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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.
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Leading by Design - AEM Corp
8.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
In 2009, when avionics maker Northern Airborne Technology (NAT) decided to close its manufacturing operations in Canada, a group of employees recognized an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. There was still considerable demand for NAT products in the marketplace, and the talent pool left behind at…
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Vitalis - The Okanagan offers FOMO
8.22.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Building a global company outside of a major city centre, we had the usual reservations; will we find the right talent? Will we be able to recruit and convince key hires to potentially relocate to the Okanagan? Will we be able to grow at the rate required in order to not only compete but lead the…