The North Shore Business Improvement Association held a special meeting this week to usher in new leadership. Supplement King owner Andrew Watson is the new NSBIA president, while Gary’s European Deli marketing manager Jake Cooke has taken his place, stepping into the role of vice-president. The treasurer role was also filled by Ask Wellness operations manager Rebecca Doyle.
The leadership shuffle comes in the wake of the unexpected departure of former NSBIA president Bryce Herman, who was terminated by Chances Casino on Halston Avenue and could no longer sit on the board, due to NSBIA bylaws that require board members to represent commercial property in North Kamloops.
Herman had been with the NSBIA on and off for about a decade and is also the face of myriad city events, including Kamloops Rotary Ribfest and the Y Dream Home Lottery. Herman worked at Chances from 2002 until July 31 of this year.
He is suing his former employer for $135,000, claiming Chances did not give reasonable notice, breached his employment agreement and that management made “humiliating comments” about him in the community.
Chances denies the claims.