113th Kelowna Chamber Board of Directors Announced
This week we announced our 2019-2020 Board of Directors. We salute some of our outgoing members, in our boardroom Tuesday morning for one of their last meetings. From left: Tom Dyas (outgoing Past President), Jenelle Hynes, Carmen Sparg (outgoing President, will remain as Past President) and Marek Buryska. 

The new board will take office after March 31 and officially be sworn in at our Presidents Dinner on April 25.

A full list of the incoming board can be fo und here
Meet new our Board President Nikki Csek

Incoming Board President and current CEO of Csek Creative Nikki Csek knows the Chamber well, having served as our Executive Vice President for the last year. Learn more about Nikki
SAVE THE DATE!
LUNCHEON - Kelowna Chamber Annual General Meeting & State-of-the-City Address with Keynote Speaker Mayor Colin Basran
Wednesday, April 3 2019 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Delta Grand 
Mayor Colin Basran is our special guest speaker on April 3rd, providing our annual State-of-the-City address to members and guests. 

Prior to the mayor's address, we'll be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our AGM is free to attend for all members in good standing. Ticket purchases will be required to stay for the Luncheon with the mayor.

Further details will be available soon on our website. Stay tuned!
Last Chance for next week's Okanagan School of Business Luncheon

Featuring Cicely Blain, CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm. 

Great speaker, great food and a great chance to network. We hope we see you there.  Register Now
 
SALES LEAD NETWORK - 
Are you hungry for new business?
You are invited to join a group of  non-competing Chamber Members for a weekly breakfast to network, exchange  sales leads and referrals and share business advice.  Check out our list of current Tuesday group members  here .

For more details and to reserve your seat at our next Tuesday breakfast, please contact Heather Eichinger today. First one is on us!
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Now Accepting Nominations
If you are an unstoppable entrepreneur or have been inspired by an innovative leader, submit a nomination for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year ® 2019 program.
 
Winners and finalists of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program represent the world's more influential, innovative and exclusive network of entrepreneurs. Visit ey.com/ca/eoy or email Sarah Catford for more details.
Dragons'   Den is  Coming to Kelowna!
Do you have a business or idea to pitch to the Dragons? On March 14, auditions for the hit show will be held at the Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave.  Learn more
BUSINESS SMARTS:  2.5 Options for your Business's Social Media
Tuesday, March 19 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Chamber Boardroom
Figuring out who to hire for your social media management is tricky and time-consuming. Should you hire an outside agency? Should you develop an in-house marketing team? Are there really only two options? 

Join us for a seminar with RTOWN expert Cristina Esposto to learn about your choices for managing your business's social media. 
COMMERCE CONNEX @ Csek  Creative's new Print Shop
Thursday, March 21 2019 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Unit 103 - 2293 Leckie Road
Csek Creative is unveiling their new division - Csek Print and Signage - and you are invited for a very special Commerce Connex at their new print facility.

Take a tour, enjoy drinks and appies and enter to win a special door prize - two premium Canucks tickets valued at $500 each. See you there!
Only 25 tickets left!

In Conversation with Stephen J. Harper, Former Prime Minister of Canada is almost sold out and this time we won't be releasing more!

Last chance.  Get your tickets now.
SPONSORSHIP NEWS
In addition to our title sponsor - Parke Pacific Projects Ltd. - we are pleased to announce the following returning sponsors:
  • Cart Sponsor - Prospera Credit Union
  • Media Sponsor - K96.3 
  • Charity Sponsor - KidSport
We also welcome KelownaNow as our official Digital Sponsor. 

Limited sponsorship opportunities remain. Please contact Brett Kryskow at brett@kelownchamber.org

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Peter Kuehn, Old Pro's For Hire.com
A warm welcome to the new members who joined us this month:
  • Simba Tech Inc.
  • Primera Projects
  • Little Owl Academy
  • Family Enterprise Xchange
  • Doortech MFG & Distribution LTD
  • A Touch of Austria- Ad Lib Art Gallery
  • Create Solar
  • Old Pro's for Hire.com
  • United Rentals
Check out all of our new members in our online directory
KELOWNA CHAMBER IN THE NEWS
Some Chamber stories that appeared in the news recently:
Watch for the next issue of Connexions on March 14, 2019.
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