THE BATTLEFORDS - Chief Operating Officer Linda Machniak has received national recognition on her 20th anniversary of work at the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce.
She received milestone service recognition at the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada held virtually from Winnipeg.
The CCEC recognizes long-service by chamber executives and staff from across the country and also awards the Accredited Chamber Executive designation for those who achieve that level of excellence.
In addition to Machniak, 20-year milestone awards were also awarded to CEO John Hopkins of the Regina and District Chamber, and Sherry MacDonald, director of Marketing and Administration for the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce: Also awarded was a five-year milestone to Lisa Suchlandt, executive director, Nipawin Chamber of Commerce, and a 10-year milestone to Serena Sjodin, executive director of the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce.
"I am so proud to represent Battlefords Chamber of Commerce members and contribute what I can to their success and the development of our community," said Machniak in a statement.
"As only one chamber CEO exists in any given community, we are all dependent on the entire chamber network for support, guidance and mentorship, not to mention the great friendships and professional contacts that grow and develop over the years. Participation at the provincial and national level helps to keep the Battlefords at the forefront of discussions, and its business community with a ‘voice’ at the table.”
At their most recent board meeting this week, Chamber board vice-chair Derek Schmidt said the following:
“It was a day with a ray of bright sunlight, when Linda arrived at her job with the Chamber. She continues to serve the business community of the Battlefords with distinction and provides the organization outstanding leadership and passion for the issues and her community. We are certainly privileged to have her in the Battlefords at our local Chamber of Commerce.”