U.S. Interest Rates about to Rise: What Does It Mean for Canada?

Dec 2, 2015

After seven long years with interest rates at zero, the U.S. Federal Reserve will almost certainly raise rates by 0.25% at its next meeting on December 15. It has been warning about a coming rate hike since 2013. In the last Fed statement, it...

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Kelowna Chamber welcomes Eagle Spirit Energy President

Nov 25, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 11/25/2015 Media Releases Kelowna Chamber welcomes Eagle Spirit Energy President Alternative pipeline prop...

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What exactly is Venture Capital & where does it hide?

Nov 20, 2015

Venture Capital is a critical part of the Canadian economy because it provides the funding that enables innovative, early-stage technology companies to survive and grow. These fast growing firms represent just 5 per cent of the companies in Cana...

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The Red Wave: What it Means for Canadian Business

Nov 9, 2015

Canadians have spoken decisively and given the Liberals a majority that no one thought possible. (Why do we even read polls anymore? Maybe we’d be better off scanning the stars.) Here’s why the pollsters got it wrong. The number o...

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And the Winners Are...

Oct 22, 2015

KELOWNA, October 22, 2015 - Thirty-five finalists were honoured at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and Platinum Sponsors the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Far...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Looks Forward to Working with Steven Fuhr and Dan Albas on Making our Region More Competitive

Oct 21, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 10/21/2015 Media Releases Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Looks Forward to Working with Steven Fuhr and Dan Albas on Making our Region More ...

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Cloud Accounting in Canada

Oct 14, 2015

A common question posed by business owners like you to accounting professionals here in Canada: What’s the best way for a small business owner to generate business income / expense statements and file tax returns efficiently? The answer? It ...

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Business Leader of the Year Announced

Oct 8, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 10/8/2015 Media Releases Business Leader of the Year Announced KELOWNA, October 8, 2015 - The Kelowna Cha...

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TPP Deal has potential to provide $9.9 billion in gains

Oct 6, 2015

Yesterday's announcement that Canada has successfully concluded negotiations to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) came as a great relief to the Chamber.  The economic benefit and jobs this trade agreement will bring our country's com...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds TPP Agrrement

Oct 6, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 10/6/2015 Media Releases Kelowna Chamber Applauds TPP Agrrement Kelowna, October 6, 2015 -The Kelowna Cham...

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Travel, Awards, Best Business Practices - Fall is Underway

Sep 29, 2015

We all say September 1 is the real start of the new year, and 2015 is no exception. Our tremendous staff at the Kelowna Chamber worked away during August to ensure all our September events filled up and shone; here we are staring October in the face,...

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Canada's Budget Surplus as the Holy Grail

Sep 23, 2015

Never in Canadian history has such an abstruse issue of public finance so dominated the election campaign.  Even before the government announced a $1.9-billion surplus for 2014-2015, each party was using the issue as a powerful symb...

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Clean Drinking Water a Concern in Kelowna

Sep 15, 2015

Kelowna City Council outlined priorities yesterday that will guide city operations through to 2018 and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to see clean drinking water on the top of the priority list. Our residents and businesses ...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce applauds Council priorities

Sep 15, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 9/15/2015 Media Releases Kelowna Chamber of Commerce applauds Council priorities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kel...

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Chamber to host Wedding Expo & Fashion Show

Sep 14, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 9/14/2015 Media Releases Chamber to host Wedding Expo & Fashion Show FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kelowna, Septem...

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Business Excellence Award Finalists Announced!

Sep 11, 2015

Thirty-five finalists will be honoured at the 28th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 21st at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort where eleven category recipients will be announced, along with the Business Leader of the Year recipient. ...

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Chamber announces this year's Business Excellence Finalists

Sep 10, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 9/10/2015 Member News Chamber announces this year's Business Excellence Finalists FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ...

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Federal Candidate Business-Focused Q & A

Aug 31, 2015

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is keenly interested in all levels of government and the business environments that encourage economic development. In this light, we are hosting a Federal Candidates Forum on September 25th, 7:30am at the Manteo Resor...

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New Series to Give Women’s Leadership a Boost in Kelowna

Aug 27, 2015

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 8/27/2015 Media Releases New Series to Give Women’s Leadership a Boost in Kelowna FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

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How to Find Time for Social Media

Aug 26, 2015

Small business owners, especially those businesses with under 10 employees, find it extremely difficult to justify the time on social media because it doesn’t lead to predictable, measurable cost savings or revenue. Social media and cont...

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