Mike LeBlanc has stepped into the role of president of the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
He was unanimously acclaimed to the role this afternoon (June 7) at the Annual General Meeting at the legion.
LeBlanc previously served on the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce before moving to Fort Saskatchewan five years ago.
As soon as he moved here, LeBlanc immediately jumped at the opportunity to serve on the Fort Chamber— something he said has helped him make many good friends.
"It's something that I've worked towards for the last five years," explained LeBlanc of his journey to becoming president. "It was a progression to learn the steps as to how the board operates here, what's most effective to help business succeed and now, I've been able to take that knowledge and put it to work and that's what I'm planning to do for the next year."
The new chamber president is focused on helping small businesses in the Fort prosper, listen to their concerns and continue to promote the many reasons why Fort Saskatchewan "is the best place to do business."
"It's one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and I mean that in all sincerity, [it's] truly an honour and I'm just tickled about it."
LeBlanc was quick to point out that it's a "bus load of volunteers" that drive the chamber and business in the Fort forward.
Jim Martin moves on from the chamber as Lisa Makin takes his place as past president.