New Board sworn in; Nikki Csek takes President's Oath
2019-2020 Board of Directors Swearing In
2019-2020 Board of Directors Swearing In
Notes from the Presidents Dinner...
 
The beautiful Summerhill Pyramid Winery was the scene last night for our 2019 Presidents Dinner. 

It was a time for celebration and change as we honoured volunteers, swore in a new board and President, and held a fun silent auction. 

Pics from the evening have started to make their way onto social media, we'll be sure to update our channels with more in the future, so stay tuned!
Award recipients were: 
  • Sarah Lust, Ambassador of the Year
  • Dan Price, Volunteer of the Year
  • Domenic Rampone, Director of the Year 
Past President and Board Director Tom Dyas was also honoured for his many years of service to the Kelowna Chamber. 
(left) Sarah Lust, Ambassador of the Year; Dan Price, Volunteer of the Year, with spouse Shelly
Thank you!

Finally, a big thank you to every who came out! This year's event was a great success and we couldn't have done it without our presenting sponsor Justin O'Connor Group - Sotheby's Realty International, flower sponsor Mission Park Flowers, and the generous contributions by our donors and those who placed bids and walked away with some great prizes. 
 
  
Chamber News
Pushing the policy buttons in government - making sure our members' voices are heard
Advocacy is a huge part of what we do.  We work with chambers across BC and Canada to present a united front, advocating with governments at all three levels on behalf of our members and fighting to make sure that you can continue to grow your business. 

In the lead up to the Annual General Meetings of both the BC Chamber in the spring and Canadian Chamber in the fall, we're working hard on policies to propose and the positions that will shape the work we do going forward. 

Make sure to learn more about where were at and how you can get involved by checking out our blog.  Read the full story
City of Kelowna honoured at Engineering Excellence Awards
Congrats to the City of Kelowna, the 2019 Client of the Year at the 30th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence. 

"The City of Kelowna has developed a collaborative approach to working with the consulting engineering industry, which has brought benefits for the City, the consulting community, and the citizens of Kelowna."  - Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

Kudos to the folks at the City. Read the full story
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Interested in growing your network and generating new sales leads?  Come join our Tuesday group. This is a great way to share contacts and tips with like-minded, non-competing business and sales professionals. 

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Chamber Events
Valleywide Expo Booths Still Available
We still have a few booths left for the Valleywide Business Expo on May 9. 

Don't miss your chance to add your product or service to the Okanagan's hottest annual business expo. Time is running out to register your booth!
Member News
Lakeside Hearing giveaway for Better Hearing Month
Do you know someone in the community who needs help with their hearing? In May, Lakeside Hearing is giving away a pair of hearing aids worth $6000. Nominations are accepted until May 30. Learn more
Welcome to new members and the recently plaqued!
New Member Plaques - (Clockwise left to right) Electric Ninja, United Rentals, Moxies, Classic Grill, Myra Canyon
A warm welcome and best wishes to the following new members who joined us at the Chamber this week:
We're thrilled to welcome you and grow this team. If you know someone who might be interested in joining the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, please reach out to us at:  sales@kelownachamber.org.
Watch for the next issue of Connexions on May 9, 2019.
Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities
With close to 1200 members, 50+ events annually, and access to one of BC's fastest growing business communities, partnering with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce makes sense. Through sponsorship, members gain access to senior level audiences and benefit from enhanced visibility that results in new business, higher profile and overall increased brand recognition. Contact  brett@kelownachamber.org for more info.
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