Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gray nailed it

by Wayne Moore - Kelowna - CASTANET Sep 19, 2013 / 3:48 pm
When Walter Gray ran for mayor two years ago - he ran on a platform that "Kelowna was open for business." Ironically, that mantra has rung true at this week's Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Vancouver. Kelowna was one of seven BC communities recognized with the B.C. Small Business Roundtable's Open for Business Awards. The Open for Business Awards recognize local policies, projects and programs that support small business. Other recipients include Penticton, Central Saanich, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Fort St. James and the City of Langley. As an incentive to promote an open-for-business culture, government is providing $10,000 to each winning community to fund a local, small-business friendly program that aligns with the principles of the B.C. Small Business Accord. This year, the B.C. Small Business Roundtable received submissions from a record 39 communities, and short-listed 15 finalists.

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