Participating Chambers & Boards of Trade
"As a smaller regional chamber representing Osoyoos, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and surrounding areas we are happy to be part of this greater regional initiative. It is so important, now more than ever, that we are all working together to support one another and to multiply our efforts in the stabilization and recovery of our Okanagan communities."
"It is exciting to be part of a proactive initiative that focuses on emerging from the COVID-19 situation in a way that impacts our business, and indeed our entire community, up and down the Valley,” said Nicole Clark, President of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. “Pooling our resources and expertise makes us better and stronger, together.”
“We are proud to be part of this valley-wide initiative. It’s great to see all our chambers getting together to help all our communities. Using our combined experience, resources and ideas, we can survive and then thrive in this interesting time for both business and residents alike,” said Kubek.
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“This is an important initiative and the Peachland Chamber is proud to be a member of this. It allows us to pool our resources and contacts to deal with this as one voice,” Patrick Van Minsel the Peachland Chamber representative says.
“The Greater Westside Board of Trade is pleased to join the other Chambers in the Okanagan spearheading an initiative to help business in these difficult times. OK we got this!”
“This is our expertise,” says Jeffrey Robinson, President of the Kelowna Chamber. “While governments play a key role, chambers are singularly positioned to drive local economic recovery: we know how to do this, we’ve got the structure, and the people.”
“We are uniquely positioned with our bricks and mortar chamber offices not only in the Okanagan, but in over 120 rural and urban communities around the province. Our network is singularly equipped to help BC’s economy get back on its feet. Chambers have access to thousands of British Columbians who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. Our staff members, board directors, business member leaders and partners are prepared to move mountains.” Dan Rogers, Executive Director, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Madsen, President, says “As a small community, we value our Chamber partnerships throughout the valley. This collaborative and forward-thinking initiative sends a strong message of unity and by working together, we will have a much better chance of revitalizing not only our business sectors, but our communities as a whole.”
“Chambers of commerce have been the leading voice of business in the Okanagan for more than 100 years and we have the people, the expertise and a passion for this tremendous region,” said Krystin Kempton, Greater Vernon Chamber President.
"Information fights fear. Accessible, accurate information gives businesses the tools they need to fight fear and focus on maintaining the local businesses we love... which gives us all hope that a better day will soon dawn."