New faces join chamber

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has bolstered its board

  • May. 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has bolstered its board.

Two new directors have been appointed to the board: Geordie McLennan, branch manager with Western Financial Group; and Phil Dyck, owner of Okanagan Real Estate Investments.

“I believe we have a lot to look forward to in growing the organization,” said McLennan, who spent a number of years on the board for the Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce. “I’ve been impressed by the work of the chamber both here in Vernon and across the province and I look forward to working with our members to ensure the North Okanagan has a strong economic foundation.”

GVCC president Jaron Chasca welcomed the two new faces at the board table.

“Their professional experience combined with their community work, makes them a great addition to the board,” said Chasca.

As appointees to the board they will serve until the end of the current year but will be eligible to run again in the elections slated for the end of September as part of the chamber’s AGM.

In bringing on two new volunteers to the board, the chamber also bid farewell to past president Ingrid Dilschneider. After many years on the chamber board, Dilschneider, who is the current director for business development with Wesbild Okanagan, has stepped down to concentrate on the ever growing business at Predator Ridge.