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Love Local

Love Local will draw strength from our community to generate support for
small business and all things local. 

Now that businesses are finding new and innovative ways to safely reopen, they need our support more than ever. Love Local is about choosing local businesses first, whether it’s shopping online or ordering takeout, as well as showing acts of kindness to keep our community strong. 

Love Local Updates

Amplifying stories within the community 

10 ways to give the gift of charity and help others in our community

How would you like to bring cheer to others in need, even if you’ve never met them? Charities and non-profits have been hit doubly hard this year, facing extra demand as well as fewer fundraising opportunities. Let’s show others within the community how much we care. Here are 10 ways you can give back and […]

Remote learning for your business

Fall and winter are typically the seasons of conferences, seminars, and heading out for some professional development. Of course, in-person attending is out of the picture this year, but why not picture yourself in the comfort of your home office doing some networking? Remote workers know what this is all about, but now that many […]

Where to try the ultimate cinnamon buns in Penticton

There’s something very irresistible about a gooey, doughy cinnamon roll. Here in Penticton, bakers take their craft very seriously, so we’re blessed with some of the best buns in B.C. We have done our research to round up this delectable list of places that bake these treats fresh in-house. And it seems that we Pentictonites […]

10 reasons to love Penticton Airport

If you haven’t paid a visit to Penticton Airport lately, you’ll be in for a surprise. Transport Canada, which owns and operates the airport, is wrapping up a multi-million-dollar renovation of the terminal. It’s bright and spacious, with panoramic views of the runway and modern finishings throughout. Now, as flights return to our skies, this […]

Big things are brewing in the downtown Westminster corridor

Big things are brewing downtown in the Westminster corridor, with new businesses adding vibrancy and walkability to Penticton’s entertainment district. And there’s no denying that the upcoming opening of Neighbourhood Brewing at the corner of Westminster and Winnipeg will cement this area’s rebirth as a nucleus of places to eat, drink and play. This journey […]

#LoveLocalArt online directory showcases local artists and galleries

Looking for a local artist? Or maybe you want to tour Penticton’s art galleries? For a list of local artists and directories, check out the new #LoveLocalArt online directory, brought to you by the Penticton & District Community Arts Council. This directory is an online resource showcasing our local arts scene. Simply scroll through the […]

Leaving the office behind? Look for virtual worker spaces

Your commute may be much shorter now, as more businesses transition their workforces from office buildings to remote, virtual, or work-from-home options. There are some spots in the Okanagan where you can set up an office for a day, an hour, or longer.  A virtual employee is just like a regular employee who works for your […]

Canada’s craft beer capital celebrates Beer Week 2020

This week, Canada’s craft beer capital – yes, that’s us! – celebrates our beloved beer. Penticton Beer Week 2020 is officially underway (Oct. 16-24), offering a tasty array of live and virtual events. You’ll find everything from a trivia night to a live virtual tasting, wrapping up Saturday with an ‘Oktoberfest Theme Day’ at the […]

Community Futures hosts valley-wide virtual Small Business Week

Small business owners from across the Okanagan-Shuswap region have the chance to participate in three days of development workshops and connect with peers from across the valley as Community Futures hosts a virtual version of Small Business Week events. Community Futures organizations from across the valley — Central Okanagan, North Okanagan, Okanagan-Similkameen, and Shuswap — […]

Live the Dream Lifestyle in Penticton

Bright Future for Local Development

Calling all local businesses

How we can help you!

1. Download your copy of the Penticton is Open for Business Poster to display at your establishment OR contact us for a printed copy on heavier stock paper.

2. Contact us for a ‘Love Local’ window decal to display at the entrance of your establishment as a visual reminder that your business is open.

3. Tell us your business news so we can help spread the word.

Have fun – and share your stories using #lovelocalpenticton.

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