C-K chamber boss wins award

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The head of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce has been recognized for her leadership abilities.

President and CEO Gail Hundt received the James Gordon Carnegie Memorial Award from the Chamber Executives of Ontario this past weekend.

The award is presented annually to a chamber or board executive in Ontario, who is nominated by their peers, for their exemplary efforts as a leader and mentor to other chamber or board executives.

Hundt received the award Saturday at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Hamilton.

“I am humbled by this recognition and am grateful to my peers, staff and community volunteers I work with,” she said in a release. “Learning from, and standing with, previous recipients is an honour.

“Sharing of resources is vital to the local voice of business and the chamber network in Ontario. I am privileged to give back to fellow chamber management in that effort.”

The Chamber Executives of Ontario is the professional development association for senior management staff of chambers of commerce and boards of trade in the province.

The award presentation was made by the group of past Carnegie winners, including Scott McCammon, Milton Chamber of Commerce, and Todd Letts, Brampton Board of Trade, and is sponsored by the Chamber Plan, Ontario.

“This annual award pays tribute to the memory of the late Jim Carnegie, who managed the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for approximately 30 years,” Letts said. “He was an outstanding leader in our network and within the community, and acted as a mentor to many chamber executives.”




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