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Mar 3, 2017

Kelowna Chamber Directors for 2017-18

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced its 2017 Directors today, following the close of its election yesterday at 3:00 p.m.  All directors will be sworn in on March 15 at the Chamber’s 111th AGM at the Delta Grand by Mayor Colin Basran.  

Returning directors include:

Ken Carmichael, BDO Canada LLP: Immediate Past President, Chamber

Tom Dyas, TD Benefits: President, Chamber

Carmen Sparg, Associated Property Management: Executive Vice President, Chamber

Jeff Robinson, Rush Ihas Harwick LLP: Vice President, Chamber

Martine Hickman, Business Development Bank Canada: Vice President, Chamber

Shelagh Turner, Canadian Mental Health Association: Director

Nikki Csek, Csek Creative: Director

Re-elected directors include:

Una Gabie, Touchstone Law: Vice President, Chamber

Stuart Grant, Norelco Cabinet Solutions: Director

Al Hildebrandt, Luv N Hope Foundation: Director

Angela Nagy, GreenStep Solutions: Director

Newly-elected directors include:

Ron Cannan, Interior Savings Credit Union: Director

Domenic Rampone, West Manufacturing Ltd.: Director

Tom Dyas, Board President, thanked the returning directors for continuing on the board for the coming year.  “I congratulate our four re-elected directors,” said Dyas.  “And I especially congratulate our two newly-elected directors, Ron Cannan, and Domenic Rampone, both of whom have long resumes attesting to their many contributions to the community,” said Dyas.

“I also want to thank those members who stood for election as director, and who did not secure a seat at our Directors’ table this year.  The degree of interest in volunteering for our business organization was very gratifying.  We hope that these individuals will join us on one of our committees, and help us fulfill the role of the local Chamber as the ‘Voice of Business’ in Kelowna and the valley,” Dyas said.  “Thank you as well to all our members who voted in this important annual event.” 

“We have a stable and experienced board moving forward,” said Dyas.  “This is important for any organization, and for a business organization with a volunteer board, it is always a critical part of strategic planning and success.”