News Release: Chamber Announces Board of Directors for 2018-2019 Fiscal Year

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August 30, 2018
(Medicine Hat) –The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year effective September 1, 2018 with official swearing in of the Executive members held on August 29, 2018.
Chamber of Commerce directors are elected to provide effective leadership, direction and governance in order to assist in achieving the Chamber’s vision of being the most unified, valued and influential business network in our region. Their work contributes to the Chamber’s mission of stimulating a strengthened and vibrant economy through their connections, support and influence. The organization’s strategic direction is driven by the decisions of these Directors who are committed to mobilizing its growing membership through various connections, networks, partnerships, and support programs.
Directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year are:
•              President –Sarah MacKenzie, The Home Team| Royal Lepage Community Realty 
•              1st Vice President – Tracy Noullett, MNP LLP
•              2nd Vice President – Marcus  Campbell, Terralta Inc.
•              Treasurer –Brett Pudwell, EBT Chartered Accountants LLP
•              Past President –Perry Deering, Deerview Meats
•              Director –Sarah Bowman, Bolton, Bishop and Bowman Lawyers
•              Director –Sarah Franchetto, RBC Royal Bank
•              Director –Guy Schotanus, ProComm Technology Solutions
•              Director- Irlanda Price, Medicine Hat College
•              Director- Tammy Sweeney, Canalta Centre
•              Director- Reagan Weeks, Prairie Rose School Division No. 8
Sarah MacKenzie, 2018-2019 President of the Chamber of Commerce commented, “Our board is committed to fulfilling its vision of being the most unified, valued and influential business network in Medicine Hat and district. It is our responsibility to make every effort to demonstrate positive and effective leadership for all our members, as we uphold our principles of being member driven, open minded, proactive, results oriented, collaborative, impartial, ethical and respectful.”
Board members volunteer to sit on various committees that are designed to spearhead initiatives that uphold the goals of the chamber. Committee chairs and members are tasked with spurring action through the following committees: Executive; Finance; Nominations & Governance; Business Advocacy; and Community Connections. Board members also volunteer to sit as Chamber representatives on a number of other boards and committees that have mandates that align with our strategic direction and policies. These organizations include: Community Futures Entre-Corp; Invest Medicine Hat; Wild Horse Border; Highway 3 Association; and Urban Development Industry.
‘The individuals elected to our board have embraced our mission of ensuring our economy remains vibrant by building connections, supporting growth and influencing policy makers,’ further commented MacKenzie. ‘We are a diverse board of new and returning directors that are a reflection of the community we live in. Our variety of strengths, knowledge and ideas will help guide the organization in the upcoming year.’
For more information on the Chamber of Commerce, visit the ‘About The Chamber’ page online at
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 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.