SO CHAMBER NEWS AND UPDATES
South Okanagan Business and Community Recovery

How is your business doing? How are YOU doing? How can we support you?

We are planning our upcoming activities and events, and we need your feedback to ensure we focus on what is important and what will help our communities and businesses bounce back stronger after a difficult year and half of a pandemic, heat dome and now wildfires.

Please fill out our short survey to help us best serve you and our South Okanagan region - just 7 questions and less than 2 minutes. Feel free to share the survey with others - the more input we get the better. THANK YOU!

Join us for a Chamber Coffee Chat on Friday, August 20 at 8:30 am to have a conversation about our communities, your business and what various resources are available for our region. This will be a positive group space for all of us to share ideas and support each other in achieving our goals.

Please RSVP to Alicia at admin@sochamber.ca for the Zoom login link or if you need help setting up Zoom for the first time. (You can also join by phone if you prefer.)
Network Building Nights are Back!

Wednesday, September 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at
EXHALE ART GALLERY, 6365 Main Street, Oliver

These member-driven evening events take place at member businesses throughout our region, and provide great opportunities for connecting and reconnecting with other businesses and organizations that are helping to build and grow our South Okanagan communities.  

More information about the event at EXHALE will follow shortly.

For any businesses interested in hosting an event - you can find more information here: Chamber Networking Nights
Oliver 100 x 100 Festival August 13th - 22nd
The year 2021 marks 100 years of the Oliver community, a community formed on and shaped by the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, whose history stretches back 10,000 years. 

In late 2020, a project entitled “One Hundred X One Hundred/x̌cəcikst X x̌cəcikst” was launched, providing an opportunity to explore our roots and share wisdom to build a stronger shared community, a deeper connection to the land, and to grow our future together for generations to follow.

The Oliver 100×100 Festival provides many ways for locals and visitors of all ages to come together and commemorate the people, places, land and culture that makes this community so special. 

For more information including volunteer opportunities and registrations, visit: OLIVER PARKS and REC
Does your business need support with its Covid recovery planning?


In partnership with the provincial government, the BC Chamber of Commerce has developed seven regional Resource Guides for Small Business Resiliency – a live resource tailored to your region that will help you tackle all aspects of pandemic recovery and business resiliency.

Town of Osoyoos Survey

The Town of Osoyoos is in the process of completing a conceptual plan to aid with any future upgrades to the Main Street corridor.
The proposed upgrades will build on the sketches and ideas presented in the Osoyoos Town Centre Renewal Plan and will look to make recommendations on the following aspects of the corridor:

  • Parking type (angle vs parallel)
  • Street Lighting
  • Pedestrian facilities (wider sidewalks)
  • Street furniture (locations, types)
  • Streetscape, including trees and other forms of landscaping
  • Improvements to accessibility
  • Improvements to drainage

The intent of this project to provide the community with a guiding document to ensure consistent and harmonious redevelopment of the Main Street corridor.
The Town will be looking to start with the section of Main Street between Park Place (Watermark) and the bridge deck in the coming years and will look at different funding models to achieve the re-development; grants, local improvement areas, etc.

Please complete the survey(s) below. Your input is appreciated.

If you are resident or visitor please use the following link:

If you are business owner please use the following link:
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