84th AGM Sees New Board of Directors and Chair Welcomed to Chamber Network

May 2, 2015 | Chamber News

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.”

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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
Secretary Michelle Aitkenhead RBC
Legal Counsel Todd Andres Pitblado LLP
Directors (Chamber)
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
Directors (Corporate)
Dale Lacombe DMT Development Systems Group
Kevin Ploegman Deloitte
Helen Halliday Delta Winnipeg
Paul Provost 6P Marketing
Paul Holden Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology
Alison Kirkland Women’s Enterprise Centre
Directors at Large
Frank Sottana CIBC
Wadood Ibrahim Protegra

“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.”

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