2021-2022 Board of Directors
2021 – 2022 Board of Directors
Tripemco Insurance Brokers
99 Highway #8
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1C1
Ralph is a graduate of Mohawk College’s Insurance program and has been with Tripemco Insurance for over 30 years. He is very dedicated to his many clients and ensuring their needs are met. Ralph has had a long involvement with the Chamber serving on the Board for many years, leaving and then returning to serve his community.
Stoney Creek Historical Society
605 Highway 8
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5E6
Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Management Diploma from McMaster University. She has spent the past 40 years working at Honeywell Ltd. as a Contract Manager and retired in late 2017. Kathy is very active in the community and in addition to serving on the Stoney Creek Chamber Board, she also is the Vice President of the Stoney Creek Historical Society, is a past appointee to the Hamilton Future Fund Board of Directors and an active member of the Stoney Creek Santa Parade committee.
Fuller Landau LLP
45 Goderich Road, Unit 11
Hamilton, ON L8E 4W8
Bennie is a Partner at Fuller Landau, and manages the firm’s Audit and Accounting practice in the Hamilton office. With previous experience in a mid-sized firm, and more recently, as a sole practitioner with a team of 8 professionals, Bennie is fully attuned to the evolving needs of his clients. For over 30 years, Bennie has worked closely with his entrepreneurial clients to help them pay less tax, build better businesses, and increase their personal wealth. In addition to providing value-added accounting, tax, and advisory services, Bennie also specializes in the hospitality and food sector, in addition to franchise operations and non-profit organizations. Bennie is Treasurer and former President of the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce, as well as the former President of the Canadian Italian Business Professional Association of Hamilton-Halton. He is a consummate networker who prides himself on being a resource and connector for his many clients and contacts in the industry.
GFL Environmental Inc. .
65 Green Mountain Rd.
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 1X5
Peter is a graduate of Mohawk College with an Environmental Engineering Certificate. With over 29 years of experience in the Environmental Industry, Peter is responsible for the sales and marketing at the GFL Environmental Inc. Stoney Creek Regional Facility. Peter’s vast knowledge of the industry enables him to connect with prospective clients to help promote GFL Environmental Inc.landfill business as well as seeking opportunities for the broader environmental services available at GFL Environmental Inc. as it is Canada’s leading environmental solutions provider. Our innovative approach allows us to minimize waste and maximize the recovery and recycling of valuable industrial by-products. In Peter’s spare time he sings with the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, the Strata Choral Ensemble and takes part in various events throughout the year. He is the unofficial singing leader for our National Anthem at the Chamber’s Annual gala each year, (and we are pleased that he happily agrees)”.
Grenning & Co.
589 Barton Street, Suite 202
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 6E4
Fabian is the President of Grenning & Co., a locally-owned, accounting firm that has served the Greater Hamilton Area since 1999. They are committed to providing high-quality accounting & bookkeeping services that meet your unique needs—and your budget. Over the years, they have developed a number of specialties, including settlements, corporate and personal tax returns, bookkeeping, and accounting for business start-ups. As their diverse roster of clients will attest, they have the know-how to serve a variety of unique individuals and businesses.
Nadia Klun Stadler
Meridian Credit Union
259 Highway 8
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1E4
Tel: 905-662-2998 ext. 5261
Nadia hails from a long career in the financial services industry, most recently as part of the Meridian Branch Leadership Team in Stoney Creek. Being a once long time resident of Stoney Creek she is eager to give back to the community she grew up in by transferring her abilities and skills to the Board of Directors of the Stoney Creek Chamber. She believes in the importance of community and is motivated to help the Stoney Creek residents both in personal and business finances achieve their aspirations and realize their full potential. Nadia is committed to helping the Board continue their work in growing the organization to strengthen the business community.
Royal LePage State Realty Brokerage
115 #8 HWY
Stoney Creek Hamilton, ON L8G 1C1
Pat has over 14 years experience in the sale of residential and commercial properties in Stoney Creek and the surrounding communities and recently upgraded his training to include a commercial designation. He has long served the Stoney Creek business community by serving on the Chamber Board previously and decided to return in 2019 after a short absence.
GFL Environmental Inc.
Kim Bailey is an Administrative Professional with over 30 years of experience in various business sectors. Over the past 24 years, Kim has worked for GFL Environmental Inc. (and its predecessor companies at the Stoney Creek Regional Facility) and continues her work as the Trust Administrator with the Heritage Green Community Trust.
Kim represented GFL Environmental Inc. with the Chamber’s Special Events Committee in 2019 and found it to be a natural transition to becoming a Board Member; she welcomes the challenges and opportunities in working with the team at the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Kim and her family live in Stoney Creek where she continues to volunteer with various organizations.
Doug is the President and founder of Robbinex Inc. which is an internationally renowned Canadian Business Intermediary and Business Broker. As a licensed Real Estate & Business Broker in the Province of Ontario, Doug is a seasoned businessman having completed more than 1,000 assignments relating to advising clients on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); valuations; transferring businesses to the next generation; partnership resolutions; refinancing; along with numerous other consulting activities.
Doug has long been an active volunteer in various community initiatives and serving on numerous boards.
McHugh Whitmore LLP
914 Queenston Road
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 1B7
Monica Di Gregorio is a Lawyer at McHugh Whitmore LLP. Monica practices in the area of Commercial Real Estate, with a primary focus on Land Development. In her Land Development practice, Monica assists land developers and builders in all aspects of the land development process, including land acquisition, subdivision and condominium approvals and unit sales. Monica is a member of the West End Home Builders’ Association and the Hamilton Law Association.
25 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H1
Patrick is a commercial banker based in Hamilton who has experience working in the foreign exchange markets in Toronto prior to transitioning to commercial lending. In his current role he supports medium-sized business in the Hamilton and Stoney Creek area by providing project-based capital for growth and advisory services for overcoming the unique challenges entrepreneurs face in today’s competitive landscape. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, live music, sports, podcasts and travel. Patrick’s hometown is St. Catharines, ON and he holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce
21 Mountain Ave. S. Stoney Creek, ON L8G 2V5
Patti is a senior Operations professional with over 20 years of wide ranging industry experience leading various Operations, Quality, Engineering and Manufacturing teams. She completed her Materials Engineering Technology diploma at Mohawk College and followed that with a BASc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Masters Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Her wide range of experiences coupled with her education has given her a unique outlook on various types of businesses and what can lead them to thrive. Patti is thrilled to be working in the very city where she was raised and looks to instil an innovative and collaborative approach with Stoney Creek’s many Chamber members; she wants to help ensure its future sustainability and prosperity by building a strong Chamber network that can serve its members in various positive ways. When Patti is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family (a daughter and twin sons), playing tennis, skating, watching movies, and entertaining poolside.
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce
21 Mountain Ave. S.
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 2V5
Connie has been the Administrative Assistant at the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce since 2001. She has a Diploma in Retail Management and a BA, Sociology/ Political Science from McMaster University and prior to working at the Chamber she was a Retail Manager and Marketing Coordinator. Connie has been very involved in the Stoney Creek community for many years as she was the Executive Director of the Stoney Creek BIA and Chair of the Stoney Creek Canada Flag Day Parade. She has continued to be a tireless community volunteer, continuing her efforts as the Parade Coordinator for the Stoney Creek Santa Claus parade, served on the Stoney Creek 150th Celebration Committee, and volunteers as needed with Battlefield Park and various service clubs at the Peach Festival.
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