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Advisory: Nominations for the 2016-2017 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are currently being sought.

In a volunteer capacity, members of the Board of Directors of the Kelowna Chamber provide a leadership role in determining the long-term direction and policy decisions of the Chamber. They provide expertise to maintain a high standard of advocacy, services, programs and opportunities delivered by the Kelowna Chamber. Eight Director positions are available for the coming term. Five incumbent Directors are seeking election; additionally there are 3 vacant positions.

2016-2017 Incumbent Directors:

-Nikki Csek, Csek Creative; incumbent .5 term
-Martine Hickman, BDC; incumbent 1 term
-Jeff Robinson, Rush Ihas Hardwick; incumbent 1 term
-Carmen Sparg, Total Interiors; incumbent 2 terms
-Shelagh Turner, Canadian Mental Health Association; incumbent .5 term

To be eligible to sit on the Board of Directors, members must be able to commit to a two-year term on the Board and must be a member in good standing for at least 30 days prior to the date of the close of nominations. Applicants require the written endorsement of two other Kelowna Chamber members. If you are interested in serving on the board, please click here for the application form.

Applications must be received at the Kelowna Chamber office by 4:00 pm on Monday, February 8, 2016 at which point nominations will close. If additional applications are received exceeding the number of eligible positions, a ballot will be e-mailed to all voting members following the close of nominations for an electronic vote. For further information, contact Caroline Grover, CEO at 250-469-7356 or email caroline@kelownachamber.org.

2015/2016 Executive Committee

Ken Carmichael






Executive Vice-President
Tom Dyas
TD Benefits

Past President
Curtis Darmohray
Pushor Mitchell LLP






Carmen Sparg
Total Office

Jeff Robinson
Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP







Martine Hickman
Business Development Bank of Canada


2015/2016 Directors






Angela Nagy
GreenStep Solutions Inc. 

Brian Bonsma
Speedpro Signs






Una Gabie
Touchstone Law Group


Cheryl Fraser
Dilworth Homes






Stuart Grant

Al Hildebrandt,
QHR Technologies Inc.  






Shelagh Turner

Nikki Csek
Csek Creative 






Donna Markin
Orchard Park Shopping Centre


2015/2016 Appointees

Kevin Lavigne
Kelowna Jaycees

Tracy Gray
City of Kelowna

Dr. Barry McGillivray
Okanagan School of Business

Corinne Shoranick
JCI Okanagan



Michele Leeners

Additional Information

Executive Committee Mandate
Board of Directors Mandate