Chair Members



Blackfalds and District of Commerce’s new President Chrystal Smith plans to spend the next couple of months building community awareness. Smith, who owns Nurture Salon and Spa, took over as president this month, replacing outgoing President Carlene Kowalchuk.

“It is important for the residents in Blackfalds to know what the Chamber of Commerce is and how it affects the local economy.”

Smith noted that the chamber’s Annual Spring Meet and Greet on March 3 is an opportunity for the business community to learn more about the benefits of joining the chamber.

Kevin Hallet

Vice President

Kevin was born and raised in Red Deer.  He moved to Calgary in 2001  to complete a commerce degree at the University of Calgary. After graduating he started his career in the insurance industry working for ING Insurance as an underwriter.

In 2005 he moved back home to Red Deer to work for Ing & McKee Insurance as a broker.  In February of 2013 a new branch of Ing & McKee was opened in Blackfalds and Kevin accepted the position of manager at the new office.

Kevin is an avid baseball and hockey fan and enjoys rec sports such as slo-pitch and volleyball. He and his wife moved to Blackfalds in December 2013 and welcomed their first child into the world in July 2014. Kevin first became involved with the Chamber in 2013 and is now in his second term as Vice President for the Chamber.

Michelle Madlung


Information Coming Soon!

Lindsey Dowler


Information Coming Soon!