It is the intent of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce to assist our members in promoting their individual businesses to the greatest extent possible within Chamber guidelines.

The Ambassador Committee was established for that purpose. Chamber Ambassadors serve as the viable and visible “goodwill arm” of the Chamber. They are instrumental in the promotion of the Chamber and its members and constantly set a positive stage for new membership growth and retention of existing members.

Primary functions of a Chamber Ambassador include:

  • Help maintain the present level of membership through personal contact with members, by attending special Chamber events, Business After Business and Chamber Luncheons. Ambassadors encourage networking by approaching attendees, introducing themselves as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, welcoming them to the event, and “working” the room with them.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new members by means of referrals when able. Chamber Ambassadors help to promote the Chamber to businesses in the area and businesses who are not currently members by inviting them to our events, and introducing them around. Ambassadors encourage non- members to become members of the Chamber.
  • Work with the staff of the Chamber of Commerce by keeping them informed of any new prospects, or if a current Chamber member has a particular issue or concern.

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2019-2020 Ambassador Team

Bev Smith

Bev Smith St. John Ambulance

Visit St. John Ambulance 316 Dawson Avenue

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Pam Franks

Pam Franks Smooth Effects

Visit Smooth Effects Penticton  #132 300 Riverside Drive

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Leigh Gosse

Leigh Gosse Aladdin Flooring Carpet One

Visit Aladdin Flooring Carpet One  1505 Main Street

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Alex Hosner

Alex Hosner Parker's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram




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Nita Khanal

Nita Khanal OSNS

Visit OSNS  103-550 Carmi Ave

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Clarissa Lee

Clarissa Lee Grant Thornton LLP

Clarissa was born and raised in Calgary.  She moved to the Okanagan Valley in 2013 and has loved it ever since.  Her hobbies include hiking, biking, and camping; essentially anything that gets her outdoors and active!  Both her parents owned and operated their own businesses in Calgary and she believes in supporting locally owned businesses.


Clarissa is honored to be a Chamber Ambassador as a way to get more acquainted with the community and give back to others.

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Debra Lehune

Debra Lehune TD Canada Trust

Visit TD Canada Trust 

Two Locations 2210 Main Street / 390 Main Street

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Scott McKinney

Scott McKinney McKinney's Wine Wagon

Visit McKinney’s Wine Wagon

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Joseph Seiler

Joseph Seiler Your Natural Edge Success Coaching Inc.

Visit Your Natural Edge 



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Victor C Sprancis

Victor C Sprancis Rotary of Penticton - District 5060

Visit Rotary Club of Penticton

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Marlene Trenholm

Marlene Trenholm Penticton Women in Business


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Steven Theimer

Steven Theimer IG Wealth Management

Steven Theimer was born in southern Ontario (don’t judge), he moved to Alberta (also don’t judge) in 1998, and finally finished his journey west when he moved to Penticton in January 2014 to live the Okanagan lifestyle.

Steven Theimer has been with IG Wealth Management since the start of 2019. He joined IG because of a strong desire to better serve his community and its members. Steven joined the financial industry in 2016, during this time he has been awarded with provincial and national recognition for client service and dedication. He is proud to have been able to help hundreds of individuals and families in the Okanagan build their financial confidence and achieve their goals. Steven Theimer has a very strong belief in doing what is best for his clients by taking the time to understand their situations completely, and fully utilizing every available solution. No stone left unturned, and no short cuts.

Before this, Steven spent time in the construction industry as a sub-contractor, and in the restaurant industry in management.

In his personal life Steven enjoys reading, cooking, and swimming. He especially enjoys, “Day trips around the valley with my amazing wife and two wonderful daughters.”

Steven regularly volunteers with seniors in Penticton, chatting over coffee and helping them learn and implement computer skills with his Cyber Seniors course. Steven also has organized multiple group beach cleanups with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Steven is honored and delighted to be a Chamber Ambassador and to help promote and represent the amazing business community of Penticton.

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