Rene Holinski is saying her goodbyes.
The sales and events coordinator for the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is moving to Regina in July.
Holinksi led or helped in many Chamber events like the spring trade show and sale, business excellence awards, farmer's market and the upcoming downtown market.
She admits leaving the members, staff and board will be hard. Before she took the job over two years ago, she was unaware of the togetherness many of the local businesses share.
"In times where it seems like they should be competition, they come together," she added.
As far as growth, the position made her a better writer, grew her communication skills and helped build personal relationships. She believes the ability to build, foster and nurture those relationships is something that takes practice.
While Holinski is looking forward to her next chapter, she will miss Fort Saskatchewan. And not just the river valley and the golf courses (which she frequently attends).
"It's a great place to live, work, have your kids be involved in sports, the schools are fantastic and the community as a whole is so great," she added. "When there's a need the community will come together and make it happen. Whatever it is."
Holinski still calls Fort Saskatchewan "her village." Mostly due to the tight-knit community feel.
She's moving out to the neighbouring province with her three kids and soon to be husband. They will tie the knot in October.
"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the community and be a part of business community. I'm just so full of gratitude," concluded Holinski.
Holinski's last day was June 1. Erin Duncan will take over the position.

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