Hambly began working with the Chamber in 2005, after serving on the board of directors from 1996 to 2004 and as president in 2002.
“My work with the Chamber has been so rewarding that retirement has been a difficult decision,” Hambly said. “However, I want to have more time to spend with my family and friends here on Prince Edward Island.”
During her decade of employment with the Chamber, Hambly has led innovative programs such as Island Advance and P.E.I. Connectors, which continue to encourage economic development in the capital area and the Island as a whole. Just last month, Hambly received the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada Executive of the Year award for her excellence in contributions, innovation and management.
“She engaged staff and volunteers to create a dynamic, progressive Chamber committed to providing value to the membership,” said Charlottetown Chamber president Wendy Drake. “She will be deeply missed.”
Hambly will continue with the Chamber during the transition to a new executive director. She said it’s a good time for this transition to take place, as the Chamber has solid finances, a growing membership and excellent staff in place.
“I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with such dedicated and engaged people – both inside the Chamber and throughout the business community,” Hambly said.
The Chamber board will immediately begin the search for Hambly’s replacement, with the goal of having a new executive director in place early in the new year.
The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the “Voice of Business” on economic issues for its 975 members representing more than 17,500 employees in small, medium and large enterprises in the capital region. For further information on the Chamber, visit the website at www.charlottetownchamber.com or call (902) 628-2000.