2021 - 2022
Pamela Fraser - Présidente
Pamela travaille chez Kennedy Insurance Brokers depuis 2016. Elle pense que ses 4 années précédentes en tant que directrice financière et d'assurance vendant des produits d'assurance crédit et de rechange dans l'industrie automobile ont été une base idéale pour son travail en tant que conseillère en assurance vie.
Le souci du détail, une bonne écoute et une grande empathie sont des symboles de son appréciation par ses clients. Elle est efficacement soutenue par une équipe de professionnels qui l'aident à établir des relations à long terme avec sa clientèle grandissante et à fournir un excellent service client.
Pamela est mariée et a trois adorables filles et un fils. Loin des affaires, elle aime chasser, pêcher et passer du temps de qualité avec ses amis et sa famille.
Nicole has been a resident of West Nipissing all her life. Her childhood was spent on the shores of Deer Lake, where her parents reside to this day. She attended school in Sturgeon from kindergarten through high school.
Nicole has been with Pop’s Cannabis since they opened their doors in 2021. Prior to that Nicole worked at Tim Hortons for 15 years, working her way up to Assistant Manager. Through this experience Nicole has developed many great skills like team building, empathy, self-censorship, and the ability to try to see someone else’s perspective. She has also built many customer/attendee relationships from all walks of life. These have helped her get to know her community and the people in it as well as what is important to them.
Nicole is very passionate about cannabis and its many benefits. Her goals are to help change the stigma that overshadows cannabis, its consumers, and help educate people about the benefits of cannabis. Nicole is very excited to join the Chamber Board and getting involved with our community.
Nicole lives with her common-law husband and their daughter. During her time away from work she enjoys the benefits of cannabis, reading, camping and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Jared St-Pierre lived in West Nipissing all his life, providing excellent service as an employee of Luc Charles Electrical, where he started working in 2013, starting as an apprentice, before working his way up to Masters in November of 2021.
When not working, he enjoys fishing, campfires, and spending time with family and friends.
Joanne Vallière -Ancienne président
Joanne et son mari Dan Vallière sont propriétaires du magasin Audio Video Plus Home Furnishings sur la rue King à Sturgeon Falls. Ils aiment participer à diverses initiatives communautaires et encouragent d'autres entreprises à faire de même.
Joanne s'implique auprès de la Chambre de commerce depuis près de 20 ans! Au cours de son mandat à la Chambre, elle a été présidente, vice-présidente et directrice. Joanne sait que Covid-19 a eu un impact sur les opérations de la Chambre, mais est convaincue que la Chambre continuera à faire de grandes choses pour soutenir ses membres et l'ensemble de la communauté !
Sonia has called West Nipissing home for over 25 years. Owner and operator of Sonia’s Patio (Est. 2022), she has a passion for great food, service and entertainment. Her objective is not only to serve tasty dishes, but to see West Nipissing’s entertainment sector expand. Driven, direct and people focussed, she embraces new challenges.
Prior to becoming a business owner, she was the director of the LBS/ACE Program and Assessment Centre for Collège Boréal from 2016 until 2021. In this role, she was a member of many different boards of directors and committees. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the Hugel Township Lakeside Property Owners' Association.
She also has 20 years experience as an intermediate and senior level teacher. Most of her teaching career was spent at ESC Franco-Cité. Sonia possesses a B.A, B.Ed and Master of Arts Education Degree (M.Ed) in Leadership, Evaluation, Curriculum and Policy Studies.
She is married and a mother to two wonderful children. She is also a stepmother to 3 great girls and a step grandmother to 3 adorable kids. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors in her gardens, on the lake or sitting by a fire.
Originally from West Nipissing, Stéphane has been part of the growing Gagnon generation. His grandfather Leo worked at the old mill, his father Roger was in residential construction and has followed in his footsteps. He has been part of the community since 2007 and a business owner since 2016.
Stéphane is a certified carpenter and heavy equipment operator. He owns Gagnon contracting and they are currently building new construction in the area. You can usually find Stéphane at the local hardware stores, fishing or four wheeling with friends.