As Summer Comes to Kelowna, It's Time to Look at the Numbers

Jul 7, 2017

June is typically a month when business figures attract declining attention. Office staffs thin out, and vacation time distracts readers from their daily following of the TSE, and the Dow. Having said that, May figures and early June figures conti...

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Chamber Update

Jun 5, 2017

The Chamber, along with many other businesses and residents, had an upbeat May, despite its building on Harvey Avenue being smack dab in the middle of the Regional District’s emergency flood watch map.  Seeing our building in the midst of ...

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The Truth About the Gap: Encouraging Leadership Diversity with the Pinnacle Series

May 10, 2017

Passionate about growing leaders of tomorrow and encouraging women in our community to prosper, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Crowe MacKay for a 2nd year bringing you The Pinnacle Series on May 17th from 7:30 am - 9:00 am. Guest ...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Apr 28, 2017

Volunteering creates a lasting legacy that transforms the lives of the people who volunteer and the people that benefit. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity we can all take to recognize volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our ...

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Kelowna Chamber Directors for 2017-18

Mar 3, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Directors today, following the close of its election yesterday at 3:00 p.m.  All directors will be sworn in on March 15 at the Chamber’s 111th AGM at the Delta Grand by Mayor Colin Basran....

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What to expect when you're expecting (a Federal Budget)

Feb 28, 2017

Can you feel the excitement in the air? A brand new federal budget is about to be delivered into the world. A precious bundle of joy, full of hopes, expectations and the future of the Canadian economy will come screaming into the House of Commons...

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Kelowna Chamber hosting Women of Wine

Jan 9, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting Women of Wine Luncheon Panel set in Kelowna Yacht Club’s scenic dining room on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:45 am until 1:30 pm. Panelists include three local female leaders in the ...

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2016 Kelowna Industry Highlights & 2017 Plans

Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year! This month we will help you plan your new year ahead with our partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, to bring you a half-day seminar on Thursday January 26 at the Coast Capri. The subject: Economic Outlook and Analysis...

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Kelowna Chamber Annual Highlights & Accomplishments - 2016

Dec 27, 2016

2016 was a year of new milestones for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. Not only did we accomplish membership growth, but increasingly, members saw the value of being connected and being part of an organization that contributes to the good of the comm...

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What the economy is saying for BC and Kelowna Business

Dec 7, 2016

Thank you to all of those who participated in the "Collective Perspective" survey sent out last month by BC Chamber President. The results discovered a strong confidence among the business community in both the current health of t...

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How Simple Breakroom Tweaks can improve Workplace Productivity

Nov 22, 2016

With many people feeling busier at work than they’ve ever been, some are simply forgetting to take breaks. In fact, our survey found half of employees feel they can’t leave their desk to take a break, despite 90 percent of emplo...

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And the Award goes to...

Oct 20, 2016

A red carpet entrance. A professional photoshoot. Cocktail Reception... this was the scene at the 29th Business Excellence Awards. Finalists making their way through the crowd were treated to a life-sized illuminated ice sculpture of the crystal aw...

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2016 Business Leader Announced

Oct 7, 2016

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced today that Tony Stewart has been named 2016 Business Leader. The award recognizes and celebrates Tony for his outstanding contribution to the business community in the Central Okanagan.  Tony ...

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Top 40 Program Grows Up...

Sep 22, 2016

Yesterday was the launch of our third-edition of the Top 40 Program presented by BDO, however new this year -  the program will feature Over 40s! That's right, for all of you amazing people that didn't qualify for the Top 40 Under 40 pro...

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2016 Finalists Announced - Business Excellence Awards

Sep 13, 2016

The judges have narrowed down the sixty-two semi-finalists -  and determined that thirty finalists will be honoured at this year's Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Business Development Bank of Canada ...

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Falling for the Economy: A compilation of the experts' forecasts

Sep 6, 2016

As September opens, it’s timely to look at the economic predictors for the fall and winter for BC and Kelowna, and for Canada. Much of the data is encouraging for our province. With thanks to our sources, we'll synopsize here what we’...

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Kelowna Businesses Stay Busy in the Summer

Aug 19, 2016

 It’s been a busier summer so far than we anticipated – it must be human nature to believe that because school is out and the sun is shining – weakly at times, through the summer rains – that business takes a breather. ...

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Global Backlash: Is it Time to Rethink Our Approach to Trade?

Jul 28, 2016

The overarching theme at last week’s Republican convention was one of anger—fury at government and “a rigged system” and rage at an economy that is supposedly “not working.” But, Donald Trump’s biggest ap...

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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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