The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce operates with a board of 14 directors who determine the focus and direction of the organization each year. 

Chamber searches for new directors 

The chamber hopes to fill up to eight director positions this week 

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is current trying to fill up to eight director positions.

The chamber operates with a board of 14 directors who participate in the governance of the chamber, determining the focus and direction of the organization each year.

“Each member of the board volunteers their expertise, time and knowledge, reflecting a broad cross-section of the local business community,” explained chamber manager Randi Amendt. “Directors are recognized as the voice of business in our community, having the opportunity to educate and positively influence our local businesses.”

Directors serve two-year terms working with an annually elected executive committee consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, as well as the past president.

Directors leverage their professional expertise and business skill set to advise and work with committees and chamber staff to ensure the development, growth and engagement of the local business community.

Directors also participate as representatives and ambassadors of the business community at various community events. This includes attending monthly board meetings, participating at the chamber’s annual general meeting (AGM), appearing at chamber member events, volunteering with chamber initiatives, contributing to an annual full-day planning session and participating on board committees.

In addition to visiting various local businesses, directors meet regularly in the Heritage Room. Currently, the board meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month with the exception of August.

The new board will be elected during the chamber’s AGM, which will take place on April 20, 2017. After the AGM, meeting dates will be re-determined according to the preferences and recommendations of the new directors.

Members who are interested in joining the board of directors may obtain additional information by contacting the chamber’s president Linda Uchasz at 250-692-0080 or Randi Amendt at 250-692-3773.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for coastal British Columbia

Warning issued following 7.9 earthquake off Kodiak, AK

Charlie Rensby wins council seat in Burns Lake

He received 55 votes while Bruce Martens received 43

B.C. CareCards to expire in February

Residents expected to get a B.C. Services Card

Fire department currently recruiting

Four additional members are being sought

Safety taskforce committee chosen in Burns Lake

The committee will address traffic and parking issues

Initiation tournament in Burns Lake

The littlest Burns Lake Bruins hosted a tournament at the Tom Forsyth… Continue reading

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Man lives despite malfunctioning defibrillator at B.C. arena

A middle-aged man went into cardiac arrest after at game at Pitt Meadows Arena last Wednesday.

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Most Read