Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

2019/2020 Board of Directors


2020/2021 Board of Directors Nomination Slate

Our Membership will be voting to elect five (5) of the following candidates for our 2020/2021 – 2021/2022 Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on September 30. Register now to attend and vote.

Diane embraced an entrepreneurial spirit a few decades ago and continues to thrive as innkeeper, marriage officiant and artisan baker at Centennial House Bed and Breakfast & Small Weddings and Mistletoe Fruitcake, and principal of db Strategies Inc. She has also served as a Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant and Financial Agent for 8 years with the House of Commons. Her community involvement through various associations has seen Diane in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Campaign Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator. She is a true believer in the value of seeing the best in every person. Diane asks for your vote to rejoin the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and is interested in the volunteer position of Treasurer.  
Ed is the founder and President of ISSERVICE Technology, and has been in the Information Technology industry since 1998. ISSERVICE provides onsite and remote computer and technology services to businesses throughout the region. He feels that being an active part of your community is essential to growing a small business, and that the chamber is an excellent resource to achieve that goal. When not working or serving on committees, Ed loves to travel with his wife and children.
Please note that Ed has been serving as an interim Director on the 2019/2020 Board of Directors since March
Geoff is the founder and president of Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers in Beamsville; a leader in the Canadian craft distilling space. A first of its kind for Ontario, he has grown it to become the largest grain-to-glass craft distillery in the country. Dillon’s works with local farmers to turn fruit and grain into unique, award-winning spirits.
Retired in 2014 from Hamilton Health Sciences as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Stem Cell Lab after 35 years. Completed a diploma in Business Management from Mohawk College in 2012. Currently on the Board of the Rotary Club of Lincoln as Past-President after completing a term as President from 2017-2020. Sue acted as membership chair during this time and was able to increase membership in the Rotary Club of Lincoln, managed the website and social media for the club and oversaw significant contributions to the community through their various fundraising events. She is a partner of R J Foster and Associates a company dedicated to designing websites and building social media presence for several organizations. Sue has been a Town of Lincoln supporter and advocate and enjoy networking with individuals and business leaders in the community.
Hello, my name is Gail Harris and I am honoured to have been nominated to be on the Board of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. I have been the owner of Vineland Physiotherapy since October 2017 and I recently moved to Jordan so that I may live where I work. I would like to become affiliated, involved, contribute back and to be an active member of the community; a role with the Chamber of Commerce would allow me to work towards that goal.
The love for the science of movement prompted me to become a physiotherapist and I have brought over 20 years of experience and knowledge to the practice of Vineland Physiotherapy. Previously, I was the owner and director of Westmount Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Hamilton, Ont.
I enjoy attending courses and studying methods to keep up to date with current advancements in physiotherapy, allowing for continued improvements to the business and physiotherapy care.
Likewise, as a Board member of the Lincoln of Chamber of Commerce, I would bring my business and organizational skills to contribute in a group environment on the behalf of its members. Before I accepted this nomination, I met with Laura Petrunick and asked her what was involved to be on the Board, as I would not take the role lightly and I wanted to assure myself that with my other obligations that I would be able to be a valuable board member. I believe I have an excellent skillset to offer and I would look forward to learning from the current Board members to maximize my potential.
The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is about business in our community and I am a business owner!
Annette Hoare, along with her family, owns and operates London Born Wine Co., which has been a member of the Chamber for 11 years. Additionally, she currently serves on our Events Committee. Annette is an experienced Human Resources Director with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. She has strong skills in theology, personnel management, spiritual counselor, strategic planning, and organizational development/behaviour.
Katy co-owns Custom Sign Lab with her husband Clayton. Their shop recently moved to Beamsville so they could grow and add new equipment. She enjoys working with local business owners to bring their visual marketing to life. The best part of her job is driving through our town and seeing all the great projects she’s worked on. Katy studied marketing at Niagara College and is a graduate of the Leadership Niagara Program. When she’s not working she enjoys visiting the amazing wineries in Lincoln, skiing and hosting theme parties for her friends and family. Katy lives in Grimsby with her husband and dog, Roxy.
Please note that Katy has been serving as an interim Director on the 2019/2020 Board of Directors since March
Candise Nicholson is the Executive Director at The Jacob Senior Living, by Emshih Living. She studied Social Work & Gerontology and started working in retirement communities at the age of 16. She has extensive experience working with seniors in a multitude of settings. Candise most enjoys supporting the seniors and their families with the transition to retirement living and showing them what vibrant living is all about. She believes The Jacob will offer the best accommodations and services to the seniors in the Beamsville community. Although new to working in Beamsville, Candise is eager to be involved with supporting the local businesses, meeting new people and being part of a growing community.

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The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to growing and sustaining the economic prosperity of our community.