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The St. Paul and Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, governed by an elected board of directors in accordance with bylaws determined by membership.  We work for you.

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The Board of Directors of the St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce guide the operations and the strategic direction through leadership, insight, and support. The Board is comprised of members (in good standing) who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, as well as an appointed representative from both the Town of St. Paul and the County of St. Paul. Our current Board of Directors as of February 13, 2017 are:

President

Brent Sandmeyer

Zarowny Motors

Brent is controller and part owner of Zarowny Motors Ltd.  His calm manner and quiet wit have led the chamber for the past couple of years and we welcome him back for another term.

1st Vice President

Vacant

2nd Vice President

Edna Gervais

Future Travel & Tanning

Edna Gervais is a local business owner and her previous experience as a Town Councillor brings a strong voice for business to the table.

Treasurer

Gisele Nielsen

H&R Block

Gisele’s breadth of experience in the world of accounting and finance is a great asset to our local Chamber of Commerce

Director

Graham Getz & Janelle Faryna

Cornerstone Co-op

This is a shared directorship between our local Co-op’s General Manager, Graham, and Marketing Manager, Janelle.

Director

Beverly Lockette

Portage College

Beverly’s extensive experience in management coupled with her forthright manner will be a great addition to the board.

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Cindy Geertsen

Canalta Hotel

Cindy is the local General Manager of the Canalta Hotel and she enjoys her time helping to promote St. Paul as a well-rounded and fun destination.

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Yvon Caouette

Caouette and Sons

Yvon’s solid understanding of the needs of our farming community as owner of the farm implement dealer Caouette & Sons is a great asset to our board.

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Ron Wirsta

St. Paul Municiapal Seed Cleaning Assoc.

Ron’s extensive management experience as well as his years of farming bring a wealth of knowledge to the board.

Director

Debra Poulin

Twisted Fork

Experienced Executive Chef with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. Skilled in Catering, Cooking, Food Preparation, Hospitality Industry, and Team Building.

Town Representative

Maureen Miller / Gary Ward

Town of St. Paul

The St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce is proud to have both Mayor Miller and Councillor Ward our Town Representatives.

County Reprensentative

Maxine Fodness

County of St. Paul

The Chamber is proud to have Maxine represent the county on our board.

Executive Director

Linda Sallstrom

St. Paul and District Chamber of Commerce

Linda has helped to propel our local Chamber forward by bringing her ideas and determination to this role each and every day.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to volunteer with St. Paul Chamber of Commerce? We are always seeking motivated individuals–entrepreneurs and go-getters–to join our Chamber of Commerce. Be fulfilled and make your voice heard as we work to achieve our mission at the St. Paul & District Chamber of Commerce. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following positions:

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