Darcy Torhjelm has been a member of the Stony Plain and Spruce Grove Chamber since early 1990's as an owner of Grove Decorating Centre in Spruce Grove and owner of Main Street Market, Suds and Duds Laundromat, Lamplighters Coffee Shop and RE/MAX Real Estate in Stony Plain.
Over the past 4 years Darcy has served as a Board Member of the Realtors Association of Edmonton, serving as Chair of the Arbitration and Professional Standards Committee, Chair of the Audit committee, Chair and member of the governance Committee and chair of the Nominating Committee. Currently Darcy sits on the Financial Committee for the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Currently, Darcy is finishing his term as Past Chair (Realtors Association of Edmonton) having served as Chair elect in 2017 and Chair in 2018. Over the past 4 years he has had the pleasure of being involved in restructuring bylaws, setting up and implementing a Governance committee, which effected a governance Manual and job descriptions of board members. For more information on Darcy Torhjelm read here
Rik Kaminsky and his Chamber Board experience started in 2014 as a Director, and he was moved up rather rapidly through the ranks and by 2018 was serving a second term as Chair of the Spruce Grove and District Chamber of Commerce. Rik is currently the Past Chair. Over the past number of years, Rik has focused quite a bit of his time and attention to the Chambers of Commerce, both in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove through thoughtful input and support for many business and community events. Rik takes a great deal of pride in his attendance at both Board meetings as well as grand openings and other events and has traveled the Province and Country to represent our Chambers.
Since being on the Executive, it has been his internal mandate to further the success of the Region and make every effort possible to reduce the perception of border and boundary. In the Spring of 2015, Rik initiated discussions with the Stony Plain Chamber for the feasibility of a unified Chamber, and with the support of the Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Boards have been championing the cause since then to the point where we have nearly completed our journey. For more information about Rik read here
Matt Schellenberger currently represents the design and commercial construction industry through the Edmonton Construction Association, the largest commercial construction association in Western Canada, with over 1,200 member firms and over 50,000 individuals. Matt has worked directly with stakeholders for the last 8 years, and has extensive experience in zoning, procurement, tendering, construction, innovation and leadership.
Matt is a lifelong resident of the tri municipal region and excited to put his name forward for consideration for the new Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Matt's current role has him working closely with senior leaders at the Province, City of Edmonton, other regional municipalities and other peer associations, as well as with the ECA's 14 Board Members and volunteer leaders, in support of strategic goals. This includes stakeholder groups of all levels together to tackle industry challenges and improve the delivery of construction in our region. It also includes the management of our BuildWorks Canada team, a construction information platform posting nearly 5,000 construction opportunities annually, totally nearly $5 billion of construction work, among other responsibilities.
Prior to Matt's work at the ECA, he was involved in both the personal financial sector, as well as in Business Development in the agricultural sector. His ties to agriculture run deep as Matt grew up on, and still operates the Schellenberger family farm in Parkland County, along with his parents Stan and Debbie.
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Kim Roy was born and raised in a small French community in St. Claude, Manitoba. Her father ran a 3rd generation Ford Dealership for many years. This has attributed to her understanding of the importance of the Chamber of Commerce from a very young age, as well as the trials and tribulations that go along with running a business.
She was one of the first people in the Edmonton region to become a Certified Radon Measurement Professional through the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program. Kim's area of expertise is RADON. She is extremely passionate and a huge people person. She has been operating Radon Radar, a local Radon Measurement company since January 2015. She is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Scientist and Technologists and (TAOR) Take Action on Radon.
Kim has built an excellent working relationship with local realtors, home inspectors and safety code officers. For more information about Kim read here
Kelly J. Rose is the CEO of Panda Rose Consulting Studios, Inc., a software development and managed IT company, headquartered in Spruce Grove. Kelly was born and raised in Spruce Grove, left to get a B. Math degree from the University of Waterloo and a M. Sci degree from the University of Calgary.
After forming Panda Rose in Toronto, he decided to move the operations to Spruce Grove 6 years ago. He has been a director with the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce for the past two years, and Chaired the Directory Committee during his time there, as well as worked with the chamber to bring the new LED sign to Stony Plain.
Kelly looks forward to continuing working with the new Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce to help build and expand the business community.
Lois W. Hannam is the co-owner of GT (Gossamer Treasures) Gallery and Gifts, located in the Village of Wabamun. Lois has lived in Parkland County for the past 17 years with her husband and business partner Len Hannam.
As a business owner in the Village of Wabamun Lois feels she will be a positive representative, able to convey concerns and issues of the business community and bring them forward to the board. Lois has a good working relationship with the current Village administration. She also has a history with the current chamber and her place on TRAC, representing Wabamun and Area, which she believes would be an asset during the transition.
Lois opened her business in July of 2015. The Gallery is a business established out of passion and a desire to bring the Arts to the rural setting and aid in the revitalization of Wabamun. After working in the corporate world in office management and project financial management, Lois has utilized the skill set obtained during that time to continually improve and make her business a success.
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Paul Befus presently sits on the board for Family and Community Support Services in Stony Plain and has done so for the past 3 years. He has worked in several leadership positions in his career in the financial services industry and as a private contractor for municipal contracts. Paul is currently the Branch Manager of ATB Financial in Stony Plain. Paul is proud to lead a branch from an Alberta based financial institution with a solid focus on supporting Alberta Entrepreneurs. Paul was previously with ATB Financial for 10 years working in several positions across the province. Paul left ATB to work and help divest a family business and in the interim his wife and he started Rescue Flats. He returned to ATB last December when the opportunity arose to join the organization and work in my own community.
Paul can contribute his passion for entrepreneurship along with an understanding of just how hard it is to create and establish a business from startup to success.
Landis Vanthuyne is currently on the Board of Directors for the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce. Landis owns and operates All Trailer Repair in Stony Plain. He has been in business since 2008 and have since expanded their operations into a new shop back in 2017. At All Trailer Repair, they repair and manufacture trailers. All Trailer REapir work on anything from holiday trailers for families that go camping in the summer to flat deck trailers that a company needs in order to transport equipment.
All Trailer Repair is also a part of the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. This means that they inspect commercial vehicles whether it is trucks or trailers for businesses to make sure that they are road safe.
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