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    Friday, November 03, 2017
    Entrepreneurs share the art of the elevator pitch JCI Penticton is hosting an elevator pitch workshopPENTICTON NEWS STAFFOct. 17, 2017 9:09 a.m.BUSINESSLOCAL BUSINESS  Penticton entrepreneur Jason Cox faced the CBC Dragon’s Den successfully by honing his People’s Crafthouse business plan into 90 seconds and now he wants to share the art of the elevator pitch. As part of Small Business Week, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    More than 400 members of the local business community gathered Saturday night at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre for the 30th annual Penticton and Wine Country business excellence awards. Seventeen winners were selected from more than 100 finalists by a secret panel of judges that changes every year. The full list of winners below:   Business of the year Okanagan Hockey Group ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    This year, there were more than 100 businesses nominated for the 17 categories at the annual Business Excellence Awards. “Every one of those nominees really deserves to be celebrated,” said Neil Wyper, president of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, speaking at the gala awards banquet Saturday evening.   It’s a sentiment echoed by Blair Noel, vice-president of the Okanagan ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    The following are the winners of the 30th annual Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards presented Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Business of the Year: Okanagan Hockey Group Business Leader of the Year: Keith MacIntyre (Big Bear Software Ltd.) Young Business Leader of the Year: Mare McHale (Redhead Mare) Winery of the Year: Poplar ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    The best in the biz will soon be recognized in Penticton. The 30th business excellence awards, hosted by the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, takes place on Oct. 14th at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. More than 100 nominees have been chosen as finalists for awards in 17 different categories. "We're looking to recognize the innovations people have come up with to make Penticton a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Proposed changes to the federal tax scheme for small businesses may be the right idea, but are taking too broad of a swipe, according to Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce president Neil Wyper. The federal government’s proposed changes would close three loopholes the Ministry of Finance said are used by high-income individuals to avoid paying their share of income taxes. Wyper said ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, September 22, 2017
    Time is running short if you were planning to make a nomination for this year’s business excellence awards. Nominations close on Sept. 15 for the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence awards, now in their 30th year of recognizing Penticton and area businesses that are setting the standard for excellence and commitment in their fields. This year, they’ve adopted a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    A Penticton business focused on traditional soda making was recognized by the chamber in October. The People's Crafthouse was given the agricultural and agri-business excellence award at the event. "There were a lot of great companies nominated as well, so when I was won I was quite shocked," said owner Jason Cox. The business is a small batch craft soda maker that makes soda pop out of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    A longtime Penticton business was the recipient of the industrial and manufacturing excellence award handed out by the chamber last month. Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd. has been around since the 1950s when Stu Berry and Ted Smith pooled their resources to form the company. Officially incorporated in 1958 the two spent early years doing a variety of things including fruit hauling, which six ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article