Kelowna Chamber Sees All Policies Adopted at BC Chamber Policy Session - May 25, 2018

May 28, 2018

With nearly 400 votes up for grabs, the Kelowna Chamber tabled six policies at last weekend’s annual BC Chamber policy session in Kamloops for delegates.  Months of work with Kelowna business members led up to the writing of the policies, ...

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Provincial Chambers Back Kelowna Anti-Speculation Tax Policy - May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

The policy sessions at the BC Chamber annual policy and AGM conference are always lively with differing views. But, on Friday in Kamloops at the 2018 Policy Conference, the Kelowna Chamber stood up to present its “Anti-Canadian Tariff – P...

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Kelowna Chamber Takes the Lead in Advocacy for Business - May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Okanagan Valley Chambers Gear up for BC Chamber AGM: The proposed speculation tax, the new payroll tax, and electoral reform top the list of policy concerns as the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce prepares for the BC Chamber AGM which is scheduled to begi...

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Trade Accelerator Program coming to Kelowna - April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with the World Trade Centre to help local businesses tap into new export markets. Full bursaries are offered to qualifying business people. Read more...

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Kelowna Chamber reacts to Supreme Court of Canada’s R v Comeau Decision - April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has joined the Canadian Chamber and other business organizations in expressing disappointment in the Supreme Court’s April 19 decision on R v Comeau.  “We appreciate the importance of the case and...

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Does Kelowna Need to Start Planning for Business Recovery from Floods and Fires Now? April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018

On April 25, the Kelowna Chamber is tackling the subject of Business Recovery in the face of natural disasters. They have invited a panel of three speakers to help business people address the subject of planning for a disaster – a task some bus...

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Concerned British Columbians Launch Campaign to Scrap the Speculation Tax - April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018

“We’ve joined this growing coalition on behalf of our many members, and the large group of business people and visitors to the Okanagan who have let us know this tax could be ruinous to their businesses and to their personal plans to main...

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Chamber and Downtown Kelowna Association concerned about one-year extension of what was to be a temporary emergency shelter in downtown - March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

News of a one year extension to the lease for the emergency shelter that popped up last winter in downtown Kelowna doesn’t come as a complete shock to the Chamber of Commerce as there were hints over the last few weeks that this was going to ha...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Annual Report 2017

Mar 13, 2018

Annual Report 2017 Kelowna Chamber...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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