Thank you to all who came to our
Business Networking event!

We had a fantastic event on June 22nd and thank you to all those who attended to make it such a success.
Hosted by Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre and Rainmaker Wines, it was a beautiful relaxed setting with good food and wine, with great networking and conversation!
The Faces of the South Okanagan

Thanks to the continuous support of ETSI-BC we will be doing another round of South Okanagan Stories. If you want to be part of the series or have an idea to share please reach out to Denise at

South Okanagan Property Management

"I feel very lucky to be running a successful business in paradise, with the ability to employ others and provide safe housing to as many people as we can.”
Natural Family Health & Chelation Centre

Unique, effective alternatives to conventional treatments, serving the entire south Okanagan.

Reach out to our local WorkBC office to learn more about their Employer Resources and how they can support you with your hiring and training needs.

Wage Subsidy Program

The WorkBC Wage Subsidy program is an opportunity for employers to re-hire laid off employees, hire new employees and connect with WorkBC clients looking for work experience and job opportunities.

This program offers an opportunity to employers by:
• Covering a portion of employee wages
• Providing disability supports to reduce work-related barriers for an employee
• Re-hiring/recalling laid off employees
• Hiring new employees

The program offers benefits to job seekers with:
• Paid work experience opportunities
• On-the-job training
• Possible long-term employment options

Employer Training Program

The B.C. Employer Training Grant provides funding to small, medium and large enterprises to support skills training for their workforces, including prospective new hires.

The intent of this program is to help British Columbians access the skills training required to adapt to the labour market’s changing job requirements, while also encouraging employer involvement in skills training.

The Employer Training Grant helps employers pay for training, which in turn helps employees experience increased job security or move into better jobs.

We are excited to share that our Chamber is working with the Oliver Downtown Advisory Committee to fundraise for the addition of a beautiful landmark clock in Triangle Park!

There is limited space available:

4 Landmark Sponsors - $6,000
(recognition on the clock installation)

12 Friends of the Clock - $500
(name listed on group garden plaque)

Please email if you would like to find out more information about this community initiative.


Great day to explore Downtown Oliver! EXHALE Art Gallery is hosting their KINDRED Event on Saturday, July 16 from 12:00pm - 8:00/late. 6365 Main Street

Aaron and Laura Metz are local creatives in Oliver that offer crystal infused artwork and crystal products for your space and spirit. They have three children who have taken flight in their own pursuits and on Saturday they will be showcasing all the family's talents and passions.

*Olivia of Olivia Rhain Home features intentional home decor
*Ethan features live DJ music aka TechnøPhøenix
*Sedona of Sed's Dragons features handmade, crystal-bearing clay dragons
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