Biz Releases

How the Valley stands up
Trevor Nichols - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

A new infographic, just released by the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective, showcases the benefits of living and working in the Okanagan. Illustrating everything from region’s mild climate and shorter commutes to its comparatively low homes prices, the infographic acts as a visual reference for many of the go-to reasons people chose to live here. It’s […]

Chamber turns 110
Colin Dacre - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

Dignitaries met on the front steps of Penticton City Hall on Monday to celebrate a birthday. In recognition of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 110th anniversary this year, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit proclaimed “Chamber Week.” Chamber President Michael Magnusson said a strong chamber is crucial for a city. “We couldn’t do it without […]

Tiny library on your street?
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Applications are now open the City of Kelowna’s summer grant projects. The city and the Central Okanagan Foundation are once again offering their neighbourhood grants, which each year match as much as $1,000 to support resident-driven projects that “foster neighbourhood connection and engagement.” The point of the grants, according to City of Kelowna Representative Tom […]

Restaurant week underway
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and Winecrish have teamed up for a new event aimed at promoting good, local food and helping charity. During the Winecrush Restaurant Week, which is taking place in  the Penticton area from Feb 17-26, local restaurants are showcasing some of their best, locally sourced menu items and […]

Sun Peaks fastest growing
Jon Manchester - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Sun Peaks is B.C.’s fastest-growing resort municipality, according to recently released census information. The census showed a 66 per cent population increase between 2011 and 2016 at the resort near Kamloops. That growth compares to a five per cent national rate over that period and 5.6 in B.C. “We knew that we had grown well beyond our 2011 […]

Business split on minimum
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Businesses in Penticton appear to have no single voice on how to deal with the minimum wage, as demands return for a bump to $15 per hour. Leadership in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Penticton Association gave some input on the question, as a provincial campaign sets its crosshairs on the […]

Chamber Week in Penticton
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

This week, from Feb. 20-24, it is Chamber of Commerce Week in British Columbia. “Chamber Week” is celebrated the third week of every February in the province, and recognizes “the outstanding contributions that Chambers and Boards of Trade make to communities right across B.C.,” according to the B.C. Chambers of Commerce. This year the City […]

Okanagan ‘pioneer’ awarded
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

A 50-year veteran of the Okanagan Valley wine industry was awarded the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional Award last week. Harry McWatters, CEO and president of Encore Vineyards Ltd., was recognized in front of a crowd of his peers at an awards lunch Feb. 17. The SIP Award is presented annually to […]

Calling all foodies
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19, 2017 - Biz Releases

Downtown Kelowna is putting the call out the the city’s foodies to rep their favourite feasts with its annual “DK Foodie Fight.” From Feb. 18-28 culinary connoisseurs can snap a shot of their favorite downtown Kelowna dish and share it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #DKFoodieFight. In early March Downtown Kelowna will select […]

Bid on government tenders
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 19, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Women’s Enterprise Centre’s latest Mentor Advisory Forum is offering to teach you how to best respond to government tenders. The free webinar is designed to give participants a more detailed overview of the bidding process, and provide “key information” to help with bidding opportunities. Facilitator Kerrilee Auger of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and Panelist […]