Cyndi is publisher of the Canadian Military Family Magazine. Canada’s only military lifestyle magazine, providing insightful information on programs, policies, promotions and articles with a military focus. As a military spouse and mother, Cyndi is committed to supporting fellow mil-spouses live their passion.
Maria has over 30 years of experience in the financial and tax sector and has taken that knowledge and created her own local franchise tax service, Eagle Tax. Maria is also a Councillor for one of the local municipalities. As a municipal representative, she can champion for and innovate governance policy for business.
Christine passionately supports and builds strong communities through engagement, asset development and grassroots initiatives. Christine is the Economic Development Officer for the Town of Petawawa and feels grateful that she can actively participate in opportunities to shape and grow rural businesses.
Stephanie is currently a professor at Algonquin College, Pembroke campus. Stephanie is completing her degree in business commerce, among her other educational credits. Stephanie is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs grow and succeed and hopes to one day realize a small business
Christelle is the co-owner of Stone Moss Construction, a landscape and hardscape design and construction business. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A business owner from the age of 18, she is passionate about being involved in the business community.
Angela is the Economic Development Officer for the City of Pembroke covering for Heather Sutherland during her maternity leave. Angela comes to the City of Pembroke after many years of leadership in culture and heritage in Renfrew County. She worked as Director/Curator of the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village in Pembroke for 13 and a half years and also served as President of the Renfrew County Museums Network during that time. She is passionate about being involved in her community and growing local business.
Andre moved to the Ottawa Valley several years ago and has over 32 years of experience as a senior financial advisor with Assante Wealth Management. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and professionals in various capacities including tax, retirement, and succession planning. Andre and his wife, Lesley are involved in many local community activities. He is an active member of the Eganville Rotary Club and in his spare time, enjoys fishing and cycling.
EMMA ST PIERREDirector
Emma is the Education & Training Representative for the online learning centre of Contact North, serving the Ottawa Carleton region. She has a long history of service to the upper Ottawa valley community through her adventures in public and private sector work and she has successfully managed teams of volunteers for many worthy programs.
Travis Richards is a provincially licensed social media specialist and google business specialist and is the founder of Travis Richards Office in Barry’s Bay Ontario Canada, Travis is well known in the business community of Madawaska Valley and surrounding areas. His passions are business development, advocacy for people with disabilities and economic development. Travis is thrilled to be serving the business community in a leadership role.
Community Futures Development Corporation
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer
KELLY HOLLIHANExecutive Director
Kelly is the Executive Director of the chamber and joins us with a wealth of experience from a customer service career path that brought her to the region some fifteen years ago with her partner and husband Ron Duncan. Together, they own Ottawa Valley Power Play, a virtual reality arcade.
KATIE TOLLIS FLABBIEx Officio Director
Township of Laurentian Valley Economic Development
TODD KELLYEx Officio Director
Algonquin College Business Program student
DAVID WYBOUEx Officio Director
County of Renfrew Economic Development
CHRIS OLMSTEADEx Officio Director
Township of Whitewater Region council
CHRIS NEFF (Joining Soon)Ex Officio Director
Townships of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Economic Development