Karin Penner, recently retired manager of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, was inducted as Fellow of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce at the Chair Inaugural Reception, Monday, May 25, 2015 at the BC Chamber AGM in Prince George.

Fellow of the BC Chamber is lauded on individuals who have rendered exemplary and outstanding past or present service to the Chamber of Commerce movement in British Columbia and in particular to the BC Chamber and who the Member Chambers consider worthy of being appointed and honoured by the designation as a “Fellow of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce”.

Karin was presented the Fellowship by BC Chamber of Commerce board of governor member Gerry Martin.

‘Karin embodies the description of a Fellow as someone who has given exemplary and outstanding service to the Chamber of commerce movement in British Columbia. Karin dedicated her working career to the Chamber movement locally and provincially. Her legacy lives on in the hundreds of Chambers Presidents, Board Members and senior chamber management throughout the province.”

2015 Cranbrook Chamber board chair Dave Struthers attending the BC Chamber AGM as a delegate was on hand for the presentation to Penner. “I was very pleased to see such a hardworking and dedicated Chamber professional recognized by her peers. It is a great honour that was well deserved.”

Mrs. Penner retired at the end of 2014 from the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce after 31 years of service to the business community punctuated with great successes including having the Cranbrook Chamber named BC Chamber of the Year.