Board Members

Our volunteer Board of Directors is a diverse group representing business and non-profit organizations throughout Grimsby and the Niagara Region.

The Executives

Carole Fuhrer

Chair

Community Care of West Niagara

Carole and her family live in and are active supporters of Grimsby and its local business community. Carole is a representative of the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee (JAAC) on behalf of the Town of Grimsby. JAAC promotes and facilitates a barrier-free municipality for citizens of all abilities (universal accessibility), including persons with disabilities.

Community Care of West Niagara

Sean Reid

Vice Chair

Arrowhead Consulting

Arrowhead Consulting

Genevieve Groat

Treasurer

Padgett Business Services

In 2018,  Genevieve relocated to from Alberta to Ontario with her husband and three sons. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer working along side her husband Nathan Groat, running Padgett Business Services Grimsby.

Genevieve is a Seasoned Executive and Project Manager with 12+ years’ experience managing multi-million-dollar IT business transformation programs, coordinating with workforce teams of 70+. Project Management Professional, Change Management, and Business Analysis certifications. She is passionate about the community and can not wait to grow old here.

Padgett Business Services

Marshall Deeth

Past Chair

Rotary Club of Grimsby

Marshall came to Grimsby in 1986 and has been an enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader for all things Grimsby ever since. Marshall also has more than 32 years’ experience in real estate as a salesperson and broker. In addition to being a very proud member of The Rotary Club of Grimsby, Marshall has also been an active Chamber board member since 2011.

Rotary Club of Grimsby

The Directors

John Dunstall

JJ’s on the Docks Eatery

John has lived and worked in the Grimsby community since 2004. He is the former General Manager of the Fifth Wheel Truck Stop and with that experience opened JJ’s On The Docks Eatery. The restaurant is located at Foran’s Marine and is open year-round. John is a past President of the Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce and is currently a Ward 3 Councillor.

JJ’s On The Docks Eatery

Mina Johl

Vozul Foods

Vozul Foods

Murray Lathem

The Casablanca Hotel

Murray Lathem is the General Manager of the Casablanca Hotel, and has been in the role since 2019. Prior to his joining the Casablanca, his hotel career included executive positions with Hilton, IHG, and Best Western in Calgary, Alberta. Murray has been a member of various Chambers of Commerce and with the Board of Trade in Toronto. With a passion for growth and development, the Casablanca Hotel will continue on to the next level of service and community partnership with the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce.

The Casablanca Hotel

Stephen Silver

Steve began his real estate career in Edmonton, Alberta in 2001.  He worked as an Associate Broker with Realty Executives North Star until 2008 when he opened his own brokerage.

After moving back to Toronto in 2010, he has been the Director of Agent Development for HomeLife/Cimerman Real Estate Ltd., General Manager and Director of Training for RE/MAX Crossroads Realty Inc., Manager and Director of Training and Development for RE/MAX West Realty Inc. and Director of Training and Agent Development at RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc.  As a Manager and Coach, Steve has designed and overseen the training, development and coaching of the sales personnel at each brokerage.
The author of “List to Last – The Definitive Guide to Finding, Closing and Managing Residential Listings”, “Foundations for Success” and “The Secrets of Top Producers”, he is also the President and CEO of SilverStone Real Estate Seminars, a company devoted to sales training for REALTORS.

Stephen Silver

Rebecca Shelley

Executive Director

Rebecca provides the Chamber with excellent management of membership programs and events.

She brings 20 years of professional experience to her role with the Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce, most recently from Bell Media. Rebecca has many years of office management, administrative, organizational and coordination experience. Her background embraces small- and medium-sized businesses, including a wine agency, a media company, and an IT security firm run by former Dragon Robert Herjavec.

Village StudioMany thanks to Bryan Macaulay of Village Studio for donating his time and talent for the board member photos.

If you’d like to join our Board of Directors or volunteer for one of our committees, please contact Rebecca Shelley at info@grimsbychamber.com or 905-945-8319.

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