Rediscover Rutland: URBA excited for development

What’s happening in Rutland? Plenty to get excited about

The Willow Park Shopping Centre is one of the sponsors of Rutland’s community clean up on April 7. - Image: Argus Properties

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:

Returning Directors:

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

Re-elected Director:

Shelley Kvamme-MacDonald – CPA– Treasurer

Newly elected Directors:

Dallas Crick – Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd

Nick Aubin – Aubin & Associates

Appointed Directors:

Brad Sieben Councillor – City of Kelowna – Ex-Officio

Tracy Gray Councillor – City of Kelowna – Ex Officio

Frank Pohland – CTQ Consultants

Kevin McDougall – Community Policing

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