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The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce

The Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce is a non profit voluntary organization of individuals and businesses supported by member’s fees and government contributions.

We are further supported though municipal contributions, fundraising events and the waterfront operation.

Our office team consists of a full time general manager, a Marketing and Membership Coordinator, a Tourism Networking Coordinator and occasional temporary program placement associates.

The Chamber continues to promote the area in many ways. A recent analysis of the Chamber activities indicates the following:

We receive approx. 6,000 calls on our toll free line

We distribute mail outs in response to inquiries
We respond to emails inquiries
We greet more than 25,000 walk in inquiries per year
We welcome more than 2,000 boats per year at the Big Sound
Every Member is listed on our website
Marina and Town Dock generating $1.2 million from our visitors in all aspects of business (retail, food, beverages, services, gas, accommodations, attractions, events, repairs, etc.)
We provide the opportunity for businesses to showcase their business

Through the efforts of the Chamber and the membership, regardless of the nature of your business, becoming a member of the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce will benefit you as well as the area.


We have a team of voluntary individuals that consist of:

Seven Executives:

Seven Municipal Councilors Representing:

Eight Directors :

Vice President
Vice President
Vice President

Board Designate
Past President

Archipelago Township
Carling Township
Municipality of McDougall
McKellar Township
Seguin Township
The Municipality of Whitestone

The Town of Parry Sound



2010 Board of Directors & Mayor Richard Adams at the swearing in of the Board

Back Row: (Left to Right) Front Row: (Left to Right)
Ted Knight The Ridge at Manitou Wade Perkins Assante Capital Management
Andrew Ryeland Bear Claw Tours Michelle Berry Parry Sound KOA
Perry S. Harris Kellermans Resort Adrienne Golden Golden Accounting Solutions
Richard Adams Town of Parry Sound Mayor Vanessa Backman Parry Sound Downtown Business Association & Univeral Design Media
Kevin Whetham Remax Donna Graziotto Snug Haven Resort
Ryan Tarrant K&H Engines Gerald Bell McKellar Township
Janice Heidman Louch North Star/Beacon Star Lewis Malott McDougall Township & LM Chimney
Dan McCauley Town of Parry Sound
Nicole Saulnier Georgian Bay Airways Terry Desmasdon

Township of the Archipelago

Deborah Hargrave

Horseshoe Lake Camp & Cottages

Joe Lamb Municipality of Whitestone


Here’s what some of our members have to say:

"Good member to member services and word of mouth referrals definitely helps our business."

"We like to be good corporate citizens and support the Chamber’s efforts, because they do a good job promoting the area, bringing business to ALL of us."

"The Chamber is a great place to advertise. Word of mouth advertising is no doubt one of the most valuable forms of advertising. By being a member and letting the Chamber know what we do, they can certainly spread the message for me."

"Because the Chamber promotes the area so well there is no doubt that the area will continue to grow, which means my business has potential to grow along with it."



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