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Chamber Announces New General Manager: Gerald Meenye

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce announced earlier today the appointment of their new General Manager, Gerald Meenye.

Gerald is a results oriented professional. Having worked with both domestic and international businesses, his knowledge of finance, service, and operational performance will be valuable to the Chamber.

President Debbie DeCaire made the announcement, highlighting the unanimous support of the Chamber Executive and Board.

“We are delighted to welcome Gerald to his new role,” DeCaire said. “We look forward to his leadership, experience, positive outlook in building a stronger Chamber.”

Gerald expressed his confidence and is looking forward to the challenge.  “I see this as a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally,” Meenye said. “The Chamber, as an institution, boasts a proud heritage. My primary objective is to create an environment that promotes the 'ease of doing business’ for every volunteer, member, client, and the community at large.”

Gerald replaces John McIsaac who was instrumental in refocusing the Chamber and initiating the strategic direction the Chamber is committed to pursuing.

“John’s insights and objectivity were vital in helping us define our strategies going forward,” DeCaire said. “We are thankful for his contribution, guidance, and implementation of more efficient practices for the Chamber.”

Meenye will assume his new role April 7th.

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