CHEK head will speak to Comox Valley chamber of Commerce

What kind of obstacles have you overcome lately? A hindrance stopping you from getting where you want on your own?

What kind of obstacles have you overcome lately? A hindrance stopping you from getting where you want on your own? John Pollard, president and CEO of the CHEK 6 Media Group television station will look back over the past three years and talk about the incredible struggle the team at CHEK has been through.Pollard is the guest speaker at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon Nov. 24 at the Best Western Plus Westerly Hotel.In 1999, he snapped up a marketing position with CHEK.“The creativity behind a successful marketing campaign is what truly appeals to me,” Pollard says.In 2008, he was promoted to general manager and sales manager.Shortly after, CHEK’s then parent company decided to close the station for financial reasons and Pollard worked with a group of employees and business leaders to save the station.He will recount the ups and downs as the possibility of shutdown loomed and how the employees and a handful of business leaders saved the station from closure. While that day has been a source of pride for the station, it was truly only a starting point and the hard work began.He will tell how the company continues to grow and what the hope is for the future. Finally, he will comment on today’s ever-changing media landscape and will answer questions on what he sees for the future and how businesses can most effectively get the word out.You can register at www.comoxvalleychamber.com.— Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

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