Chamber AGM & Canwest Chamber Chair Salute
CHAMBER AGM AND CHAMBER CHAIR SALUTE
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting is held annually on the first Thursday of December. The meeting is open to all Chamber Members and includes a review of our activities over the past year as well as the election of our new Board of Directors.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce 2020 AGM and Chamber Chair Salute is scheduled for Thursday, December 3.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE! If interested, please contact Cindy Simigan by phone at 780-532-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TENTATIVE DETAILS: The doors will open at 5:30 PM. The agenda will feature dinner at 5:45 PM, our Annual General Meeting at 6:30 PM, and presentations at 7:30 PM including a Farewell to the Past Chair, a Welcome to the NEW Chair, our traditional Chamber Awards, and door prize draws.
Cost to attend TBA. To register for the event, contact our office by phone at 780-532-5340 or email email@example.com.
The meeting is open to all Chamber Members and will include a review of our activities over the past year as well as the election of our 2021 Board of Directors.
Nomination packages will be made available in October 2020. For more information, please contact CEO Tanya Oliver by phone at 780-532-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that each membership is allowed one electoral vote. For those holding more than one membership, you must have a matching number of people in attendance to cast that number of ballots. Please note nominations will be open to the floor as well.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new Executive and elected four Members to the Board of Directors at the Chamber’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Canwest Chamber Chair Salute.
Assuming the role of Chair was Larry Gibson (LSM). Also acclaimed from nominations were Tertius Genis (Fusion Business Solutions) as First Vice-Chair and Cindy Park (Seven Generations Energy) as Second Vice-Chair. Dan Wong (Beairsto & Associates Engineering) who remained on the Executive as Past Chair.
Three spots on the Board, left vacant by retiring Directors, were filled by the following Chamber Members:
- Jon Anderson (ATB Financial)
- Pamela Nordin (London Hauling)
- Karci Wallan (MNP LLP)
The remaining position went to returning Director Lisa Hall (International Paper) who was successful in seeking her second term on the Board.
Those elected joined existing Directors: Becky Bozarth (Sun Life Financial), Brooks Hoffos (Royal LePage – The Realty Group), Ken Loudon (YMCA of Northern Alberta Grande Prairie Region), Shelly Sorensen (Willy’s Trucking Service), and Cord Spero (Re/Max Grande Prairie on the 2020 Chamber Board.
The Chamber recognizes and thanks retired Board Members Cris Seppola-Podsada, Kory Brazel, Cheryl Budjak, Gord Chrenek, Frederic Grandmaison, Jason Miller, and Justin Munroe.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of the annual Chamber Member Awards. The recipients were:
• Clem E. Collins Award (Chamber Volunteer) – Tab Pollock (Neil & Associates)
• Business Citizen of the Year – Lance Warkentin (Jeffrey’s Café)
• Dan H. Minchin Award (Long-Term Member Business Achievement) – Fletcher Mudryk LLP
Past Chamber Award Recipients