OK Penticton: we got this!

OKanagan We Got This: Nominate a business Do you know of a Penticton business that’s making a difference in the community? The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce would like to hear about it as part of its OKanagan We Got This campaign. They have joined forces with other Chambers throughout the valley to […]

MONDAY UPDATE, April 6 — COVID-19: new network for business

This morning the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched the Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) in partnership with the Government of Canada to help the business community. The CBRN is a coordinated, business-led, inclusive campaign that will focus on providing businesses the tools they need to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, and includes resources on […]

FRIDAY UPDATE, April 3 — COVID-19: information roundup

As the week comes to a close, the procedures and information for both businesses and individuals to access the different levels of financial support have become clearer, however the situation can change as various agencies respond the most recent developments related to healthcare and the effects COVID-19 is having on our daily lives, and our […]

WEDNESDAY UPDATE, March 25 — COVID-19: Communicating effectively in a crisis

This article originally appeared in the Penticton Herald for the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, and was written by Allison Markin of All She Wrote. Find more related resources at FutureBiz. Communicating effectively in a crisis As a business owner, part of your continuity plan should include a crisis communications plan. We’re all in the midst […]

FRIDAY UPDATE — COVID-19

We are seeing many businesses “pivot” in these unprecedented times, and as we head into the weekend when we usually make plans to go out, we take special note of this afternoon’s announcement by BC’s chief health officer that all restaurants in the province must move to takeout or delivery ONLY. A number of establishments […]

The growing community of 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 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 [...]
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