Your Voice for Business in King

 2018 Board Members

Brian Speers

Kelly Foley

Kelly Foley is a proud King Township citizen from a long term King Township family. Kelly has been a Chamber member for many years. Her contribution to the development of the King community and King economy over the last 20 years brings a unique perspective to the 2017 Chamber board. She is excited to be able to network and bring new life into the business community  of King. Being a small business owner she will have understanding and com-passion for up and coming businesses in the community. 

Tom Allen

Tom is a twenty year resident of Schomberg. With Sun Life Financial, Tom operates a financial planning business that helps business owners achieve tax efficient money for life, manage business continuity risks and supports businesses with group benefits. This is Tom's fifth year on the Chamber Board. He will be the President for 2017. Tom looks forward to continuing the advocacy on behalf of local businesses and to increase the networking opportunities the Chamber

David Cross

David is President of W.B.CROSS CO. Limited, an installer and integrator of Security and Home Automation Products.  The company moved to King Township in the mid- eighties and serves clients in the Greater Toronto, York Region and Barrie areas.

David has lived in King Township since 1958, where David and his wife Marti have enjoyed living and raising their 6 children, first living in Nobleton and then making the big trek north to Schomberg. An active member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, David co-chaired the building committee and was also part of the building committee of the then “new” arena in Nobleton. A committed Christian, he has served as Chairman of the Scott Mission in Toronto and on the boards of the Scott Mission, Tyndale College, and St. Andrew’s College as well as the Toronto and North York Hunt.

David has always felt that the best way to make a business successful was to listen to your customer and then provide them with what they want at a fair price; always following up to build a relationship so that the customer feels supported every step of the way.

Zach Shoub

Zach Shoub is the General Manager of the King Weekly-Sentinel, the weekly Community Newspaper in King Township. He has been with the King Weekly-Sentinel since the parent company that he is with- London Publishing Corp purchased it in 2012. Zach looks forward to bringing his sales and management background to the board and contributing to try and help King Businesses thrive in this every growing community. Although Zach doesn’t live in King (lives in Etobicoke with his wife and baby daughter) he is much involved with the businesses in King on a daily basis with his role at the newspaper.

Jay Rider

Jay practised labour and employment law for over five years in Toronto with a large downtown law firm and a management-side labour and employment law firm. Jay joined Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP as a partner in October of 2001.

Areas of Practice

Labour Relations / Construction Labour Relations; Grievance Arbitration; Human Rights; Collective Bargaining; Restructurings/Reorganizations

Practice Overview

Jay represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law at both federal and provincial levels. He provides strategic advice and representation to management with respect to a full range of labour relations and employment law matters. He regularly appears as counsel in collective bargaining and before the Ontario (OLRB) and Canada (CIRB) labour/industrial relations boards, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, as well as private boards of arbitration and various other employment related statutory tribunals.

Jay has significant experience advising management on labour and employment issues arising from all manner of transactions or reorganizations in both the public and private sectors. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as union organizing, employee relations, managing in a union workplace and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.

In almost twenty years of practice, Jay has represented many institutional and broader public sector clients including, municipalities, health care facilities, social service providers (including daycares and shelters) and Crown agencies.

Memberships and Community Involvement

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers (CACE)

Board Member, King Township Chamber of Commerce

Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Caledon Board of Trade

Board of Directors, Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Certified Trainer, Nobleking Minor Hockey Association

Past Board Member – Interim Place Women’s Shelter

King Chamber of Commerce - Box 381 Schomberg, L0G 1T0                        Administrator- Helen Neville         905-717-7199                 

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