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President's Message

As we enter our 118th of service to the area business community it is my pleasure to serve as President for the 2014-2015 year. I’m also fortunate to work with a very passionate, committed and gifted Board of Directors and office team.

Our Chamber continues to thrive with innovative concepts and ideas that are “out of the box” but work to fulfil our mandate of promotion, support and education for our membership.

With the loss of our area information centre located on Highway 400 and with the boards knowledge that information to our visitors, seasonal residents and residents is vital to the economic development of our area what did we do? Why we purchased a mobile concession trailer which allowed us to be out in the area at key spots. During July 28th to October 15 we personally greeted over 1500 people and distributed over 1000 Chamber directories.

During the past year we have focused on the health and safety as well as regulations of operating a business by hosting 6 very successful workshops and seminars. We will continue to host business workshops and seminars bringing relevant and timely information to our members as a chosen course of action.

We are very pleased to introduce you to “Information Parry Sound Area” which we have just released. This new division of the Chamber will deal with collaborating information on the area and providing it to persons who may be interested. We have redesigned our office area to facilitate a more conducive centre and look forward to greeting and providing concierge service.

In closing, the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice for business and we look forward to this new year and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.


Andrew Ryeland


Board of Directors

President Andrew Ryeland Bear Claw Tours
1st Vice President Wade Perkins Assante Capital Management Ltd.
2nd Vice President Michelle Berry Parry Sound KOA
3rd Vice President Gail Burrows Seguin Valley Golf Club
Transition Team Lis McWalter ERM Consulting
Past President Donna Graziotto Snug Haven Resort
Janice Heidman North Star / Beacon Star
Andrew Vitch Sunny Point Resort
Jo Bossart Red Rock ecoAdventures
Harry Ruerink Harry's no frill's
Matt Miskuski Sobeys Parry Sound
2 Vacant Seats If you would like to make a
difference in our community, 
give Andrew a call
at 705 746-9481
Association Representatives
Daryl McMurray Downtown Business Association
Municipality of Whitestone Mayor Chris Armstrong
Township of the Archipelago Councillor Greg Andrews
Township of McKellar Councillor Bonnie Beier
Town of Parry Sound Councillor Brad Horne
Township of Seguin Councillor Dale Graves

Your Chamber Staff

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Heather Murch, Manager, Member Services
Heather has an extensive and strong service background with experience in both local and regional administration and leadership.
Heather's passion for community and member care provides us with revitalized perspectives on our businesses.

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