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Brand Ambassadors are among the front line faces of the Chamber.

New members are warmly welcomed to the Chamber with a visit to their business by one of our Ambassadors. A Brand Ambassador will visit with a Welcome Bag and a Kelowna Chamber member plaque. At events our Ambassadors greet attendees, lend a hand at registration and assist staff run a seamless event.  Ambassadors are essential at the Chamber, ensuring all members new and long-term are fully engaged and enjoy our many events.  

If you want to assist other members, join our Brand Ambassador.  For more information on how to get involved contact us the Chamber.

Looking for a great way to promote your organization and welcome new members to the Chamber? Contribute some of your promotional giveaways to our New Member Welcome Bags! Email us at hello@kelownachamber.org for details.

 

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Justina LeeStolz
Chair

Over the last seven and a half years as a realtor in the Okanagan, Justina has had the privilege to serve many people in their real estate needs and to establish beneficial partnerships with many local businesses. Justina’s goal has always been to create lasting community connections and promote the awesome small businesses that exist here in the valley.

Supporting local is another passion of hers and thus, Justina runs an affiliate-passport program called Tour The Town which promotes and highlights local businesses and offers bonus incentives to get folks in the door and keep money local. Perhaps Justina’s most notable contribution to the community to date is the curation of the 100AwesomePeople project and podcast that features and megaphones people and businesses that have an awesome social impact in the community greater than their immediate sphere of influence. Contact me.


Kevin Commins

Kevin is a Healthcare & Professional Specialist with Scotiabank and a true Kelowna local, having lived here for over 30 years. He works to provide exceptional service and sound financial advice to a range of professionals (with special focus in the healthcare space) in an effort to meet their diverse credit, deposit, cash management and payment processing needs.  Kevin has a BBA in Financial Services from Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with the Financial Planning Standards Council. Kevin has volunteered with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador since 2016.  Contact me.


Jesse Aldridge

Jesse has been a Sales Consultant with Payworks Payroll Services for 10+ years. He moved from the Lower Mainland to Kelowna in 2015 to build the Payworks brand in the Okanagan and surrounding regions, as well as take advantage of the lifestyle offered here. Although snowboarding at Big White is his favourite pass time, he fills the rest of the year with atving, kayaking, biking, and entertaining poolside.

As Payworks is a benefit of membership for Chamber members, Jesse has always worked closely with the Kelowna Chamber and joining the Ambassador team was a natural transition! Contact me.


Fred Bourcier

Fred has been an Account Manager with Apple Valley Promotions these past 5 years. Working with local Businesses, Associations, School and Community groups with all their branded apparel and promotional product needs.  Fred is an advocate and very passionate for strong business and community development through shop local, buy local, support local programs. Has called Kelowna home for 20 years. taking advantage of the lifestyle offered here, as well has been active in the community volunteering his time with any number of charities, church and sports groups.Fred has been a Chamber Ambassador since 2017. Contact Me.


Todd Chapman

Todd is the Owner and CEO of CMIT Solutions Kelowna – Okanagan.  He partners with small to medium sized companies to provide enterprise class information technology to run their day-to-day operations.  Over the years Todd has recognized the gaps in the level of I.T. services for small to medium sized companies compared to larger corporations and decided to apply his global I.T. expertise to support local entrepreneurs.    He is passionate about elevating and streamlining business, while providing a stable and secure environment through technology.

Todd joined the Chamber of Commerce and became an Ambassador in 2019 to support his fellow business owners.  In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, kayaking and off roading, exploring new areas of Kelowna, and all that the Okanagan has to offer.  Contact Me. 


Craig Hall

We relocated our family from Calgary to Kelowna in 2011 to take on a New Business Development role with Shaw Communications. After being invited by a colleague to attend a few after-hours Chamber events, I was able to connect with many local business owners resulting in new relationships across diverse industries. I decided to give back to the Chamber by becoming a Member Ambassador (2012-2018). 

In 2017, I was privileged to receive the Member Ambassador of the Year Award. Recently, I returned to the Chamber to re-join the Ambassador team. I am fortunate to be part of SaskTel National - delivering unique ITC solutions across Kelowna and the rest of BC.   Feel free to reach out to me if you are curious about membership within the Kelowna Chamber and/or need help as a business owner. I am open to grabbing a coffee or connecting over the phone. 


Julia Norman

Julia is a lawyer with Pushor Mitchell LLP practicing in the areas of estate and trust planning, estate administration, estate litigation and family law.  She was born and raised in Kelowna and is excited to be practicing in her hometown. Julia is optimistic about the opportunities for individuals and businesses in the Okanagan and is committed to contributing to the continued growth of our community.

Receiving a Bachelor of Management (Honours) with a minor in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2014, Julia went on to graduate as a Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University with a Specialization in Business Law. After completing her articles at Pushor Mitchell LLP, Julia was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019.  Outside of the office Julia can be found spending time with her family, riding her horse, water-skiing, or enjoying one of the many activities that the Okanagan has to offer. Contact me.


Ivonne Wojdanski

Ivonne is a Real Estate Professional with Royal LePage Kelowna and Okanagan Signature Real Estate. 

Bilingual Business Executive, B Acc, Realtor, Master Certified Negotiator, Seller Representative Specialist with over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, business, real estate, rentals, and investments, with a background of education and experience in accounting and finances.

Ivonne has always brought abundant energy, creativity, warmth, and knowledge to her work. Her love for real estate started while building her own family real estate investments in Kelowna and overseas, current owner and manager of Ivonne Wojdanski Personal Real Estate Corporation, Co founder of Signature Short Term Rental Inc, and she is passionate to seek the same opportunities for her clients.

Ivonne is a mother and entrepreneur and has been living in Kelowna for over 20 years, her cultural knowledge and her genuine interest in people, bring success to her doings. As a realtor, she offers customized tailor services to your needs, and specializes in home relocations, residential, recreational, investments, and first-time home buyers, serving the Okanagan.

Offering a one stop service for investors wanted to enter the short-term rental business, she is pleased to provide short-term rental business for landlords. She is known by clients and colleagues alike for her tenancy, perseverance, honesty, and fairness, Ivonne also enjoys a stellar reputation for quick, timely response to each client’s needs. Connect with her today!