Chamber luncheon puts spotlight on education

Mayor and SD72, North Island College leaders to join 'State of Education' panel

Local business and industry can become — and remain — competitive through continued investment in the development of human capital.

The Campbell River Chamber of Commerce believes that education is one of the most important investments in the future economic prosperity of our region and province and that the business community, the providers of economic prosperity, should have the opportunity to help shape direction.

An opportunity to hear what the state of education is in our community from kindergarten through to post-secondary and municipal government areas of focus will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming Chamber Luncheon on Thursday, May 21, at Sequoia Springs golf course.

Panelists include Mayor Andy Adams sharing highlights from the new four-year municipal plan; Randall Heidt, VP Strategic Initiatives North Island College (NIC) speaking to innovation and new opportunities at NIC; and Tom Longridge, CEO of SD72, speaking to the significant changes in our education system.

These panelists will provide ample opportunities to respond to questions about the state of business and education in Campbell River today and how that impacts business, employers and our community overall.

“What these engaging panelists will have to say has importance for not only the business community and employers but for our future and community well-being”, said Chamber Board Chair, Corby Lamb.

Guests will have the opportunity to share their insights and ask questions from the floor at the luncheon event. Tickets are now on sale at or by calling the Chamber at 250-287-4636.

For further information, contact Colleen Evans, Chamber president, at 250-204-5100 or