Thursday, March 17, 2016

Prince Rupert Chamber elects new Board of Directors for 2016, celebrates Rising Stars at Luncheon

Some familiar names and a few new ones can be found on the Board of Directors for the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, as the regions business community elected the new roster of those that will help chart the organizations future for the year ahead.

The election which took place during the Chamber luncheon on Wednesday delivered twelve directors, as well as a President and Vice President for 2016-17.

Prince Rupert Realtor Keith Lambourne was elected to the President's post, while Herb Pond was elected as the organizations Vice President, Mr. Pond, the former Mayor of the city, currently represents the LNG company BG Canada in Prince Rupert and is widely recognized for his many years of service the community.

The Directors list is as follows:

2 Year Directors

Crystal Lorette
Frances Riley
Leah Jowe
Michelle Bryant-Gravelle
Rob Gruber
Shannon Bahm

1 Year Directors

Andrew Darby
Chris Armstrong
Dave McKeever
Derek Baker
Mike Pucci
Sharon Rothwell

During the course of the Wednesday luncheon the Chamber also recognized the achievements of those taking part in the Chamber's Rising Stars program, noting the graduation of 10 students from this years group.

The Risings Stars of 2016 photo courtesy of the Prince Rupert and District
Chamber of Commerce twitter feed

The popular mentorship program hosted by the Chamber is supported by TD Bank, Northern Savings Credit Union, BG Canada, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Ridley Terminals, Royal Lepage, Pacific NorthWest LNG, DP World Prince Rupert and Stuck on Designs.

The class of 2016 includes:

Yong Jing Fan
Titan McMaster
Ariel McKenzie
Chelsea Jesser
Jadda Wright
Angie Henry
Eric Martello
Barb Lippke
Jenny Huynh 
McGhee Tomlinson

You can learn more about Chamber developments from the organizations website and twitter feed.

For more items from the Prince Rupert Commercial sector see our archive page here.

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