Chamber of Commerce board of directors in place

Four new faces will sit on the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 2015/2016 board of directors, following elections

Four new faces will sit on the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce’s 2015/2016 board of directors, following elections held during the chamber’s annual general meeting at the Sylvan Lake Legion last Thursday.

Kjirin Davis (Buk Wildz), Sarah Brouilette (ATB Financial), Tyson Czuy (Adrenalin Motors) and Nancy Boyd (Expedia Cruiseshipcentres) make up the board’s newcomers, and join returning directors President Dwayne Stoesz (Sylvan Office Solutions), Vice President Joel Johannson (Meadowlands Golf Course), Treasurer Joyce Zazulak (B-Right Bookkeeping), Doreen Carey (Unique Elevations), Debbie Klingbeil (Century 21), Doug McGill (Blackstone Developments), Keri Pratt (Mini Melts Central Alberta), Sharon Toews (Servus Credit Union), Josh Welton (Edward Jones) and Michael Williams (TMS Wireless Solutions).

This year’s outgoing directors are Greg Weik, Evan Hardy and Joe Furman.

The chamber entered 2015 in good health, and with a near all-time high membership. A solid 2014 also record attendance for its Business Awards and Mermaid Ball in October.

Plans this year are in place to offer learning sessions to local businesses either free or at a low cost. A market research study will also be carried out to assess business needs in the downtown waterfront area.

Sylvan Lake town council recently approved the relocation of the chamber into the town’s Municipal Government Building (MGB) on a three-year term. An office inside the MGB houses the chamber’s executive director and sole full-time member of staff.

The move was approved last month after having been deferred from a previous council meeting. Stoesz, at that time, said the move would allow the chamber the “opportunity to spread our wings during this time of growth.”

The 2015/2016 board’s kick-off meeting takes place Feb. 25, with a general meeting to follow on March 4.

A calendar of events is listed on the chamber’s website at www.sylvanlakechamber.com. Up-to-date information is also posted regularly on the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.