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Greater Vernon Chamber hosts small business minister

NOVEMBER 6, 2018 - Small business opportunities and challenges will be on the agenda as the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce hosts a federal cabinet minster.
Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will speak at a breakfast event at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17 at Kal View room Okanagan College.
“We are thrilled that the Honourable Minister will take time out of her busy schedule to meet with local business leaders,” said Diana Wilson, Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce president.
“We will be discussing export markets, trade agreements, small business red tape and any issues that business is having that can be addressed at the federal level. While the event is on a Saturday, we would encourage local business owners and entrepreneurs to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with Ng.”
Ng was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill, Ont. in April 2017 and was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in July 2018. As a member of the Standing Committee of Industry, Science and Technology, Ng worked with committee colleagues on intellectual property best practices, which led to enhanced support for the growth of Canadian businesses domestically while protecting their ideas globally.
Prior to being elected, Ng was director of appointments in the Prime Minister’s Office and she also served in the president’s office at Ryerson University. Ng has been a speaker and panelist on topics ranging from business, innovation, women in leadership and Canada-China relations.
Register by calling the chamber of commerce at 250-545-0771 or e-mailing
The Greater Vernon Chamber represents more than 550 businesses in the North Okanagan and is an active member of both the BC Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Chamber. The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province. Representing more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in B.C.”
Diana Wilson, President                                                                               Dione Chambers, General Manager
Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce                               Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
t: 250.558.3268                                                             T : 250.545.0771