Pair named to chamber board

Two North Okanagan women are part of the British Columbia Chamber Executives’ restructured board of directors.

Two North Okanagan women are part of the British Columbia Chamber Executives’ restructured board of directors.

Patti Noonan, executive director of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce, has been named executive secretary while Lumby and District Chamber of Commerce manager Stephanie Sexsmith was elected as a director at large.

Both women were elected at the B.C. Chamber Executives’ annual general meeting in Smithers.

The restructured board will place emphasis on areas of learning and collaboration — such as professional development, communications, networking, membership and conference — as chamber managers deliver on operations in support of chamber board policies throughout the provincial chamber network.

“I’m excited and honoured to take on this new position,” said Noonan. “I’m looking forward to the year ahead and continuing the work started last year, with the support of my own board. This is a great opportunity to learn from my peers.”

Sexsmith has already met with the new board to discuss plans for the year.

“Working on the BCCE board will be a fantastic experience – one I am looking forward to,” said Sexsmith who received a double dose of good news.

The Lumby chamber was honoured with a communications award.

“It’s for chambers with 100 to 200 members who do a good job communicating with members about the chamber through e-mails and our website,” said Sexsmith.

BCCE selected Kimberley as the venue for its next conference and annual general meeting, Sept. 6 to 8, 2012.