New Chamber Manager mans the Fort

There’s a new face on information, but he’s not new to town.

Miguel Romero is the new welcoming face at the Visitor Information Centre as the new Chamber Manager.

There’s a new face on information, but he’s not new to town.

Miguel Romero is the new Chamber Manager, and works out of the Visitor Information office in the Fort.

Romero grew up in Fort St. James, but moved away to attend post-secondary school and then work in Prince George for about six years or so.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern British Columbia in political science and then began a master’s degree in business administration. He’s still working on his MBA, but should be completed it in April.

It was after those years in P.G. that Romero was pulled to move back to the Fort.

“It’s home,” he says. “I love the outdoors so it really suits my lifestyle.”

His mom and dad still also live here, so it’s a good fit.

Since returning to the Fort, Romero helped start and run his family’s business of Miguel’s Pizza and also worked at the Royal Bank for the past year and a half. But then he heard about the opening at the chamber through the “grapevine” and thought he would give it a try, “because it really suits my personality,” explains Romero. “It’s me.”

He still works at the restaurant when he’s not working for the chamber.

The Chamber Manager helps to promote local businesses, works to provide benefits to businesses and organize courses businesses would like to see. In the Fort the Chamber manager also staffs the information centre, promoting the local community.

Romero feels he has been prepared for this work not only by his years of schooling, but also through the “school of life” and just working with the public.

You can find Miguel Romero at the visitor information centre or email him any questions or inquiries at fsjchamb@fsjames.com