Biz Releases

Resiliency program set to launch
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 20, 2020 - Biz Releases

B.C. and Kelowna chambers of commerce are taking their federal COVID-19 federal funding and launching a program that will give access to a business development program for its members. The Building Resilience to Thrive program will have weekly seminars for six weeks. It will provide insights into how to adapt a business model, re-engage customers […]

Plans for Weyerhaeuser site
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 20, 2020 - Biz Releases

Once a mill, then a planned cannabis production complex, and now hopefully a light industrial park. The latest owners of the old Weyerhaeuser mill in Okanagan Falls have a vision that the site will be part of restarting the economic engine of the small community. Garry Peters and his company, Avery Group, purchased the 114-acre […]

Pot shop wants extended hours
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 20, 2020 - Biz Releases

A Penticton cannabis shop is pushing city council to change the rules around when it must close, asking for an extension from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cannabis Cottage, located at 385 Martin St., collected approximately 300 signatures plus letters from neighbouring businesses and organizations in support of the request, all of which are included in […]

Local tea going national
John Lawless - Oct 20, 2020 - Biz Releases

A local beverage company will be in the national spotlight. The Canadian Barley Tea Company, based out of Salmon Arm, will be featured in Season 15 of Dragon’s Den. The company is run by sisters Janice Ishizaka and Cilla Watkins, who created Canada’s first and only barley tea brand: mo’mugi. “We are very proud to […]

COEDC back for ‘business walk’
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

It is time once again time for Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission to do its annual “business walk.” This is BC Small Business Week, so the COEDC is conducting its yearly survey of local businesses to capture the pulse of businesses throughout the region, connect business support agencies to the business community, communicate industry intelligence […]

Project has more opposition
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Penticton Indian Band has publicly weighed in on a controversial 320-unit residential development proposed for the Naramata Bench, and they are unequivocal in their rejection of the plan. In a news release Monday morning, the Band wrote that the Canadian Horizons development at 1050 Spiller Road will “directly and irrevocable impact syilx Nation Title and Rights.” “The snPink’tn […]

Rogers, chamber join forces
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Rogers Communications is jumping into the Kelowna business community with both feet. Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced this morning that is has entered into partnership with Rogers, which recently opened a call centre in the city that will employ 350 people. Rogers has joined the Kelowna chamber as a President’s Circle member. The President’s Circle […]

Last parking pour at Landmark 7
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Landmark 7 will have its final parkade concrete pour this week. The 23-storey tower, which is under construction in Kelowna’s Landmark District, will top off the parking part of the building on Thursday. The parkade will consist of seven levels. The Stober Group tower is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022, and […]

Time to salute small business
Jon Manchester - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Chambers of commerce from Enderby to Osoyoos are celebrating Small Business Week with events, webinars and support for small business. Events take place across Canada today through Friday, organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada. “Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, creating employment, supporting our non-profits and sports teams, and adding diversity to […]

Bored? Board game cafe opens
Sarita Patel - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Those looking to get their game on have a new option in Kelowna. Twice the Dice is a local board game cafe on Bernard Avenue that opened during the pandemic as a place for families, friends and even singles to go and socialize through games. It’s taken over the old Muninn’s Post location near Bertram […]