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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
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    While forest fires rage across B.C., causing massive damage to property and homes, an American-based nanotechnology company is manufacturing what they believe to be the future of fire retardant in Penticton. Total Nano is headquartered in New Jersey, but local resident and company partner Rod Ferguson oversees manufacturing at a plant on Commercial Way. Their latest product, called FP 2.3, ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is announcing the resignation of its executive director, Brandy Maslowki. Maslowski joined the chamber in 2015 and will remain in her current role until Aug. 21, 2017, according to a media release “The Board of Directors wishes Brandy well in her new role,” the statement reads, adding the search for a new executive director will begin ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 8:14 pm ANDREW STUCKEY/Osoyoos Today | 0 comments OSOYOOS — A company that manages high-end restaurants in the South Okanagan is taking a proactive route to finding accommodations for prospective employees. Vintage Hospitality provides management services for Mica at Spirit Ridge, Burrowing Owl’s Sonora Room, Liquidity Bistro in Okanagan Falls and also ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 24, 2017
    This is the fourth in a monthly series featuring the charities and nonprofits recognized by Penticton’s 100 Women Who Care. Four times a year, the group meets to award three local charities a monetary grant. The Penticton Art Gallery was recognized by 100 Women Who Care in June, along with Citizens on Patrol and the Alzheimers Association. The gallery was given $500 by the group. "It' means ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Summer art markets begin this Sunday in Penticton, running until September 3.  The markets takes place on the grounds of the Leir House at 220 Manor Park Avenue, starting July 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We welcome vendor sellers of arts, crafts and local food products, and musicians to perform for the Sundays as well," Sharon Lawrence, Penticton Arts Council office administrator. "We also ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    The International Triathlon Union world championships are approaching fast and their economic impact on the community expected to top $8 million. ITU organizer Michael Brown, with the support of the City of Penticton and Travel Penticton, won the bid for the ITU’s inaugural world championships which will be held Aug. 18 to 27. Athletes are coming from all over the world, according to Brown, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    The countdown is on. In less than one month, the world will come to Penticton for the ITU Multisport World Championships Festival Aug. 18 - 27. Festival executive director Michael Brown visited city council on Tuesday to deliver an update on an event that will bring in 3,600 athletes from 42 countries for six world championship races over 10 days. Brown told council the average nightly stay ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    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
    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 the Penticton ...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 Wyper, who takes over from ...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." The awards ...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 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
    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 fix ...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, made the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    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 Street, a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release