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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KELOWNA CHAMBER POLICIES GET SUPPORT AT CANADIAN CHAMBER AGM

Sep 26, 2017

FREDERICTON - Kelowna's Chamber received overwhelming support for the policy it tabled at the Canadian Chamber AGM in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The policy resolution calls on the federal government to increase its efforts to prevent z...

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Kelowna Chamber Members Clearly Opposed to Proposed Federal Tax Policy Changes

Sep 19, 2017

Kelowna:  Not surprisingly members of the Kelowna Chamber are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed tax policy changes.   The findings flow from a recently conducted poll of chamber members.  The results fell into line with those of m...

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Business Excellence Finalists Announced

Sep 13, 2017

KELOWNA, - Twenty-seven finalists will be honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 12th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists are competing to take home 9 awards in their respective categories. ...

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Top 5 List for PM Trudeau

Sep 8, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the number of national organizations opposing the recently proposed tax policy changes by the federal government continues to grow.   Forty-two national organizations have now joined th...

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CONCERN GROWS OVER PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX POLICY CHANGES

Aug 31, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of our members in raising concern over the proposed tax policy changes by the federal government, and is pleased to hear of the formation of the Coalition for Small Busine...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER RAISING CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX POLICY CHANGES

Aug 10, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber is raising a red flag following the recent release of a federal government consultation paper that proposes significant tax policy changes.  "We believe in the principle of having a fair tax system, but are concerned ...

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Agricultural Expo Features Best of Okanagan and Kasugai, Japan

Aug 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 8, 2017 Agricultural Expo Features Best of Okanagan and Kasugai, Japan ...

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Kelowna Chamber Wins Support for Five Policies at 2017 BC Chamber Session

Jun 1, 2017

Kelowna:  The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce joined chambers from across the province last weekend to debate and decide on what policies they would support for the 2017-2018 policy year.  Ten policies were brought forward by the Kelowna Chambe...

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Kelowna Chamber Names New Executive Director

May 4, 2017

Kelowna Chamber Names New Executive Director Kelowna:  Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce today announced the Chamber has named a permanent Executive Director for the 1,350-member organization.  Dan Rogers...

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Big Win for the Province, Big Win for Valley Chambers

Mar 30, 2017

Kelowna:  Premier Christy Clark announced today an additional $3 million in support of fighting invasive mussels in BC waterways.  Clark announced expanded inspection hours, more than double the number of inspectors, more public education, ...

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Kelowna Chamber Marks 111th AGM with full slate of Directors

Mar 15, 2017

Kelowna:  The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual general meeting on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel.  A full slate of directors, including three new faces, was sworn in by Mayor Colin Basran.  Speaking a...

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Kelowna Chamber Supports Recent Hike in Minimum Wage in BC

Mar 3, 2017

Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, said Friday that overall, the Chamber supports a predictable formula for wage increases, one which is tied to inflation, via the Consumer Price Index (CPI). “The Chamber appreciates the provincial ...

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Kelowna Chamber gives BC Budget 2017 a AAA Rating

Feb 22, 2017

Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, gives Budget 2017 from the BC Government a AAA Rating.  “This is a budget that is built for business,” said Dyas on Tuesday, only an hour after Mike de Jong, Finance Minister, delivered the...

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