On March 11th, 2020, our Annual General Meeting was held at CV Chamber’s Lions Hall in Invermere.

The meeting was a full house of engaged business owners and those in attendance learned about the year that was and the future endeavours of your Chamber.

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2020 AGM Agenda

­Approval of 2019 AGM minutes

­Introduction of the Nominees to the Board

­Treasurer’s Report

­President’s Report

­Executive Director’s Report & Strategic Plan

Keynote Speaker from Taynton Bay Spirits (The Dragon’s Den Journey)

The CV Chamber new president, Dee Conklin was appointed and we welcomed two new members to the Chamber Staff: Patrick Carrick – Membership & Events Coordinator / Toni Coward – Information Centre & Administration Manager

2020/2021 Chamber Board

Dee Conklin – Palliser Printing – President

Andrea Tubbs – Swansea Communications – Vice President

Amanda Sharko – Kicking Horse Coffee

Charlene Rivard – Kanata Inn

Colin Hardwick – Rainbow Restoration of the Kootenays

Cris Leonard – Ozzie’s Amusements

Kara Haugseth – Panorama Mountain Resort

Kyla Lam – Aspire Professional Corp., CPA

Nancy Hetherington – LuVino 

Paul Stackhouse – Good Cheer Property Services

Rhiannon Tutty – Tutty Financial with Sun Life

Richard Unger – Ski Home

Sean Coward – Eagle Ranch Golf & Stone Creek Resorts

The board of directors reflected on the previous years and the 11 times they met during 2019 – 2020, including a strategic planning session.

Luncheons / other member events

Local Government Update

Taste of the Valley

Golf Tournament

BC Chamber Executives & BC Chamber Conference’s

Valley Appreciation Day

Business Excellence Awards

Valley Visitor Services Strategic Planning Meeting

Government Leader Visits & Townhalls 

Lunch & Learns, Mixer Events, “Meet the ED” Community Outreach

Keeping It Rural Conference

BC Economic Development Association Certification Course & Annual Conference

HR Roundtable

Columbia Valley Job Fair

Visitor Services Conference

Community Events Calendar Launch!

The Executive Director Pete Bourke presented the short & long term strategic plans, mission statement & vision statement and broke down the ongoing commitments of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce