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    Thursday, April 20, 2017
    A loss of jobs at the Britco manufacturing plant likely won't foreshadow any trends in one of the city's foremost industries, according to Penticton's chamber of commerce president. The comments come after the vast majority of staff at the Britco facilities in Penticton were laid off in the company's efforts to build up a backlog of orders and restructure the production line to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Sponsored by Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. | Impress Branded Content Spring is a busy time for the agricultural industry, and equally so for Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. The parts department of this award-winning, Okanagan-based business is ready to help get you going. Slimline’s retail counter was established when many of the industrial products suppliers had closed up shop, leaving Slimline ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Deborah Moore has been named RE/MAX of Western Canada’s Broker of The Year Award in the Multiple Office category. “I accept this award on behalf of my outstanding sales teams as it is because of the hard work and dedication of our sales associates that I am receiving this recognition” said Moore in a press release. Moore, described as a dynamic take charge go-getter purchased ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Penticton barrister Neil Wyper is moving into the president’s chair of the Penticton &Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. Wyper, of Wyper Law, was elected to take over the helm of the chamber at Wednesday’s annual general meeting and he has set a grassroots mandate for his upcoming two-year term. “There’s more to explore in terms of what people are after,” said ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Neil Wyper will be taking the helm of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce after an election at the chamber's annual general meeting on Wednesday. Five directors returning for second year of a two-year term, while an election was held to fill the remaining 10 vacancies on the board. Previously headed up by Michael Magnusson, the chamber voted Neil Wyper as board president during ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday elected a new board of directors. Neil Wyper (Wyper Law) is in as president, Julie Read (Wildstone Group) will serve as vice-president, Tracy Van Raes (Total Restoration) is the treasurer and Michael Magnusson (Cascades Casino) moves to past-president. Directors are: Don Brown (Brown Benefits), Daryl Clarke (independent), Jason Cox ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    A Penticton business has been on a roll since it opened, garnering yet more recognition at an event this week. Winecrush won best concept at the Small Business B.C. Awards held in Vancouver on Thursday night. "We are feeling really, really happy and excited," said Tyson Still, who co-founded the business with Bill Broddy. "We have just been on an amazing journey this year." ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    This is the eighth in a series recognizing businesses that took home awards from the 29th business excellence awards held by the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. A Penticton creative firm that focuses on a broad spectrum of digital multimedia was one of the businesses to take home an award from the chamber event in October. DM Productions, owned by Dave Mai, won the home based ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Absorbing a higher minimum wage Okanagan businesse advocate for reductions in other operating costs BARRY GERDING Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 4:30pm NEWS The Okanagan business community is largely supportive of the minimum wage increase initiative adopted by the provincial government. But the need for advance notice of wage increases along with reduced taxation and service costs to balance against ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Dignitaries met on the front steps of Penticton City Hall on Monday to celebrate a birthday. In recognition of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 110th anniversary this year, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit proclaimed “Chamber Week.” Chamber President Michael Magnusson said a strong chamber is crucial for a city. “We couldn’t do it without the city, and we’d ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    The owner of a business that offers fun activities to Penticton visitors and residents was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce in October. Diana Stirling, the owner of LocoLanding Adventure Park, was the recipient of the Business Leader of the Year Award. "It's an honour to receive this because I have a tremendous amount of respect for the chamber and business community in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Penticton has formally signed on to bring the first-ever ITU Multisport World Championship Festival this summer. The ten-day event marks the first time all of the ITU world championship events have been held at the same time in the same city, and comes about two years after the city's initial bid for the event in 2015. ITU announced Penticton as the host city for the event in May 2015. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Lachi cooking up success with Penticton chamber After losing his job of 30 years, Jaswinder Grewal and wife Surinder Pal decided to begin a new chapter in their lives. MARK BRETT Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 6:00am BUSINESS After losing his job of 30 years, Jaswinder Grewal and wife Surinder Pal decided to begin a new chapter in their lives and opened Lachi’s Indian Restaurant. It was their vision to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    A business whose goal is to provide a better building experience was the recipient of an award from the Chamber of Commerce in October. The Wildstone Group of Companies was recognized for workplace culture excellence. "We are very proud of the award because it shows we have the right team and a great team in place in order to get this," said Julie Read, the manager of people and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Offering a unique product, and a whole lot of hard work has earned a new Penticton business two chamber excellence awards. The Wine Crush Market received the new business and sustainability excellence awards at the October event. "We were very shocked to get the two awards," said part owner Tyson Still. "This has all been very overwhelming, but it's good because it took a lot ...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
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    PENTICTON - Winecrush is proud to partner with the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce, on a new event focused on new locally sourced menu items served at local restaurants from February 17 – 26, 2017. Restaurants in the Penticton area have come on board to support this good cause. In the coming weeks it will become extremely popular for restaurants to feature new dishes, prix ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has moved to 102 Ellis St. They are still renovating at the location, but will welcome walk-ins the first week in July. "We are thrilled to be downtown in our own bricks-and-mortar building that is even more accessible to our membership," said executive director Brandy Maslowski. The chamber, previously located in the visitor centre , ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, January 30, 2017
    The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce (new window) were preparing to move their office to a new location, but with only four staff members who have the responsibility of serving 570 chamber members, they couldn’t afford to spend all their time preparing for the big move. They needed an extra staff member. Brandy Maslowski, the Executive Director, decided to turn to the Neil ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Monday, January 09, 2017
    Penticton, British Columbia Prepare to hear a lot more about Penticton, British Columbia , in 2017. This town is playing host to the 2017 Western Canada Cup in late April through early May. Taking place at the South Okanagan Events Centre, the 13-game tournament pits the best junior “A” teams against each other for sweet, sweet glory. Be sure to look out for Penticton Vees, the local ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Friday, January 06, 2017
    The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2016. The group moved into a new building and held a well-attended business excellence awards. "Those would be our two huge highlights for the chamber," said executive director Brandy Maslowski. The chamber moved from the Penticton Wine Country Visitor Centre to a new location downtown on Ellis ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release