The Board

Peter Smith -President (2016-2018)

Peter Smith, MBA, has been with Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for seven years where he is currently the Executive Vice President. Peter is also the President of the Fairmont Business Association and is a Director of the Columbia Valley Golf Association. He is also an Executive Professional in the Canadian Professional Golfers Association and has […]

Andrea Tubbs – First Vice-President (2016-2018)

As the owner of Swansea Communications Andrea has a breadth of marketing, communication and public relations experience through a variety of roles in the high tech, non-profit and post-secondary sectors. Her career spans 10 years, two countries, two provinces and 5 cities, culminating in her move to the Columbia Valley in 2012. Andrea has been […]

Mark Digney – Treasurer (2016-2018)

Mark Digney, Accountant, CPA, CGA Digney Accounting. Mark  first moved to the Columbia Valley in 1979 and graduated from DTSS. He obtained  a CGA accounting designation in 2002 and ran a public accounting practice in Williams Lake, BC up until 2013 when it was sold. Mark is currently operating a public accounting office in Invermere. […]

Laurie Klassen – Secretary (2016-2018)

Laurie completed her Bachelor of Commerce in the 1989, was hired by Procter & Gamble and transferred to Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, Laurie discovered the joys of outdoor living and after almost 4 years of corporate life, she decided to throw caution to the wind, quit her job and travel.  After a summer in the […]

France Andestad – Director (2017-2018)

A frequent community volunteer, France is passionate about the Columbia Valley and has lived here for 29 years. France co-owns Avenue, a ladies fashion boutique in Invermere, with her sister. Customer service and a positive retail experience is important to France and an area that she and her business exceeds in delivering to their customers. France’s […]

Dee Conklin – Director (2015-2017)

Dee Conklin is the owner of Palliser Printing in Invermere. Dee was born and raised in Montreal and often says she can’t believe she has settled in a Village of 800 people after being such a big city girl all of her life. She moved to Calgary in the mid 70’s where she raised her […]

Jamie McArthur – Director (2017-2018)

As an alumni of the University of Windsor Sports Administration program, Jamie has spent the last 28 years building and operating recreation and wellness facilities. Joining the Statemen Group in 2014 has given him the opportunity to bring that expertise to the development of whole communities. Jamie now splits his time between Invermere in the […]

John Newton – Director (2017-2018)

Aquatic Director, swim coach, childcare worker, sales and marketing, business start up, Mountain Travellers, Take-a-Break Tours, Reservations West, High Country Properties and Newton’s Guest House are some of the experience and knowledge that John Newton brings to the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Glenna Stephenson – Director (2017-2018)

Glenna is currently the Manager of Mountain Sports at Panorama Mountain Resort.   After graduating from the University of Alberta with her BA in Recreation, Sports and Tourism, Glenna began working as a Sales Operations Assistant at Panorama Mountain Resort in 2009.  Since 2009 Glenna has returned to the Panorama Mountain Resort each winter as a […]

Rod Turnbull – Director (2015 -2017)

Rod has been in the retail marketing industry for in excess of 40 years. He has overseen ground up retail locations, chain wide closures, directed provincial divisions of national retailers and successfully ran and expanded his own business  Rod also has experience in the development industry where he directed a large complex in downtown Edmonton. […]

Pascal Van Dijk – Director (2015-2017)

Before moving to Canada in 2008 and taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, Pascal obtained his master’s degrees in Business Administration and Finance & Control and worked for a large construction and development company in The Netherlands for almost 10 years. When Kicking Horse was sold […]

Amanda Robinson – Past President

Now retired and living in Powell River, BC Amanda was the General Manager of the Copper Point Resort.  New to the Columbia Valley Amanda has worked for Fairmont Hotels for 22 years and has been in the hotel business for 30 years. Amanda also hoeld a position on the Board of Directors of the BC […]

The Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce is conveniently located at the Visitor Centre, located at the “Invermere Crossroads” on Highway 93 & 95.

Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
Fax:(250) 342-3261
Address:PO Box 1019, 651 Hwy 93/95, Invermere, British Columbia, V0A 1K0, Canada

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