Local business owner Kelly Holliday will lead the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce in the coming year.
Holliday, who served as president of the chamber in 2012, was returned to the position at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on March 10.
“I am honoured to have been elected president,” Holliday, the owner of Aksenz Studios, said last week. “As an entrepreneur with a solid marketing background and several years of successfully coordinating community events, I bring a positive outlook for the chamber to continue to grow and move forward. I am a strong voice to support and represent local business at community tables, and have a passion for building community pride.”
Holliday said her focus during the coming year will be on supporting the organization’s staff members, as well as working with the chamber’s new board to meet the goals outlined in its strategic plan. She also hopes to “represent a vibrant image for community pride on behalf of our local business community.”
Joining Holliday on the chamber executive are Laura Blackwell (vice-president), Greg Brown (Treasurer), Sandy Dore (Secretary), and Ron Zayac (past president). Rounding out the organization’s 15-member board are Sean Broadworth, Grant MacDonald, Jean Marr, Howard Broten, Stuart McFee, Blaine Cunningham, Darrell Hill, Tammy Downton, Steven Creelman, and Lana Thompson.
The Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest organizations in Burns Lake. It has its roots in the original board of trade, which was incorporated on March 1, 1927.
The chamber currently has more than 140 members.