"I'm excited for the role and the future of the chamber."
That according to new Winkler and District Chamber of Commerce President Darren Heide. Moving forward he hopes to focus on fostering innovation and technology in the chamber and the local business community.
"Finding out the needs of the business community and really connecting with them and ensuring we're providing the value they expect from us."
Heide adds they hope to ramp up connections on social media, an area that provides the chamber "an opportunity to become more present and relevant."
The biggest event on the horizon, the P.W Enns Business Awards Gala, looms large for the chamber. Heide says the awards play an important role in inspiring excellence, "it inspires other businesses to achieve that same excellence."
"We always need to do more recognition of people and businesses, there's so many great things happening in this area... so many cutting edge, leading organizations. It's an honour to have this platform to recognize those businesses."
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