Young returns to president’s chair

The Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce looks to grow membership in 2014.

Brian Young

After a year-long hiatus from the seat, Brian Young has been elected president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce.

Young, general manager and CEO of Surrey Golf Course, has previously served two consecutive terms on the executive board of the Cloverdale Chamber, an organization representing local businesses that’s seeking to boost membership this coming term.

“We are trying to grow the membership by 150 members this year,” Young said at last week’s Chamber networking luncheon.

He and the other executive directors for the new term were accepted by acclamation Nov. 12.

Brock Lazarus of Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino will serve as vice president, with John Gibeau of Honeybee Centre as treasurer, and Jas Chhina of Holiday Inn and Suites as secretary for the new term.

Gibeau is one of three new directors elected to the 11-member Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce at its annual general meeting in October to serve the 2013-2014 term.

Also joining the board as directors are: Sherrold Haddad, philanthropist and former president of Flag Auto Group, and Judy Higginbotham, former Surrey City Councillor and principal of J.H. Tourism Consulting.

Also elected were board incumbents were directors Shell Busey (Shell Busy’s HouseSmart), Leona Jones (Cloverdale Seniors Housing), and Addison Hubert (Preferred Properties).

The interim executive director is Ben Wevers, a director who stepped in to fill the position left unexpectedly vacant by the death of long-serving executive director Bill Reid in May.

October’s annual general meeting was very well attended, said Wevers.

“We had well over 80 people, which was just phenomenal,” Wevers said.

The chamber acts as the voice of business and professional people in Cloverdale to municipal, regional, provincial and federal level of governments.

The chamber board liaises with the City of Surrey, participating on a number of committees, and works to encourage new business and support existing ones.

For more, visit www.cloverdale.bc.ca.

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