The area’s Chamber of Commerce has a new board and a new name.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leduc and Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its first virtual meeting May 22.
The meeting, included the 2020 Annual General Meeting where Chamber members voted in favour of changing the name of the Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce to the Leduc and Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce now that the two area Chambers have officially amalgamated.
Following an online election earlier this month, five new board members were announced.
They are Cyrus Dastouri, manager of MNP LLP, Wayne Di Lallo, director of Directions for Wellness, Richard Horncastle, strategy builder for Keysonte Strategies Inc., Tenielle MaGee, owner and CEO of Leduc Physio and Greg Krishcke, owner of KrisKEY Ventures.
“While our steadfast members were working in and on their businesses, the Chamber was working for their businesses and strengthening the regional business community, providing unique and unparalleled local promotional opportunities,” said Chamber president Brett Powlesland.
“Saving our members money with free value-added programs, employee health and dental benefits and member discounts; connection members at events that bring together government leaders and policymakers, industry leaders and business experts providing the latest business trends and ideas needed to overcome the challenges of running a business.”
Powlesland said they continue to advocate to reduce hurdles and red tape while representing their members’ interests by speaking out to promote economic policy that encourages business growth.
“Because, when business thrives, community thrives. Thank you to our 1,000-plus members for contributing to our region that continues to be stronger together.”