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2017 King Chamber Commerce Board

 Tom Allen,                      PRESIDENT

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 provides

  Rose Dodaro,                     VICE PRESIDENT


 Robin Priestly,              TREASURER / SECRETARY


Andy Nemes,
Director


Corey Long,
Director

Corey Long is a senior project manager with Seneca College's Advancement and Alumni department. He also teaches part-time and edits Seneca's community magazine, RED. Corey grew up in Alliston, Ontario and is currently a resident of East Gwillimbury, along with his wife, Shannon, and daughters Clara and June. His previous work experience includes Ryerson University and the Ontario Public Service. Corey is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and the University of Oslo.

David Cross,
Director

Jay Rider,
Director

Jay joined Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP as a partner in October of 2001. 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 corporate transactions or reorganizations and in representing employers in the construction industry. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as union organizing, employee relations, managing in a union workplace, human rights/accommodation and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Labour Relations; Human Rights; Wrongful Dismissal; Employment Standards; Construction Labour Relations; Human Resources Support Services                 

VOLUNTEER WORK: Current Board Member – King Chamber of Commerce; Certified Trainer - Nobleking Minor Hockey Association; Past Board Member – Interim Place Women’s Shelter

EDUCATION: Bar Admission: 1996 (Ontario); Queens University: LLB 1994: Queens University: BA (Hons.) Political Studies 1991

Kelly Foley,
Director

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. 

 Mrgarida Ramos D'Alfonsi,  Director

Margarida has been a Bank Manager with BMO Bank of Montreal for over 13 years and has 20 years of experience as a Banking Professional.
Recently joining King City’s community with the opening of BMO's new branch in October 2014, where she manages an excellent team of Financial Sales and Service professionals that are fully dedicated to our community.
In 2010/2011 she was an active member of Little Portugal BIA where she took part in partnership with the City of Toronto, to beautify, invigorate, and promote the neighbourhood.
Margarida and her husband Luigi are proud parents to their four children with whom they love to travel and be active in community initiatives.
Having the opportunity to be part of King Chamber’s board will allow her to be an active member of her community and to help support and build a stronger local business community

Lucy Belperio                    Director






Stefani Konidis                Director






  Zach Shoub,
  Director

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.

King Chamber of Commerce - Box 381 Schomberg, L0G 1T0                        Administrator- Helen Neville         905-717-7199            info@kingchamber.ca               

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