Chamber of Commerce Appoints New CEO
Prince George, B.C. – Erika Ewacha is the new CEO of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber president Corey Naphtali is pleased Ewacha accepted the position and notes she will start work on Monday.
“While there are some very large shoes to fill, I am confident that Erika will excel in the role and that while the selection process was onerous, I feel the Board has been able to add value to the membership by extending the offer.”
Ewacha’s background includes work with the Canadian Red Cross, Parkinson Society of BC, the Canadian Cancer Society and experience in customer service and sales.
Most recently she worked for three years at the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce. First as executive assistant and then as executive director.
Ewacha succeeds Christie Ray who stepped down last month after nearly four years on the job.
Good news I guess, whatever that means for the average joe blow. Never did do,anything for me, but as the show goes, “change is good Donkey!”
Since the Board is the entity that provides the Chamber direction, I hope that the Board is able to do that, because I really do not know where the Chamber has been very helpful to this community. The Chamber is not exactly the group I would think of when asked what organization has been instrumental in improving this city.
Perhaps the new executive director can point that out and try doing something about it.
I think the local Chamber of Commerce lost their social license when they tied their horse to the Northern Gateway project. Very little forward thinking for this region and just basically a PR mouth piece for select contractors.
I think their biggest epic fail was their Chamber endorsement of the HST, which would see service industry increases in taxes on their revenue… rather than profits.
I still find it hard to understand how the service side stood by them through that. Just goes to show that group think can infect just about anyone and get them to loyally support an agenda that is against their own interests.
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