By Jenna Jensen
Members of the Sparwood business community gathered together last Wednesday for the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting. The noon hour event was very well attended, and many new faces were seen in the crowd. Guests were treated to a free lunch hosted by Overwaitea Foods and Snow Valley Catering, before tackling the full agenda.
After the meeting was called to order the current Chamber Board of Directors, Staff and Management were introduced. Guest speaker, Scott Manjak, Economic Development Advisor for Sparwood, addressed the group speaking about key projects completed in the District in 2012 as well as tasks projected for 2013. “Something that is really exciting this year is the review of the Official Community Plan. It will be a great thing for those involved in the Chamber to take part in,” he said.
At the close of the meeting, the new Board of Directors was elected. Letting his name stand again for President was Alex Miller – Intermountain who was elected by acclimation, as well as Marge Templin – Overwaitea Foods in the seat of Vice-President. Eric Johnstone – EKC moved from his current position as a Director to the seat of Treasurer. Current Directors returning with one year remaining are Tammy Ogden – Teck, Tammy Davy – Remax Elk Valley Realty, Chris Eklund – Cashtown, and Ryan Doehle – Isosceles. Newly elected were Jenna Jensen – The Free Press, Craig Hanzel – Kal Tire and Meghan Tonner – Majic Purdy Law.
The Chamber expects a busy and successful 2013 and encourages everyone to check out their new website and all the benefits of being a member.