• Chambers of Commerce promote Experience Okanagan

    VERNON - Okanagan Chambers of Commerce are making sure some lucky residents can relax and explore the region when travelled is encouraged.

    Through the Okanagan We Got This coalition, Chambers of Commerce from Enderby to Osoyoos hosted the Experience Okanagan contest and hundreds of entries were received from across the valley.

    “Experience Okanagan was part of a broader initiative to promote shop local and profile some of the amazing small businesses we have in the valley, particularly given the impact of Covid-19. We were overwhelmed with the response to the contest,” said Dan Proulx, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce general manager.

    “The Okanagan provides such diversity in terms of activities, amenities and scenery and our goal is to promote supporting businesses in our own backyard. Showing local some love is vital in the short-term and exploring the region when it is permitted, will also help accelerate the Okanagan’s economic recovery.”

    The winners of the Experience Okanagan packages are:
    Experience Enderby – Faye Craven, Kelowna
    Experience Armstrong Spallumcheen – Gayle Voyer, Greater Westside
    Experience Greater Vernon – Debbie Ranger, Penticton
    Experience Kelowna – Jody Gavaris, South Okanagan
    Experience West Kelowna – Mike Babbott, Armstrong Spallumcheen
    Experience Penticton – Diane Hutchinson, Enderby
    Experience Oliver – Teresa Sanders, Greater Vernon
    Experience Osoyoos – Jake Gibson, Greater Vernon

    “We want to acknowledge our members who have experienced significant challenges this year, but have shown themselves to be innovative and resilient while also remaining supportive of their local Chamber. We specifically want to thank the businesses that participated in this Shop Local Contest,” said Proulx.

    The Okanagan We Got This coalition consists of the Chambers of Commerce in Enderby, Armstrong Spallumcheen, Greater Vernon, Kelowna, Penticton and South Okanagan, as well as the Greater Westside Board of Trade. For more information on the coalition, go to https://www.okanaganwegotthis.com/

    Dan Proulx, General Manager   
    Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
    P: 250-545-0771              E: manager@vernonchamber.ca