CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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April 01, 2019
(Medicine Hat) Today, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce announced its call for nominations for its Board of Directors, with nominations being accepted from Monday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.  
 
Each spring the Chamber of Commerce holds an election to fill expiring or vacant positions on the Board of Directors, which is comprised of 12 member representatives. Directors serve a two-year term which commences following the Chamber Annual General Meeting in November of each year.
 
‘We are focused on being the most unified, valued and influential business network in our region and so we are looking for those individuals who are knowledgeable about our community, who are strategic thinkers and who are committed leaders, with a demonstrated ability to work together on our vision, mission and strategic goals,’ stated Sarah MacKenzie, Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce President.
 
Successful candidates should be prepared to assist the Chamber of Commerce in accomplishing its strategic priorities, be familiar with duties of a director and be willing to contribute to formulating and advocating on behalf of the policies related to the betterment of our business community. The Board is looking for those individuals who are aware of local, provincial and federal issues that affect our business climate and are able to respond to them in a reasonable, professional and discreet manner.
 
‘Individuals who have previous board knowledge and experience will find value in contributing to an organization like the Chamber and we are seeking out those that have a desire to contribute to moving the organization’s objectives forward’, further stated MacKenzie. ‘We have an open-minded, proactive, results oriented, collaborative, impartial, ethical and respectful team of volunteer Directors and staff who work together to ensure that our members are represented. As such, we are looking for individuals who can continue to build on our strength as an organization and represent our membership on our board.’
 
To ensure the Chamber maintains a fair and democratic process, the Chamber encourages members to submit potential nominees, which are then elected by the membership. If you or someone you know is interested in working with the Chamber to accomplish the Chamber’s vision and mission, please contact the Chamber at 403.527.5214 for information or download the nomination package online at www.medicinehatchamber.com.
 
Nominees for positions on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors must be individuals, either as a business owner or employee, from companies who have been in good standing with the Chamber of Commerce for a minimum of two years.
 
The nomination package, which includes further details and criteria, is available for download on the Chamber’s website here or hard copy at the Chamber office downtown at 413 6th Avenue SE. 
 
Please direct all media inquiries to:
Sarah MacKenzie, President
c/o Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce
(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 800 businesses in our region and is aligned with both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), which represents over 25,000 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.