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September 16 | 2019
Stat of the Week
NEWS
Gearing up for a busy election season
The writ has officially dropped. Now what?

The election is only 5 weeks away and there's a lot to consider. Who's running in our local ridings and what do they plan to do? We've got you covered with our All-Candidates Forum Breakfast on Oct.16. Candidates from both local ridings will be joining us to talk to you directly with a round of "speed dating" followed by a formal panel. Tickets on sale .
KF Aerospace holding career fair to fill over 100 new positions
Opportunities abound at KF Aerospace as they get set to hold an open house career fair in Kelowna on Sept 26. KF is seeking to hire to fill more than 100 new positions in the next year between here and their new Hamilton space. Okanagan College will also be on hand to talk about their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) training programs. Learn more .
Have your say: FortisBC planning community engagement workshops
FortisBC is currently working on a long term resource plan for 2022 and is hosting three community engagement workshops. Their Kelowna Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Best Western Plus.

Breakfast included. You can register online .
Canada sees jobs surge in August with over 81K new positions
Canada’s economy posted a job surge last month of 81,100 net new positions, the bulk of which were part time, in the services sector and picked up by young people. Statistics Canada says that even with the increase in August the unemployment rate stayed at 5.7 per cent — near a four-decade low — as more people looked for work. Learn more .
The Nuts and Bolts of International Trade: Incoterms 2020
Read this month’s 5 Minutes for Business to learn about the launch of the new Incoterms® rules and what these changes mean for Canadian businesses involved in international trade. Learn more .
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EVENTS
MEMBERS SPOTLIGHT
United Way - Southern Interior BC kicks off annual fundraising campaign
It was a big week for our friends at the the United Way of Southern Interior BC.

Last Friday, they kicked off their annual fundraising campaign. More than 300 local donors, community leaders, partner charities and corporate sponsors got together for breakfast at the Coast Capri.

This year, the United Way has been promoting their new national campaign #unignorable, sporting orange coloured shirts and hoping to raise awareness for the vulnerable members of society who cannot and should not be brushed aside.

You can find out more about the work the United Way does (and it is a lot!), and learn how you can support their efforts on their website . If you want to make a donation now, hit the button below.
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