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Committees

Membership in Action

The Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer based organization in which members sit on various committees to explore and address issues of importance to the local business community. A large portion of the work is performed by the committee members and the Chamber staff assists in facilitating and carrying out the plans. Ad Hoc committees are formed as needed and there are 7 standing committees that meet on a regular basis. They are as follows:

 

Executive | Finance | Advocacy & Economic Development  | HR Committee

Tourism | Membership | ProgrammingNominating

Ambassadors | Young Professionals

 

 

Executive Committee

 

This Committee will consist of the President, Past President, Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. This Committee is responsible for addressing administrative and budgetary emergencies, appointing members to standing and special committees and assessing annual achievements.

 

President

Pat Markovich

Markovich and Associates

Vice President
Treasurer
HR Chair
Executive Director

Keeley Patterson

Steve Latimer

Orlando Spicer

Pam Robertson

O'Farrell Financial Services Inc

Beattie Dodge Chrysler Ltd 

Royal Lepage

Chamber of Commerce

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Finance Committee

 

 

This Committee will address financial issues including but not limited to budgeting, financial reporting, purchasing policy, membership fee review and premises.

Chair:

Steve Latimer

Beattie Dodge Chrysler Ltd 

 

Committee Members:


Pat Markovich

Orlando Spicer
Katherine Hobbs 
Pam Robertson

Cathie Paquette


Markovich & Associates

Royal Lepage 
Brockville Tourism
Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

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Advocacy & Economic Development Committee

 

 

This Committee will monitor and positively influence municipal affairs including taxation, government spending and regulations, as well as, any matter relating to business retention and expansion.

CO-Chairs:

Tom Steel

Kent Henderson

Fulford Academy

RBC Royal Bank 

Committee Members:

Rick Walker
Patricia Markovich     
David Keenleyside 
Pam Robertson
Sue Watts

Jenny Lane

1000 Islands Toyota
Markovich & Associates
RBC Dominion Securities
Chamber of Commerce

Employment & Education Centrr

Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team 

 

 

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HR Committee 

Chair

Orlando Spicer

Royal Lepage

President
Committee Members:

 

Pat Markovich

Sue Watts

Barry Moss

Markovich and Associates

Employment & Education Centre

Four-O-One Electric Ltd

Tourism Committee

 

 

This Committee will provide vision and annual planning for the delivery of tourism in the area. This Committee addresses marketing, visitor services and operator services and will represent the Chamber at various tourism related events.

Chair:

Jessica Barabash

Hang Ups-Creative Picture Framing

Vice:

 

 

Committee Members:

Robert Nolan
Josie Groniger
Stacy Roduner
Peter Dunn
Kent Henderson

Bill Rogerson
David LeSueur

Rob Thompson

George Sabaziotis

Bob Pearce

Natalie Wood

Nathalie Lavergne

Robyn Houle
Alex Howard   
Pam Robertson

​Katherine Hobbs

City of Brockville 
Brockberry Grill & Suites
Comfort Inn
Brockville Arts Centre
RBC Royal Bank
Aquatarium

City of Brockville

Rob Thompson Hotels Ltd

1000 Islands Restaurent & Pizzeria

Henderson Printing & Web Solutions

Brockville Museum

​Spitfire Café 

Brockville Art Centre
Brockville Tourism
Brockville Chamber of Commerce

​Brockville Tourism (Tourism Manager)

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Membership Committee

 

 

This Committee will address the functions that are described in value added services and set the direction for membership growth. The Committee will also monitor the Chamber's effectiveness in providing information to businesses and about business in the area.

Chair:

 

 

Committee Members:


Gord Phillips
Doug Phillips

Tom Steel

Chantal Richards

Madelyn Piehl 
Jan Murray
Pam Robertson


Freedom 55 Financial/Chambers Ins.
Phillips Group Benefits

Fulford Academy 

River City Property Management Inc.

Eternal Care Cremation 
Brockville Chamber of Commerce
Brockville Chamber of Commerce

 

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Programming Committee

 

 

This Committee will review, monitor and recommend Chamber revenue producing projects and initiatives. This Committee will have sub committees for special events, such as the Awards Gala and Golf Tournament.

Chair:

Barry Moss

Four-O-One Electric Ltd.

Committee Members:

Katie Pagnello
Keeley Patterson
Pam Robertson
Jan Murray

David Keenleyside

Jenny Lane

Sue Watts 

MNP
O'Farrell Financial Services Inc
Brockville Chamber of Commerce
Brockville Chamber of Commerce

​RBC Dominion Securities

​Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team

​Employment & Education Centre 

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Nominating Committee

 

 

This Committee consists of one Executive Committee members, two Directors and a selection from the membership. This Committee is responsible for seeking and recommending members for the Board of Directors to ensure appropriate representation and a solid succession plan.

Chair:

Pat Markovich

Markovich and Associate

Committee Members:

Keeley Patterson

Tom Russell
Pam Robertson
Jan Murray

O'Farrell Financial Services

1000 Islands CDC
Brockville Chamber of Commerce
Brockville Chamber of Commerce

 

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Chamber Ambassadors

Darren Gallacher -TD Canada Trust  
Doug Phillips  - Chamber Group Insurance  
John Esford - Burnbrae Farms  
Laura Good - Falcon Security  
Chantel Richards - River City Property Management  

Denis Savage - Retired 

   
     

 

The primary role of the Ambassador is to welcome and orientate new members, engage current members and facilitate member to member networking and business. The information gathered by these individuals will open additional channels of communication between the Chamber executives and the membership. This program will assist in retention of new and existing members through personal contact and the ability to provide input on Chamber programs.
 

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Young Professionals Committee

 

 

Mission
Our mission is to support the growth and retention of Young Professionals in the region.

Vision
We have a vision of a Y.P.N. that:
1. Breeds connectivity between our members and the business community,
2. Provides opportunities for Young Professionals to gain quality experience,
3. Coordinates professional development initiatives,
4. Promotes our members to our local community,
5. Gives a voice to Young Professional priorities at the municipal level on behalf of our network’s diverse members.

Values
In pursuit of our mission and vision, we believe the our YPN should be inspired, inclusive, supportive, progressive and fun

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Chair:
 


Jess Barabash


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Committee Members:


Kristen Sokolowski
Katie Pagnello
Brister Malovic

Emily McMahon

Jessica Noonan


P & G  
MNP
Freedom 55 Financial

Thousand Islands Playhouse

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