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Nelson Chamber of Commerce welcomes new executives

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce AGM was one that celebrated excellence, diversity and welcomed two new executives to the board.

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting on Thursday was one that celebrated excellence, diversity and welcomed two new executives to the board.

Ron World and Marni Beninger were welcomed to the chamber as new executives.

Sworn in by mayor John Dooley, World said that when he was asked to be on the board he jumped at the opportunity.

“It’s a great thing to be a part of, it’s a good community role and I’m just going to look for opportunities to help out wherever I can,” said World.

While World, a store manager, has been with Save on Foods for the past 26 years, he’s only been in Nelson since October, but spent nine years elsewhere in the Kootenays prior.

“I’m excited to be in Nelson, it’s such a vibrant opportunist place,” said World.

“It’s the ultimate place to raise kids and we’re hoping to set our roots here.”

Beninger was unable to be in attendance.

Dooley addressed the chamber members noting the diverse cross-section of Nelson businesses represented at the meeting.

“We have something really good happening in Nelson, we have something really good happening in this whole region with that diversity,” he said.

“I don’t want to be the mayor of a community that’s focused in one area. I love this diversity, it’s good for us, it’s what gives us strength and it’s what raises Nelson about the bar constantly.”

Business excellence was also celebrated at the meeting hosted at the New Grand hotel with Shambhala, Baldface Lodge, Mountain Baby and Studio 9 Architects honoured with business excellence awards.

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