Chamber of Commerce president resigns for personal reasons

Red Deer Chamber of Commerce president Tyler Bowman has resigned halfway through his one-year term.

Red Deer Chamber of Commerce president Tyler Bowman has resigned halfway through his one-year term.

The chamber announced his resignation from the board of directors on Thursday.

“It’s for personal reasons,” said Bowman. “Sometimes you have to look out for what’s best for the organization and yourself and this is what happens.”

Bowman said he plans to continue to work with the chamber.

“I look forward to working with them on the policy committees. The chamber has some great projects coming forward.”

Bowman works as the special events co-ordinator at the Downtown Business Association and also has his own company, Bowman Realty.

He officially took over as president at the chamber’s annual general meeting last September. He has been on the board since 2010.

Second vice-president Reeve Martin, owner of The Property Shop Inc., will take on the president’s duties for the next 18 months.

In its statement, the chamber thanks Bowman for his commitment and many volunteer hours that he has given to the group.

They say they “look forward to Tyler’s continued involvement with their committees and through their many chamber events.”

Martin shares that view.

“I’m certainly hoping he’ll stay involved because he did a lot of policy work with the chamber.”

pcowley@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Red Deer property taxes to go up 2.15 per cent in 2019

City council approves $369.8 million budget

Sylvan Lake council approves concept plan for new park

Pogadl Park will eventally be home to numerous ball diamonds and sports fields

One person dead after collision on Highway 2A

Pickup truck and grain truck collided on Highway 2A south of Carstairs

Updated: Trial stalls for man accused in fatal Canada Day 2016 crash

Defence lawyer argued relevant information received only hours before trial to begin

Trudeau says politicians shouldn’t prey on Canadians’ fears

The Prime Minister was speaking at a townhall in Ontario

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Shooter pleads guilty to manslaughter in Stettler

A Stettler man charged with second-degree murder has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.… Continue reading

Kentucky canoe outfit borrows photo of Trudeau family to market business

They are in a red canoe, all clad in life jackets, and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ella-Grace are waving

Police chief confirms all three Ottawa bus victims were on board when it crashed

OTTAWA — All three people killed in last week’s deadly bus accident… Continue reading

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

Alberta doctor accused of sexual assault asked to voluntarily give up practice

College says Dr. Barry Wollach should discontinue his practice, given the seriousness of the allegation against him

Speedy acceptance of Saudi shows refugee system’s flaws

Who would not wish Rahaf Mohammed well? The 18-year-old Saudi wants to… Continue reading

Most Read