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Douglas College student intern gains diverse experience at Tri-Cities Chamber

Douglas College Student Intern Ann Sorianosis supporting a member media announcement hosted by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for AGF Rebar's $75K donation to ACCESS Youth Outreach Services, December 14, 2023. L to R, centre front row: Douglas College intern Ann Sorianosis, Tri-Cities Chamber CEO Leslie Courchesne. Back row: City of Coquitlam Councillor Matt Djonlic, Mayor Richard Stewart, Councillor Teri Towner. AGF Rebar team Andrea Holliday, Stephanie North, John Hallam, Sonia Oomen. Access Youth Outreach Services Executive Director Jennifer Blatherwick, Board Chair Catherine Polonio. City of Coquitlam Councillor Brent Asmundsen. Read more.

(TRI-CITIES) December 19, 2023Douglas College student Ann Sorianosis recently completed a four-month internship at the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce as the capstone of her Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program in International Business Management Hospitality Marketing.

Hailing from the Philippines, Ann's role with the Chamber included marketing campaigns, event production, and project planning. She met many members at events including the Mayors' BBQ, Downtown Port Coquitlam BIA member mixer, and the Annual General Meeting.

"My internship was not just a learning experience, but a transformative journey that solidified my passion for customer service, expanded my professional network, and honed my skills for a future career in marketing," said Ann. "The experience was beyond fulfilling as I became an integral part of the team that not only welcomed me as an intern but embraced me as a genuine member."

"We want to express our sincere gratitude for Ann's contributions during her internship, specifically in assisting with event and marketing initiatives," said Chloe Wan, Director of Strategy, Tri-Cities Chamber. "Her positive attitude and adaptability have been great assets to the team, and we wish her continued success in all her future endeavors."

Douglas College Business Interns contribute bench strength and energy to organizations as they gain valuable hands-on experience related to their academic work.

"Many of our Chamber members are having difficulty filling their vacant positions right now, given the challenging labour market," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO, Tri-Cities Chamber. "If you're an employer looking for some additional help, I highly recommend Douglas College intern students, who work 12-hours per week for four months on a volunteer basis."

For employers looking to host an intern student, contact Barb Kojder, Douglas College at

Douglas College has been a member of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for more than 10 years, and in 2022 became a pillar partner in addition to being the presenting sponsor of the Chamber's annual Business Excellence Awards.


Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 1,300+ organizations from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong communities. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

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