The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a new executive following the organization’s annual general meeting.
Cord Spero, with Grande Prairie ReMax, assumes the role of chair, Jon Anderson moves into the role of chair-elect, and Lori Pollock will assume the role of vice chair. Cindy Park from Northwestern Polytechnic will remain on the executive as past chair.
According to the chamber, three vacant positions on the Board have been filled by Danielle Hessler, Jennifer Ireson, and Shane Mudryck. All remaining positions went to returning directors, including Jason Howrish and Laura LaValley, who successfully sought their second two-year terms on the board.
The chamber also presented three awards to several businesses and their representatives at the meeting. Dan Wong from Beairsto & Associates Engineering and Survey received the Clem E. Collins Award for his work in Chamber Volunteerism, and Alison Gustafson from Victoria’s Attic received the Business Citizen of the Year Award. Ken Sargent GMC Buick and Sean Sargent Toyota shared the Dan H. Minchin Award for Long-Term Member Business Achievement.
Additionally, the chamber achieved re-accreditation from the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada for 2024-2026, acknowledging the local chamber’s work in leadership, governance, and operations in the community, joining 71 other chambers from across Canada that have achieved this milestone.