• Board of Directors

  • President

    Anita Smeskal-Donato
    For All Occasions Gift Baskets & Sweets
    sales@foralloccasions.ca

    Established in 2001, For All Occasions Gift Baskets has been creating memories with personalized gifts that make a lasting impression. We happily cater to individuals local industries and charitable organizations all over Canada. We are pleased to be able to provide personalized gift basket services to small business and large corporations alike. Visit us online. We also offer Air Miles. Ask for details.

  • Past President

    Bob Kyriakides
    Digital Hero
    help@digitalhero.ca

  • Treasurer

    Lori Woodyatt
    Sharon Temple Museum Society
    lori.woodyatt@sharontemple.ca

  • Secretary

    Chico Persaud
    Anskrom Inc.
    chicopersaud57@gmail.com

    Strategic Investing for tax efficient life long income combined with personalised Insurance coverage.

  • Director

    Rob Schuetze
    Aurora Online Inc.
    rob@auroraonline.com

    At Aurora Online we are able to offer your business end-to-end solutions. Our Service abilities allow us to provide your company with one stop shopping for services such as Web Design and Hosting Programming email spam protection and remote backup services. Aurora Online has developed its own Content Managed System called XimmiX. Besides CMS it also has full e-commerce features. Aurora Online's Data Centre is located in Vaughan, Ontario with multiple levels of security. Aurora Online owns all of the equipment. Nothing is rented or leased.

  • Director

    Stéphane Deschênes
    Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park
    stephane@bareoaks.ca

    Bare Oaks is a year-round naturist park near Toronto in Canada where the entire family can experience traditional naturist values in a modern setting. We are nestled among the natural wilderness of the Ontario Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine. Our varied landscape includes open spaces forests ponds streams and a small lake. We also have many recreational facilities. Our clubhouse provides year-round amenities including saunas and a whirlpool. Bare Oaks offers day-use memberships and seasonal campsites but also welcomes visitors and travelers.Some might use the terms nudist and nudism to describe us and what we do. But we prefer naturist and naturism because our creed is so much more than just taking your clothes off. It is a life philosophy with physical psychological environmental social and moral benefits. We try to live a naturist life and nudity is key to body acceptance and an integral part of our naturist philosophy. As such we are not clothing-optional. Clothing is worn only for protection. We give visitors a chance to adjust but everyone is expected to make a decision as to whether they want to be naturists or not.Located between Toronto and the gateway to Ontario's cottage country it is the perfect location to stay while visiting Toronto. A short drive south on Highway #404 gets you into Toronto in about 30 minutes.

  • Vice-President

    Debbie Arsenault
    Job Skills
    darsenault@jobskills.org

    Looking for work? Starting a business? Start here. Job Skills can guide you to success! Job Skills a dynamic non-profit community-based employment and training agency has been offering a variety of employment and business services since 1988. The Agency currently has locations serving residents of York/Bradford Dufferin Halton Mississauga Brampton and Toronto. Job Skills is working to get you working!Job Skills Programs and Services are provided at no cost to unemployed individuals and are funded by the Government of Canada as well as the provincial and municipal governments and the United Way of York Region. Funds are also generated through special initiatives.

  • Director

    Lori Dalton
    Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers and Coaches
    info@loridalton.ca

    Lori Dalton Agency for Speakers and Coaches is an agency for hiring speakers and coaches.

  • Director

    Tom Ross
    Emission Technologies International Ltd.
    tomross@etiglobal.org

    Emission Technologies International Ltd. provides fuel saving, pollution reduction systems that improve efficiency of virtually any engine.

  • Council Liaison

    Tara Roy-DiClemente
    Town of East Gwillimbury
    troydiclemente@eastgwillimbury.ca

    Councillor Tara Roy-DiClemente is an experienced business professional and leader. She’s passionate about supporting East Gwillimbury’s local business community and helping to drive economic development and job creation. She brings this passion and experience to her role as Council Liaison with the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

    First elected to East Gwillimbury Council in 2010, she has served on a provincial task force for Economic Development as well as liaison to a number of town committees. She also chaired 3 key Town departments: Corporate & Financial Services, Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services and Community Parks, Recreation & Culture.‎

    Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson, and a Certificate in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. She is also a licensed real estate sales representative with Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Her husband Michael is a teacher with the York Region District School Board, and they are the proud parents of three children.

  • Director

    Linda Shaw
    Legal Shield
    lindashaw973@gmail.com

    Linda was a chartered financial planner for over 30 years. After retirement, she was introduced to LegalShield and was impressed by their benefits. Linda’s experience in the financial sector gave her insights to the obstacles families often faced when they needed or wanted legal services.  For instance, up to 70% of Canadians do not have Wills and Power of Attorneys in place. Linda was amazed to discover these services are covered by LegalShield for a low monthly fee and the company works with referral lawyers from a long established Toronto firm. As an entrepreneur, Linda also knew how lonely it can be at the top!  Decision-making help regarding hiring, rental contracts, and small disputes, are not always within a business owner’s range of expertise. To be able to call a law firm for advice on any matter, trivial or traumatic gives people peace of mind and LegalShield makes this possible.