Chamber schedules morning coffee with local policymakers

The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce wants local business people to start their day with an occasional face to face with South Okanagan policymakers.

It will be hosting the first of what it hopes will be many Chamber Coffee Connections at the OK Falls Hotel on May 27.

“Getting our business owners in front of policy makers is a priority for the chamber,” says president Corrie Adolph.

“It is important that our political leaders know what our issues are, and the more business owners that show up and speak up, the more influence we have.”

The free event, scheduled for an 8 a.m. start in Okanagan Falls, is sponsored by Interior Savings Okanagan Falls and will feature a question and answer period with Member of Parliament Richard Cannings and Regional District “D” Director Tom Siddon.

“The reason we are holding a breakfast meeting is so that business owners from Osoyoos, Oliver, and Okanagan Falls can participate without losing too much business time,” said Denise Blashko, the chamber’s Executive Director.

“People can come, have a free muffin and coffee, talk to the people we elect to represent our interests, and be back at work by 9 – 9:30 a.m.”

Other Chamber Coffee Connections will be held throughout the year in Oliver and Osoyoos.

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