ABOUT THE CHAMBER

Who we are

The Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit action organization designed to meet the business needs of our community. It is a voluntary organization of progressive individuals and businesses that work together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of the Whitecourt and Woodlands County business community.

The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst - a common vehicle mobilizing enlightened members from all segments of the business community to work together for the common good of the total community. With the aim of achieving economic success, staff, volunteers and business people strive to keep their areas economic conditions at a level where businesses and residents willingly and enthusiastically risk their capital in their community in the hope of making a profit. Everything else the Chamber does is a means to an end (special events, business mixers, fundraisers and meetings).

Our History

The Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce started in 1960 when the population of Whitecourt was one thousand. In 1980 we registered with the Canadian Board of Trade as a corporation named the Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce. In 2011 we became a Society through the Alberta Government Societies Act as the Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce.

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"Our Mission is to strive to promote and improve the Economic and Social Prosperity of Whitecourt & District."

Executive Board of Directors

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Jody COLLIN

President
Eagle River Casino
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Mark DICKIN

Vice President
Alberta Newsprint Company
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Rachel BACHMAN

Treasurer
Royal Bank of Canada
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PaulaMILLER

Past President
Staples

Directors

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Amanda ST. PIERRE

Director
Primerica
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Tiffany GARRETT

Director
Servus Credit Union
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Braden LANCTOT

Director
Bright Fire Energy
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Jennifer SAMPSON

Director
Whitecourt Insurance
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Tim NEWMAN

Director
Max Fuels
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Neil SHEWCHUK

Director
XM 105
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Brandon ANDERSON

Director
Baker Hughes

Previous Presidents

1959 John Stark
1960 John Volk
1961 Ed Zutz
1962 Byron Moore
1963 Russ Ennis, Helmut Kreiner
1964 Claude Gould
1965 Gerald Lundgren
1966 Allen Sulatycky
1967 Chuck Mason
1968 Brian Elko
1969 Bill Lambert
1970 Jim Robison
1971 Barry Wood
1972 Paddy Stratton Sr.
1973 John Kenlin
1974 John Berget

1975 Neil Charteris
1976 Brian Elko
1977 Brian Elko
1978 Brian Elko
1979 Ian Sinclair
1980 Rollie Wenger
1981 John Ablett
1982 Arnie Olexan
1983 Arnie Olexan
1984 Jason Karst
1985 Frankie Thornhill
1986 George VanderBurg
1987 Al McFarlane
1988 Al McFarlane
1989 Steve Wilcox
1990 Bill McPhee

1991 John Kenney
1992 Leo Zelinski
1993 George Horne
1994 Laverne Waters
1995 Bill Casemore
1996 John Barron
1997 Larry McConnell
1998 Larry McConnell
1999 Allan Palowich
2000 Linda Cassidy
2001 Janet Thomsen
2002 Janet Kuehn
2003 Janet Kuehn
2004 Janet Kuehn
2005 Dave Dunville & Dan Parker
2006 Leo Zelinski

2007 Deb Edney
2008 Marc Chayer
2009 Marc Chayer
2010 Gayle Mombourquette
2011 Gayle Mombourquette
2012 Neil Shewchuk
2013 Neil Shewchuk
2014 Neil Shewchuk
2015 Neil Shewchuk
2016 Rand Richards
2017 Rand Richards
2018 Paula Miller
2019 Paula Miller

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