Published On: Monday, 18 April 2016

Strong Leadership the Key to Success for Kamloops Chamber

Strong Leadership the Key to Success for Kamloops Chamber

KAMLOOPS - Leadership is a major focus for the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. We strive to lead in the chamber movement with innovative and relevant programs for our membership. We train our board of directors to ensure that we have the right people at the table to lead our organization at a very high level and we are passionate about bringing up new leaders in our community!

As we celebrate our 120th anniversary as the Kamloops Chamber, we recognize that we would not be where we are today if it were not for the gifted and varied leaders of our chamber and board these past years. On March 17th at our Annual General Meeting, we introduced our new Chamber President, Ryan Scorgie of Forward Law LLP, and our new Board of Directors for the 2016/2017 year.

These men and women are leaders in their businesses and in our community and we look forward to seeing all that they will accomplish over this next year. And as we plan for the future, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities that will encourage new leaders to rise and current leaders to grow in their abilities.

This year, one of those opportunities is to bring back Leadercast Kamloops for its second year in our community. On May 6th, you have the chance to learn from respected leaders from across the world. The speakers at Leadercast 2016 will inspire you and lead you to become a better person, parent, colleague and employer.

We can’t express strongly enough how much this day will impact your life. And don’t just do this for yourself; bring along someone who could use inspiration in their life. Last year, we kept thinking about all the people that we wish we had invited to hear the motivational messages from our speakers. Make a decision to invest in yourself and register today at!

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As we have said, we are an organization that strives to lead in the chamber movement, but we would not exist if it were not for our members, all of whom are leaders in various ways. This month, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa shares some great news and tells us how they are becoming a leader in their industry:

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa was thrilled to open their 21st season on March 12th 2016, with a special addition: they will offer three charging stations for electric cars, in partnership with Tesla through the Destination Charging Program.

Two stations will be specific to Tesla, one station will have a universal connection. The addition of those charging stations is part of Echo Valley’s ongoing commitment to sustainability; the ranch is a member of Green Tourism Canada and was just re-certified with Gold status.

We congratulate Echo Valley on their commitment to sustainability and wish them the very best success with their 21st season!

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To find out more about how the Kamloops Chamber strives to lead in our community and the chamber movement through our board, government relations and value added programs, visit or call our office – we would love to connect with you.

- Deb McClelland is the executive director of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached email at