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The West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce is the voice that represents, supports and advocates on behalf of the local business community

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce  announces new directors


West Nipissing, Ontario - On December 12th, 2013, the newly elected Board of Directors of the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce met for the first time as a Board. The initial meeting determined the 2014 executive, and also saw a board orientation. The new President of the board is Kathleen Thorne Rochon, owner of Thistle Marketing. Also new to the executive is Secretary Isabel Mosseler of the Tribune, Sturgeon Falls. Reg Piquette, owner of Quality Contracting, Verner returns as Vice-President and Nicole Tanguay of Banque National will maintain her position as Treasurer.


Returning board members are Andrew Cliffe of RBC Royal Bank of Canada, Theo Tsiogas of Mr. Sub, Tom Lambert of Nipissing First Nation, and past-President Greg Demers, KOA Sturgeon Falls, will also sit on the Board of Directors as ex-officio. New directors include Yvon Duhaime of Duhaime Holdings, Adam Gardiner of C.A.R.E. Cleaning, Sophie-Anne Leblanc of Earth & Soul Landscaping and Patrick Keough of Larry Lennon Electric. The board also gratefully acknowledges Ren�e Beauparlant, Agente de d�veloppement �conomique of RD�E Ontario, who will attend board meetings in an advisory capacity.


New president Kathleen Thorne Rochon was elected at the 2012 AGM as a director on the Chamber board. Kathleen owns a local marketing and design agency and her background includes marketing and event management roles with the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade. "I am honoured to have been selected as president of the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce, especially at a time when there are so many exciting opportunities on our horizon. We have an excellent board and staff in place and with the funding the Chamber has received for the multi-year business growth initiative project, the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce is in a position to make a tangible impact on the success and vitality of our local business community."


The Chamber has also welcomed two full-time employees, Mike Bozzer, Project Manager and Jolene Lisk, Project Coordinator. "We are very excited to have such a diverse, and committed board. We have a great mix of members, representing retailers, contractors, property owners, and new and well-established businesses. They are all community and business minded people," said Mike Bozzer.


Mike is spearheading the Chamber's new project, the West Nipissing Business Growth Initiative. The project is a multi-level multi-year project designed to enhance local markets by ensuring sustainability and encouraging growth opportunities while at the same time addressing issues such as food security, youth entrepreneurship, and export marketing opportunities for small and medium size enterprise. As part of the project, the Chamber will be unveiling a new website that includes a full inventory of businesses in West Nipissing and will feature a built in E-Commerce catalogue where business owners can register and sell products in the marketplace. There is also a major agricultural component of the project that includes a regional agricultural symposium and a farm products trade show, as well as to determine the infrastructure needed to make local food security in northeastern Ontario a reality.


Grand Opening
Boreal Berry Farm & Winery

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by 
MP Claude Gravelle
December 22nd, 2013 
at 11:00 am
There will be sleigh rides and fresh hot apple cider
Fun for the whole family
748 Little Brule Rd
Warren, ON
P0H 2N0
New Chamber Facebook Page!
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Contact Us
West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
200 Main Street, Unit B
Sturgeon Falls, ON
P2B 1P2
Tel: 705-753-5672
Fax: 705-580-5672

Email: info@westnipissingchamber.ca

Chamber Holiday Hours
This will be the last newsletter before the new year. The Chamber office will be closed at 5:00 pm on December 20th and will reopen on January 6th at 8:00 am.

Stay tuned for all of our initiatives and events that the Chamber will be 
developing in 2014 and beyond.

Happy Holidays!!


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