Participation in the Chamber-sponsored Business Excellence Awards (BEA) is a privilege that comes with responsibilities:

  • Refrain from publicly disparaging participants or engaging in misrepresentation.
  • Conduct business in a reputable manner that reflects positively on the Chamber and the business community.
  • Respect and uphold the reputation of the Chamber in all activities.
  • Support the Chamber's mission and collaborate respectfully with others.
  • Maintain high ethical standards in all business practices.
  • Adhere to all applicable laws and regulations without seeking unfair advantage.
  • Accurately represent all business and personal activities as required by law.
  • Respect the role of Chamber staff.
  • Failure to comply with these standards may result in termination of participation.

Approved by the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

Additional Information: 

Each person participating in Chamber activities is subject to review of the Executive Director. The Chamber reserves the discretionary right to halt participation of the person if the conduct of the person, in the Executive Director's opinion, has legal or ethical implications detrimental to the person, and/or the Chamber.

Written notice of the intention to terminate the person will be given. The notice will set out a time and place for a meeting with the Executive Director, indicate that the person is under review and may be terminated at that meeting, provide sufficient reasons to enable the person in question to prepare to answer the complaint or concerns raised and allow them to make an answer at the meeting.

The decision of the Executive Director is a final and binding decision from which there is no appeal to any tribunal whatsoever.