The economic benefits of events

The “unofficial” start of events season in the Okanagan seems to be extending earlier into the spring, and later into the fall each year, with events – large and small – popping up throughout the winter. As the Honourable Mélanie Joly, federal Minister of Tourism, stated in her recent tour to several interior communities, the […]

Digital succession planning

As business owners, we know the importance of planning for everything from cash flow, to employee scheduling, to writing strategies. But what happens to your digital presence when there’s a change within your business? Do you know who has all of those passwords? As social media continues to grow and constantly evolve, as does website […]

The growth in remote workers

Pentictonites know this is a great place to live, work, and play. Many businesses began after an entrepreneur visited the city and decided a move to the Okanagan should be planned, and many businesses and their owners have made Penticton their home base, as seen in the increase in business licenses – up by 525 […]

The growth of Okanagan wine tourism

The Okanagan is becoming a buzzword in travel circles. The valley has been on so many top ten lists in recent years, it's hard to keep track of all the accolades, and chefs are migrating here – year-round and seasonally -- where farm-to-table is as easy as a walk to a local market. While the [...]

The residual impact of tourism in Penticton

Penticton is often called a “tourist town”, and rightfully so, especially from the spring and right through October as the shoulder seasons in the spring and fall now bookend an increasingly busy summer of events, beach-goers, wine tourists, and outdoor enthusiasts. The numbers (from the Tourism Industry Association of BC), tell the story: more than […]

The Arts/Business Connection in Penticton

The arts are alive and thriving in Penticton, as well as the entire Okanagan Valley of British Columbia! A guest posting by Timothy Tweed for the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce  Having moved to Penticton just 10 years ago (after spending 25 years living in Vancouver), I’m still astounded on a daily basis […]

Chamber Membership – a community worth seeking out

The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce celebrated it’s 110th birthday in 2017 during Chamber Week in February. 110 years is a number we can really sink our teeth into and be proud of. Some might think the Chamber is an old school organization, having been around for over a century, but chambers are […]

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