CFNO honours top volunteer
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 02, 2022 - People in Business

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Penny McDonald, left, receives her volunteer of the year award from CFNO board chairperson Michele Hill.

A strong supporter of business development has been named Community Futures North Okanagan’s volunteer of the year.

Penny McDonald has been helping businesses grow through her volunteer work with CFNO for the last 10 years. She has more than 20 years of accounting and tax service experience, and she currently sits on CFNO’s board of directors and serves as its treasurer.

McDonald, who is a senior manager with KPMG, has watched as the business community has grown by leaps and bounds in the North Okanagan.

“The local business community has become more diversified,” McDonald said in a press release. “With the growing population, there’s more opportunity for entrepreneurs than ever before. Overall, that has kept me engaged for all these years. I have a personal interest in businesses of all types, and it’s exciting to see what businesses are succeeding today.”

Given her passion for business development, McDonald is a driving force behind CFNO’s Enterprize Challenge. It’s an annual Dragons Den-style event that rewards up-and-coming businesses in the North Okanagan.

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