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    Monday, April 15, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is bringing together the region’s elected leaders to share their vision for the future. The Local Leaders Lunch, presented by BDO, takes place June 26 and it features Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis, Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming, Coldstream Mayor Jim Garlick and Kevin Acton, Chair of the Regional District of North Okanagan.“We are extremely ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Interior Health for pausing the request for proposal process on an overdose prevention site in the community.   The chamber had recently requested that IH consult with businesses and commercial property owners regarding where an overdose prevention site is located, and that the chamber and representation from the business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce fully supports the City of Vernon in its call for enhanced community engagement for a proposed overdose prevention site. Interior Health is issuing a request for proposals for a contractor to deliver overdose prevention services in Vernon, including a fixed overdose prevention site. “We appreciate that a public health emergency has been declared in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce supports the federal budget’s focus on bolstering the economy and easing pressure on young families and seniors, but concerns exist about the country’s overall financial condition.   Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget makes significant investments in the forestry, tourism and oil and gas sectors, while employees will be able to take paid leave ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    MARCH 13, 14, 2019 – North Okanagan residents have officially kicked off spring and provided much needed support for vital community services.During the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Expo March 8 and 9, about 1,200 people passed through the doors at Kal Tire Place North and donated $2,140 to United Way.“We are extremely impressed with the generosity of everyone who attended the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    VERNON – Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has heard firsthand how crucial agriculture is to the economy of the North Okanagan.Bibeau took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Tuesday that included food producers, processors and local government representatives.“I’m ready to jump in for the whole country,” said the Quebec MP who was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome a new member to its board of directors. Greg Stevens, a commercial account manager at TD Commercial Bank, has agreed to join the volunteer board in the capacity of treasurer. “Greg has considerable professional experience and a commitment to the community, and I know that he will be a tremendous addition to our board,” said ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    VERNON – KPMG and The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the final five recipients of the Top 20 under 40.The annual Top 20 Under 40, brought to you by KPMG, Community Futures, City of Vernon-Economic Development and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the next generation of leaders in the North Okanagan, those under the age of 40 years of age who are making ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce welcomes a City of Vernon program that will target discarded needles. The city’s Folks on Spokes pilot program begins March 1 to provide the community with a hotline to report improperly discarded needles. Also, with the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society weekly deep clean, teams of peers will be recruited to provide a daily clean-up ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the provincial budget’s focus on affordability for average British Columbians, but there’s a concern about the growing financial burden facing business. Small and medium-sized enterprises are facing $5 billion in cumulative cost increases over the next three years.“The layers of tax eat into the bottom line and increasingly make it ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political
    Monday, February 18, 2019
    VERNON – KPMG and The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the third group of five recipients of the Top 20 under 40.The annual Top 20 Under 40, brought to you by KPMG, Community Futures, City of Vernon-Economic Development and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the next generation of leaders in the North Okanagan, those under the age of 40 years of age who are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    VERNON – Chamber Week kicks off Monday, Feb. 18, and there’s a full schedule for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.On Tuesday, the Chamber will review the details of the provincial budget, which is being tabled that afternoon in the Legislature in Victoria.“We will be looking to see if the government’s second budget allows businesses to not only survive but thrive in B.C. as a healthy and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    VERNON – KPMG and The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the second group of five recipients of the Top 20 under 40.The annual Top 20 Under 40, brought to you by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, KPMG, Community Futures and City of Vernon-Economic Development, recognizes the next generation of leaders in the North Okanagan, those under the age of 40 years of age who are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    VERNON – KPMG and The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the first five recipients of the Top 20 under 40.The annual Top 20 Under 40, brought to you by KPMG, Community Futures and City of Vernon-Economic Development, recognizes the next generation of leaders in the North Okanagan, those under the age of 40 years of age who are making their mark through business success and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    JANUARY, 14, 2019 – Thousands of people are anticipated to flock to Spring Expo and that ensures heightened awareness for North Okanagan products and services.  The inaugural business and community showcase is March 8 and 9 at Kal Tire Place North and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting registrations for vendors.  “The region’s business community is vast and diverse, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, November 23, 2018
    NOVEMBER 23, 2018 – The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is calling for increased dialogue to address street-level concerns in the downtown core. On Nov. 20, chamber representatives attended a meeting organized by business owners contending with drug use, litter, loitering, vandalism, property crime, aggressive behaviour and concerns about customer safety. Also at the meeting were Interior ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – The federal government has been provided with the North Okanagan perspective on small business.On Nov. 17, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosted Mary Ng, minister of small business and export promotion, at Okanagan College.“I am here to listen,” said Ng, who is Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill, Ont.Among the issues raised by members of the chamber and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 06, 2018
    NOVEMBER 6, 2018 - Small business opportunities and challenges will be on the agenda as the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosts a federal cabinet minster.Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will speak at a breakfast event at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17 at Kal View room Okanagan College.“We are thrilled that the Honourable Minister will take time out of her busy schedule to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, October 22, 2018
    The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will remain a strong voice for business as new civic leaders take office. On Oct. 20, voters elected municipal councils in Vernon and Coldstream and directors in Electoral Areas B and C. “We congratulate everyone who was elected to serve the community for four-year terms, and we want to acknowledge all of the candidates for taking an interest in their ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    OCT. 17, 2018 – Small businesses are at the heart of a strong and vibrant economy in the North Okanagan. Small Business Week is being celebrated across British Columbia from Oct. 14 to 20. “Businesses of all sizes are important to a healthy economy but there is a realization that much of the catalyst comes from the grassroots, from small businesses,” said Dione Chambers, Greater Vernon Chamber of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    OCT. 17, 2018 - The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is uniting behind the vision for enhanced cultural opportunities. On Saturday, Oct. 20, voters of Vernon, Coldstream and Electoral Areas B and C will be asked to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre, including community space, a museum and public art gallery, with another $15 million to come from senior government grants and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE:Council Carries Task Force's Recommendations  VERNON, July 9, 2018 –The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has called on the City of Vernon to accelerate efforts to address the impacts of homelessness, poverty, addictions, and criminal behavior in our business community. Their call was answered on Monday, July 9th as Council unanimously agreed to carry the recommendations put forth ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Monday, June 11, 2018
     May 28,2018GREATER VERNON CHAMBER REPRESENTED LOCAL BUSINESS AT BC CHAMBER POLICY SESSION  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Vernon –  Business was at the forefront in Kamloops this May, as Chambers from across the province debated Provincial policy. With a strong representation from the Okanagan Valley, the Greater Vernon Chamber was pleased to see policies they support passed by more than the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, April 26, 2018
     Greater Vernon Business Leaders Survey Results ReleasedThursday, April 26, 2018 - Vernon, B.C. – Despite some uncertainty about the future of the regional economy, more than half of local business leaders in the Greater Vernon area expect their businesses to perform better financially in 2018 with almost 40 percent planning to hire additional employees.These were among the key findings of the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release