In the spring the North Bay chamber of commerce will formally thank and recognize its former president. Derek Shogren has resigned as president and director because as a new city councillor he can’t hold both positions under chamber rules. Shogren spent a few minutes thanking the chamber directors and staff Thursday night. And he’s proud of the accomplishments the chamber has made in the last four years. Two were to bring back an OHL team to the city and completing the four-laning of Highway 11 to North Bay. Shogren will be honoured at the chamber’s annual chamber of commerce meeting next spring.