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The Chamber is an organisation that provides many programs that serve both small and large business. From, networking events, such as our grand Business Excellence Awards, to advertising and sponsorship opportunities, membership benefit packages to professional development - the Chamber is the leading business organisation in the Quesnel & District area.  The Chamber also can assist your business through policy and advocacy at all government levels.  We are committed to helping bring forward policies to the BC and Canadian Chamber AGM's each year. 

 

Board of Directors

Tim Lofstrom - PresidentTim Lofstrom

President

Tim has been in public education in BC for 30 years, starting as a classroom teacher in Mackenzie in 1992. While in Mackenzie he got his first experience in small-business, serving as the General Manager of the Mackenzie Golf Club and running his own pro-shop.

In 2006 Tim came to Quesnel to work as a school administrator with SD28. In 2019 he left the school district to serve as the Regional Principal of the Quesnel Campus of CNC. This fall he has returned to the K-12 sector as Principal of Riverview Elementary School.

Tim has been on the Executive of the Quesnel Iceman Hockey League and is an active member of Quesnel Golf and Country Club. He has sat on the committee of local agricultural advisory group, ADAC and began with the Chamber of Commerce as a Director in 2019.


Matthew Maglio - Quesnel Chamber Board of DirectorsMatthew Maglio

With Quesnel being my hometown, it brings me joy to be able to raise my two children in this beautiful community. I had started my business career working as a sales consultant with Fraser River Chevrolet in 2004. I had found my interest when I became the Controller in 2008. Fraser River game me the skills and knowledge to take the next big step in my life. At the young age of 35 I became the General Manager and an owner of Willis Harper Hardware & Furniture. It is an honor to be part of this iconic Quesnel Business.

 


Dogan Dag - Quesnel Chamber Board of DirectorsDogan Dag

Dogan Dag is currently working at MNP LLP as a Senior Accounting Technician. He has volunteered for the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce as a Director since 2019.

I am very proud to be part of the Chamber and like living in Quesnel with my family since 2006. He has a passion for seeing the local community grow and helping Quesnel realize similar success.
 

 

 


Greg Andrews

Greg started in the benefits and life insurance Industry in 1980, after moving here in 1978 . Married my wife Judy and raised our 2 children Carla And Dana. My interests have included Quesnel Team roping club, Quesnel Rodeo Club, Alex Fraser Park Society, Quesnel Fun Hockey league, referee and chief for PCJHL, Sunrise Rotary, Quesnel Economic Development committee, I have been a director or member of the executive including president 3 times for Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce since 1982 .

 


Lisa Foottit

Lisa Foottit is the proud owner of Mama C’s Gifts & Giggles. She bought the business in May 2021 and joined the Chamber at the same time. Being a part of the Chamber is important to Lisa, she loves seeing the support it gives local businesses.

 


Tawnie Fehr

I moved to Quesnel in 2017 along with my husband and three children. We purchased an equestrian facility on the West Fraser Road, which offers horse boarding, training, lessons and leasing. I spend most of my days outside working with horses and youth. I truly enjoy fishing and water sports. I've been involved with the Chamber for 4 years.


Alyssa Johnstone

I am Alyssa Johnstone. I am new to Quesnel and the chamber. I am the gm at Canadian Tire, married with 2 kids. Love family walks and days at the beach.

 


Wendy Hepner

I have been a director with the Chamber of Commerce since 2014 and now the Vice President. I am very proud to be part of the Chamber and love our city of Quesnel which I have watched grow for the last 30 years.

I have been at Johnston Meier in the Commercial Department for 18 years when I am not at work, I enjoy lake/boat time with family, friends and my special dog Jake.


Julia Dillabough

Julia Dillabough is currently a Manager of Community & Service Excellence for TELUS in the Cariboo/ Chilcotin, and the Owner & Operator of Triple J Rand Trailrides/ J3 Adventures. She has volunteered for the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce as a Director since 2013, and was president in 2015 to 2017. Julia was appointed to the Provincial Health Services Authority as a Director in 2022.

Julia was born and raised in Quesnel. She played hockey at the elite level, where she was captain of the team at the University of Regina during her final year. Julia was involved in launching the Quesnel Pride parade in 2016 to 2019 and has a passion for healthy living, supporting mental health initiatives, encouraging people to live their best lives and encouraging others to live out their passions in life.


Wade Cummings

Wade Cummings, Multi-Branch Manager, Integris Credit Union, Quesnel BC.

I have been involved with the Chamber movement for over 10 years. I believe in the Chambers ability to advocate on behalf of business with all three levels of government plus being involved with the Chamber, is a great way to network with the business community in Quesnel.


Debbie Roch

I have been a Director of the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce for 7 years, the past 2 as the Treasurer. 6 of those years I was representing Tolko Industries Ltd in which I was a Divisional Accountant at the Quesnel Division for 16 years. I am now a small business owner The Corriente - leather repairs, tack, & decor as of March of this year. Over the years as a director I have come to appreciate the benefits not only being a Chamber director but as a Chamber member and the focus the Chamber of Commerce does to advocate on behalf of all businesses.


Richard Brandson

My name is Richard Brandson, I have been with the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce for the last four years. I have lived and worked in this fantastic community for the last eight years with my family, thoroughly enjoying everything Quesnel and the surrounding area has to offer.


Nadine Martin

Hi, I'm Nadine Martin, Program Manager for the Work BC Centre in Quesnel. I have previous experience as a self-employment coordinator and employment consultant, and I look forward to contributing to my community.


Rick Wittner

My name is Rick Wittner, I have spent most of my life as a self-employed entrepreneur. For the last 15 years I have been a full-time placer mine operator. For the last 12 years I have been the President of the Cariboo Mining Association and for the last 4 years President of the BC Placer Miners Association which is an umbrella group of all the placer mining associations in BC. With my roles with the placer associations, part of my duty is to work with government at regional and provincial levels as well as First Nations. We host annual training programs free to everyone and take First Nations, regional government, and policy writers from government out on operational tours to give a better understanding of what we do on the land base. Annually I go to Victoria to meet with all the resource ministries to lobby for our industry to promote positive change. I am on my 2nd term of being a Director with the Quesnel Chamber of Commerce an serve on 4 committees. I am also on the steering committee for the Quesnel 2023 Minerals North Conference which I will also be giving a speech on placer mining in BC.