About the Chamber

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Strategic direction

Mission 

The Squamish Chamber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and economic diversification. 

 

Vision 

The Squamish Chamber will deliver exceptional membership value by taking a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business, by providing beneficial member services and programs, and by working in partnership with other organizations. 

 

Areas of Focus 

In 2020, we will deliver value to our members through our four key areas of focus, with increased emphasis on connecting with our members and growing awareness of our programs in order to help businesses grow and demonstrate the value of Squamish Chamber membership.

Membership: we will place greater emphasis on member engagement, retention and onboarding in order to better demonstrate the value of Chamber membership and maintain a strong membership base.

Communicationsincreased focus will be placed on our communication initiatives to ensure the membership is fully aware of the existing programs and business development resources, along with the many activities that the Chamber conducts to support the business community.

Advocacy: we will place more emphasis on our presence and communication within the Squamish community to raise our profile, and to provide leadership on members’ priority issues that affect businesses and local economic development. 

Partnerships & Relations: we will develop strong, strategic partnerships to grow the local economy, and ensure participation is recognized across the Squamish community.

In everything we do, we will strive for organizational excellence, with strong, sustainable systems and processes.

board of Directors

The Squamish Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Read Director bios.

Rob Weys, Chair

Mike Coyne, 1st Vice Chair (Chair Policy Committee)

Bianca Peters, 2nd Vice Chair

Jack Montpelier, Secretary 

Christine Campbell, Treasurer (Chair Finance Committee)

Read 2019 SCC Bylaws

Abby Majendie, Director (Chair Board Development & Governance Committee)

Rajan Hans, Director

Hilary Ewart, Director

Allie Meeres, Director

Maxime Charron, Director

 

2019 Board Swearing In with Mayor Elliott
Directors + ED with Val Litwin, President BC Chamber

Chamber staff

Louise Walker, Executive Director

Louise is an experienced business professional, bringing the Chamber a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with a focus on research, strategy, marketing and business development. Louise leads operations at the Squamish Chamber and is an active participant on various committees such as the Squamish Economic Steering Group.

Drawn to the Sea to Sky in 2008, Louise spent eight years with Tourism Whistler, latterly as Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, with responsibility for marketing, research, events, communications, partnerships and whistler.com (website and sales channel). She was actively involved in economic development and sat on the board of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, Cornucopia and the executive of Whistler Festival, Events and Animation. 

Prior to Tourism Whistler, Louise was immersed in the research and consulting world, focusing on strategic marketing, from market entry and product development, to brand development and economic impact evaluation. Clients spanned a range of sectors, including government bodies such as the Scottish Government and VisitScotland, global companies such as Sony and Iceland Air, and many local small-medium sized businesses.

Louise holds a BA in Marketing Management and studied strategy through the Executive Education program at the Sauder School of Business (UBC). Louise is a prior member of the Market Research Society (MRS), the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), the Association of Qualitative Research (AQR) and the European Society of Market Research (ESOMAR).

 
Chelsy Campbell, Operations and Member Coordinator

Born and raised in Squamish, Chelsy is dedicated to enhancing and growing the Squamish community. She joined the Squamish Chamber in 2014 following a successful practicum with the Chamber as part of her studies in Business Administration at Vancouver Community College.

In her role at the Squamish Chamber, Chelsy coordinates membership services, operations and office administration. She provides support to both staff and membership and can assist with any questions you may have around member benefits, updates to business listings and financial related enquiries (e.g. payments and invoicing).

 
Jennifer Mooney, Events and Communications Coordinator

Jennifer is responsible for the planning and execution of events, along with marketing and communication through the Chamber’s various channels (newsletter, website, social media). With a background in marketing, sales and business administration, Jennifer brings a wide range of skills to the role and can assist with any questions you may have around events and marketing opportunities.

A long-term local, Jennifer is passionate about Squamish and being connected to an amazing, growing community of entrepreneurs, volunteers and innovators. Jennifer holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia. See you at the next Après!

 

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