboard our Award-Winning Chamber

Jan 13, 2016

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors! In a volunteer capacity, members of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna Chamber provide a leadership role in determining the long-term dir...

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Best. Year. Ever.

Jan 6, 2016

Happy New Year! Before we bid farewell to 2015 and look onward and upward to the new year ahead, we must pay our respects; for 2015 was our most successful year, ever.   To that we owe thanks to our sponsors, partners, supporters, aff...

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Separating Myth from Fact in the TPP Debate

Dec 30, 2015

The TPP is getting a lot of media coverage as the new government tries to decide whether this ground-breaking trade agreement is in Canada’s best interest. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce believes that it is, but any agreement of this scope ...

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How to Help the Middle Class

Dec 22, 2015

Ho-ho-ho! That jolly sound you’re hearing is Prime Minister Trudeau coming down the chimney with tax cuts for the middle class! Last Thursday, the government passed the ways and means motion so that the cuts come into effect on January 1. ...

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Climate Change & Canadian Business Pt 2

Dec 14, 2015

The Canadian Chamber participated in the COP21 Climate Conference, which ran from November 30 to December 11. Canadian Chamber staff produced periodic briefing notes to keep our membership apprised of the proceedings and the pot...

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