The Uptown Rutland Business Association (URBA) hosted its annual general meeting on March 14 at Valleyview Funeral Home.
President, Mike Koutsantonis shared a report with the members that focused on URBA’s accomplishments in 2017. URBA successfully secured it’s renewal with the City of Kelowna for the next five years as well as the board focused on it official strategic plan, enhancements when it came to beautification as well as hosting signature events within Rutland, so the community could support local businesses.
Koutsantonis also noted that URBA is enthusiastic about all the upcoming mixed use developments slated for Rutland’s Towne Centre.
“It’s our mandate to advocate for economic and business development, raise the overall profile of the Rutland business community and partner the City and Developers to create and area that prospers,” stated URBA in a release.
URBA’s slate of officers for 2018:
Dawn Thiessen – Aphrodite in Me Spa – President Elect
Mike Koutsantonis Olympia Greek Taverna – Past President
Jamie Needham – ISCU – 1st Vice President
Mark Beaulieu – Flashpoint Tattoo Company – 2nd Vice President
Curtis Fieseler – Revolution Pharmacy
June Forman – MCC Thrift Shop
Kamal Shoranick – MKS Resources
Ruby Dulay – Centex Gas
Shelley Kvamme-MacDonald – CPA– Treasurer
Newly elected Directors:
Dallas Crick – Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd
Nick Aubin – Aubin & Associates
Brad Sieben Councillor – City of Kelowna – Ex-Officio
Tracy Gray Councillor – City of Kelowna – Ex Officio
Frank Pohland – CTQ Consultants
Kevin McDougall – Community Policing