The Whitchurch-Stouffville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has appointed a new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018.

Matthew Roncadin announced that the Board of Directors appointed Karen Wootton as the new Executive Director of the Chamber to replace the retiring Harry Renaud who has been at the helm of the area’s leading business association for the past three years.

Karen Wootton has been working closely with Renaud and the Chamber for the past two years fulfilling many of its marketing initiatives and is very familiar with its membership, the day-to-day details of the Chamber and its overall mandate. Renaud will remain associated with the Chamber through his continued work in the advocacy arena.

Karen Wootton is an accomplished business women with over 25 years experience in advertising and marketing, most recently as head of Redwood Marketing. Her extensive knowledge and experience will, no doubt, be an asset to both the Chamber and its Members.

The Chamber, which represents hundreds of local businesses, provides networking opportunities to members locally and regionally as well as educational forums and has also been vocal in representing business interests to various levels of government. Recently, Ontario’s Bill 148, a bill that would substantially alter minimum wage requirements and federal small business tax changes have been key issues the chamber continues to address.

Photo: Karen Wootton will be the new Executive Director of the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce effective January 1, 2018.

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