• Chamber adds new faces to the Board

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    March 22, 2019

    MEDIA RELEASE
    Cranbrook Chamber adds new faces to the Board


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    Cranbrook, BC, March 20th, 2019 – The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting and election of directors on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 to a packed room as part of the monthly luncheon which also included a presentation from Columbia Basin Trust from Trust Chair Rick Jensen and President/CEO Johnny Strilaeff.
     
    After a year of transition at the Cranbrook Chamber, which saw the appointment of their new Executive Director, Kristin Parsons, the Board outgoing President Wes Rogers expressed his gratitude to his fellow board members and the Chamber staff for “going above and beyond” to ensure the Chamber ran smoothly during the transition period.
     
    Elected to Serve a One Year Term;
    President - Jason Fast - East Kootenay Community Credit Union
    Vice-President - Christine Hoechsmann – The Bedroom Furniture Gallery
    Past President  - Wesley Rogers – Rella Paolini & Rogers
    Treasurer -     David Stypula - Stypula Financial Group, CIBC Wood Gundy
     
    Directors Elected to a Two Year Term - ending March 31, 2021
    Ryan Gibbard - McElhanney Consulting Services
    Kerstin Renner, WorkBC
    Ryan Wilhelm, Alpine Toyota
    Kate Dergousoff, KD Consulting
     
    “It is exciting to see some new faces joining the board this year” says Kristin Parsons, Executive Director. “There is a diverse cross section of the business community represented on the Chamber Board and this is great for our members as more of their voice is represented” adds Parsons.
     
    In his inaugural speech, incoming president Jason Fast thanked outgoing President Wes Rogers for his “fantastic leadership through the Chambers transition” and welcomed new board members to what he referred to as a “strong board”.
     
    “I am very excited for the year ahead, it is going to be a very busy year.  We are committed to continuing to increase our member engagement and to being the voice for business.” says incoming President Jason Fast.
     
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    Media Contact:
    Kristin Parsons, Executive Director
    Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce
    T: 250 426 5914

    E: kristin@cranbrookchamber.com