The Downtown Kelowna Association is part of a vibrant movement towards downtown revitalization currently taking place in cities around the world. In North America, downtowns are enjoying a resurgence in interest by citizens as they look for places where they can interact more with one another; walk more and drive less, and be recognized as vibrant, creative places.
Johnston Meier Insurance
As one of the major brokerage operations in British Columbia, they represent a host of leading Canadian and International Insurers. By offering multiple company representation,their brokerage force is better equipped to handle a large variety of insurance situations with the ability to provide choices not always available with smaller organizations.
Bylands Garden Centre
Bylands Nurseries encompasses 400 acres of land and grows in excess of three million plants annually. Despite growth, Adrian’s mission of providing the highest quality plants is still the focal point of the company. Simply put, it is family tradition!
We are a family run business and have been building quality boats for over 40 years. We are also Canada’s largest independent boat builder. We listen to our customers and we have the freedom to design and deliver the kinds of boats you want. Our focus is on bringing boaters like you the best value for your boating dollar.
Eye Catchers International
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Owner/Optician Sue Allen has developed a passion for fine eyewear and real knack for finding unique products for unique individuals.
Burnett's Florist is a family owned and operated business proudly serving Kelowna and surrounding areas since 1932. Our shop is centrally located in the downtown core of this beautiful city, the hub of the art and cultural district.
"Northern Lite" is a BC based International truck camper manufacturer supplying high end, light weight, four season truck campers in over 14 states throughout the USA and 6 provinces across Canada for over 24 years.
Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission
Through over 525 site visits conducted one-on-one by COEDC staff and specialized contractors, stakeholder focus groups, engaged partnerships and data analysis, the COEDC gathers industry intelligence used as a reference tool for the Commission’s Advisory Board for the purposes of the strategic & operational planning. The analysis highlights advantages of the Central Okanagan region, barriers to conducting business and opportunities that exist to support business.
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization dedicated to connecting, serving and empowering the Kelowna business community. The Chamber provides numerous services to attract businesses including educational seminars and major events, member benefits, government advocacy for small business support, and economic inclusion.
British Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The BC Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in British Columbia. We advocate for business-friendly public policy on behalf of more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade and more than 36,000 businesses across the province. We are the Voice of Business in B.C.
OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES:
All The Statistics
In Canada, providing statistics is a federal responsibility. As Canada's central statistical agency, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve this function for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces.
Business Development Bank of Canada
BDC provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital. BDC supports the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of growth.
The Canada Business Network (CBN) provides existing and potential business entrepreneurs and Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) with information on all the government programs and services for which you are entitled and the regulations and obligations that apply to your business.
Canada Post is a leader in providing
innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions, creating value for their customers.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization that brings all types of Canadian business together to act a powerful, single voice. It speaks for all business - from the smallest to the largest company - in every sector and in every corner of the country.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
CFIB has been a big voice for small business for 35 years with over 105,000+ members nationwide in every sector. Taking our direction from CFIB Members, through regular surveys, we lobby for small- and medium-sized businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.
Canadian Technology Network
CTN's regional structure gives businesses world-wide expertise right in their home areas. The local advisor is in tune with local needs, but at the same time can access expertise and resources for you from across Canada and throughout the world, through the CTN Network.
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), a national charity providing start-up mentoring, financing and business resources for young Canadians, age 18-34, to create their own successful businesses.
Canada was the first country outside of the United States to be served by FedEx Express services. Those early express flights connected Canada's provinces and territories to the U.S. Today, FedEx has made it possible for Canadian customers to access goods, services and information anywhere in the world.
Checklist for Small Business
CCRA answers your questions about starting and/or operating a small business.
The Department's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The Department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
As Canada's largest courier company, Purolator delivers innovative products and superior service on which you can depend. With more couriers, more vehicles, and more planes in more places than any other courier in Canada, Purolator provides solutions that are right for you - whenever and whatever you need to ship.
Small Business Tax Information
All the information you need to know about business tax from the Canadian Revenue Agency.
As the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS continues to develop the frontiers of logistics, supply chain management, and e-Commerce.