What our clients say. . .
"There have been many times during my time with the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce when I have called upon my colleague Weldon LeBlanc for assistance. With Weldon’s extensive knowledge of Chamber operations, I have found his advice invaluable. Weldon has not hesitated to assist me with board policy writing, job descriptions, or share his experiences regarding day-to-day operations of a chamber.
As a Past President of BCCE, I’m not alone in saying that having Weldon available ‘at a moment’s notice’ to mentor and support chamber executives to work toward chamber excellence is a bonus! I believe Weldon is the epitome of what a true chamber executive should bring to its board and most importantly to its community."
"Weldon has worked to not only be a community partner, but instigate many joint community partnerships and initiatives. These partnerships have ranged from social issues to economic development to joint advocacy positions on important community issues. Along the way, Mr. LeBlanc has been eager to look for strategic partnerships with groups like the Downtown Kelowna Association (BIA) to strengthen efforts and improve effectiveness. When I speak to my counterparts around the province I’ve come to realize that the level of strategic partnership and relationship with our chamber is the exception, not the rule."
"I have had the privilege of working with Mr. LeBlanc on a range of projects that clearly demonstrates Weldon’s ability to work strategically with partner organizations, show leadership, and most importantly get things done. Less time is spent worrying about who gets the credit, and more focus is placed on meeting the needs of the business community. I have had the pleasure over the years in partnering on a number of initiatives, many through our business recruitment team partnership that have brought growth and value to the community."
“An effective Chamber of Commerce requires a strong leader, efficient communicator and a team player who can voice the concerns of business owners in the region to all levels of government and the community.
I have had the opportunity to work with Weldon over the past eight years and can say that he has exemplified all of these qualities.
Weldon has made an invaluable contribution to our community by helping to bring together key decision makers and fostering strong and sustainable economic development in the Okanagan.”
“Meyers Norris Penny LLP (MNP) was pleased to build a relationship with Weldon Le Blanc and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce by partnering with them on the ‘Economic Review and Outlook Survey’ in 2009 and again in 2010. From the initial discussion of the project to the final presentation, it was a collaborative effort. Weldon was open to the idea of the survey and to MNP’s involvement and helped to ensure the survey was promoted and executed effectively. We couldn’t have asked for a more supportive partner in the process.”
"We have changed our chamber from a traditional chamber to a cutting edge membership focused organization. Throughout this grueling multi-year process, Weldon has provide foresight, leadership, and direction in leading the team of volunteers and staff."
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