Christine Petkau

COLUMN: Stakeholders meet for development workshop

A few weeks ago, the chamber had the opportunity to host an Economic Development Building Blocks Workshop.

Cycling initiatives will benefit communities within region

For the past few years, I’ve been writing every spring about the power of cycling as an economic rejuvenator.

New chamber board sets direction

On March 15, members of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce met for the Annual General Meeting and the first Tourism Showcase.

Visitor Guide launched

The first quarter of the year is a busy time for tourism activities.

Nominations now open for business excellence awards

The Summerland Chamber of Commerce has the privilege of honouring businesses as well as those who have made a difference in our community.

Chamber members benefit from website

Recently the question of chamber benefits and their connection to business license fees was raised.

Festival attracts 6,000 visitors

Every year the Summerland Chamber plans and hosts the Okanagan’s premier kick off to the Christmas season.

Candidates to speak at election forum

The upcoming federal election on Oct. 19 is of particular importance given the many issues affecting our country.

Volunteers help community to thrive

Einstein said that not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted, counts.

Christine Petkau  poses with Taylor Arkesteyn

Chamber Corner: Grad is a valued summer tradition

Last Friday morning I had the opportunity to attend an annual rite of passage in our community.

Christine Petkau  poses with Taylor Arkesteyn

A picture is worth 1,000 words

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a good story’s worth a million pictures.

Chamber has role in economic growth

In Summerland, the district contracts business retention, expansion and attraction to the chamber.

Chamber direction for 2015

On March 10, Summerland Chamber of Commerce members met for the annual general meeting at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery.

Public to vote for citizen of the year

Thank you to the community of Summerland for participating in the nomination process for the Business and Community Excellence Awards.

Awards will recognize excellence in business

Every year the Summerland Chamber of Commerce honours our local businesses as well as those who have made a difference in our community.

Thousands expected for Festival of Lights

This Friday the Summerland Chamber of Commerce will host Christmas Rocks! at the 27th annual Festival of Lights.

The need for economic development

Many of you have asked if economic development is happening in the absence of a district employed economic development officer.

Westjet route will benefit businesses

Earlier this year, we heard the news that WestJet will be flying into Penticton.

Cycle trail project moving forward

Fourteen months ago the Trail of the Okanagans bike path advocacy group was formed to promote the plan.

Demographic changes affect Main Street

In the next five years, up to one-quarter of the business owners in the Okanagan could be looking to sell their businesses.