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Board of trade unveils new logo, mission statement
Increasing membership and working with other chambers of commerce in the region are the 2014 goals for the Greater Westside Board of Trade.
The board of trade held its Annual General Meeting Monday evening at Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.
Co-chair Norm LeCavalier said this year's theme is growth and prosperity.
"One goal is to grow the membership, but more importantly, it's to start reaching out to the chambers south of us to grow the partnership under the board of trade," said LeCavalier.
"I think we've got our plans well in place for that."
The board of trade also unveiled its new logo and mission statement: The Greater Westside Board of Trade will impact growth and prosperity of the local business community by advocating opportunities, economic sustainability and collaboration among Greater Westside businesses and various levels of government.
"We're getting really good, positive feedback," said co-chair Marek Buryska.
"It really came down to the main message was clear with the board of what we wanted to do."
The Greater Westside Board of Trade also announced its 2013 highlights at the AGM. Perhaps most notable highlight was that membership grew from 235 to 340.
"We've seen a great membership increase…a lot of advocacy, supporting businesses and getting them to be sustainable," said Buryska.