The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber and Travel Penticton are selecting new board members for 2018. (File photo)

Chamber and tourism groups prepare for AGMs

Travel Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce list board nominees

In advance of their upcoming annual general meetings, two of Penticton’s key business organizations have set out the nominees for seats on their boards.

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has a list of 10 nominees:

Lucas Achtem of Affordable Storage Centre; Nicole Clark of KISStrategies for Business; Daryl Clarke, running as an independent member; Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures; Jonathan McGraw of BDO Canada LLP; Paul McPhail of McPhail Kilt Makers; Natalie Preston of Okanagan Hockey Group; Cary Schneiderat of Pearce Schneiderat; Joseph Seiler of Your Natural Edge Success Coaching and Diana Stirling of LocoLanding.

The chamber’s AGM and election of officers starts at 5:15 p.m. on March 8 in the Shatford Centre and is free to attend.

The theme of the chamber’s AGM is Consider This: Business in 2018, with a Pecha Kucha event following the dinner, with a variety of topics, including: what’s trending in social media; recruitment and retention; small business transaction with digital cryptocurrencies; cannabis in the workplace, employment law; healthy living in the workplace; Shape Your City Penticton; youth employment programs in the workplace and a discussion of the digital world going and how it applies in the workplace.

Dinner and the Pecha Kucha require a $40 ticket. If you are unable to attend the AGM, you can still vote in person for the new board of directors at the chamber of commerce office at 102 Ellis St. On Mar. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. and Mar. 8 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

More information on the nominees and the AGM is available at

Travel Penticton has also finalized nominations for the seats open on Travel Penticton’s board of directors for the 2018-2020 term.

Elected by acclamation are:

• Barb Haynes (representing Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre) who now holds one of the accommodations (large) seats.

• Harley Elasoff (representing Sandman Hotel Penticton) who now holds one of the accommodations (large) seats.

• Jessica Dolan (representing Coast Penticton Hotel) who now holds one of the accommodations (medium) seats.

• Diana Stirling (representing LocoLanding) who now holds the attractions seat.

• James Shalman (representing Apex Mountain Resort) who now holds the sports tourism seat.

• Jacquie Carlson (representing Poplar Grove Winery) who now holds one of the wineries/breweries/distilleries/agritourism seats.

• Lyndie Hill (representing Hoodoo Adventure Company) who now holds the meetings, incentive, conventions and events seat.

Travel Penticton’s AGM takes place at 2 p.m. on March 14 in the Lakeside Resort. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting to meet with the Travel Penticton Society board members and find out more about some of the new projects the group will be working on this year.

Steve Kidd
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