Committees2024-02-05T12:34:12-05:00

Committees

At the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce, our committees are vital in bringing you the programs, services and advocacy we all enjoy and benefit from. The experience, learning, friendships and networks build pride in being part of a team.

Working together to bring professional development and help grow a strong business community are just a few rewards gained from being part of a committee. We encourage you to reach out and see what you can do.

We thank all our committee volunteers and (their employers) for giving their time to assist the Chamber in delivering its programs.

The Advocacy Committee shall enable the chamber to play an active role in economic development by:

  1. Influencing policy development at all levels of government
  2. Advocating on issues that affect the business community
  3. Developing policy recommendations/resolutions for consideration by the Ontario and Canadian Chambers

Once policy issues have been identified, background information and potential impacts on business and the community as a whole are prepared for review by the Advocacy Committee.

The committee may:

  1. Determine whether the issue is one which the chamber should address
  2. Identify a possible position and forward a recommendation to the Board of Directors
  3. Determine if more information is required and identify potential sources of this information
  4. Strike a task force or ad hoc committee to review the issue in more depth before the development of a position for review by the Advocacy Committee, followed by a Board review

The level and amount of advocacy work required will depend upon the urgency, gravity, and potential impact of each issue addressed.

Some issues may require a letter of support or communication with representatives of agencies or governments to address the issue. Others may require the use of additional tactics.

Still, others may require the development of a policy resolution for the provincial or national chambers. Major issues may require the development of an advocacy campaign using an assortment of tactics.

The Board of Directors must approve any policy position adopted by the chamber.

Committee Members

  • Shane Curtis, Advocacy Chair, Curtis Wilcox
  • Stephanie Nevins, Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
  • Suzanne Renken, Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce
  • Lindsay Tribble, On Our Way Massage Therapy
  • Brittany Van Den Brink, Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce
  • Tyler Wood, Marwood International Inc.

The Program & Events Committee’s mandate is to initiate, promote and execute business programs and networking events for the benefit of our members.

This committee manages the planning and facilitating of all the Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce events which include but are not limited to our Business After Five, our Annual Awards of Excellence, our annual TDCC Open golf tournament, our Chamber Mentorship Workshop and Seminar series and all other events as decided upon by the Board of Directors.

Chamber members with an interest or experience in event planning, membership services and program development are welcome to participate on this committee.

The Committee’s goal is to continue enhancing the programming and include more topics and events of interest to our diverse membership base.

Committee Members

  • Lindsay Tribble, On Our Way Massage Therapy
  • Julie Dawley, Town of Tillsonburg
  • Ashley Edwards, AE Academy of Nails
  • Megan Causyn, RBC
  • Alyssa Williams, CIBC
  • Gerry Dearing, TDMH Foundation
  • Meghan Byl, Thompson Goossens Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Tiffany Irvine, Tiffany Irvine Mortgages with Realty Mortgage Associate
  • Brittany Van Den Brink, Austin’s Flower Farm & TDCC Policy & Communications Coordinator
  • Suzanne Renken, CEO, TDCC
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