HALTON HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
announces new Board of Directors
Halton Hills, September 26, 2018 – Delegates of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce voted in the new 2018/2019 Board of Directors at the 28th Annual General Meeting held at The Club at North Halton.
Board Chair, Melanie Frazer presided over the meeting of 40 member delegates and 42 proxy votes. In her remarks, Melanie spoke about the positive experience she had gained over the year in understanding governmental policy development and advocacy including a day lobbying at Queen’s Park and meetings with elected officials. Frazer went on to highlight the successes of the Chamber signature events and the launch two new initiatives: Politics Unplugged – Candid Conversations with Elected Official and the Women in Business International Women’s Day Summit. “The success of the Chamber comes from the members and all the volunteer hours that they commit to making this a vibrant, successful organization. We are pleased to have accomplished so much in terms of organizational excellence and fiscal efficiency in 2017 2018 and we are poised for great things in the year to come.”
Guest speaker Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, inspired the audience to become more involved in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts noting that it is a critical time to ensure the policies at all levels of government support a health and vibrant economy.
The Executive Committee appointed by the Board include Chair Melanie Frazer, The Club at North Halton; Chair Elect Jason Brass, Terra Cotta Foods Inc., Treasurer Doug Rapien, Stone Edge Estate Bed and Breakfast, Vice Chair Elizabeth Koc, Tandia, and 2nd Vice Chair Leith Bengtson, Toronto Premium Outlets.
Returning to the 2018-2019 Board to complete their three-year terms are: Nathalie Brooks, Brooks Heating & Air Inc., Dino Deligiannis, Intlvac Inc., Stephen Stoute, Stoneridge Insurance Georgetown.
Joining the Board this year to begin three-year terms are: Cheryl Cardon, circus strategic communications, Christian Febel, Georgetown Toyota, Neville Vanderboor, Grant Thornton LLP
Regarding the new appointments Ms. Frazer stated, “With a new strategic plan in place, the board will refocus on services, activities, and efforts that provide real, tangible value to the membership. Be Seen, Be Heard and Belong. My thanks go out to the continuing board members who have served the community well, and to the new ones, in advance, for their dedication.”
The mission of the Chamber is to build confident enterprises and a vibrant community by connecting business people with the information and services they need to grow. The Chamber is the collective voice of business and provides a forum to accelerate success. The Chamber leads and services the business community providing the means, resources and opportunities for business to successfully meet their needs, build purposeful relationships and participate in activities and functions to ensure long-term growth and sustainability.
Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce has been the business advocate of choice since 1912 representing over 490 local businesses who together employ over 11,600 people
Kathleen DIlls, General Manager (905) 877-7119