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Virginia Dunbar, President

Virginia was born and raised in Listowel where she and her family still reside.  She is currently employed at Libro Credit Union as the Branch Manager.  Joining the Board of Directors in 2013, Virginia quickly began to get involved in all aspects of the Chamber.

Now, as President with The Chamber, she looks forward to working with the businesses of North Perth and continuing to support our business community.


Judith Vines, Director and Past- President

Judith has been a director since 2008, and has enjoyed many executive roles within this board.

"I want to thank our Chamber Partners and our Membership for the support given to us over the past.  This is a terrific place to live, work and conduct business."


Jennessa Streicher, Secretary-Treasurer

Jennessa joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and quickly got involved by stepping into an executive role where she has remained. Assisting with all events and activities of the Chamber of Commerce Jennessa has been an integral piece of the success of the Chamber.

Ashley Aylward, Vice-President

Ashley isn't just a team player, she is a community player!

Getting involved with the business side of this North Perth was important to Ashley, as she joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and then stepped into the Vice-President's seat when it became vacant in 2017. Active in our events, she also helps direct the future goals of the chamber.

Ashley also supports the Big Brother and Big Sister Agency in Listowel as the acting President.




Sandra Irwin-Lockie, Director

Owner of Natural Sunshine Therapy, Sandra enthusiastically brings good energy to the Chamber's meetings. With the aspect of business growth and community needs, Sandra helps with events and workshops to assist in economic development and growth of North Perth.

Sandra puts together a 'Self Wellness for Women' event every year, and brings awareness to choosing optimum health.



Ron Gillespie, Director

Ron Gillespie is Branch Manager for the Royal Bank serving North Perth and Minto.  Growing up in Owen Sound, Ron relocated to Listowel in 2004, where he married his wife and local girl, Valerie.  Joining the Chamber in 2015 as a Director, has allowed Ron to continue his community involvement beyond that of the presence already established by RBC.  He looks forward to working with all the people and businesses of North Perth to continue to build a strong community.



Andy Halerwich, Director

Andy is the owner of AutoPlus Distribution, and likes to keep in the loop of business development. Joining the Chamber in 2015, Andy has taken the lead role in many of the boards events - and has made the Christmas Parade a very easy process for the whole team. His enthusiasm and desire to have Listowel offer great services and see all business owners succeed, makes him a great addition to the Board.




Joe Carter brings a wealth of knowledge in the insurance sector, as he is the Group Insurance representative for the Chamber Group Plan. Since 2013, Joe has been the go-to man for Business Group Insurance - and believes in the product that is offered

Deborah Ritchie, Director

Business owner of Talent Upfront, Deborah brings great experience in the non-profit sector and has had a lot of experience in event planning. Deborah joined the board in 2017.







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