Committees of the Chamber



    Are you one of many talented people willing to share your expertise or interest and participate on a committee? Volunteering on a Chamber committee gives you -- or your employee -- a unique opportunity to network and promote your business. For as little as 3 hours each month, it's a great way to benefit your business, make contacts, and grow professionally. Be part of our Chamber community and get involved!

    The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business association governed by a volunteer board of directors. Members sit on various committees that explore and address issues of importance to the local business community. Chamber leadership guide the direction of committees and, where necessary, get approval from the full Board for actions. All committees report to the Board through reports presented at monthly board meetings. Chamber members in good standing are encouraged to join a committee of interest to them. 

  • Management Committee Management Committee

    Mandated in our bylaws 7.1 and consisting of the Executive Board members, this committee convenes in emergencies and between regular meetings of the Board of Directors. The Management Committee shall act on behalf of the Board of Directors. The management committee carries responsibility for leading strategic planning and evaluating CEO performance. 

    Committee Chair: Michelle Kay-Scott

    Committee Members:
    Erin Aldridge - 1st Vice President
    Miguel Cardenas - 2nd Vice President
    Kevin Juffs - Treasurer 
    Steven Harris - Past President
    Raeanne Muir - Secretary 
    Pat O'Connor - Member at Large  

  • Advocacy & Business Development Advocacy & Business Development

    This Committee's mandate is to identify issues impacting our business community and to evaluate issues identified by others. The Committee recommends advocacy issues, economic development strategies, and public policies to the Board of Directors. This Committee may survey the membership for their input on public policy issues, and should liaise with other relevant organizations on issues of common concern. Strategies for follow up on issues garnered from research and studies provided by the OCC, CCC and the Town of Saugeen Shores is also this committee's duty. Excellent understanding of local issues, a well-established network, and abiliy to think critically and work collaboratively are skills required for success on this committee. 

    Committee Chair: Raeanne Muir

    Staff Rep: Christine Mitchell

    Committee Members: 
    Brett Nodwell
    Terri-Lynn Woods
    Judy Azzopardi
    Michelle Kay-Scott
    Shayna Beeksma


  • Events & Networking Committee Events & Networking Committee

    Chamber-branded events provide a forum for business owners and operators to exchange leads and information, as well as share resources. Therefore, this committee's mandate is to initiate and promote events and networking opportunities for the benefit of all Chamber members. Sub-committees may be formed by this committee. Members experienced or interested in event planning, communications and marketing, and possess excellent organizational skills and creativity would be best suited for this committee. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Business After Hours, Annual General Meeting, Christmas Social, Member Appreciation events, Grand opening/anniversary celebrations of member businesses, and special events such as golf, curling, trade show, etc. should they be deemed appropriate. 

    Committee Chair: TBD

    Committee Members:
    Christine Mitchell
    Amir Gulamali
    Tanya Greig

  • Finance Committee Finance Committee

    The Finance Committee is responsible to assist the Board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, the system of corporate controls and risk management. Individuals with a background in human resources, law, accounting and professional experience in nonprofit auditing and consulting would be best suited for this committee. This is a professional committee composed of between three and five members, none of whom have any direct or indirect association with each other or other directors which could, in the view of the Board, reasonably interfere with the exercise of the member's independent judgment. The Chamber's Executive Director recruits for this committee and presents quarterly reports to the board of directors. 

    Committee Chair: Kevin Juffs

    Committee Members: 
    Christine Mitchell
    Erin Aldridge
    Miguel Cardenas
    Michelle Kay-Scott

  • Governance Governance


    Chair: TBD

    Committee Members:
    Christine Mitchell
    Shayna Beeksma
    Kevin Juffs
    Michelle Kay-Scott