Chamber’s new president eyes civic election
The voice of business in the Tournament Capital has a new leader at the helm.
The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has named Maurice Hindle, sales manager for Moly-Cop Canada, as its new president until 2013.
He takes over for Peter Aylen, who headed the organization for the last 18 months.
Hindle told KTW he expects a busy term as president and plans to focus on ensuring the chamber remains the “voice of business” in the city.
He said the chamber has a stellar record of advocating policy issues on behalf of local businesses at both the federal and provincial levels.
“I think what I want to do is to make sure we continue to be successful in that vein,” he said.
Hindle served on the chamber’s board of directors for five years and moves into the position mid-year due to a realigning of the executive in March.
The chamber will vote in a new board of directors at its next board meeting in November.
The chamber also plans to be active in this fall’s civic election.
Hindle said the chamber won’t directly take part in the election, but it wants to see a balance on council.
He said the chamber wants candidates to understand there is a business perspective needed at the table at city hall.