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May 18, 2018

(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of three new directors, one re-elected director and eight returning directors for the 2018- 2020 term. Directors assist in providing leadership and advocacy for a continued healthy business environment, as well as contributing to the voice of business in the Medicine Hat and surrounding area.

Directors, who were elected to begin their term September 1, 2018, are:
  • Dave Hanni – CJCY 102.1 FM (re-elected)
  • Irlanda Price – Medicine Hat College
  • Tammy Sweeney – Canalta Centre
  • Reagan Weeks – Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee
Perry Deering, President of the Chamber of Commerce commented, ‘Every year the Chamber continues to obtain directors who come from a wide variety of industries and professional organizations. We look forward to the experience, knowledge and new perspectives that our new directors will bring both to the organization and the business community.’
As part of the Board of Directors’ succession planning for the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, nominations are held every year to actively seek dedicated, community and business-minded individuals whose common goals and principles coincide with the Chamber of Commerce and the organization’s mandate.
Deering further stated, ‘With this years’ board election and returning directors, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge at the table with individuals who are committed to working on our members’ behalf and carrying out the Chamber’s mandate of connecting and supporting our business community.’
The vision of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is to be the most unified, valued and influential business network in Medicine Hat & District and will achieve this through their mission of stimulating a strengthened and vibrant economy in our region through their connections, support & influence. The Chamber of Commerce operates under eight guiding principles as a member driven, open minded, proactive, results oriented, collaborative, impartial, ethical and respectful organization.
The Executive members for the 2018-2019 fiscal year will be elected at the June Board of Directors meeting.
Please direct all media inquiries to:
Perry Deering
c/o( 403) 527-5214 ext.221
The Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, volunteer-led organization, proudly representing the interests of businesses in our region, and working diligently to stimulate a strengthened and vibrant economy through our connections, support and influence. For more than 115 years, the Chamber has stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. The Chamber represents over 750 businesses in our region and is aligned with both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), which represents over 24,000 businesses and the Canadian Chambers of Commerce (CCC), which represents over 200,000 businesses. With the largest and most influential business organizations locally, provincially and federally, the Chamber network is the most unified, valued and influential business network in Canada and works together to shape policy and programs that will make a difference to businesses in our region.