Timmins Chamber of Commerce announces 2013-2014 Board of Directors

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7/30/2013 Press Release

Timmins, July 25, 2013—With all the ballots counted, the members of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce have officially elected seven individuals to represent them at the heart of city’s largest business organization.

Coming from a range of business sectors and backgrounds, these seven will now sit on the Chamber’s 21-member board, providing direction and guidance to its policy, advocacy and member service efforts through the coming Chamber year.

They will be officially sworn in during the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, due to be held at the Porcupine Dante Club on Sept. 18, 2013.

“The members of this year’s Board of Directors are truly dynamic, experienced, and passionate about business, and I’m eager to begin working with them when the new Chamber year launches this fall,” said Phil Barton, manager of Lucid Networks, and incoming 2013-2014 Chamber president.
“The board plays a very important role in making sure that our 800 members are well represented, and I’m fully confident that they will be well served by some of the best business minds in the North.”

The new additions to the Board include Frank Haasen, co-owner of Haasen Farms; Jessica Hardy, branch manager of Community First Credit Union; Nancy Mageau, commercial account manager with the Royal Bank of Canada; and Robert Knox, co-owner/operator of three local Tim Hortons franchises.

Several directors were also elected to return on the 2013-14 board, including Claude J. Gagnon, owner of Claude J. Gagnon Professional Photography; Shannin Metatawabin, manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability for De Beers Canada; and Jason Laneville, general sales manager with CTV Television.

Electronic and print ballots were sent out to each of the Chamber’s 1,100+ eligible voting members, who had one month to place their vote for their board representation. Each board member serves a two-year term, after which they can apply for re-election, for a maximum of three terms.

The following is the complete list of the Timmins Chamber of Commerce’s 2013-2014 Board of Directors:

President Company
Phil Barton Lucid Networks
Past President Company
Art Pultz Rogers Communications Inc. (Q92 / EZ Rock)
Treasurer Company
Ginette Nakashoji Fuller Jenks Landau
Board Members Company
Alan Thorne Tembec
Andrea Griener Clearlogic Consulting Professionals
Bill McMillan Porcupine Gold Mines – Goldcorp Canada Ltd.
Christine Bender Northern College
Claude J. Gagnon Claude J. Gagnon Professional Photography
David Foster Riopelle Group Professional Corporation
Debbie Browne Freedom 55 Financial
Frank Haasen Haasen Farms
Gilles Blouin BESTECH
Jason Laneville CTV Television
Jessica Hardy Community First Credit Union
John Labine Lake Shore Gold Corp.
Kurt Bigeau Sun Life Financial
Nancy Mageau Royal Bank of Canada
Peter Murray Ontario Power Generation
Robert Knox Tim Hortons
Roland Magnan Eastlink
Shannin Metatawabin De Beers Canada
Wayne Bozzer Timmins Family YMCA


About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce
With over 800 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the "Voice of Business in Timmins" since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.

Media contact:
Nick Stewart
Manager of Policy, Research and Communications
Timmins Chamber of Commerce
(705) 360-1900