Sparwood Chamber’s new president strives for supporting business

The new Sparwood Chamber Board has just been elected, and this year’s President, Alex Millar sees a positive year.

The new Sparwood Chamber Board has just been elected, and this year’s President, Alex Millar sees a positive year.

“I feel like the Chamber is here to promote and support business in the community,” says Millar. “Our main concern is to be a facilitator for businesses. In a small community, such as Sparwood where there is no economic development office, the Chamber in a way takes on that role. My interest is to promote business activity and successful small businesses. For the income in this Valley, there is not as much small business as you would think,” he says.

The Board, elected by acclamation is:

John Baher, Past President – A&W

Alex Millar, President – Intermountain

Marjorie Templin, Vice President – Overwaitea Foods

Karen Sheets, Elk Valley Greenhouse & Landscaping – Treasurer

Rosa Gilmar, Director – Living Fit

Ryan Doehle, Director – Isoceles

Tammy Davy, Director – Remax

Melanie Paquette, Director – East Kootenay Community Credit Union

Chris Eklund, Director – Cash Town

Tammy Ogden, Director – Teck

The new board will be sworn in this week.