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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Canada's Defense Minister to Address Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Mar 23, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 3/23/2016 Media Releases Canada's Defense Minister to Address Kelowna Chamber of Commerce On Friday April ...

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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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Last Call for Top 40 Nominees

Feb 24, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 2/24/2016 General Last Call for Top 40 Nominees Kelowna, February 24, 2016 – Let's face it, the Okan...

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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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Government heeds BC Chamber recommendation to tackle tax competitiveness within a balanced B.C. budget

Feb 17, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 2/17/2016 Media Releases Government heeds BC Chamber recommendation to tackle tax competitiveness within a balanced B.C. budget ...

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Canada's Credit Unions - Support for Small Business

Feb 16, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 2/16/2016 Media Releases Canada's Credit Unions - Support for Small Business In Kelowna and right across C...

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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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Climate Change and Canadian Business

Dec 9, 2015

The Canadian Chamber is participating in the COP21 Climate Conference, which is running from November 30 to December 11. Canadian Chamber staff will be producing periodic briefing notes to keep our membership apprised of the proceedings and the poten...

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