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Does Kelowna Need to Start Planning for Business Recovery from Floods and Fires Now? April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018

On April 25, the Kelowna Chamber is tackling the subject of Business Recovery in the face of natural disasters. They have invited a panel of three speakers to help business people address the subject of planning for a disaster – a task some bus...

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Concerned British Columbians Launch Campaign to Scrap the Speculation Tax - April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018

“We’ve joined this growing coalition on behalf of our many members, and the large group of business people and visitors to the Okanagan who have let us know this tax could be ruinous to their businesses and to their personal plans to main...

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Chamber and Downtown Kelowna Association concerned about one-year extension of what was to be a temporary emergency shelter in downtown - March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

News of a one year extension to the lease for the emergency shelter that popped up last winter in downtown Kelowna doesn’t come as a complete shock to the Chamber of Commerce as there were hints over the last few weeks that this was going to ha...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Annual Report 2017

Mar 13, 2018

Annual Report 2017 Kelowna Chamber...

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Federal Budget 2018 Reaction from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 28, 2018

Kelowna Chamber Reacts to Federal Budget...

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Federal Budget sparks little excitement from Kelowna Chamber Chamber notes some important fixes – but little to prepare the Canadian economy for the risks that lie ahead

Feb 28, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber has joined the Canadian Chamber in calling Budget 2018 a missed opportunity to increase Canada’s competitiveness through tax measures that encourage private sector investment. Budget 2018 is primarily about spending – ...

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BC's First NDP Budget in 17 years gets a Passing Grade (C+) from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 20, 2018

Kelowna -  Today’s provincial budget aligns the government’s fiscal plan with the policy areas they had already indicated are a priority, those being housing attainability and childcare but unfortunately it leaves the business c...

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Feb 7, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Premiers of Alberta and BC to stop the rhetoric on inter-provincial trade and instead find ways to enhance our economies rather than ramping up a trade dispute that is now harming small businesses and...

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Share Cannabis Tax Revenues Three Ways

Nov 24, 2017

Kelowna:  An equal share of any tax revenue for all three levels of government and a strong role for the private sector are among the key findings of a recent survey the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce conducted on the pending legalization of cannab...

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Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance

Nov 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 8, 2017     Kelowna Chamber speaks out to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance     Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce welcomed the ...

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Kelowna Chamber Applauds Feds' move to lower business tax

Oct 16, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber, which has relentlessly battled against the proposed federal tax policy changes affecting small business since they were announced in July, welcomes the government's plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to red...

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2017 Business Excellence Award Recipients

Oct 13, 2017

Twenty-seven finalists were honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists competed to take home 9 awards in their respective categories in addition to the Business Leader o...

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Business Leader 2017 Announced

Oct 2, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced today that Lane Merrifield will be named 2017 Business Leader, in conjunction with their Business Excellence Award program.   The prestigious Award recognizes and celebrates Lane for his o...

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Sep 26, 2017

FREDERICTON - Kelowna's Chamber received overwhelming support for the policy it tabled at the Canadian Chamber AGM in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The policy resolution calls on the federal government to increase its efforts to prevent z...

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Kelowna Chamber Members Clearly Opposed to Proposed Federal Tax Policy Changes

Sep 19, 2017

Kelowna:  Not surprisingly members of the Kelowna Chamber are overwhelmingly opposed to the proposed tax policy changes.   The findings flow from a recently conducted poll of chamber members.  The results fell into line with those of m...

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Business Excellence Finalists Announced

Sep 13, 2017

KELOWNA, - Twenty-seven finalists will be honoured at the 30th Annual Business Excellence Awards on October 12th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The finalists are competing to take home 9 awards in their respective categories. ...

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Top 5 List for PM Trudeau

Sep 8, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the number of national organizations opposing the recently proposed tax policy changes by the federal government continues to grow.   Forty-two national organizations have now joined th...

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Aug 31, 2017

Kelowna: The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of our members in raising concern over the proposed tax policy changes by the federal government, and is pleased to hear of the formation of the Coalition for Small Busine...

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