• Staff

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Veronica Vinge

    Veronica developed her leadership and business expertise in a variety of business settings; from small family businesses to not-for-profits, to all levels of government and multi-  million dollar private enterprise. Her experience spans two and a half decades, and she's got a strong background of both formal and informal learning.

    A graduate of the University of Alberta with a BA in Recreation Management, she has also pursued graduate work in Community and Economic Development and Adult Education. She also has formal certifications in Professional Business Coaching, Change Management, Project Management and Facilitation and Training. Veronica's passion is helping people realize their potential and pursue their career goals within the context of building strong, healthy and profitable organizations.

     

     

  • ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

    Cindy Cockerill

    My husband Bill and I lived in the Langley, B.C. area for many years, raised our family there and had wonderful experiences.  After much thought, we decided to make a change and move to a more relaxed, semi-retired lifestyle, which brought us to Osoyoos in July 2016.

    We absolutely love living in the South Okanagan, and do not regret our decision to move for even a second!  We enjoy touring the many wineries, cycling, kayaking, walking, and just soaking up the sun in our beautiful lakefront community!!

    I bring a strong administration background to the SOCC team, and I am thoroughly enjoying working alongside this talented team and meeting many of the business owners in the  South Okanagan.  This area has a diverse group of businesses, cultures and people and I am here to help in any way that I can!

    If you have any questions, concerns, or anything that may require my assistance, I am here to help!  Please contact me at admin@sochamber.ca

     

  • MARKETING COORDINATOR

    Erin Lemiski

    I am an artist, photographer and graphic designer who got my start in logo and ad design. After 10 years of professional experience, I went on to do Social Media Management for a variety of local businesses and wineries, and I have loved incorporating my skills into marketing for local businesses.

    After spending my growing-up years in London, England, I went on to attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the United States where I focused on Art & Design along with Psychology. Starting a family lead me to Canada. I have been living in beautiful Osoyoos, B.C. with my two young sons for over 10 years and love this community and have come to call the South Okanagan my home.

    As a part of our fantastic SOCC team, I am here to facilitate the marketing of all our events to our Membership, promoting your businesses through social media and eblasts, and assisting all of our membership with marketing their events, promotions, and social media platforms.

    Never hesitate to reach out with any of your marketing needs or questions at marketing@sochamber.ca

     

  • MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

    Nita Khanal

    I moved to the beautiful South Okanagan in 2014 from Kathmandu, Nepal. I have completed my MBA (Nepal) and Master’s of International Business (New Zealand) in marketing. Before moving to Canada, I worked as a marketing and business development professional in various industries for the last 10 years.

    At the SOCC, I provide assistance and advice to our current and prospective members regarding membership benefits, marketing opportunities with the chamber, and other members related support. I am responsible for planning and executing sales, retention activities as well as assist in marketing for Chamber members and Chamber products and programs. I am someone who is consistently growing and takes the time to continue learning. My goal as Membership Coordinator is to establish credibility and trust with the business community in this area. I aim to develop new partnerships as well as retain and maintain our members by providing the best services and benefits we have to offer.

    I look forward to working with individuals and businesses in the South Okanagan to ensure you get the most out of your experience with the SOCC. For all of your membership needs, my email is membership@sochamber.ca

     

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