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.


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

Executive Board of Directors

Mark DICKIN

President

Alberta Newsprint Company

Louise MEIER

Vice President

Echo Society

Rachel BACHMAN

Treasurer

Royal Bank of Canada

Paula MILLER

Past President

Mobil

Directors

Jennifer SAMPSON

Director

Whitecourt Insurance

Tim NEWMAN

Director

Max Fuels

Brandon ANDERSON

Director

Baker Hughes

Marc CHAYER

Director

Brogan Safety Supplies

Debbie DAVIO

Director

Hendrickson Black CPAs

Travis GOLBY

Director

EI Supply

Susan WILEY

Director

Edward Jones Investments

Neil SHEWCHUK

Director

XM 105

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

2020 Jody Collin, Mark Dicki

2021 Mark Dickin

Platinum Members

Eagle River Casino - Platinum Member - Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce
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