5:30 p.m., Jan. 26)
Orléans Chamber will take deliberate approach in
finding new ED
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Chamber of Commerce plans to undertake
its due dilligence in finding a new executive director,
starting with developing a revised job description, says
board chairman Jason Bellefleur.
want to take our time to make sure that whoever we end
up hiring is the right fit and will meet the needs of
the Chamber," says Bellefleur.
Chamber recently parted ways with Dina Epale who was dismissed
less than a year after he was hired to replace Jamie Kwong.
the Chamber's board of directors have respectfully declined
to say why they let Epale go, it is assumed that he wasn't
the right fit. One of the criticisms against Epale was
his reluctance to take on a personal role in trying to
solicit new members, something that Kwong relished and
was immensely successful at during her three-year tenure
the Chamber lays the ground work to find a new executive
director, they plan to hire an office manager to work
with office assistant Troy Curtis on a temporary basis.
the meantime, the Chamber has its hands full with a number
of upcoming events including the Business Excellence Awards
Gala set for this Thursday, and the Orléans Economic
Summit on March 31, which will bring together local politicians
from all three levels of government with representatives
from Invest Ottawa and the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Centre.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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