Tax 101: Write-offs for the Self-Employed

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 544 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC

So you're newly self employed and going into a new year. Wondering what receipts to hang on to? What can be written off? How to keep and how long to keep records? This participation conversation is for you. Bring your questions and notebooks. Tax expert Cheryl Butler from Altogether Tax will lead you through deductible […]

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Valleywide Business Expo

Father Pandosy Mission Kelowna, BC

This annual event is an excellent opportunity to support small businesses and Chamber members from the Okanagan, experiencing what they have to offer all in one convenient location!  Join us and Chambers from Greater Vernon, Lake Country, Kelowna, Penticton, Peachland, Summerland, and the Greater Westside Board of Trade as we help showcase the best in Okanagan businesses. Now accepting applications for […]

Kelowna Chamber Business Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline

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The time has come to help us recognize the exceptional achievements made by businesses, organizations and individuals in the central Okanagan. Nominations can be made in the following categories: Rising Star (less than 3 years in business) Micro Business (1-3 employees) Small Business (4-15 employees) Mid-size Business (16-50 employees) Large Business (51+ employees) Young Entrepreneur […]

Going Global: Taking Your Food Production Business to the Next Step

Laurel Packinghouse 1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC

Are you ready to take your food-related business global? Canadian food products' reputations are among some of the best in the world, and our expert panel is ready to share their companies' experiences to help give you a leg up in international markets. Come join us for an afternoon of learning the ins and outs […]

KPMG Insights: An Update on the Tax Aspects of the Government’s Current COVID-19 Response

Webinar

Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce this coming Thursday for a special edition of Business Smarts Online. If you are looking for information surrounding taxation on the various programs the government is offering, Nicole Watson (KPMG Kelowna's Senior Tax Manager) will be offering insights and answering your questions. Learn More or Register

Managing & Engaging Staff Working Remotely

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The current pandemic has people working from home like never before. We need them to be safe and productive and we want them to be engaged and connected. Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 23rd with HR Professional, Shawnee Love. This session will explore how to keep your people engaged in the […]

Business Smarts Webinar – How Mindfulness Reduces Stress

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Join Iwona Sienko (RN, BScN, MBA) and learn how mindfulness reduces stress and builds resilience. Today more than ever it is important to understand physiology of stress, how stress impacts our well-being and equip ourselves with tools to maintain healthy levels of stress. This session introduces individuals to the science of mindfulness, offers simple tools […]

Business Smarts Webinar – Workplace Health and Safety During COVID-19

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Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for this week's Business Smarts Online webinar where you will hear first hand insights from WorkSafeBC and their approach and involvement in COVID and the restart plan. Topics that will be covered: Controlling the risk of COVID-19 exposure in the workplace WorkSafeBC’s role and available resources We will then […]

Business Smarts Webinar – Protecting Yourself from Fraud

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Millions of dollars are lost each year to fraud and the complexity of scams continue to evolve. In 2018, the Better Business Bureau, reported $121 million to lost scams, up from $95 million in 2017 and more than double from 2015. Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for a presentation onpProtecting yourself from fraud to […]

Okanagan College Series Online – with Minister Mona Fortier

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Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Monday May 25th at 12:00 - 1:00pm in a conversation with the Honourable Minister Mona Fortier. Minister Fortier will be discussing the measures that have been brought forward by the government to support Canadians and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. In her role as Federal Minister of Middle […]

Business Smarts Webinar – Key Considerations for Adapting to the New Normal

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In this session, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce plans to uncover three primary areas where you may be rethinking your future operations, these could impact forecasting, staffing, IT investments, and risk management. We want to explore the possibilities, potential barriers and alternative solutions. Topics to cover: Business Modelling and the New Reality Digital Solutions and […]

The Retail Council of Canada on Opening Your Business while Protecting Customers & Employees

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Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for this week's Business Smarts Online webinar where you will hear first hand insights from the Retail Council of Canada and the Downtown Kelowna Association. The conversation will center around those in the retail industry who now must reconsider their operations and policies; including steps they can take to […]

A Conversation with WorkSafeBC & Pushor Mitchell LLP

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Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce next week for a special edition Webinar as they team up with Okanagan Young Professionals Collective (OYP)! As our organizations begin the transition back into the workplace, there are multiple pieces of the puzzle that should be considered as a business leader to protect yourself, your team, and your […]

Leading Remote Workers

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Our new global reality means that physical distancing in the workplace requires us to improve digital communication strategies. Having a remote workforce means that organizations need to improve and develop the tools and techniques they use for team building and team cohesion. Ian MacRae and Heather Stewart will discuss their research and experience in leadership […]

Business Excellence Awards Nomination Deadline (Kelowna)

Awards are clustered across three societal pillars: the environment; arts and culture; and economic growth. Anyone in the Kelowna area, whether or not a member business or not-for-profit organization may be nominated or self-nominate. Nominate Now

Business Smarts Webinar: The Way Forward

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A lot has changed over the past year, and this includes how we look at financial planning for the future. Financial security plays a large role in our future planning and ensuring you are informed as a business owner/operator, or consumer will help you to succeed in predicting your moves for the future both personally […]

Business Smarts Webinar – The Way Forward

Webinar

A lot has changed over the past year, and this includes how we look at financial planning for the future. Financial security plays a large role in our future planning and ensuring you are informed as a business owner/operator, or consumer will help you to succeed in predicting your moves for the future both personally […]

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