Consortium accepting applications

Imagine Penticton Economic Development Services just announced that the Sustainability For the Okanagan consortium of companies is currently accepting applications for membership.

The consortium, officially launched in April, focuses on creating lean enterprises and currently includes the Penticton Foundry Ltd., Slimline Manufacturing Ltd. and Penticton Fabricating. The consortium organizations combine their resources and expertise to enhance their individual operations and knowledge to create business success. Members learn from each other and share with each other in a structured environment. For more information on sustainability consortiums visit For more information on joining the SFO consortium, contact Jody Marshall at or call 250-803-6924.

On Oct. 11 the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Fall Chamber Luncheon featuring Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas. The event takes place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Albas will be speaking about government and the new economy. Cost for chamber members is $40 (+HST), non-members $50 (+HST). Please call the chamber office to register.

The Penticton & Wine Country Business After Business events will soon be underway once more. We have some very excited member hosts who are pleased to open their doors and showcase their business for an evening of networking, refreshments and door prizes. The first Business after Business is being held on Sept. 15 at Bogners of Penticton, 302 Eckhardt Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. Check out the chamber events calendar at and be sure to mark your calendar. Chamber members attend for free and future chamber members can check it out for free as a member guest or pay $20 at the door.


Erin Hanson is the general manager of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.



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