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  • OFFICIAL BALLOT Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce Board of DirectorsThe following individuals, all members in good standing with the Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce have been duly nominated, and have agreed to stand for nomination. 4 three-year terms, and 1 two-year term are available. Please check four (4) names off and return to the Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25th, 2020. Those with the highest number of votes will receive the 3 year terms (* indicates a current Director seeking re-election)
  • Bios
  • *Francis Chiavetti, Owner, Aspire Finance: Francis Chiavetti is the Owner of Aspire Finance, providing financial advice to his clients. Having been a member of the Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce Board for a number of years, Francis is eager to continue to serve in this capacity. Francis is also a Director with the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre in Port Colborne, as well as the Founder of the Forever Young Memorial Foundation.
  • Jimmy Penunuri, Manager, VALE: Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technological institute of Sonora in Mexico and a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University in the United States. Jimmy and his family have recently moved into the area after spending over 20 years of work experience in Utah in the ferrous and non-ferrous industry where he held several roles of increasing accountability within technical, operations and management. He counts his greatest accomplishments, however, as those related to his role as a husband and father of five children.
  • Kevin Reles, Terminal Manager, Ceres Global Ag: Kevin is the Terminal Manager of Ceres Global Ag that operates out of the iconic Robin Hood building just north of Lock 8. He has an enormous sense of pride for Port Colborne and is keenly interested in the development of plans for the future for business owners and residents alike. Kevin strongly believes that Port Colborne has a lot to offer in tourism, dining and marine/industrial assets and he would like to foster an environment that helps members and the city to thrive and grow. Kevin currently serves as a member of the Economic Development Committee.
  • *Patricia Suess, Assurance Manager, CPA, Durward Jones Barkwell & Co. LLP. Patricia currently serves as Treasure on the Board of Directors. Patricia lives in Port Colborne with her husband Brendon, and her 22month old daughter. Patricia received her CPA, CA designation in 2014 and has been with the accounting firm of Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP., since 2010. She is currently an Assurance Manager in the Welland office with the majority of her client base being in South Niagara. She previously served on the allocations committee for the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.
  • *Brenda Taylor, Brach Manager, Meridian Credit Union: Brenda is a performance-driven professional with over 20 years of experience in the Financial Service industry. She has held numerous roles within this industry which has provided her with a solid foundation of knowledge for the day to day operations of a Retail Branch ranging from Wealth, Lending, Creditor Protection and Small Business. She has been the Manager of the Port Colborne Branch for the past 2 years and along with her team has provided ongoing support to Port Cares, Broken Spoke, United Way, Port Colborne Legion, Roselawn Theatre and many others within the Port Colborne community. Brenda was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2018.

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PCW BOARD OFFICIAL BALLOT

Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce

660 Garrison Rd, Unit 6Fort Erie ON L2A 6E2

Monday to Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm Last Friday each month: closed at noon

Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce

4056 Dorchester RdNiagara Falls On L2E 6M9

Monday to Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm Last Friday each month: closed at noon

Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce

296 Fielden Ave.Port Colborne ON L3K 3K1

Monday to Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm Last Friday each month: closed at noon

Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce

32 East Main StWelland ON L3B 3W3

Monday to Friday: 8:30am–4:30pm Last Friday each month: closed at noon