In addition to strengthening the Chamber network in Manitoba through a number of new initiatives, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) intends to insure the voice of business is heard loud and clear during the upcoming federal and provincial elections.
Earlier today, MCC swore in Merv Gunter as incoming Chair of the Board of Directors and also welcomed their new Board as the 84th Annual General Meeting got underway in Brandon, Manitoba.
A long-time advocate for tourism and Northern Economic Development, Mr. Gunter is co-owner of the family owned Frontiers North Adventures, a Manitoba business that specializes in wildlife viewing and other adventure products in Canada’s north. He also Chair’s two policy driven committees through MCC and, along with his wife Lynda, received the Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Tourism Awards Gala in 2014.
“Being named Chair of the MCC Board of Directors continues my commitment to growing Manitoba”, said Merv Gunter. “The Chamber movement is an important voice in advocating for change and growth. I am proud to add my voice to the voice of business in Manitoba and see our province become what it should be.”
The 2015-2016 Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Board of Directors consists of the following:
|Chair||Merv Gunter||Frontiers North Inc.|
|Vice Chair||Kyle Romaniuk||The CHR GroupV|
|Vice Chair||Judy Murphy||Safety Services Manitoba|
|Past Chair||Kenneth Thomas||Rainbow Residence|
|Treasurer||Regan Windsor||Manitoba Hydro|
|Legal Counsel||Todd Andres||Pitblado LLP|
|Scott Whitmore||Dauphin Chamber of Commerce|
|Brian Scharfstein||Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce|
|Gerry Glatz||Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce|
|Damon Johnston||Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce|
|Johnathan Fahr||East St. Paul Chamber of Commerce|
|Carolynn Cancade||Chamber Executives of Manitoba|
|Dale Lacombe||DMT Development Systems Group|
|Helen Halliday||Delta Winnipeg|
|Paul Provost||6P Marketing|
|Paul Holden||Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology|
|Alison Kirkland||Women’s Enterprise Centre|
|Directors at Large|
“Over the past year, MCC has worked hard to strengthen the Chamber network”, said Chamber President and CEO Chuck Davidson. “With our dedicated staff, engaged Board and energetic Chair, we are better positioned to work with decision makers to develop a long-term economic vision for Manitoba.”