July 22, 2020
URBA Presents...
9 & Dine Golf Tourney
What`s this? Something free? Yes indeed! We are offering FREE hole sponsorship at our 9 & Dine golf tournament, August 20th at Black Mountain Golf Club. First come, first served, with 6 holes remaining.
Spaces Going Fast!
Special Thanks to our $10,000 Hole-in-One Sponsor,
Parks Alive! 2020
Developed and produced by Festivals Kelowna, Parks Alive! presents live concerts and other arts-based activities throughout July and August in many of Kelowna's most unique outdoor venues.

Entertainment is family-friendly and suitable for people of all ages and tastes. Performers range from local artists to world-class professionals, performing in a variety of musical genres and styles.
Dancing in the Park and Park & Play
The City of Kelowna Community Events team is looking for your feedback on the Dancing in the Park and Park & Play events. The team is taking this time to learn how to make these events even better, as they have been cancelled for this year. Share your experiences with the programs, such as what you would like to see more of and preferred locations. This survey will be available throughout the summer.

Engagement Opportunities
Stay tuned for details of upcoming engagement opportunities from the City of Kelowna, with the following projects:

The City of Kelowna thanks you for sharing your valuable insights.
TOTA & Industry Partners Launch Eco Efficiency Program
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is working in partnership with FortisBC and GreenStep Solutions to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs for tourism businesses within the Thompson Okanagan region.

The newly launched Eco Efficiency Program will connect industry with cost-saving measures in order to overcome the challenges of COVID-19. The program will provide complimentary Eco and Energy Efficiency Assessments that identify ways for tourism businesses to cut costs.
Extension Announced - Packaged Liquor in Restaurants & Bars
The BC Government is extending the temporary authorization that permits food-primary and liquor-primary licensees to sell and deliver sealed, packaged liquor products alongside the purchase of a meal for off-site consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorization will remain in place until Oct. 31, 2020.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Extended Until December
Monday the Government of Canada announced its intention to extend the CEWS program until December. Further details are expected before the end of this week. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce suggests that while news of the extension is positive, a successful program update must also expand revenue eligibility and provide absolute clarity and consistency about the criteria for eligibility as too many businesses are still uncertain about their ability to qualify for the program.
CECRA has been extended. Find out what you need to know.
An overview of CERB, with new details on the eligibility period.
Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC)
The second wave of the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), a joint effort with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada, was released July 14th, providing new insights into the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on Canadian businesses.

The second survey data shows businesses are adapting to a distinctly new, paradoxical phase of the pandemic, where businesses reopen because they can no longer afford to remain closed, but struggle to break even while paying for pre-COVID level costs with significantly reduced revenues.
Financial Forecasting Through Recovery

How financial modelling
can help your business in
uncertain times.
Labour Shortage in the Trucking Industry:

Key ways the pandemic has affected Canada’s trucking industry.
Four Ways Your PE Firm Can Improve Cash Flow

Strategies that can help your firm in the wake of COVID-19.
CEBA (Canada Emergency Business Account)   Information on eligibility, and to apply visit  https://ceba-cuec.ca/   

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA)   Program and the Application Porta l   https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/finance-and-investing/covid19-cecra-small-business

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) through Community Futures  Eligibility  criteria and application process here:   https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/icgc.nsf/eng/h_07682.html   or contact Community Futures office here:   https://cfdcco.com/
Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission
This website is a one-stop shop for everything COVID-19 

Okanagan Chambers of Commerce Resources & Advocacy Another terrific resource for businesses!