Federal Budget 2018 Reaction from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 28, 2018

Kelowna Chamber Reacts to Federal Budget...

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Federal Budget sparks little excitement from Kelowna Chamber Chamber notes some important fixes – but little to prepare the Canadian economy for the risks that lie ahead

Feb 28, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber has joined the Canadian Chamber in calling Budget 2018 a missed opportunity to increase Canada’s competitiveness through tax measures that encourage private sector investment. Budget 2018 is primarily about spending – ...

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

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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BC's First NDP Budget in 17 years gets a Passing Grade (C+) from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 20, 2018

Kelowna -  Today’s provincial budget aligns the government’s fiscal plan with the policy areas they had already indicated are a priority, those being housing attainability and childcare but unfortunately it leaves the business c...

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Stop the rhetoric!

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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STATEMENT FROM THE KELOWNA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE President Tom Dyas

Feb 7, 2018

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 is now harming small businesses and...

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Business 2018 Wish List for Taxation Reform

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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Share Cannabis Tax Revenues Three Ways

Nov 24, 2017

Kelowna:  An equal share of any tax revenue for all three levels of government and a strong role for the private sector are among the key findings of a recent survey the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce conducted on the pending legalization of cannab...

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Presentation to the Fair Wage Commission of the Provincial Government

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

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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Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance

Nov 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 8, 2017     Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance     Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce welcomed the ...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Feds' move to lower business tax

Oct 16, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber, which has relentlessly battled against the proposed federal tax policy changes affecting small business since they were announced in July, welcomes the government's plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to red...

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2017 Business Excellence Award Recipients

Oct 13, 2017

Twenty-seven finalists were honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists competed to take home 9 awards in their respective categories in addition to the Business Leader o...

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Tax Fairness Consultation in Kelowna: Slow the Train Down

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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Business Leader 2017 Announced

Oct 2, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lane Merrifield will be named 2017 Business Leader, in conjunction with their Business Excellence Award program.   The prestigious Award recognizes and celebrates Lane for his o...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER POLICIES GET SUPPORT AT CANADIAN CHAMBER AGM

Sep 26, 2017

FREDERICTON - Kelowna's Chamber received overwhelming support for the policy it tabled at the Canadian Chamber AGM in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The policy resolution calls on the federal government to increase its efforts to prevent z...

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Kelowna Chamber Members Clearly Opposed to Proposed Federal Tax Policy Changes

Sep 19, 2017

Kelowna:  Not surprisingly members of the Kelowna Chamber are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed tax policy changes.   The findings flow from a recently conducted poll of chamber members.  The results fell into line with those of m...

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Business Excellence Finalists Announced

Sep 13, 2017

KELOWNA, - Twenty-seven finalists will be honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 12th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists are competing to take home 9 awards in their respective categories. ...

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Top 5 List for PM Trudeau

Sep 8, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the number of national organizations opposing the recently proposed tax policy changes by the federal government continues to grow.   Forty-two national organizations have now joined th...

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

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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