The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization dedicated to connecting, serving and empowering the Kelowna business community. The Chamber provides numerous services to attract businesses including educational seminars and major events, member benefits, government advocacy for small business support, and economic inclusion.
What we believe in
“Established in 1906, the mission of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is to foster a positive business environment by providing members with leadership, advocacy and services of value.”
We work with the following Businesses and Organizations
Employees from these businesses volunteer with us:
Dr. Jenkins was sharing some of the different work we are doing at Lighthouse Chiropractic with him starting his diplomat in spinal mechanics and neurology. This was a morning breakfast group with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. He also shared some helpful hints on how to get well and stay well throughout the busy winter season. If you have an organization that is looking for wellness talks to help your employees stay healthy, then give us a call. This is part of our community service at Lighthouse. #Lighthouse Chiropractic, #drjenkins, #Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, #wellnessatwork, #communityservice, #volunteer,
It was ALL sorts of amazing to be awarded the Social Impact Award at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. We set out to connect individuals and employees at Good Companies with social causes and non-profits in need to enhance the community we live in and serve. Your belief in our vision is the reason for our success and COLLECTIVELY we've logged over 863,000 volunteer hours so far. We’re here to inspire others to get involved and to champion your efforts by effectively providing third party advocacy for all the great initiatives that are happening in our community. As our vision grows we're excited to announce options for Cause Marketing initiatives and unique ways we will build out our platform to continue to collaborate and capture the stories of goodness that is happening all around us. Together we are stronger so we thank YOU, YOU who is reading this for Volinspiring us. YOU are the ambition and helping hands behind all the compounding impact we are creating. 😃
I have been involved with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for the past 14 years. I am passionate about LOCAL businesses and love helping them when I can. Having worked in the financial industry for the past 20+ years, I have been so inspired by entrepreuners and the amazing businesses they create.
My daughter Kailey became the first Kelowna Chamber Junior Ambassador in 2014. It has been great to volunteer together. We very much enjoy welcoming new businesses to the Chamber and hosting after hour events. We have particularily enjoyed the Ambassador Annual Expo events, including the Ambassador's led Wedding Expos in 2015 & 2016, which showcased the many Chamber businesses that work in the wedding industry. Kailey organized and led a photo shoot and fashion show each year. It takes a tremendous amount of work to host a successful event and the positive feedback has been amazing.
Which cause(s) are you most passionate about and why?
I was first inspired to volunteer during a Not-for-profit Marketing class I was taking in University. I did an applied studies volunteer term with the Canadian Cancer Society SIR. I was hooked! Instead of completing the 4 month required volunteer position, I ended up volunteering with them for 4 years.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?
Recently I did an international voluntunteer build with Habitat for Humanity in Indonesia. It was, without a doubt, the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life. Here in North America, things like having clean water and a roof over our heads are often taken for granted. I have been very fortunate to be dealt a good hand in life and felt a sense of obligation to help those in more difficult circumstances. I am very passionate about economic development, community building and social enterprise. I have an interest in sustainable and afforable housing and supporting the fight to end homelessness. Joining a Global Village Team tied in perfectly to my personal/professional interests. Essentially, it stemmed from the desire to travel with Purpose. Since then, I have looked for opportunity locally and had my colleagues from the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce join me at a local Habitat for Humanity Okanagan build in Penticton.
"There's a huge opportunity to form non-traditional partnerships with socially-focused tech companies, like Volinspire, to better our community. And that's what Prospera Credit Union is about: bringing the community together for the greater good."