September is Literacy Month

Sep 20, 2022

In celebration of Literacy Month, Project Literacy has launched The ‘Friends of Literacy’ Program. This unique initiative supports the growth of literacy in Kelowna. Annual contributions will enable Project Literacy to continue to respond...

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Member Spotlight: Realtor Julie Collins

Aug 17, 2022

This week we are highlighting new member, Realtor Julie Collins with Royal LePage Kelowna, Reuter Kotler Real Estate Team. Julie is excited to help you with your real estate needs. Julie values the benefits of continued education which p...

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Member Spotlight: Summit Commercial Insurance Solutions

Aug 9, 2022

Headquartered in Kelowna, yet operating across Canada, Summit Commercial Insurance Solutions is a full-service commercial property & casualty insurance brokerage firm.  Summit focuses on construction, contracting, real estate, hospitality, t...

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Member Spotlight: Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting

Aug 3, 2022

This week we got to know Karine Lawrence from Sirocco Food + Wine Consulting. Sirocco provides training and consulting services to small and medium food and beverage businesses in Canada and the United States. Based in Kelowna, Sirocco also supports ...

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Member Spotlight: Grace & Flow

Jul 27, 2022

This week we welcome new member Grace & Flow to the Kelowna Chamber! Owner Jessica Nobrega, a former scientist from the environmental industry, is an energetic and positive individual who is passionate about community. A 500hr Registered Yoga Ins...

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Member Spotlight: The Always Care Consulting Company

Jul 11, 2022

What do you do when you arrive in a new country and start a business just before a pandemic wipes out the market and puts a halt to face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities? That’s what happened to Kirsten and Paul Moxness, of The ...

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Member Spotlight: Be.neat Studio

Jun 28, 2022

Declutter, organize, pack, design. Be.neat Studio helps families transform spaces to free up time and space in their lives!     Sarah Grant, Founder & Principal, recently moved from Toronto where she supported several re...

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Member Spotlight: by KARRI

Jun 14, 2022

This week we would like to spotlight new member Tracy J, Founder of by KARRI. An advocate for taking care of our own health, Tracy set out on a mission to help create a solid foundation of wellness and healthy choices with children. She does thi...

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Member Spotlight: Kelowna Software

Jun 8, 2022

We are excited to welcome Kelowna Software as a new member of the Kelowna Chamber. Locally owned and operated, Kelowna Software is a full-service technology provider that delivers on Software Development, Website Design, and IT Services.   Ke...

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Member Spotlight: Brett Boholij from the Welcome Home Team by Century 21

Mar 7, 2022

As a proud Kelowna resident, Brett Boholij is indeed your neighbourhood REALTOR®.  He lives with his wife, Emily on Harrison Court in Upper Mission and can quite often be seen strolling the neighbourhood with his two dogs Odin and Penelope.&...

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Member Spotlight: Strut Footwear & Apparel

Feb 16, 2022

This week we got to know Shandi Schwartz from Strut Footwear & Apparel. Locally owned and operated, Strut boasts an exceptional collection of European made, sophisticated, fashion-forward footwear for the professional and fashion-conscious woman....

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Paid Sick Leave in B.C. – The Devil Is In The Details (Guest Blog)

Feb 7, 2022

  Paid Sick Leave in B.C. – The Devil Is In The Details Robert Smithson - Smithson Employment Law Corporation I recently discussed the B.C. government’s step of adding an entitlement to paid sick leave to B.C.’s Employme...

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Member Spotlight: Supplement World

Feb 3, 2022

This week we got to know Ed Machart from Supplement World. Locally owned and operated, Supplement World offers competitively priced supplements to Kelowna, alongside the best customer service and advice in the industry. Ed and his team take the time ...

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Member Spotlight: Aspen Films

Jan 19, 2022

This week we got to know Logan Foth from Aspen Films, a video production company that specializes in helping Canadians bring their video dreams to life, from individuals, to small businesses, to national associations. As a new member, we're excit...

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Member Spotlight: Papa Murphy's Pizza

Jan 6, 2022

This week we chatted with Amit from Papa Murphy's Pizza to learn more about their team's journey so far in Kelowna after opening late last year, and what they're planning for the future. Papa Murphy’s pioneered the Take ‘N&...

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New Provincial Paid Sick Day Policy - What You Need to Know

Dec 22, 2021

New Provincial Paid Sick Day Policy - What You Need to Know Paid sick leave will be standard for workers in British Columbia beginning Jan. 1, 2022, with a minimum of five paid sick days each year. BC becomes the first province in Canada to legisla...

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Member Spotlight: Omega Communications Ltd.

Dec 14, 2021

This week we chatted with Warren Saari, President and CEO of Omega Communications Ltd. to learn more about their journey so far in Kelowna, and what they're planning for the future. What is something you wish you knew when you first began? It...

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Member Guest Blog: NEW Paid Sick Day Policy - What You Need to Know

Dec 6, 2021

Recently it was announced that all employees who fall under the Employment Standards Act here in BC will be eligible to receive five employer-paid sick days following the completion of their probationary period (90 days of employment). This comes int...

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Member Spotlight: Okanagan Sunrise Construction

Nov 30, 2021

Recently our team connected with 25 year Chamber member Nick Franz, Owner and President of Okanagan Sunrise Construction to learn more about their business, and what's on the horizon for the future. A bit about Okanagan S...

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ConneXions Newsletter - November 30, 2021

Nov 30, 2021

In this weeks Chamber newsletter, we want to know what's keeping you up at night, join us as we celebrate our Business Excellence nominees, MLA update next week, and more. Read the full newsletter HERE....

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