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"This is How I Grow My Business" Contest Winner - Happipad
11.19.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Rest Easy. Happipad is designed to make housing work, for everyone. The founders of Happipad Technologies sure aren’t afraid of a challenge. When the two entrepreneurs set themselves to brainstorming ideas for a new business venture, they decided to focus on finding a solution to an extremely…
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Growing Well with the Right Support - Regional Agriculture Asset Inventory and Agriculture Sector Reports Released
11.19.2019 | Invest Kelowna
In an effort to keep the public and business community informed on the economy of the region, The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC) – the region’s primary business resource – commissioned an Agriculture Asset Inventory and Agriculture Sector Report.
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Women’s Enterprise Centre Supports Okanagan Women Entrepreneurs
11.5.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in starting and growing their business. Issues with confidence and mindset, lack of access to networks and mentors, a lower level of business training and management experience and challenges with work-life balance can affect women in all stages of business…
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Central Okanagan Business Walk 2019
10.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
The 7th annual Central Okanagan Business Walk was a success as representatives connected with 226 local businesses in the region!
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Deadline for Expressions of Interest for 2020 COEDC Advisory Council November 7th
10.22.2019 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is requesting expressions of interest for new additions to the 2020 Advisory Council. A position on the Advisory Council offers individuals an opportunity to contribute to the strategic vision of the COEDC.
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COEDC goes behind the scenes at KF Aerospace
10.1.2019 | Invest Kelowna
On Thursday, September 26th, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s Advisory Council had the opportunity to get to know more about the region’s largest private sector employer’s unique craft in a behind the scenes tour and “state of the industry” roundtable.
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Aerospace News Vol. 3
9.20.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Working in aerospace and aviation is exciting! If you are looking for a career on the front lines, there are a number of programs right here in the Okanagan that can get you there. Let’s look at some of the career options available and a few educational offerings that can help one take on an…
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Central Okanagan Embarks on 7th Annual Small Business Walk
9.19.2019 | Invest Kelowna
On the morning of Wednesday, October 2nd elected officials, municipal staff and volunteers from business support organizations will take to the streets to connect with local businesses in the Central Okanagan. The walk takes place from 10 am to 1 pm in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Bank First Nation,…
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Clearing an icy windshield is about to get easier
8.27.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. But engineers from UBC’s Okanagan campus are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.