Kelowna Chamber calls for Improved Communications, Greater Engagement with Businesses, and Use of Regulations over Prohibition as Province Reopens Gyms and Fitness Centres.

Jan 18, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE January 18, 2022   KELOWNA CHAMBER CALLS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS, GREATER ENGAGEMENT WITH BUSINESSES, AND USE OF REGULATIONS OVER PROHIBITION AS PROVINCE REOPENS GYMS AND FITNESS CENTRES.   Kelowna: - The Kelown...

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Top 40 Under 40 Competition Underway at Kelowna Chamber

Jan 13, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE January 13, 2022   Top 40 Under 40 Competition Underway at Kelowna Chamber Kelowna: The enduringly popular “Top 40” program presented by BDO LLP through the Kelowna Chamber is launching for its seventh ...

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Kelowna Chamber Ready to Help with Rapid Test Kits

Dec 22, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE December 22, 2021   KELOWNA CHAMBER READY TO HELP WITH RAPID TEST KITS BC puts in place new restrictions to reduce risk of spread of new variant.   Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on businesse...

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Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards

Dec 2, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE December 2, 2021   KELOWNA CHAMBER BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Rock’n Resilience Finalists announced as 45 businesses move forward   Kelowna: The 2021 Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards moved into ...

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Chamber Welcomes Increase In Capacity Limits

Nov 30, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE November 30, 2021   CHAMBER WELCOMES INCREASE IN CAPACITY LIMITS Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber is relieved the province has responded to repeated requests to reconsider the 50% capacity limit that Interior Health had in ...

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Business Excellence Awards - Nominations are in and it’s a long list with more than 200 received

Nov 26, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE November 26, 2021   BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS Nominations are in and it’s a long list with more than 200 received   Kelowna: The 2021 Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards are moving into the judg...

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Chamber Reacts to Provincial Announcement on Paid Sick Leave

Nov 25, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE  November 25, 2021    CHAMBER REACTS TO PROVINCIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON PAID SICK LEAVE  Kelowna: The provincial announcement of five days mandated paid sick leave is a tough pill to swallow for many small bus...

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Kelowna Chamber Sees Policies Adopted at Canadian Chamber

Oct 28, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE  October 28, 2021    KELOWNA CHAMBER SEES POLICIES ADOPTED AT CANADIAN CHAMBER  Annual Session Attracts 800+ Attendees from Across Country    The Kelowna Chamber took part in lively policy...

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Kelowna Chamber Talks Valley Issues to Provincial Finance Committee

Sep 29, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE September 29, 2021   KELOWNA CHAMBER TALKS VALLEY ISSUES TO PROVINCIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE Chamber Executive Highlights Numerous Concerns in Advance of Budget 2022 Kelowna: Chamber Executive Director Dan Rogers too...

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Kelowna Chamber Members Surveyed on Concept of Vaccine Card Verification System

Aug 24, 2021

Kelowna:  A majority of businesses in the Kelowna area appear supportive of a vaccine verification card announced by the Province on Monday, but opposition to the plan exists and there remain many important questions to be answered.  The...

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Tighter Restrictions Should be Matched with Greater Government Support

Aug 6, 2021

KELOWNA – The Province has announced tighter restrictions in the central Okanagan following continued rise in COVID-19 transmission. “This is a major blow to the business community and the community at large and we hope as the province re...

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Kelowna Chamber Celebrates Best Golf Tournament to Date

Jul 23, 2021

KELOWNA - The Kelowna Chamber hosted a record number 156 golfers at the 36th annual chamber golf tournament this week. Presented by Parke Pacific Projects Ltd. the event was held at the Harvest Golf Club and was fortunate to experience little smoke a...

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Official Opposition Leader Addresses Valley Chambers

Jun 10, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE June 10, 2021   Official Opposition Leader Addresses Valley Chambers Kelowna: The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition and Conservative Party MP for Durham, Ontario...

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Policies Passed at BC Chamber AGM Will Help Businesses Compete, Innovate, and BE Inclusive in Post-Pandemic Era

Jun 6, 2021

On May 28-29 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade from across the province gathered online at the 69th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the BC Chamber of Commerce. The event included the annual policy sessions where 70 policy resolutions,...

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Kelowna Chamber Policies Soar Through Annual BC Policy Session

May 29, 2021

MEDIA RELEASE May 29, 2021 Kelowna Chamber Policies Soar Through Annual BC Policy Session Kelowna:  The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce submitted nine policies to the BC Chamber AGM held over the weekend and all of them received support.&nb...

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Kelowna Chamber Vows to Continue to Advocate for Business Amid Extended Restrictions

Apr 20, 2021

NEWS RELEASE April 20, 2021      KELOWNA CHAMBER VOWS TO CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR BUSINESS  AMID EXTENDED RESTRICTIONS   Kelowna: On Monday, the provincial government announced that it will be extending the ...

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Kelowna Chamber Weighs in on BC Budget 2021

Apr 20, 2021

NEWS RELEASE  April 20, 2021    KELOWNA CHAMBER WEIGHS IN ON BC BUDGET 2021    Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber spent Tuesday examining Budget 2021 as tabled by BC Finance Minister Selina Robinson in the Legislatur...

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Kelowna Chamber Gives Federal Budget 2021 Passing Grade

Apr 19, 2021

NEWS RELEASE April 19, 2021      KELOWNA CHAMBER GIVES FEDERAL BUDGET 2021 PASSING GRADE   Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber is giving the federal budget a preliminary passing grade but says a final mark depends on execu...

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Kelowna Chamber Calls on Province to Establish Clear Regional Benchmarks to Drive Future Decision Making

Mar 29, 2021

NEWS RELEASE  March 29, 2021  KELOWNA CHAMBER CALLS ON PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH CLEAR REGIONAL BENCHMARKS TO DRIVE FUTURE DECISION MAKING  KELOWNA -   The Kelowna Chamber says it’s time to rally behind the many busi...

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TAP Program Moves Business Ahead

Mar 19, 2021

NEWS RELEASE March 19, 2021 TAP PROGRAM MOVES BUSINESS AHEAD Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber is looking for small businesses in the Okanagan that want to grow, increase exports, and expand their revenue streams. The Chamber is excited to be par...

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