Charlottetown, PE – The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will honour Jennifer Evans with the Volunteer Excellence Award at the 15th annual President’s Excellence Awards. The Volunteer Excellence Award, sponsored by Maritime Electric, recognizes someone whose time, commitment and contributions to the Chamber have been outstanding. The winner is chosen by the Chamber’s Board of Directors’ Executive Committee.
Ms. Evans is the General Manager and General Sales Manager for Stingray Solutions in PEI, including Ocean 100 (CHTN) and HOT 105.5 (CKQK). When she moved to PEI in the mid-nineties, Jennifer joined the Chamber as a committee member with the Ladies Unforgettable Evening Dinner and Car Draw. As volunteer host of the event for several years, Jennifer led ticket sales, solicited prizes, and made table centrepieces with the other committee members.
In the early 2000s, Jennifer sat on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and returned 15 years later to take on an executive role, eventually becoming the 113th Chamber President in 2018-2019.
“The Chamber’s presence has never been more critical than it has been over the past eleven months,” said Colin Younker, President of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. “The support of our volunteers helps us to deliver essential programs and services to our members. Jennifer has devoted countless hours to the Chamber, and we are very excited to honour her with this award.”
Since its inception, Jennifer has chaired the President’s Excellence Awards Ticket Committee and has also chaired the Chamber’s Membership and Communication Committees. She was responsible for generating the Chamber logo that is currently used today and creating the Chamber’s Good News Campaign.
Through her work with Stingray, Jennifer has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the New Member Program, Chamber Golf Tournament, President’s Excellence Awards and Chamber Biz to Biz Expo.
“Becoming a volunteer with the Chamber was one of the best decisions I made when I first moved to PEI many years ago,” said Jennifer Evans. “The Chamber has helped me build my network, opened doors and helped create long-time partnerships and friendships. I really want to encourage new business owners or recent graduates to get involved with the Chamber; it’s an amazing organization.”
Jennifer lives in Sherwood with her husband Lee Drake and their two children Laurel and John.
The 2021 President’s Excellence Awards, sponsored by Atlantic Lottery, will take place in-person and virtually on Wednesday, March 24, from 6:00 – 9:30 PM at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward. The safety of all guests, volunteers, and staff is a priority of the Chamber. This event will follow all COVID-19 provincial public health guidelines concerning large, organized gatherings.
For information on the event contact Tania Crouse-Hardy at email@example.com or call 902-628-2000 x226.
Photo: Jennifer Evans is the recipient of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer Excellence Award