OKanagan We Got This

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN  We are all in this together. Throughout this unprecedented time collaboration, innovation and cooperation will see us through to better days. Our health professionals and first responders are doing their part, now it is up to the rest of us to say “OK, we got this”. To join our local Okanagan community of businesses in this together use #OKWeGotThis to share your story, or a good news story of a business making a difference in our community.  Check out our Okanagan We Got This Facebook

Help us to celebrate businesses in our community making a difference! To share a good news story, tag us on Facebook, Messenger, email us at events@penticton.org and share your story on social media using the hashtag #OKWeGotThis.

MEDIA RELEASE April 22, 2020
#OK We Got This – Launched by Okanagan’s Largest Business Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Chambers of Commerce from the US border in the south to Enderby in the
north have launched #Ok we got this – a multi-faceted program aimed at providing an Okanagan-wide
approach to helping businesses across the valley access information, share stories of business leaders
who have responded to the crisis, and ensure a unified voice in promoting the value of shopping and
investing local.

“It is exciting to be part of a proactive initiative that focuses on emerging from the COVID-19 situation in
a way that impacts our business, and indeed our entire community, up and down the Valley,” said Nicole
Clark, President of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. “Pooling our resources and
expertise makes us better and stronger, together.”

Chambers have been doing this work for over a hundred years in the Okanagan Valley and are uniquely
qualified to help local businesses recover from this unprecedented challenge, a fact that was recognized
by the World Health Organization and the International Chamber of Commerce. The WHO stressed that
“Chambers of Commerce will be ‘essential partners’ as communities chart pathways out of the crisis.’”

The concept behind this inclusive approach was based on both the need for, and the realization that, we
are in this together; and collaboration, innovation and cooperation will see us through to better days.
Our health professionals and first responders are doing their part; now it is up to the rest of us in the
Okanagan to say “Ok, we got this”.

Chambers of Commerce are led by business leaders who understand the economic challenges in their
own communities and are part of the largest network representing small business in Canada. It is hoped
that business leaders, government officials and those agencies overseeing economic development in
their local areas in the valley will join this broad coalition to build the collaborative valley-wide
approach.

For More Information:
Nicole Clark, President
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce

Diane Kereluk, Executive Director
Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce
(778) 476-3111 director@penticton.org

 


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