Business award dollars will aid business
Oct 25, 2013 / 4:03 pm
The City of Kelowna will use a $10,000 prize to make it easier for business to operate within the city.
Premier Christy Clark presented deputy mayor, Luke Stack with the cheque Friday, Kelowna's prize for being recognized with the BC Small Business 'Open for Business Award.'
The award recognizes local policies, projects and programs that support small business.
"At City Hall we are going to take this (money) and invest it into simplifying our systems even more," stated Stack.
"Making it so that you can do on-line renewals of business licences and take our technology one more step to even make it easier for people to do business in the city."
Stack says Kelowna is proud of its reputation and history of being a place where things grow.
He says recognition such as the 'Open for Business' award and recognition earlier this week as the eighth most entrepreneurial large city in Canada is proof of that.
Clark told those assembled in Kelowna Council Chambers Kelowna is doing everything right when it comes to dealing with small business.
She says when people ask her about dealing with business she suggest they check out what they are doing in Kelowna.
Clark says she anticipates being back in town a year from now with another cheque.
The premier, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto and Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stillwell were all in Kelowna Friday as part of Small Business Week in BC.
They toured a number of small businesses in Rutland Friday morning before dropping by RauDZ Regional Table and Wasabi Japanese Restaurant in downtown Kelowna Friday morning.
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