Welland/Pelham Board of Directors Ballot

Official Ballot - Welland/Pelham Board of Directors 2021

Please vote for your Board of DIrectors.
  • OFFICIAL BALLOT Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors The following individuals, all members in good standing with the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce, have been duly nominated, and have agreed to stand for nomination. Four, (3) year terms and one (1) year term are available. Vote for up to four (4) candidates and return to the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. Those with the highest number of votes will receive the 3 year terms. (* indicates a current Director seeking re-election)
  • Bios
  • * Christian Baranowski, Branch Manager, PenFinancial Credit Union: Christian is the Branch Manager of the Fonthill location of PenFinancial Credit Union. He is passionate about coaching and leading a dedicated member-focused team. Christian is just completing his first year on the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce Board, where he has been active in various initiatives.
  • * Stephen Canjar, Owner & Broker of Record, Peak Performers Realty Inc. A lifelong resident of Welland, Stephen is the Broker of Record and Owner of PEAK Performers Realty Inc. He has an ever-growing brokerage with approximately 30 agents and staff that cover the region’s residential, commercial, and investment real estate development, sales, and marketing needs. Stephen has served as President of the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce for the past 2 years and is an active member of many of the Chamber’s committees and initiatives. He looks forward to continuing to bring his expertise, creativeness, and professionalism to the Board.
  • Mike Konderka, Owner, Enviro Niagara: Mike Konderka is the President and General Manager of the Enviro-Niagara Group. Specializing in the field of Heating & Air Conditioning, Hearth & BBQ. With 2 bricks and mortar locations located in Welland and Port Colborne Enviro Niagara has been a successfully run family business since taking ownership in 2009. With one truck and a tool bag, Enviro-Niagara has grown into a full fleet with a diverse line of products. Enviro-Niagara has been and continues to be a strong sponsor of various community wide events, mainly the title sponsor of Welland’s Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations. Mike has been influential in a yearly golf tournament dedicated to support Help A Child Smile, assisted with the annual Julia’s Hope Cup in support of the Hope Center and other community events helping raise well over $1 million dollars. Mike has won numerous awards including the chamber RBC small business initiative award, 40 under 40 and presented the 2017 Niagara Community Award for Business leadership. Most recent Mike and his wife Jenn have purchased Angelina’s Pizza in Welland, turning this small business into one of Welland’s Pizza and Wing destinations.
  • * Bryan Lachapelle, Owner, B4Networks Inc.: Bryan was first elected to the Board in 2018. Since 2006, Bryan Lachapelle has been Owner and founder of B4 Networks Inc based in Fonthill. Born in Welland, he has grown B4 Networks, from a small staff of 2 to its current strength of 22 employees, making B4 Networks one of the largest IT Providers in Niagara. With clients across the Niagara Region, for the past 3 years B4 Networks has grown 30% annually, and 100% growth in the past year. As an IT managed services and computer systems provider, B4 Networks assists businesses owners with the effective use of IT technologies and reduces the stress and frustration of unreliable and insecure operating systems. When not working, Bryan volunteers his time to the 613 Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Fonthill. He is a longstanding member of their officer corps with a current rank of Captain.
  • * Kevin Jacobi, Co-Owner, CanadaBW: Kevin is the Executive Director and one of the Owners of CanadaBW Logistics in Niagara Falls and Welland. He also owns 6 Squared Studios. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Welland/Pelham Chamber, having served on numerous committees and hosting our annual Ruby Awards for over 20 years. In addition, Kevin also sits on the Board of the World Trade Centre for Buffalo/Niagara, The Niagara Industrial Association, Niagara College's Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (WAMIC) and ITGO. He is proud to be part of our community and enjoys being a part of a team he feels makes a positive difference to our businesses.
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

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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