February 15, 2022
KELOWNA CHAMBER CELEBRATES BC CHAMBER WEEK
Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber has joined chambers across the province in celebrating BC Chamber Week. Originally founded in June of 1906, the Kelowna Chamber continues to serve the business community across the central Okanagan and is recognizing this week with a series of notable experiences and initiatives.
“Our volunteer board is acting as ambassadors all week, visiting our local business members, and taking a pulse check on how they are faring,” says Pamela Pearson, incoming Chair of the Board for the Kelowna Chamber. “For us, this week is a great time to recognize our members and the business community for their tireless efforts to ensure our economy stays strong despite the pandemic.”
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is part of the effort, signing a proclamation naming February 14-20 BC Chamber of Commerce Week, noting that “A strong local business community is a key driver of our local economic prosperity that creates jobs and opportunities for residents and supports community growth.”
Aside from engaging with members, on Thursday, the Kelowna Chamber will also kick off the BDO Top Forty under 40 program with its first two Honourees. Check the Chamber website for details. The Chamber is also marking BC Chamber Week by putting together the final touches on their regional “Show Local Some Love Campaign”.
“We have joined forces with six other Chambers in the Okanagan under the OkanaganWeGotThis banner in putting together a multifaceted media campaign to promote the value of shopping local,” says Kelowna Chamber Executive Director Dan Rogers. “The benefits of buying local are massive when it comes to economic impact. The more you spend locally, the more that investment moves through the local economy creating jobs, supporting local entrepreneurs, and building stronger communities.” The Show Local Some Love campaign is funded by the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Canada.
For more information:
Dan Rogers, Executive Director
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce