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Call for applications for Board Directors to serve for our 2015/2016 Term is now open! Read on to learn about the current Candidates or apply here. Voting will be conducted in early February.
           
Una Gabie, Touchstone  
Law Group LLP  
 Dustin Serviss, Serviss      
  Wealth Management
 Brad Field, PRE Labs      


Brian Bonsma, Speedpro
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Why do you want to be a board member with our Chamber?

Una Gabie: 
 -I feel that the Chamber is an invaluable organization to the economic and business development and success of Kelowna as a City.

-As a small business owner located in Kelowna, I regularly see the benefits that the Chamber provides to the business community and would like to use some of my time and effort to help further the goals of the Chamber.

Dustin Serviss: I want to positively impact the community. I have the time, energy, experience, and connections to be a valuable asset to the Kelowna Chamber. Helping local business owners overcome obstacles and grow is something I do for a living, day in and day out.

Brad Field: Throughout my business career in Kelowna I have been a member of the Chamber but I have not had the opportunity to apply to join the Board. I feel that my extensive business and community experience would be an asset to the organization and the community it serves. 

Brian Bonsma: As a business owner in Kelowna and a long time member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce it has always been my goal to give back to the community and specifically organizations that focus on fostering a strong local economy. Working with the Chamber to help all its members is the perfect vehicle to accomplish that goal.

Please detail your experience in the areas of Leadership, Communication, Community Involvement, Business Planning (finance, strategic and long term planning)


Una Gabie: 
 -I have maintained involvement in various organizations during my tenure in Kelowna including non-profit and industry relevant groups and organizations both at a membership level as well as on a governance level. In many of these roles, I engaged in business planning and leadership related tasks.

-My business leadership experience primarily arose during the last two years of my life which have been spent establishing and building a law firm in Kelowna. This process has involved both short term and long term business and strategic planning. 

 Dustin Serviss: I have interest in solving problems and connecting with people. Whether I am managing my business, running monthly mastermind meetings or captaining sports teams, I have always strived to understand people’s unique abilities and apply them where appropriate to achieve a set objective.
 In my wealth management practice, we are not selling products, we are compiling all the financial and emotions parts of a wealthy family’s situation, working with them to understand what they are trying to achieve and then we are giving them a plan to follow with key indicators to measure progress. The designations I hold are both premier planning designations that have educated me on not only the facts of tax and law as it applies to finance, but also the outside the box creative thinking one needs to survive in today’s economy.
My leadership experiences include coaching financial advisors and organizing the 2013 Advocis Eduvacation school for financial advisors.  I support local charities including The Women’s shelter, KSS scholarships, Junior Achievement, Dragons Den Judging, the Glenmore Business Group, Rotary’s Christmas light up, KGH foundation, Kelowna Toastmasters and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue.  In 2013/14 Serviss Wealth Management hosted 12 events for my clients, friends and the whole community.


Brad Field:
I have lived in Kelowna since 1981 and have been an active member of the community
in the areas of Leadership, throughout that time. My involvement has included volunteering on various Boards including ;
Communication, Community Director - COEDC on three occasions; Director - Kelowna Womens Shelter; Director -
Involvement, Business Planning Cops for Kids; Director - SI. John Ambulance Executive Committee;
(finance, strategic and long Steward - Okanagan Partnership. My business experience as Founder/CEO of Pacific Safety
term planning) Products Inc. VP of ArmorWorks Canada and Founder/CEO of PRE Labs Canada has provided
me with extensive experience in business and strategic planning finance and leadership.

Brian Bonsma: I have been an entrepreneur in various businesses since 1980 and have always participated in any industry specific , member driven associations. I have served on the boards of  the Insurance Brokers Association of Brampton (Past President), The Heart and Stroke Foundation  and other less noteable groups and committees. As a business coach I helped other business owners develop strategies and plans to grow their businesses.

Have you volunteered with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Previously?

Una Gabie: 
I am currently involved with the Women's Leadership Network with the Chamber and have put my name forward to assist with the Launch Students into Business program.

Dustin Serviss: I held a 2 year position with the Kelowna Chamber as a new member Ambassador.

Brad Field: No, this would be my first time volunteering for the Chamber.


Brian Bonsma: I am a Current Director.

2014/2015 Executive Committee

   


President
Curtis Darmohray
Pushor Mitchell LLP

   


Executive Vice-President
Ken Carmichael
BDO


Vice-President
Tom Dyas
TD Benefits

   

 Carmen Sparg
Vice-President
Carmen Sparg
Total Office


Vice-President
Gladys Fraser
Scotiabank

   
 
Past President
Dave Bond
KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants
     

 
2014/2015 Directors
 

   
Peter Angle
Peter Angle
Bell Media 

Brian Bonsma
Speedpro Signs
   


Sherri Chapman
Platinum Personnel & Business Services Inc.

 Ben Pidskalny
Ben Pidskalny
SW Audio Visual

   


Jeff Robinson
Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP


Jon Summerland
Okanagan Film Commision

   


Martine Hickman
Business Development Bank of Canada

 
Donna Markin
Orchard Park Shopping Centre

   
 
   

Additional Information

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