The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new board members this week with the appointment of Flec Demmon and Dave Hamilton.
Demmon is a long time resident of Golden who works at Remax in Golden.
He moved to the area in 1984 and has enjoyed his time working with other groups.
As for how he joined the board he said “They begged and pleaded. (he said laughing) I used to be on the Golden Area Initiatives board and after stepping off that board I was looking for something where I could continue serving the community.”
Demmon has served on various boards throughout his time in Golden including the the Whitetooth Ski Society where he held many different positions.
Demmon stressed the importance of all of the business community in Golden coming together during these tough economic times.
He also feels local people and and businesses have to get on the same page to help the community.
As for his role on the board Demmon said he wants to take awhile to learn about what they do and is excited to be starting with a group which he described as being very active in Golden.
“It (the Chamber) has a real tough job to do but I am up for the challenge,” he said.
Dave Hamilton has only recently become involved in the Golden area after being named the Publisher at The Golden Star.
He may be new to the area but Hamilton has a long history of working with chambers in other parts of British Columbia.
“I have sat on many chamber boards including Comox Valley, Elkford and Fernie, and have lots of board experience including seven years on the BCSPCA Provincial Board of Directors with two years on the Executive and Strategic Planning committee,” Hamilton said.
“I am excited to help grow the chamber to advocate for local businesses.”