Make plans to join us for our AGM

chamber of commerce, muskoka, gravenhurst, AGM, Muskoka Discovery CentreThe Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce AGM and is just around the corner. This year the AGM will take place at the Muskoka Discovery Centre on March 8 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.

We have a lot of important information to relate to our members, so please make an effort to attend, get in the loop and have your voice heard.  We’ll also have time for socializing with other members, snacks and a cash bar.

Here’s the itinerary for the evening:

5:30 – 6:00: Social time and networking
6:00 – 6:30: Presentation from Indus Travel regarding the September trip to China
Presentation from Jeff Loney, Town of Gravenhurst Manager of Economic Development, regarding the state of business development within the Town
6:30 – 7:30: Annual General Meeting with discussion to follow.

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Gravenhurst Chamber Members Meet for AGM

Gravenhurst Chamber Members Meet for AGM
Business organization AGM reports on 2015 fiscal year while planning for the future

April 4/2016- On Thursday, March 31st, the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce hosted their AGM at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre. At the meeting, members received an overview of the priority services provided by the Chamber, reviewed the 2015 financials and elected an incoming Board of Directors.  

Over 60 guests attended the AGM which was followed by an After Hours Social.  After the meeting, the newly passed board elected the executive for the coming term.  

Bob Collins was elected to continue serving as president, a position he has held since 2013.  Robbie Irvine has served on the Chamber Board since 2014 and was elected to the Vice President Seat.  Continuing the role as Secretary/Treasurer is John Gordon who stepped into the role last year.   

The 2016 Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of:

  • Bob Collins, Home Building Centre Gravenhurst elected President
  • Robbie Irvine, The Oar & Paddle elected Vice President
  • John Gordon, Gravenhurst Curling Club elected Secretary/Treasurer
  • Sandi D. Allan, Sandi D. Allan Planning Consultant
  • Rob Engman, Sawdust City Brewing Co.
  • Mary Gauthier, Gauthier Development Group
  • Peter Hayle, Giant Tiger
  • Paul Kelly, Town of Gravenhurst Council Representative
  • Jon Massey, Residence Inn by Marriott Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf
  • Marv McCabe, Individual Member
  • Bob O’Brien, Frosty Pint Pub
  • Tim Webb, Gypsy Market Mews

2016 Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

“The business of Chambers of Commerce is changing, significant time and resources was invested last year to develop a strategic plan that would best serve the community,” commented Chamber President Bob Collins.  “As a Not for Profit, we will continue serving the community while ensuring the organization’s stability and financial sustainability.”

The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce recently completed a strategic plan, launched a new website and updated its logo.  Currently over 60% of the local business community are members of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, an increase from 2011 when 46% were members.   

“Moving forward, we are looking to increase our member engagement and assist our important, but sometimes less visible, service-based businesses increase their exposure,” says Collins.  “We’ve experienced significant growth over the past few years, and will continue to pursue opportunities.”

The Chamber operates with six service areas and the organization’s strategic plan was built with the members priorities in mind.  Members elected that future operations are prioritized in the following order, Tourism Marketing & Visitor Information Services, Community Business Development, Membership Services, Community Engagement and Special Event Coordination.  

“We conducted an extensive service review last year which was integral to developing our strategic plan,”says Collins.  “The survey showed that Chamber members prioritize the organization’s contributions to building the community as a whole, over the specific benefits to their individual businesses.”

Information on The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, the AGM, Strategic Plan and Service Review Survey can be found at gravenhurstchamber.com.  As Gravenhurst’s leading representative of local business owners and employers, The Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce strongly believes that supporting the business community ensures Gravenhurst’s continued growth and vitality.

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For additional information or to coordinate an interview with Bob Collins, please contact:

Danielle Millar

Executive Director

Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce

705-687-4432 ext.105

manager@gravenhurstchamber.com

 

Click Here for the AGM Report

Click Here for 2015 Financial Statements

Gravenhurst Chamber – Board Member Nominations

Good Afternoon – Our AGM is fast approaching included below is the information, click on the poster and you can RSVP online.  As part of the AGM Agenda, a Board of Directors Slate will be presented bringing forward an outline of nominated new members of the board, board members eligible for reelection as well as Board members continuing their terms.

If you wish to become more involved with the Gravenhurst Business Community and support the role of the Gravenhurst Chamber, we ask you to consider a role on the Board of Directors.  For more information on joining the board, Click Here. Information requests and nominations can be directed to manager@gravenhurstchamber.com.

 

AGM & After Hours (5)