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Board Executives

Virginia Dunbar President at North Perth Chamber

CURRENT PRESIDENT

VIRGINIA DUNBAR

Joined the board May 2013

Work: 519-291-6189
Cell: 519-998-8471
Email: virginia.dunbar@libro.ca

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 North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

PAST PRESIDENT

Judith Vines

Joined the Board in 2008

Work: 519-343-2566
Cell: 519-496-6965
Email: judith@thevinescollection.com

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."

 
Ashley Aylward North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

VICE PRESIDENT

Ashley Aylward

Joined the Board in 2016

Work: 519-291-2817 x 425
Cell: 519-292-8226
Email: ashleya@iaic.ca

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 current President.

Jennessa Streicher North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Jennessa Streicher

Joined the Board in 2014

Work: 519-291-6189
Email: jennessa.streicher@libro.ca

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.

 

A message from our President

As incoming president of the North Perth Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank past president Judith Vines for all her dedication and hard work during her term.

The continued success of the North Perth Chamber of Commerce is due to the commitment and hard work of our General Manager and of the Chamber Directors. Businesses and organizations all benefit and thrive from the hard work of the Chamber which supports our business community. Without everyone working together our events would not be as successful as they are.

One endeavour for the upcoming year is to revamp our Strategic Plan. This plan helps to determine where we are going, how we are getting there as well as identifying whether we are successful or not, while keeping in mind what is best for the interest of the North Perth business community.

I am looking forward to another great year full of fun and activities and working with a great bunch of people.

Virginia Dunbar
North Perth Chamber President

 
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Board Members & Staff

Andy Halerwich North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

BOARD MEMBER

ANDY HALERWICH

Joined the board 2015

Cell: 519-496-7466
Email: autoplusdist@yahoo.com

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 board’s 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.

Ron Gillespie North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

BOARD MEMBER

RON GILLESPIE

Joined the board in 2015

Work: 519-291-1363
Email: ron.gillespie@rbc.com

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.

 
Sandra Irwin-Lockie North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

BOARD MEMBER

SANDRA IRWIN-LOCKIE

Joined the board in 2016

Cell: 519-292-1253
Email: sandrairwinlockie@gmail.com

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.

Deborah-Ritchie North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

BOARD MEMBER

DEBORAH RITCHIE

Joined the board in 2017

Cell: 519.500.2122
Email: DRitchie@TalentUpfront.ca

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

 
Joe Carter North Perth Chamber of Commerce Board Member

BOARD VOLUNTEER

JOE CARTER

Joined in board activity in 2013

Work: 519-396-2220
Cell: 519-357-6155
Email: Joe.Carter@sunlife.com

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.

 
 
Sharon DArcey North Perth Chamber Staff

CHAMBER STAFF

SHARON D’ARCEY

Joined September 2010

Cell: 519-291-7531
Email: sdarcey@npchamber.com

As the general manager for the North Perth Chamber of Commerce I am hopeful that this Chamber will continue to grow and meet the needs of its members. I welcome you to call me with your concerns. The Chamber wants to assist businesses in their success by providing the resources they need to succeed.  In any community, a vibrant economy generates the tax base that finances all of the social, educational, cultural and charitable activities.

There’s a saying about ‘strength in numbers’ – and we know it’s true. We can build a better future one day at a time – with each other.

Janet Litchfield North Perth Chamber Staff

CHAMBER ADMINISTRATION

JANET LITCHFIELD

Joined June 2017

Email: npchamber@gmail.com

As administrator for the North Perth Chamber of Commerce, I look forward to assisting Sharon with the day to day activities. If you have any questions regarding invoices, memberships, events, or website content, then please call. I'll try my best to answer your questions.

I am excited to renew old acquaintances and also to meet new people within the North Perth community.

 
 
There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.
— Mark Shields
 
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We Need You

 

Would you like an opportunity to become a community leader and participate in the Chamber at the working level?

 

Directors are people like yourself, who have a keen interest in creating a welcoming business climate in North Perth. They believe that business has a responsibility to the community as a whole, and that as individuals, working through the NP Chamber, they can make a difference.

Directors participate in the governance of the Chamber, determining the focus and direction of the organization each year. Directors are also actively participating as representatives of the business community at various events.

If you care about supporting business in North Perth, if you care about community values, if you want to see things get done, if you have ideas and energy, if you see a problem and believe you have a solution - You should be a director!

If you have been considering this opportunity, please contact Sharon at the Chamber, one of our directors or fill out the application.