Adelheid Bender back in the saddle as Chamber director — for now anyway


Adelheid Bender — Interim Executive Director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Adelheid Bemder, one-time executive diretor of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce has been re-appointed to that position on an interim basis, replacing John Devitt who was eased out of that post in August. 

“Adelheid is a seasoned executive, whose career has included 25 years with the University of Waterloo, 10 years with the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce and six years as the Economic Development Officer for the Shuswap with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District managing economic development, tourism marketing and the film commission, Chamber President Brydon Roe said earlier this week.

“As Executive Director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Adelheid was heavily involved with the BC Chamber Executive (BCCE) organization.  She was on their Board of Directors for eight years and in the fall of 2001 she was elected president of that organization.  In 2002 she was given the honour of being voted as the Executive of the Year for the province of British Columbia by BCCE.”

Roe said having Adelheid in place will give the Chamber the confidence it needs as it continues its search for a full-time executive idrector, Roe said.

For more information please contact Roe at 250-814-7327or send him an e-mail at

In related news, the Chamber is also seeking new members for its board of directors. 

As a director, you will have the opportunity to attend and participate in Board Meetings and on Board Committees, and actively help the Board to reach group decisions on policy. As advocates of the Chamber of Commerce in the community, directors make a significant contribution towards the success of the organization and towards the objectives of the Chamber.

Nomination forms are available by e-mail.