CHAMBER CHATTER: Shelly Jensen celebrating 30 years with BMO

Welcome to our newest members: Best Version Media – Williams Lake, Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake, Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society, Log It Contracting, M.H. King Excavating, Michael Jones Real Estate – Williams Lake, Realty Executive Vantage.

Did you know that chamber members have access to some special benefits? Fuel discounts? Dental and health options? Pride of involvement through an annual bursary for a graduating son/daughter of a chamber member? Sponsorship for one of the chamber’s annual Business Excellence awards? Our infamous luncheon meetings with great guest speakers and networking with other member businesses; just to name a few.

Join us for lunch or another event and see for yourself. The chamber works for you! Call 250-392-5025 with your questions or check out the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce website at

Good luck to our chamber president and executive director as they attend the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM this month to deliberate many resolutions that affect us all.

We invite members to attend our general meeting luncheon Thursday, May 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signal Point Restaurant. Chamber meetings offer businesses the opportunity to meet and share ideas with others in a relaxed atmosphere. Please RSVP by Tuesday to 250-392-5025.

Our guest speaker will be Andrea Hinck. Andrea joined the go2HR team in November 2015 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, 10 of which are in human resource management at the operation and corporate levels. She manages and implements go2HR’s industry training programs and projects including WorldHost initiatives. She also liaises with go2HR committees, industry associations, employers, training providers, and other stakeholders. Andrea is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and holds a certificate in leadership coaching and a diploma as a provincial instructor in adult education.

Members can enter one of our draws for the Chamber Chatter sponsored by the Williams Lake Tribune and Cariboo Country and the Goat. Members are welcome to donate to the draws and if you are interested in sponsoring a Chamber luncheon call or email us at

Chamber Profile


Shelly Jensen – BMO

Financial Service


Working with BMO Bank of Montreal for 30 years now, Shelly has had the privilege of experiencing some pretty amazing things. She started her career at BMO, here at the Williams Lake branch, bank in 1986 and quickly fell in love with banking. Since then she has transferred around the country with Bank of Montreal doing jobs from commercial banking, behind the scenes operations roles, leading large teams and even Corporate Finance in Toronto. While she was absent from her Williams Lake ties, the bank supported her while she was completing her MBA through Dalhousie University.

These different roles, locations, coupled with completing her MBA expanded her professional experience significantly.

After returning to her hometown 4 months ago, she returned to the role of Financial Services Manager (her dream job). This role is helping her customers get the right mortgages, loans, accounts and investments. It’s her goal to save her customers time, save them money and make them money — all while feeling like she’s made it “EASY!” It’s what she loves about her job!

She works hard to get her customers the very best banking, but she can’t do it alone! She is proud to work with a varied and talented retail, commercial and investment team at the branch that she can call on to ensure all of their customers get exceptional service, no matter what they need.

The Williams Lake &District Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Williams Lake and area. They promote the well being of business in Williams Lake and District and foster a work, stay and play at home atmosphere to all residents.

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