Provincial honour for chamber

Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce picks up communications award at B.C. Chamber Executives’ AGM in Kimberley

A North Okanagan chamber of commerce has been provincially recognized for its communications work.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce picked up the communications award at the B.C. Chamber Executives’ annual general meeting in Kimberley.

“I’m really pleased because we were nominated for the award by another chamber,” said Armstrong Spallumcheen chamber executive director Patti Noonan, who attended the meeting and accepted the award. “That means people have been looking at what we’re doing, and we’re doing the best we can.”

Armstrong Spallumcheen has taken to social media by being on Facebook and Twitter, and the chamber’s popular Monday Morning Memo – sent to members and subscribed to by non-members and other visitor centres – announces upcoming projects and promotions, and who’s new to the chamber, every Monday.

Noonan and Stephanie Sexsmith from the Lumby Chamber of Commerce were returned to the 2012 B.C. Chamber Executives board.

Noonan will serve as secretary among the executive officers, while Sexsmith serves as a director.

Armstrong-Spallumcheen, Lumby, Enderby and Vernon chambers teamed up to submit a successful bid to host the 2013 B.C. executive general meeting.

It will take place Sept. 12-14, 2013 at Silver Star.

The British Columbia Chamber Executives organization was founded in 1981 to promote and deliver professional development to the executives of chambers of commerce throughout the province.