Published On: Thursday, 10 January 2019

Armstrong Chamber - New Faces & New Project

As the year draws to a close, we are celebrating the businesses and people who have contributed to our success this year! A new board, new projects and continuing successful programs is all part of what we have to look forward to in the new year!

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2018-2019 Board of Directors.

Executive, elected: President, Peter Rotzetter of Chocoliro Finest Chocolate; 1st Vice-President, Sean Newton of Stardust Gardens and 2nd Vice-President, Cheryl Hood of DIY Chixs. Directors, elected: Fran Stecyk; Rex Landis of Hollandis Contracting; Madison Reynolds of Asparagus Community Theatre; Graham Turnbull of 107.5 Beach Radio; Heather Danglemaier of Fortune Creek Kennels; Caitlyn Mundell of Wild Oak Cafй and Patti Wood of Spall Storage. Returning Directors with 1 year remaining in their term: Deborah Fox of Kohler and Lori Shepherd of Rossworn Henderson Inc.

The board-elect was sworn in by City of Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper and Township of Spallumcheen Councillor Joe Van TienHoven at the AGM in November. Following the business portion of the evening, there were short presentations by Spa Hills Compost, North Okanagan Community Futures and Chamber Group Insurance.

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The Board Governance Workshop on 1 March 2019 is designed to inform, educate and assist both volunteer board members and staff about governance, best practices and effective operation of a board. Those attending this dynamic and engaging workshop will learn from the best as Deb McLelland, formerly of the Kamloops Chamber, presents this session. Recognized as a leader among chambers for forward thinking and innovation, Deb is also a recipient of the BC Chamber Gerry Fredrick Award, recognizing the Executive of the Year and a Council of Excellence Member  - Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada. Spaces available – contact us for more information.

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Mark your calendars for annual Community Excellence Awards Saturday April 27! Nomination forms will be out January 15th.

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Pleased to welcome Ryan Gosselin to the business community. Ryan recently purchased Classic Auto Repair and has rebranded the company to be OK Tire Classic Auto.

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Congratulations to Caravan Farm Theatre, Asparagus Community Theatre, NexGen Hearing, Sea Stars Kids Boutique, Bosley’s, Bannister Honda, Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, CIBC – all named in the recent ‘Best of the Okanagan 2018’ Readers Choice list! Well done!

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Next Business After Business is January 16 2019 hosted by Crystal Cove Spa & Salon 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

All the best in 2019!

Patti Noonan is the Executive Director at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at (250)546 8155 or manager@aschamber.com