Seminar going global

Penticton Economic Development Services, together with the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, is hosting the “Going Global” Exporting Seminar Tuesday, May 3 at the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce board room.

Penticton Economic Development Services, together with the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, is hosting the “Going Global” Exporting Seminar Tuesday, May 3 at the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce board room.

Learn from the experts: market entry strategies for exporting to foreign direct investment; exchange rates and getting paid; conducting market and competitive intelligence; and more.

Registration is at 1:30 p.m. and the seminar starts at 2 p.m. with a follow-up networking reception at 5 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Contact Lisa at 250-492-4103 or via email at to register.

Penticton and Wine Country Tourism just returned from pitching journalists at the Canada Media Marketplace to come and cover our beautiful city. In partnership with Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and along with a group of Penticton delegates, PWCT was also showcasing our city and region to the meetings/convention and group travel markets in the cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle.

The Penticton and Wine Country Visitor Information Centre is bursting with new retail items and the latest in local information, including its own 2011 Visitor Centre Guide.

Did you know that there are now 117 wineries listed on the wine map? Come on over to 553 Railway St. Browse the shelves and we’re sure you will find something to suit your interests and those of your summer guests.

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Business Excellence Seminar on Friday, May 13, from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. — “Assertion: Managing The Emotional Conversation” facilitated by Kerry Palmer of South Okanagan Mediation Services. Registration is $45+HST for chamber members. Future chamber members are welcome for $65+HST. Call Lisa at 250-492-4103 or email to register.

Thursday, April 28 is the next Chamber Business After Business event. Hillside Estate Winery is hosting the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us at 1350 Naramata Rd. and be prepared to network and meet someone new. Chamber members attend for free while future chamber members are welcome to see what these events are all about for $20. Payment is taken at the door.

Accelerate Okanagan is partnering with ACETECH and launching its boot camp for tech entrepreneurs this month. This market validation program is a proven go-to-market boot camp for technology CEOs and founders with at least an early working version of their product.

The program combines best practice workshops and one-on-one mentoring to help you identify the best market opportunity; develop a compelling value proposition; and provide processes and tools to close your initial customers. For more information contact Jeff Keen at or at 250-870-9028.



New members

Riverside Fitness and Health located in the new Riverside Plaza is an immaculate state of the art fitness centre, dedicated to inspiring people to lead fun and passionate lives with exercise, nutrition and education. View their website for more information or have a visit of the new space.

Visitors’ Choice – Penticton, Oliver & Osoyoos is a local publication that provides detailed maps and information that will assist in making any visitors stay in Penticton, Oliver or Osoyoos a memorable experience. Call Meghan Moshansky at 250.868.8249 (Kelowna) or reach her by email at

New Beginnings Church located at 101-96 Edmonton Avenue, Penticton has a new daycare ministry. Contact Kirby Friesen at 250.770.1675 or by email at

Penticton Early Childhood Education Society (P.E.A.C.H.E.S. Daycare) is a licensed childcare facility for children from birth to kindergarten. It’s located at 104, 550 Carmi Avenue and they can be reached at 250.493.7299.

Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to third world people by marketing their handicrafts & telling their stories in North America. The store is located at 101, 25 Front Street and you can reach them at 250.493.3161 or by email at

Family owned and operated office supplier since 1949, Mills Basics offers free next day delivery on a wide variety of office products including paper, toner, stationery and furniture. Contact them at 250.770.8854 and check out their website at

Located at 272 Westminster Avenue West, Penticton is Konanz Chiropractic. Adam Konanz has been a chiropractor in Penticton for 15 years and treats all types of patients from serious athletes to seniors wanting to improve their health. Contact Adam at 250.493.8929.

Casa Del Sol, located at 508 Braid Street, is Penticton’s first licensed vacation rental. Located in the heart of Penticton, this cozy 2 bedroom cottage is fully equipped, beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. View their website at or contact Dave or Allison at 250.492.2028.


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


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