BUSINESS – Chamber of commerce reverses ED hiring decision

John Perks.

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce president Joshua Knaak today (March 24, 2019) issued the following press release on the chamber’s decision not to hire John Perks as its new executive director after all. A controversy over some memes posted by Perks on Facebook had ensued following the chamber’s announcement earlier this week as its choice for ED.

“Today the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is announcing that John Perks will not be employed as its Executive Director as previously announced. In accordance with privacy laws the Chamber Board cannot comment on personnel matters.

“The Board will resume the review of the excellent pool of qualified candidates who have participated in the interview process but will not reopen applications at this time.”

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