3 Reasons CoreHealth is Headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia
A video produced by Tourism Kelowna has been making the rounds online lately and it got us thinking how lucky we are to be headquartered in Kelowna. For the most part, us western Canadian folk usually fly under the radar on a global level but every now and again we like to toot our own horn and showcase our beautiful city. Unless you live in Canada, most people don’t even know where Kelowna is!
We’d like to share the reasons why CoreHealth is located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.
1. THE OKANAGAN VALLEY – THE PICTURE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Kelowna is one of the few places in North America where you can hit the ski slopes in the morning and be back in town playing a round of golf in the afternoon. We are very fortunate to enjoy the benefits of living in a valley that provides an abundance of outdoor opportunities to stay fit.
Maintaining health and wellness is one of CoreHealth’s main company values and Kelowna offers a fabulous outdoor playground where people can enjoy being physically active all year.
We’re able to take a break from hot summers by swimming or kayaking on Okanagan Lake or explore the surrounding valley by foot or mountain bike and be awarded with stunning valley views.
In the wintertime, we can take our pick of multiple ski hills including Big White, Silver Star, Apex and Sun Peaks that are within hours of each other. Whether you’re a ski bum, a golf junkie or water sports enthusiast, you name it, the Okanagan Valley has it.
2. KELOWNAFORNIA IS A HOTBED FOR TECH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Okanagan technology sector has been growing at full speed over the past few years. According to our region’s business acceleration program Accelerate Okanagan, the technology sector currently drives $1 billion in annual economic impact. Combine this with civic commitment, an inspired community and a region of significant natural resources and educational facilities makes it the fastest growing sector in the region.
Kelowna is often referred to as the Silicon Vineyard
There is presently about 600 technology companies employing about 6,500 people with over half of the companies no older than five years. Impressively, the BC technology sector employs more people than other major industries such as mining, oil, gas and forestry – combined!
CoreHealth could not be better situated to be headquartered in a location so rich in resources, innovation and community.
3. RICH IN RESOURCES
This region has excellence resources that fuel the local economy including:
A brand-new Okanagan Center for Innovation which houses multiple innovative businesses including Accelerate Okanagan, an organization that supports budding entrepreneurs.
...to name a few!
As a woman-owned and run tech company the “west is best” philosophy holds true for CoreHealth. The established professional tech network and supportive environment has further empowered CoreHealth to grow into the successful company it is today.
Our founder and CEO, Anne Marie Kirby has been recognized as a leading female entrepreneur by national awards panels. Anne Marie has been at the forefront of health and wellness innovation – leading our team in Kelowna in developing a sophisticated corporate wellness platform that empowers wellness innovators of tomorrow.
ABOUT COREHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
CoreHealth Technologies Inc. is the leading corporate wellness platform trusted by more than 1000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. At CoreHealth, we believe that developing the best employee wellness programs is all about giving wellness companies the right code, design and access to the latest innovations. With the most customization, integrations and reliability of any software in its class, CoreHealth’s powerful platform lets users focus on growing great companies.
Written by Cindy Danielson
Cindy Danielson is CoreHealth's Marketing Maverick and team leader with a passion for connecting people and technology. In addition to marketing, she has experience as a Benefits Brokers, HR Professional and Project Manager.