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Chamber Kicks Off Business Excellence for 2020

Jul 30, 2020

Kelowna:  While 2020 is proving to be a year different from any other in the Chamber’s history, “Excellence is still at the top of our events roster,” says Chamber President Jeffrey Robinson.  “Recognizing excellence...

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Results of Fourth BC Pulse Check Shows Time May Be Running Out For Some Businesses, Employees

Jul 17, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically affected businesses and communities across the Okanagan and the province and there are more challenges on the horizon according to the latest results from the province-wide Pulse Check survey competed in collaboration with t...

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Kelowna Chamber Calls for (and gets) Clarity on BC/Alberta Inter-Provincial Travel

Jun 24, 2020

The Kelowna Chamber is pleased the Premier listened to the Chamber's urgent request to show leadership in letting the public know that travelers from Alberta are as welcome as ever, provided they adhere to safe distancing and health protocols tha...

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Chamber's Top 40 Program Honours Special Health Care Providers

Jun 17, 2020

The Kelowna Chamber is adding four honorary mentions to its Top Forty Under 40 Program presented by BDO. Top 40 judge Dr Eric Li, Associate Professor in the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Management, suggested the Chamber recognize the contributions made by...

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Chamber Supports Provincial Call "#DifferentTogether"

Jun 12, 2020

Kelowna: Chamber President Jeffrey Robinson is voicing support, on behalf of the Kelowna Chamber and its board for Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin’s call to take the #DifferentTogether pledge. The Lieutenant Governor has reached out to all Bri...

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Kelowna Chamber Major Policy Driver at BC Chamber Annual General Meeting

May 24, 2020

The Kelowna Chamber was busy over the weekend bringing more policy resolutions to the BC Chamber virtual AGM than many of its peers across the province. A leader in developing policies relevant to its members, the Kelowna Chamber saw all nine of its ...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Provincial Restart Plan

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 - Kelowna Chamber joins the BC Chamber of Commerce in Applauding Provincial Restart Plan. Premier Horgan has laid out how BC's economy will safely reopen, a move welcomed by the Kelowna Chamber and BC's business community. Read th...

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#OK We Got This – Launched by Okanagan’s Largest Business Network

Apr 22, 2020

Chambers of Commerce from the US border in the south to Enderby in the north have launched #Ok we got this – a multi-faceted program aimed at providing an Okanagan-wide approach to helping businesses across the valley access information, share ...

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Second COVID-19 Pulse Check Results show many BC Businesses Unconfident in Reopening

Apr 21, 2020

Almost half of B.C. businesses that are temporarily closed not confident in ability to reopen, according to a recent Pulse Check Survey from the BC Chamber of Commerce... read the news release here....

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Pulse-check Survey shows many BC Businesses in Need of Immediate Support

Apr 6, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is significantly hurting British Columbia businesses and their employees... read the full results...

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Mar 20, 2020

BC Chamber-led Survey Reveals Severe Impacts Taking Toll - Calls to action are clear As of March 18, almost 8000 businesses had responded to the survey. We have prepared three online “Insight Stories” with the results: An ov...

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Canadian Chamber publishes "Canada 360 Economic Summit"

Mar 5, 2020

On January 30, 2020, we convened some of Canada’s greatest business minds, all coming together with a common purpose: to find and develop new ideas to stimulate our economy. This was the genesis for the inaugural Canada 360° Economic Summit...

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Confidence in Canada - call for a return to order

Mar 5, 2020

BUSINESS, INDIGENOUS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS call for a return to order, the free movement of goods and people, and a commitment to certainty and future prosperity   Vancouver, March 4, 2020 – A growing chorus of business, Indigenou...

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CHAMBER ANNOUNCES INCOMING BOARD FOR 2020 114th Board to be Sworn in April 2

Mar 3, 2020

The new Board has broad representation from the business and non-profit sectors . . . Read more...

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Statement from the BC Chamber on Teck's Decision to Withdraw Frontier Mine Regulatory Application

Feb 24, 2020

Teck's withdrawal yesterday from the regulatory review process was a serious blow. . . Read full statement...

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BC Chamber Statement on the Ongoing Rail & Infrastructure Blockades

Feb 22, 2020

Wider economic impacts now emerging Read full Statement ...

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BC Chamber of Commerce Responds to Budget 2020

Feb 18, 2020

Overall, Budget 2020 lacks a clearly defined competitiveness strategy that would ultimately support affordability measures long-term Read full response...

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BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin: What is the ultimate goal of the non-Indigenous groups involved in #ShutDownCanada?

Feb 14, 2020

OPINION: Many non-Indigenous protesters appear to be appropriating an Indigenous issue for their own self-serving purposes. It has been difficult to watch the recent protests and the RCMP’s necessary enforcement of a B.C. Supreme Court inj...

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The BC Chamber calls on government and law enforcement to end blockades, rail disruptions

Feb 13, 2020

“Peaceful protest is a sacred Canadian right, but blockades are illegal” says BC Chamber Chief Executive VANCOUVER, February 13, 2020—As CN is forced to shut down significant parts of its national rail network, Canada’s rep...

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Feb 10, 2020

Less than 24 hours after Finance Minister Carole James tables the province’s 2020 Budget, the Kelowna Chamber will analyze the details read more...

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