The State of the Global Economy

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. Economy is Booming The U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders as third quarter growth came in at 3.5% last week, following on the heels of spectacular 4.6% growth in the previous quarter. The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in O...

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Being CEO of your life – a lesson from Carlos Fox

Nov 17, 2014

It may seem like a pretty straightforward topic, but it’s something that we all seem to struggle with in one form or another: Work-life balance. Spending more time with our kids, regularly going to the gym, having “me time.” Thes...

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Is China Slowing Down or Charging Ahead?

Nov 12, 2014

In recent weeks, we’ve seen many stories in the media about a major slowdown in China. As Canada’s second largest trading partner with $70 billion per year in bilateral trade, it could have a big impact here at home. Should we be ...

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The Loonie's Decline... Is it here to stay?

Nov 6, 2014

The loonie has fallen below 89 cents, a sharp decline for a currency that was stubbornly stuck around parity for almost three years. Is this a temporary tumble or is the loonie going south for a prolonged period of time? Here at the Canadian ...

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Changing a Community based on what we Buy

Oct 24, 2014

Business is changing. Is this a bad thing? Heck no! There’s been a serious trend towards blended value return on investment and large social impact. We’re seeing collaboration from multiple sectors. We’re seeing sponsor dollars b...

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Playing "Matchmaker" to Young Professionals and their Futures

Oct 21, 2014

Kelowna: arguably one of the most beautiful cities in BC. With rolling hills full of vineyards and bike paths, and an incredible entrepreneurial spirit -  it’s no wonder that so many students and young professionals are choosing to call...

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Women in Leadership – What does it mean to you? Who do you think of?

Oct 17, 2014

It’s not about how “anything he can do, she can do better,” nor is it a battle of the sexes. It’s asking the question and taking the time to see what needs to change in order to enable more and more women to take the leap a...

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Throwback Thursday! Kelowna Chamber Past Presidents Remember the year of their Reign

Oct 9, 2014

Recently the Past Presidents of the Kelowna Chamber got together over a nice hot breakfast at Deli-City to discuss the current initiatives of the Chamber, past accomplishments and milestones, and discussed our goals for the future. They had some grea...

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410 Businesses visited by Business Walkers from EDC, Chamber and City

Oct 7, 2014

October already!  WOW. Several of the staff, Board and Ambassadors kicked off small business month by participating in the Business Walk yesterday. Approximately 410 businesses were visited!   It was a great day to be out ...

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Our lakes shall remain clean

Sep 29, 2014

As I drive down bridge hill and across the William R. Bennet Bridge I take in the glorious view of Okanagan Lake and am nearly blinded by the sparkle of the sun's rays glistening off of the surface. Oh what a beautiful place we live in! Most Okan...

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Taking the Lead with Ryan Walters at New Executive Series

Sep 24, 2014

“ How hungry are you?” A question that Ryan Walters frequently asks – and no, he isn’t referring to what he should make for dinner, or if you would like one serving or two. This former NHL wonder joined us for an inspiring ...

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Kelowna should be proud of its Young People

Sep 22, 2014

September is a month of new beginnings for many... the beginning of a new school year for students,  the beginning of the meteorological autumn for the northern hemisphere, and the beginning of Top Forty Under 40 presented by BDO. ...

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