Penticton is the hub of the South Okanagan-Similkameen, with more than 3,000 local businesses serving 100,000 people throughout the region. Our vibrant waterfront city is connected, entrepreneurial, and the type of place where big ideas blossom into big business.
Love Local will draw strength from our community to generate support for small business and all things local.
Now that businesses are finding new and innovative ways to safely reopen, they need our support more than ever.
Love Local is about choosing local businesses first, whether it’s shopping online or ordering takeout, as well as showing kindness to keep our community strong.
For Your Business
Follow starthereokanagan.com/lovelocal and the City’s social media channels for the latest updates, including profiles of community groups that are making a difference.
Businesses will be provided with posters carrying ‘Safely Open for Business’ messaging to post in their establishments. Contact us for your copy or download a PDF from Start Here Okanagan. Also request your 'Love Local' window decal to show customers that you're open!
Help Spread the Word
Share your images on social media using #lovelocalpenticton. And tell us how you’re supporting local by sharing your stories, thoughts and ideas at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca/lovelocal.
Great ideas often start with a conversation. Come speak with us! Penticton’s Economic Development Department can assist with the following:
- Providing economic indicators and statistics
- Finding the ideal location for your new business
- Connecting you with business and community contacts
- Advice involving navigating City procedures
- Supplying information about the BC PNP entrepreneur immigration program
- Connecting you with free resources including PentictonBizToolkit.com and StartHereOkanagan.com