Meet the Staff & Board Members
Laurie de Fleuriot de la Colinière, President
Direct, Advocacy Committee
Laurie is a digital communications and community engagement specialist. She provides digital marketing consulting through her company Scribbles Social. She also works as the Development Officer at the WPSHC Foundation and is actively involved in other charitable organizations in the Parry Sound area.
WPSHC Foundation www.wpshcf.com
Daryl Glimps, Vice President
Owner of InXpress, Courier & Freight Consultant
Since 2013, Daryl Glimps has been the owner and operator of InXpress, a technology-based Courier & Freight service provider. Residing in Parry Sound, he provides small- and medium-sized businesses from all over Canada with shipping solutions to meet their domestic and international import/export needs. With an ongoing increase in national and global trade, Daryl has observed that small- and medium-sized businesses are often underserved by parcel and freight carriers.
Crystal Turner, Treasurer
Relationship Manager, Business Markets with RBC serving the Parry Sound and Huntsville areas. Helping clients start, manage and/or grow their enterprises through tailored financing, digital enablement and day-to-day business banking solutions. With over 30 years spent working directly with small businesses, I have gained invaluable, hands-on experience enabling me to contribute to client’s success.
Rick Cain Director
Events Committee, Advocacy Committee
A seasoned realtor, and new addition to the area. Rick brings a fresh perspective on outside markets. He is a professional asset to the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce and an excellent contributor to the board of directors. He is enthusiastically aligning his business with the community and looking forward to contributing more to the area.
Peter Scully Director
Events Committee, Advocacy Committee, Membership Commmittee
With over 50+ years in the automotive industry, Peter has built his empire from a young age. From working as a young car jockey to owning a 30+ year successful vehicle brokerage, Peter brings valuable knowledge and experience to the board. Peter founded and operates UBIC Vehicle Solutions, and is dedicated to the Parry Sound Area business community.
UBIC Vehicle Solutions
Fawn Horvath, Director
Manager at Scotiabank. An experienced Advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Additional experience in credit, loans and investing. Skilled in Risk Management, Customer Service, Banking/Small Business Banking, and Sales. Mutual Funds certified through CSI in Investment Funds in Canada. Fawn brings a solid banking background to the chamber, and is a strong asset to the Financial committee and the Board of directors.
Ryan McKeown, Director
Events Committee, Membership Commmittee
Owner & operator of I Branched Out, in Parry Sound; Specializing in live edge/wood products and, epoxy that are locally made
I Branched Out
Sandi LePage, Director
Director, Events Committee
Vice-President and Co-owner of B. Lepage Fishery. Family-owned business since 2002. Sandi, wife of Bernie Lepage, has a background in bookkeeping, advertising, and organizing sales. Residing in Nobel, Sandi currently manages the fish store. Sandi is known throughout the community, donating, and helping others.
From Our Executive Director, Chris McDonald
The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce has been a leader in business supports, consulting, and economic development in the area for over 125 years.
Covering the entire West Parry Sound District, we represent businesses from as far north as Pointe au Baril, as far East as Magnetawan, and as far south as MacTier. We provide a valuable service not only to our members, but to local organizations, not for profits, as well as non members and the general public within the entire area.
We strive to help small businesses succeed by various advocacy, networking, governance and networking initiatives.
Give us a call today to see what the Chamber can do for your business!
Picture with Chris McDonald, Executive Director & Catherine Lapierre, Manager of Member Services
– Chris McDonald