Accelerating Into the Future
Disruption has a way of switching change into high gear; the pandemic has seen many businesses digitalize in an effort to build greater resilience. Kootenay Association of Science and Technology (KAST) recently released the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3) program to address the growing needs of Kootenay small-and-medium-sized businesses. It offers free personalized advisory services and coaching on entering or expanding into the digital economy.
“Historically, businesses and organizations in our region have always worked together; we’re very proud of our prosperous community,” says Jones. “The way I see it, as long as we have the right people leading our communities and businesses, we will continue to adapt and get out of this pandemic together.”
Shortly after joining the Chamber as a board member, Jones settled into his position as president in 2015. The Trail native has established his family and career in the region and is invested in its success. A former firefighter at Comino (Teck) for 30 years, Jones also served as the Local Steelworkers 480 Union president for 10 years. He’s pleased to be involved with the Chamber, originally known as the Board of Trade when it was registered on December 11, 1900.