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Bow Valley Chamber increases membership, eliminates office space

BOW VALLEY – The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to be in great shape for 2019 with 88 new members and a healthy budget.
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Members of the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce met at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Courtesy of of the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

BOW VALLEY – The Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to be in great shape for 2019 with 88 new members and a healthy budget.

In 2018, the Chamber of Commerce had a $79,680 income with the majority of funds generated through memberships and a total of $53,770 in expenses, with the majority of funds going to payroll and contracted services.

At the January annual general meeting, outgoing president Janet Nystedt announced the 2019 membership had increased from 186 to 274 and the board made the executive decision to eliminate a physical office space, which should result in saving approximately $8,300 a year.

Along with the 2018 president leaving, Nystedt announced the top position would now be spilt between two co-chairs.

Cheryl Cooper is the new co-chair for Canmore and Kananaskis and Kyler Brierly is the co-chair for Banff and Lake Louise. Natalie Kelly was appointed as treasurer, Laura Wright is the secretary and four members-at-large were introduced, including Joanna Buckingham, Max Bouchard, Adrian Wilson and Glenn Isaac. Nystedt was also added as a “non-voting past president member.”

Upcoming events for the Chamber can be found on the website at
bowvalleychamber.com.


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About the Author: Jenna Dulewich

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