Boundary chamber 2017

The Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce is in a period of transition

Kathy Wright, the outgoing executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, has laid solid groundwork for her successor.

Kathy Wright, the outgoing executive director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, has laid solid groundwork for her successor. — Photo courtesy Kathy Wright

The board of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC), which supports the communities of Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek, is currently seeking a replacement for Kathy Wright, its outgoing executive director.

The list of events and projects in which the BCRCC has been involved in 2016 is extensive and constitutes a testimonial to the Wright’s commitment to support economic growth in both the area’s business community and the Boundary in general.

For the business community, recent BCRCC support included organizing four Business After Business open house and networking opportunities, supporting the re-forming of the Grand Forks Downtown Business Association, and holding a variety of educational workshops and forums.

In the realm of community support, the list includes entertainment-in-the-park events throughout the Boundary region, several all-candidates forums preceding local and provincial elections, trophy and award sponsorship to recognize local success stories, and promotion of the Boundary at the Outdoor & Adventure Show in Vancouver.

Visitors to the Boundary Country can enjoy a trail system with dramatic and unusual features like trestles and tunnels. — Brian McAndrew, Vicom Design Inc. photo

As Wright wraps up her time with the BCRCC, she has a number of projects well begun to hand off to the board and her successor:

  • Canada Day 150th celebrations in Grand Forks and Midway
  • Welcome Wagon packages for the Boundary
  • Membership drive
  • Movies in the park
  • Shop Local programs
  • Member to Member Discount Program
  • Support of local events through sponsorships, info booths and volunteering.

“I think the Chamber has a very diverse new board with a great mix of old and new board members,” said Wright. “I look forward to seeing them do great things in the future.”

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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