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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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Kelowna Chamber Names Interim Executive Director

Feb 14, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Board of the Chamber has engaged long-time Chamber member and supporter, Ken Bessason as Interim Executive Director. Bessason has agreed to fill the position while the Chamber recruit...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Province’s Decision to Maintain Credit Union Tax Status One More Year

Feb 10, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce expressed its support today for the Provincial Government’s decision allowing credit unions to keep their preferential tax advantage at least through 2017. Tom Dyas, President of the Kelowna Chamber, said &ldq...

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KELOWNA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PLEASED THAT NATIONAL PARK IN SOUTH OKANAGAN-SIMILKAMEEN ONE STEP CLOSER

Jan 31, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, which submitted policy in support of a national park in the south Okanagan to the BC Chambers AGM in the spring of 2014, reacted positively this week to a new provincial government announcement. Mary Polak, BC Envi...

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Leadership change for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Jan 7, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the organization will be starting the new year with a search to replace outgoing CEO, Caroline Grover. Ms. Grover held the CEO position since 2011, and was...

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Chamber speaks out against safe injection site

Dec 1, 2016

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce supports the position of the Downtown Kelowna Association in its opposition to a supervised consumption site being located on Leon, at the proposed 477 Leon Avenue location or anywhere else in that area. The K...

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Proposed Changes to the Canada Pension Plan

Jun 23, 2016

On Monday (June 20), the provincial and federal governments announced they had agreed on changes to the Canada Pension Plan. Although details aren't available at this time, the increases are expected to be substantial. This expansion poses signif...

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B.C.'s Chambers call for dialogue toward a value-added tax, mobility pricing to fund transportation and better access to Canada Job Grant

Jun 1, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 6/1/2016 Media Releases B.C.'s Chambers call for dialogue toward a value-added tax, mobility pricing to fund transportation and better a...

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Canada's Defense Minister to Address Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

Mar 23, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 3/23/2016 Media Releases Canada's Defense Minister to Address Kelowna Chamber of Commerce On Friday April ...

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Government heeds BC Chamber recommendation to tackle tax competitiveness within a balanced B.C. budget

Feb 17, 2016

ARTICLE Date ArticleType 2/17/2016 Media Releases Government heeds BC Chamber recommendation to tackle tax competitiveness within a balanced B.C. budget ...

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