• New Chamber Board of Directors

    VERNON – Experience, passion and commitment to the community are evident among the Greater Vernon Chamber’s board of directors for 2020/21.

    During a virtual annual general meeting Sept. 16, Krystin Kempton, a partner with Nixon Wenger Lawyers, was confirmed to a second one-year term as president while a board of returning and new directors was endorsed for a one-year term.

    “The Chamber’s roots go back to 1897 and our volunteer board of directors continues a rich legacy of promoting entrepreneurial spirit, community service and advocating for initiatives that allow businesses and the North Okanagan to flourish,” said Kempton.

    “There’s no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has created challenges for businesses and non-profits, including the Chamber, and a priority for the board will be reviewing our strategic goals and ensuring the integrity of the organization so it can continue to work on behalf of its members.”

    Along with Kempton, the 2020/21 board of directors include:
    Robin Cardew, Robin Cardew CPA Chartered Professional Accountant – vice-president
    Deb White, White House Mortgages – secretary-treasurer
    Deanna Beaudoin, Deanna Beaudoin Edward Jones Financial Advisor - director
    Jonathan Blais, Salade Etcetera - director
    Dudley Coulter, Peak Communications/Triumph Coffee – director
    Scot Durward, Tolko Industries - director
    Roger Lamoureux, Tatawaw Kanata Glamping & Wellness – director
    Leif Lennie, Pleasant Valley Painters – director
    Ryan Mackiewich, Clark Robinson Chartered Professional Accountants - director
    Michael Molnar, Restoration Lands – director
    Aly Pain – The Conflict Coach - director
    Greg Stevens, TD Commercial Bank – director
    Darrin Taylor, Axis Intervention Services – director
    Also during the AGM, there was an opportunity to recognize those individuals retiring from the board:
    Peter Kaz, One 11 Media Group
    Jayme McKillop, Jayme McKillop Co.
    Diana Wilson, Kal Tire

    “Peter, Jayme and Diana have been integral to the success of the Chamber and their contributions will be missed. We wish them well with their future endeavours,” said Kempton.

    Richard Rolke, Communications Coordinator   
    Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce
    P: 250-545-0771              E: info@vernonchamber.ca