• Chamber Partners

    In the past few years the Summerland Chamber has developed meaningful partnerships with other South Okanagan communities and organizations which have resulted in a growth in Summerland’s presence on the regional and provincial stage

    Together we are working in widely diverse portfolios ranging from bike path development, regional airport development, attracting people from oil workers to immigrants to our communities, and expanding our presence nationally and globally.  

     

    Incorporated in 1906, the District is an 11,200 person suburban municipality in the Okanagan Valley covering 73.8 square kms of vineyards, orchards, mountains and sandy beaches. The District’s mission is to foster a progressive, healthy, and innovative community by continually improving our social, environmental, cultural, and economic well-being for present and future generations. 

     

  • At present, the RDOS Board is comprised of eighteen Directors representing  ten Municipalities and eight Electoral Areas Directors. This provides the necessary communication to promote coordinated activities. Their mission is to initiate and implement policies, which preserve and enhance the quality of life and serve the broader public interest in an effective, equitable, environmental and fiscally responsible manner.

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    The Government of BC’s priorities are to achieve excellence for British Columbians as a government that is focused on job creation and investment in the province. A government that works continuously to ensure the sustainability of and improve social programs that support families of every description, and improve the lives of British Columbians.

  • The Government of Canada is focused on jobs and growth through Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The plan aims to support families and communities through tax incentives and job development, stimulate economic growth through the preservation and creation of jobs, preparing for a return to balanced budgets, whilst staying focused on other long-term priorities.

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    The City of Penticton's vision is to be a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront City focused on sustainability, community and economic opportunity." There current strategic priorities are revitalizing the Downtown and Waterfront areas. A key focus at the moment is to attract bike tourists to diversify tourism opportunities and to attract virtual workers to live in the area.

  • The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association aims to grow the volume of new and returning visitors to the region by increasing the recognition of the area as a world-class destination. This will be achieved by building local capacity, understanding  traveller values, aligning marketing communications to better connect with the visitor, and enhancing communications and delivery of assets for stakeholder's use.

  • The Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit, member based association serving the greater Penticton business community.  As a Chamber they provide advocate, and provide other benefits and services to their members. They work with the Summerland Chamber to further joint initiatives in the area and to influence decision makers on business matters.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce strives to be a results oriented association that enhances and strengthens free enterprise through coordination, alliances, and advocacy within its communities. To deliver this the Chamber of Commerce provides member networking, discount programs, training, community promotion and platforms for business alliance.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tourism Penticton is the external marketing function of the City of Penticton, and operates the Wine Country Visitor Centre.  Tourism Penticton’s mandate is to increase brand awareness of Penticton & Wine Country as a destination of choice through building partnerships and creating bookable “experiences" to increase tourism revenues.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Destination Osoyoos is a not-for-profit society that operates as a Destination Marketing and Economic Development Organization. Their aim is to make the tourist opportunities in Osoyoos inviting and encouraging to visitors and also highlight their first-class meeting, conference and wedding facilities.

  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen acts as a catalyst for initiating and coordinating community economic development, and facilitates entrepreneurship, training and educational opportunities to enhance the socio-economic diversity and well-being of our communities.

  • Accelerate Okanagan exists to give new and growing businesses in the technology industry the levels of competence, connections and community they need to thrive locally, and be recognized internationally. AO is a tech accelerator that provides the necessary tools, disciplines and structure required for success, in an innovative not-for-profit, zero-equity-stake model.

  • Discover Naramata is a volunteer organization that acts as an informal Chamber of Commerce, including the operation of a tourist info centre. Naramata was funded in 1907 and is an unincorporated community, governed by the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, with an estimated population of 2,000. 

  • The community of Okanagan Falls assists the business community, markets the area to potential investors and encourages employment opportunities. The area offers exceptional opportunities for business start-ups as well as established businesses and companies that are experiencing growth and seeking accessible, appropriately zoned and affordable land in which to expand.

  • South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services is a registered non-profit agency that offers a variety of services and programs to immigrants in order to assist in their settlement and integration.SOICS is dedicated to building an inclusive community based on the mutual respect and full participation of people from all backgrounds.

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    The Trails of the Okanagans is a tourism development project to make use of the existing highway infrastructure to make a much safer commuter route from Penticton to Summerland. The long term goal is to develop a North-South Okanagan Valley Route by integrating existing pathways with former rail lines and gas line ROWs.

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