First and foremost, the Chamber is here to serve your business needs to ensure your success in the Penticton business community. Our offices are open 8-4, Monday through Friday with a friendly, open door policy whenever a member drops in to say hello. We value your feedback and are constantly seeking new ways to improve our programs and services. Please, NEVER hesitate to let us know how we’re doing!
One of the ways by which we offer our support is through ongoing business seminars, training and workshops. Available to Members Only, seminars are a great way to brush up or learn brand new skills to use in your business while networking and making connections with fellow Chamber members.
Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming seminars!
Board Room Rentals
Two spaces at the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce are available for booking. Our Main Boardroom seats up to 34 people and our Small Boardroom seats up to eight. For complete details on booking our Main Boardroom or Small Boardroom, please look at the 2016 Meeting Space Rates & Regulations guide.
Request a Room Booking
Neil Squire Society - Working Together Program
The Neil Squire Society’s Working Together Program is a wage subsidy employment program for persons with disabilities. The program provides wage subsidy to employers who hire participants.While removing barriers and introducing potential employees to job opportunities, employers will experience the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities.
Visit the Neil Squire Society page for complete information.
South Okanagan-Similkameen Literacy Now
The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce helps oversee the administration and operations of SO-S Literacy Now. Literacy Now is dedicated to improving literacy in our region and delivers many programs throughout the year to help address the needs of the community.
For more information on what Literacy Now does and how you can get involved and access these services, please visit: http://www.literacynowso-s.ca/
Micro Business Training
Interested in receiving up to $1500 for training to improve the efficiency or productivity of your business?
Available exclusively to members, the Chamber Micro Business Training (MBT) Program offers courses on multiple topics in several different formats to business owners with less than five employees and no provincially recognized certificates or post-secondary credits.
For more information contact us at the Chamber or visit this link: http://www.bcmicrobusiness.com/
Be sure to mention you’re a member of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce to get access to the program!
Traffic Safety Retesting Program
All Traffic Control Persons are required to have successfully completed Traffic Control Training, which provides them with a three-year record of completion. At the end of the three-year term, passing the re-qualification exam is required.
For more information and to set up an appointment for testing, please contact us at the Chamber.
Certificates of Origin
The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce will certify documents for both members and non-members as an essential trade service.
Document certification is primarily for the confirmation of the origin of goods and is a requirement of many countries before goods are allowed into their country.
An ATA Carnet can only be issued by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. An ATA Carnet simplifies customs procedures and allows users to make customs arrangements in advance while using a single document for many countries. It acts as a passport for goods and assists in the temporary importation of goods, free of duties and taxes.
Instructions can be found here - PDF - 'Certificate of Origin Instructions'
downloadable templates can be found here - PDF - “Certificate of Origin Template”
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