MP Richard Cannings with SO Chamber Manager Denise Blashko and Outreach Neon owner Dennis Knechtel.
The tour included a private packinghouse in Osoyoos and gin distillery north of Oliver.
“Chambers have been around for a VERY long time – we have had chambers in our South Okanagan area for 70 years. Business, communities, technology and trends are continuously evolving and chambers are an important player in the mix of healthy, sustainable and thriving communities. The South Okanagan Chamber wants to be an important player in our communities for MANY more years to come. As things around us change – the Chamber is also changing to keep up with business and industry trends and to keep current.” – new chamber website
Pictures show the art of working metal “green support post”, circle sign, and neon table where lettering in light is assembled. Knechtel revealed that over 50 percent of his business is orders from other sign companies for the larger jobs the Outreach is capable of completing.