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About the North Okanagan Referral Association

The North Okanagan Referral Association (NORA) is a word-of-mouth business promotion group that encourages the growth of local businesses in the North Okanagan through direct referrals.


We are dedicated to fostering a strong and supportive business community in the North Okanagan region by focusing on facilitating connections and collaborations among businesses, ultimately driving the success and prosperity of all of our members.


At NORA, we believe in the power of genuine relationships and the value of community-driven growth.

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About NORA's Commitment
to Local Businesses

Our Mission

At NORA, our mission is to create a thriving ecosystem for local businesses in the North Okanagan through Business Referral Marketing (BRM). We are committed to promoting the interests of our members and facilitating sustainable growth opportunities. Through our collaborative approach, we aim to strengthen the business community and contribute to the overall economic development of the region. By fostering a supportive network, we strive to enhance the visibility and success of our members.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the driving force behind the prosperity of businesses in the North Okanagan. We envision a dynamic and interconnected business community where NORA serves as the catalyst for meaningful connections and mutually beneficial partnerships. We aspire to be the premier platform for business referrals and networking, creating unparalleled value for our members and contributing to the collective advancement of the local economy.

How NORA Supports Local Business Growth

Regular Networking

A NORA membership is not just about Business Referral Marketing, it's also about education and growth through shared knowledge and insights freely given by all members. 

We meet every Friday at 7:30 AM for a buffet-style breakfast at the Schubert Center in Vernon (except on long weekends). 


During these breakfast meetings, our members exchange referrals, information about business practices, host guest speakers from the businesses community, and help each other problem solve business solutions.  

Low Fees and High ROI

NORA purposely keeps our fees low and affordable so all businesses in the North Okanagan can join our membership and benefit from our business referral model. 

The $200 per year fee includes:

  • instant, ongoing access to all of our NORA members 

  • a member listing on our website.

  • the membership breakfast every Friday morning.

  • opportunities to invite guest speakers to address the membership

  • ongoing opportunities to learn from other members and share your own business expertise 

  • an easy way to build community and connection in the North Okanagan and recognition for your business.

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