By: Keith Borkowsky | The Brandon Sun

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce http://www.brandonchamber.ca certainly knows its new general manager, as Carolynn Cancade was selected to replace Nathan Peto as the general manager of the business organization.

Cancade, who has worked for the chamber in several capacities since 2007, takes over the helm after serving most recently as the external relations co-ordinator.

“We are very pleased and excited about this opportunity for Carolynn and the chamber,” chamber president Cam Clark said. “It gives us a smooth transition, and it’s also good for any organization to promote from within. “Carolynn has had great exposure from within the organization, which lends itself to broader understanding of the different roles within the organization, and also terrific perspective on the dynamics of what the chamber is all about, its heritage and its history. That’s all very healthy.”

Cancade is currently listed as the general manager on the organization’s website. However, she said there will be a transition period as Peto prepares his exit from the chamber’s office to his new position at Brandon City Hall as a policy analyst. Cancade took over the all aspects of the general manager’s on November 10.

Aside from serving as the organization’s chief administrator and a key cog in the wheel of continuity, Cancade will be working on the chamber’s position and lobbying efforts on issues such as the Brandon School Division budget and the municipal issues affecting the business community.

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce has existed as the voice of Brandon business for 127 years since its incorporation on May 14, 1883. The power of over 800 delegates, representing over 600 different business types, sectors, and sizes, gives the Chamber a voice that can effectively speak louder than one business alone. Through the Chamber, the business community can be assured that the business perspective is heard on issues of the day.

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce is an independent, membership funded, non-profit organization that represents Brandon business from the grassroots level.

Brandon Chamber of Commerce
1043 Rosser Avenue
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 0L5
Phone: (204) 571-5340 | Fax: (204) 571-5347
E-Mail General Manager:[email protected]