Contact the Board
You may contact members of the Chamber Executive by calling the Chamber Office at
613-623-6817 or by email at email@example.com.
We will strive to get back to you within 24 hours Monday-Friday.
Christine Jarrett- President
Christine has been a member of the GACC Board since 2017.
Her passion for small business goes back to her childhood with both of her parents being small business owners, understanding the role that vibrant business has in the health of a small community. Originally hailing from Georgetown, Ontario and graduating from the University of Western Ontario (London), she has resided in the Ottawa Valley since 2011. She is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones proudly helping clients and small business owners in Arnprior and surrounding areas. In her spare time she enjoys golf, reading and music.
Jennifer Armstrong – Vice-President
Cathi Fairfield – Treasurer
I’ve lived in Arnprior for most of my life. I have been a chamber member for about 20 years and a member of the executive for 16. I have worked in manufacturing for 45 years, starting on the production floor and working my way through to my present position of Cost Analyst at Pillar5 Pharma. In my spare time I’m usually at the cottage in the summer and the hockey rink in the winter.
Paul Lavictoire – Director
A ten year residential real estate industry veteran
and still loving it! Paul has a long successful record of guiding local and international clients with their real estate transactions. He is devoted to serving the needs of real estate Sellers and Buyers throughout Ottawa, including the Valley and surrounding areas.
Steve Stephens – Director
Steve is a Professional Engineer, a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan in Lean Manufacturing, and has
several certifications in industrial engineering and operations management. He has designed equipment, processes and manufacturing plants, and has managed a variety of operations in Canada and the USA. For the past 20 years, he consulted in Lean manufacturing in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Steve and his wife recently moved to the Arnprior area. They have 2 adult daughters. He enjoys the outdoors (Alpine skiing, kayaking, landscaping, travel), and restoring anything that has a motor. As a member of the GACC, he hopes to be able to help local businesses improve their bottom lines, and workplace environment.
Gabe Leclerc- Director
Gabe opened his Edward Jones office
(by the RONA) in Arnprior in October 2014. He is a graduate of Ottawa University and holds the designations of CFP®, FMA and CIWM. Prior to coming to Arnprior, Gabe had over 15 years of Financial Industry experience working with a variety of financial institutions such as Royal Bank, TD Asset Management and Investors Group. He joined the Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and is a member of the board. Married with four children, Gabe enjoys spending time at his children’s hockey games as both a parent and a coach. A highlight of his hockey volunteer work was accepting the ‘Coach of the Year 2014/2015’ award while coaching the Leitrim Hawks. Since 2014, Gabe has come to know and care for the town of Arnprior and it’s residents. Through the Chamber of Commerce, he looks forward to working toward our residents and business partner’s shared goals.
Cheryl Caswell – Director
I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2001 when I opened my first dog daycare business in Toronto. In 2008, I moved to the Ottawa Valley and opened Dogs at Camp, the capital’s first kennel-free dog daycamp and boarding business.
I’m a graduate of the University of Waterloo, and achieved my Certificate in Human Resources from Humber College. I am on the Arnprior Curling Club’s board and am an active volunteer for local dog rescues. I love Arnprior and the Ottawa Valley and joined the Chamber Board so support our local businesses.
Chris Hooper – Director
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