Training & Project Coordinator at Community Futures in Penticton has been hired as the new Manager of the South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce with its HQ in Oliver.
Bonnie Dancey was the long standing manager who has taken a new job with the Royal Canadian Legion – in helping branches around the Okanagan-Kootenays.
The South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Denise Blashko as Executive Director effective September 4, 2015.
“This is the perfect time for Denise Blashko to become the Chamber’s next Executive Director,” said Chamber President Brian Highley. “Denise brings an ability to build strong community relationships and we’re very excited to have her in this role.”
Blashko replaces Bonnie Dancey, who left the Chamber in June after 11 years as Executive Director.
Most recently Blashko worked as a Community Liaison for Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen.
“I’m very excited to take on this new role,” Blashko said. “I’m looking forward to diving right in to Festival Of The Grape planning, as well as engaging the Chamber membership and helping to provide value to them.” Blashko is planning a relocation to the area from Penticton.