Chamber Coffee Connections
The purpose of these morning meetings is to get business owners in front of policy makers and community leaders so that constructive regional dialogue can happen. It is important that we share and discuss the issues that businesses in our area face so that our representatives can understand and bring the issues forward.
We held our first Chamber Coffee Connection in April 2016 and it was very well received. The event was sponsored by Interior Savings' Okanagan Falls branch and featured a question and answer period with MP Richard Cannings and Regional District “D” Director Tom Siddon. Our second event was held at Murphy's Pub in Oliver and MLA Linda Larson, Mayor Hovanes and Steve Dicastri from the Okanagan Correctional Centre presented. In November, we met at Troy's Grill in Osoyoos, where we heard from Dr. Ruddiman, President of Doctors of BC, and Town of Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff. The latest event was held at Fairview Mountain Golf Course in February. Despite snowy weather, many people came out to hear from OIB Chief Clarence Louie and Larry Olson, Regional Economic Development Manager for the South Okanagan, Similkameen, and Boundary region.
If you have a request for a specific topic or guest speaker, or if you would like to host or sponsor one of these events, please contact us.
Sponsorship opportunities for these events are available.