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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
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has announced Kim Kirkham as its new executive director. Kirkham is a senior personal banking officer at Valley First Credit Union and community engagement coordinator at the South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre, according to her LinkedIn profile. She is also host chair for the 2018 Scotties Curling Championships. “The amount of impact ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, 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
    The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is launching a campaign opposed to changes coming to the small business tax code. "The proposed tax changes will hurt many of our local businesses. After legitimately relying on long-standing rules, entrepreneurs deserve a better consultation process before changes of this magnitude are introduced,” chamber president Neil Wyper said. Wyper ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
    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, July 28, 2017
    Parkers Chrysler and Janet Parker have collectively donated $25,000 to Discovery House. “This is an immense help," said executive house director Jerome Abraham. "We had no idea it would be such a generous amount." Parkers Chrysler raised $7,720 during their June Fundraiser for Discovery House’s new building on Winnipeg Street by committing $100 for every vehicle sold and $10 for every oil ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    From press release: A star-studded group of elite triathletes representing all facets of the Triathlon Canada Nation will lead more than 1,000 Canadians to the start line in one month’s time at the first-ever Multisport World Championships in Penticton, B.C., August 18-27, 2017. Canada will field the nation’s top professional athletes for the historic event that will crown World Champions in ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness in Business Brandy Maslowski is the Executive Director at the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 778.476.3111 or director@penticton.org. PENTICTON - “October 3, 2014 – My phone rang at 4:30AM It was the security company advising that disaster had struck," says Ryan Wuthe, Operations Manager, Boyd Autobody & Glass Penticton. "I ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Monday, July 17, 2017
    On Sunday evening, Whole Foods Market in Penticton shut its doors for good. Whole Foods Market, which has been bought by Nature's Fare, is a local organic health food store. The market, that isn't affiliated with the American chain Whole Foods Market, has impacted the health food residents of the community.  "Over the years I’ve had people say they chose to move to Penticton because of the big ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, 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." The awards ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Absorbing a higher minimum wage Okanagan businesse advocate for reductions in other operating costsBARRY GERDINGThu Mar 2nd, 2017 4:30pmNEWS           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 like to hope that the city ...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 Penticton," she ...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 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    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 serve fresh, delicious and most importantly, authentic Indian cuisine similar to the fine quality and flavour-packed dishes they grew up with in the Punjab region of India.“Mom is extremely good at cooking, that is her ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    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: General News Article, Chamber
    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
    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 of hard work, ...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