Meet The Board


Cindy Peters 

Where are you from and what is your job?  

Born, raised and still live in the Brinston area. Current job is Manager of Direct Mail & Events for the WDMH Foundation. 

What is your position on the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce executive?  

I am the President 

Why do you think the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce is important?  

I think the Chamber is important to the businesses of South Dundas in a variety of ways:  

- A resource to businesses – help them find local/provincial/Canadian supports they need to enhance, grow and sustain their business. 

- Networking opportunities – offers business owners a chance to get to know other business owners in the municipality. 

- Sharing the resources available to businesses through the provincial and national chamber organizations. 

- Enhanced advertising and promotional opportunities. 

What is your favourite part of South Dundas?  

My favourite part of South Dundas is the people. Community support for local organizations and needs is phenomenal, both with residents and business owners. Whether it’s a family or business with deep roots in the area, or one that has recently moved here – the support is wonderful. 

I grew up in a family with multiple businesses, and have also owned a business. I understand the challenges, sacrifices, and rewards that go along with it.  

I would like to encourage all South Dundas businesses to become Chamber members to take advantage of what is available to them as a member. I look forward to a great partnership between the Chamber, the Municipality of South Dundas, the Iroquois & District Business Group, the Morrisburg BIA, and all South Dundas businesses and organizations. Working together, we can make South Dundas a destination to be envied! 



Julianne Swindells  

Where are you from and what is your job?  

I was born in London, Ontario and moved to Ottawa, where I grew up, when I was 4 years old.  After high school, I moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario to attend Lakehead University where I achieved my Honours Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.  I started my career in Thunder Bay with Sears Canada and grew through progressive leadership roles in several different cities before I was offered my own store in Cornwall, Ontario.  I worked with Sears Canada for 18 years before I decided to change my career path to Senior Living.  I have enjoyed the last 7 years of my career with Chartwell Retirement Residences where I work with fantastic people every day. 

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

I am currently a Director for the Chamber of Commerce and have provided my support, in this role, since 2013.   

Why do you think the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce is important? 

I enjoy supporting our local community and believe that the Chamber represents an important resource for local businesses. 

What is your favourite part of South Dundas? 

 I have enjoyed living in South Dundas since 2005.  Although I find all parts of South Dundas beautiful, including the St Lawrence River...it is the people in our community that are my favourite part. 



Monika St. Louis 

Where are you from and what is your job? 

I grew up in Morrisburg and continue to live here.  I am a Director of Tax and Compliance at Ross Video. 

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

Executive member 

Why do you think the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce is important?  

It is important for the chamber to act as a partner to our local businesses to assist them with promoting and developing their business, given the fact that many have limited staff they would not otherwise have access to these resources. 

What is your favourite part of South Dundas?  

I love the sense of community that we have locally and of course the beautiful waterfront that we are so lucky to see on a daily basis. 


Tracey Veinotte  

Where are you from and what is your job?

Tracey is a local who works for the Red Door team in Morrisburg. 

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

 Vice-President 

 


Dale Charbot  

Where are you from and what is your job?

Dale works for Royal LePage in Iroquois.  

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

  Executive member 


Joanne Ouellette

Where are you from and what is your job?

  Joanne works for Scotiabank as a Home Financing Advisor.  

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

  Treasurer

 


Geraldine Fitzsimmons 

Where are you from and what is your job?

 

I am originally from Metcalfe where I was a dairy farmer and worked for CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation). I moved to South Dundas in 1993, and I immediately fell in love with the area.

 

 

What is your position on the Chamber Executive? 

 

Presently, I am the General Manager. 

 

Why do you think the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce is important? 

 

In my opinion our Chamber provides the following:

- A voice for the business community through safeguarding taxpayer's dollars and being there to hold others accountable. 

- Provides networking opportunities (Ontario & Canadian Chamber of Commerce, so provides lots of options for things such as group insurance)

- Lobbies the government to ensure the voice of a rural community is heard. 

 

What is your favourite part of South Dundas?  

 

The RIVER!! What a beautiful place to be. Of course, I love the people and the community driven mindset of South Dundas. No matter what is going on in the world, the people of South Dundas rally together to make sure events, businesses, and customers are taken care of.