Our Staff

Executive Director: Christine Jontz-Barbour

Before taking the reins as the Executive Director in November 2023, Christine immersed herself in a rich tapestry of professional and community engagement. Her journey traversed the landscape of a national non-profit, where she honed her skills and cultivated a deep understanding of organizational dynamics. Simultaneously, she extended her influence beyond the professional sphere, offering her time and expertise to several boards, including the esteemed Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, Shuswap Minor Football, and SD83 DPAC.

Christine’s commitment to community development is not confined to her professional life alone; as a small business owner, she injects vitality into the local economy. Her passion unfolds as a vibrant advocacy for the growth and prosperity of businesses in Salmon Arm, where she stands as a beacon of support and a driving force for entrepreneurial success.

Away from the desk and boardrooms, Christine’s life echoes with a symphony of local engagement. Picture her navigating the aisles of local businesses, not just as a customer, but as a conscientious supporter, weaving the fabric of community through her commitment to shopping local. Beyond the storefronts, you’ll find her at the sports fields and dance studios, donning the hat of a spirited cheerleader, rallying behind her children with unwavering enthusiasm.

For those seeking to connect with Christine and tap into the wealth of experience and passion she brings, the pathway is as straightforward as an email. Drop a line to admin@sachamber.bc.ca, and open the door to a dialogue with a leader whose dedication goes beyond the confines of the office, and whose influence extends to the very heart of the community she serves. Christine is not just an Executive Director; she is a catalyst for growth, a champion for local businesses, and an ardent supporter of the vibrant tapestry that is Salmon Arm.

Membership Specialist: Courtney Rudin

With a background in community engagement and fostering business collaboration, I bring passion to my role as a Membership Specialist at the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce. Having previously served at the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement Association, as well as in an Executive Director capacity for a non-profit organization, I have honed my skills in building strong relationships and supporting the growth of local enterprises.

As the Membership Specialist, I am dedicated to establishing a secure and dependable space for members of the business community to feel not only supported but also to foster an environment where they can thrive and enjoy the process. My approach is centered around cultivating a sense of unity and camaraderie within the business community, ensuring that each member feels valued and engaged.

When I am not working, you can find me spending time outdoors with my dogs, swimming in the lake, or spending time with family and friends.

My mission is to facilitate meaningful connections, offer unwavering support, and infuse an element of enjoyment into the professional journey of our esteemed Chamber members! Please reach out at any time (membership@sachamber.bc.ca) , I would be happy to connect with you!


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