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SUMMERLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCEThe Summerland Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit corporation registered under the federal Board of Trade Act.The Chamber, comprised of business license holders in Summerland, is governed by a Board of Directors.The Summerland Chamber Board is comprised of members who are active in the community and subscribe to positive growth and change that will strengthen the economic health of Summerland and the business community.The Board operates under a governance structure and is responsible to set the goals and directions, to ensure financial sustainability, and to develop policies and procedures to guide the Chamber’s work.
Board of DirectorsPresident - Ron Kubek, Lightning Rock Wineryron@lightningrockwinery.com 250 488-6055After a successful career in real estate building a national franchise, Ron is now the proud owner of Lightning Rock Winery. Joining him in this family-owned business is his winemaker daughter and her husband. The winery’s goal is to produce delicious, high-quality wines, representing Summerland as a unique regional wine-producing area. Growing up in Victoria, Ron knows the importance of hard work balanced with a spirit of giving back. He has a long history of working with local and international non-profit organizations both as a volunteer and consultant. Ron was an award-winning commercial and residential realtor and founder of Keller Williams Realty Canada. He also served as a city councillor for the Town of Sidney and then for the District of Central Saanich. Ron plans on bringing his successful knowledge of running businesses and his experience on city councils and other chambers of commerce to his role as President of the Summerland Chamber.
Vice President - Hanan Campbell - Campbell Lawhanan@campbell-law.ca 778 516 2675Hanan has been practicing law for 20 years. Originally from Edmonton, Hanan and her family moved to Summerland Hanan has always been engaged with the business community. She was the Associate General Counsel to a large private utility company in Edmonton, where her role required her to make sure any legal advice given first made good business sense. Hanan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and has just completed a two-year term on the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Alberta. When not practicing law, Hanan can be found at the local arena, watching her sons’ hockey games, or out enjoying nature and all the beauty that Summerland has to offer.Treasurer - Len ColmanDirectorsLuke Johnson - Open Skies Medialuke@openskiesmedia.ca 250 488-3865Originally a prairie boy from Saskatoon, Luke Johnson relocated to Summerland in the fall of 2010.Since living here Luke and his wife Melissa have seen their family grow with the addition of two daughters.They really hope to put down “roots” in Summerland for years to come. Luke opened his business Open Skies Media in the summer of 2012.Offering custom website design, training and computer servicing Open Skies Media serves the entire Okanagan valley.Success has come working with clients throughout the Okanagan and Canada. Luke looks forward to his role on the Chamber board and would love to serve in whatever possible.Jayne Graydon - Saxon Wineryjayne@saxonwinery.com250 460 1654
Jayne is the co-owner of Saxon Winery since January 2012 with her husband Paul. At Saxon they make wine from their own vineyard and locally grown organic grapes. She emigrated from England in August 2003 and settled in Calgary for 9 years with her 3 grown up children. Jayne is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Peachland and enjoys working with her fellow Rotarians raising funds for good causes. Jayne is a member of Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive where she was a Board Member for 5 years, and is now on the Events Committee. BND is group of wineries, cideries a brewery and a distillery that is growing rapidly. Jayne recently became a Director of the Summerland Chamber and is looking forward to working with the other Directors to make a difference in her town where she loves to live, work and play. She enjoys her time with family, friends and especially loves to be with her young grandson.
Erin Hayman - GPH Mechanical
Ken Sewell - Summerland TIMBER MART