New Chamber vision for 2015

Stephen Yeung voted in by acclamation as new president

Stephen Yeung is officially the new president of the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce.

He was voted in by acclamation during this month’s Chamber AGM after serving as interim president for seven months.

“It’s a chance to serve the community,” said Yeung, who is also owner/operator of McDonald’s Restaurant in Hope.

“Part of my mission is to put the Chamber back on the map so that the Chamber will restore to its proper function.”

Yeung pointed out that the Chamber has made good progress this year despite some instability on the board. The Chamber was involved in several initiatives including Kid Fest, the Hunter Creek Kiosk Project, business seminars, and the election all-candidate meetings.

Moving forward, he hopes the Chamber will build a stronger connection with the business community.

“We want to ensure that the voice of the Chamber represents Hope and the Fraser Canyon,” said Yeung, adding that Chamber will speak up for business and relay concerns to local governments.

“One of our focuses is also looking to facilitate economic business opportunities in the area. We have the connections now so it will help to capture business opportunities.”

The Chamber is working on getting office space next year as well as bringing back the Business Excellence Awards, Idea Exchange, and a golf tournament.

There are currently about 85-90 Chamber members.

The board directors are Lloyd Forman (vice-president), Glen Ogren, Hiro Takeda, Donna Kropp, Michael Kropp, Milly Marshall, Hondo Stroyan, Ryan Mohle, Stu Hartmann, and Isaiah Robinson.

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