For immediate release – December 5, 2017
Squamish, B.C – Squamish Chamber of Commerce members have elected one incumbent and four newcomers to the Board of Directors. The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to announce that the following individuals have been elected to the Board of Directors for a two year term, commencing January 2018.
– Maxime Charron, Leading Ahead
– Hilary Ewart, 7mesh Consulting
– Allie Meeres, Woodfibre LNG
– Bianca Peters, BP Communications
– Robert V. Weys, MarXet Management (incumbent)
Previously elected individuals who will continue to serve on the Board of Directors in 2018 are:
– Eric Andersen, Squamish and District Forestry Association
– Kathy Bennett, Quest University
– Christine Campbell, C Campbell Agency
– John French, Sound Selection Communications
– Kathleen Van der Ree, Race and Company
– Erin Yeo, Squamish Terminals
Ten candidates were nominated for five positions, with voting taking place online.
“Congratulations to all new and returning directors. We are very pleased to have strong representation from across the business community, and we look forward to a successful and productive 2018,” said Board Chair, Christine Campbell. “I would like to thank each of the candidates who put their name forward to serve on the Squamish Chamber Board of Directors.” she added.
A swearing-in ceremony will be conducted on December 13, officiated by Councillor Karen Elliot. Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony, which will take place at the holiday Après after Five networking event, held at The Common, 5 pm to 7 pm (December 13). Please visit www.squamishchamber.com for more details.
“The Squamish Chamber would also like thank and recognize Glen Suberlak and Jamey Trewartha for their many valuable contributions to the board,” said Executive Director, Louise Walker.
“The Chamber has experienced double-digit membership growth in the last 12 months. We are developing a strong program of events for 2018. A new website will launch in the next few weeks, which will provide greater resources and tools for members to grow their business. We could not have achieved this success without the support and dedication of our Board of Directors.” she added.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors, all of whom are elected. Each member of the Board volunteers their expertise, time and knowledge. Board nominees must be members in good standing and nominated by at least three members.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Squamish community by actively supporting business, economic growth and diversification. The Chamber takes a leadership role in advocating for the interest of Squamish business and provides member services such as networking and educational events, policy positions and partnerships with other organizations.