Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce to The Free Press

The Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to clarify the statements that were made in March 2011 as they relate to the employment of Michael Decker and as reported by The Free Press.

The Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to clarify the statements that were made in March 2011 as they relate to the employment of Michael Decker and as reported by The Free Press.

The Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce would like to clarify that at no point during Michael Decker’s brief tenure as Manager did he lie or intentionally mislead the Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce. Michael Decker provided information to the general membership concerning the number of Chamber members which was incorrect as a result of an error in determining active memberships.

During Mr. Decker’s three month employment, Mr. Decker and his assistant applied for a monetary grant which provided funds to the Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce which will allow them to hire a professional website developer, in order to create a modem and professional website for the Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce and for the benefit of the entire community.

Mr. Decker secured advertising revenue for the Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce by selling advertising space on a brochure for the Calgary Trade Fair. When, due to a scheduling conflict, Mr. Decker became unable to attend the Trade Fair, another member of the Chamber attended in his stead, resulting in member businesses of the Chamber of Commerce being represented at the Trade Fair.

It is common knowledge that Mr. Decker was and is involved in Federal politics but in no way did that involvement impact negatively on his performance at the Chamber.

Both parties regret the miscommunication that occurred, and wish to take this opportunity to correct the negative publicity this miscommunication has caused.

The Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce wishes Mr. Decker all the success in his future endeavors.

John Baher

Sparwood and District Chamber of Commerce President

 

Just Posted

Komatsu announces plans for $40M, 85k-square-foot facility in Sparwood

Komatsu Mining Corp. has announced plans to develop a new 85,000-square-foot sales… Continue reading

Former Fernie Ghostrider re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Josh Teves has signed a two-year contract with the NHL team

Motor vehicle incident in Sparwood results in death of dump truck driver

An individual has died after the dump truck they were driving went… Continue reading

Fernie chainsaw carver wins big at Logger Days

Michael Penny placed 3rd at Powell River Logger Sports, last weekend

UPDATED: RCMP confirm one death in accident

Two motorcycles ran into the back of a vehicle towing a boat trailer on highway near Cranbrook

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Most Read