Chamber announces new executive director

Kristin Parsons to head up local business advocacy organization starting in November

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director.

Kristin Parsons, who most recently held the same role with the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, will join the organization in November.

Parsons brings 20 years of experience in marketing and event planning, association and non-profit management, tourism and communications specializing in business and program development, fund development, branding, and more.

“I am looking forward to learning more about the Cranbrook business community, building relationships and bringing together opportunities to address the needs of the business community,” said Parsons, in a press release.

An active and passionate volunteer, Parsons believes in the value of the volunteer network and looks forward to finding opportunities to volunteer her time and skills with groups in the community. Kristin will be moving into the community with her eight year old daughter Isabelle. Together they enjoy quadding, playing softball and spending time at the lake.

“The Board is excited about the skills and experience Kristin is bringing to the Chamber,” said Wes Rogers, president of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce. “We have complete confidence in her ability to deliver on our mission and position the Chamber as the voice of business in Cranbrook.”

The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce includes membership from nearly 500 businesses in the area spanning the entire cross section of the local economy with the mission of advocating for a healthy business climate in the city.

Just Posted

A Q&A with B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson

The Vancouver-Quilchena MLA stopped in Cranbrook to address Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday

Election 2018: Rasmussen running for city council

Former RCMP officer seeking a seat at the city council table

Jumbo’s legal boondoggle continues

Province appealing the BC Supreme Court decision

Cranbrook introduces draft cannabis bylaws

As legalization date approaches, there remains more questions than answers, say staff

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

BC Children’s warns of possible PayPal fraud

Recipients are asked to forward the emails to PayPal

Still too many B.C. seniors in care facilities, on drugs

Seniors Advocate watching use of antipsychotics, opioids

Officials: 3 killed in shooting at Maryland Rite Aid centre

FBI described the Aberdeen incident as an ‘active shooter situation’

The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

In less than a month, Canada to be first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the decision is another step toward adding homes in the city for the so-called “missing middle.”

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

Most Read