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October 28, 2017 2:35 am

New Job for Oland

Thursday, September 10, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  The  CEO of  Initiatives Prince George,  is moving into the hotel business.

Heather Oland  will take on the role of  as General Manager of the Ramada Hotel in Prince George.

Oland’s future endeavours were  in question  when Prince George City Council announced   it would not be renewing  a contract with Initiatives Prince George at the end of this year.  The City’s economic development  projects are being moved ‘in house” at City Hall.

Oland  was offered a  role within City Hall,  reporting to  the  Director of Planning.  It was an offer she chose  not to accept.

“Days Hospitality Inc. and our entire management team at the Ramada Plaza Prince George are very excited to have Heather take on the leadership role at this property. With her senior leadership experience, business acumen, employee development expertise as well as her deep knowledge of the regional economic climate and business community, Heather is well positioned to lead the continued success for the company and our employees”  says Mary Jane Hannah, Vice President, Days Hospitality Inn in a release issued this morning announcing Oland’s appointment.

Heather Oland will start her new job as GM of the Ramada on Sept.28th,  a position which will  see her responsible for the overall  operations of the hotel  as well as the food, beverage and retail  outlets  at the 200 room hotel.



I am looking forward to the completion of the canopy over the main entrance, the return of the pub to a lively place to be in the evenings, the reopening of the restaurant and the completion of the “re-purposing” of the space once occupied by the to movie theatres and subsequently the casino.

The Ramada no longer has the excuse of having the Prince George Hotel across the street.

I wish Heather good luck in turning that property and whatever has been ailing it for the last decade around.

Talk about an odd switch over

A University Degree gives one lots of latitude – Urban planner, Economic Development CEO, Hotel CEO …. next???

Maybe she could connect with an NGO economic agency to help develop business and encourage employment.

She might have to actually work for a living now she’s moving into the private sector.

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