About Us
Our mission is to foster a healthy, engaged and sustainable
business environment and economy in Oakville

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce

The Oakville Chamber was established in 1949 with a mission to foster a healthy, engaged and sustainable business environment and economy. We are 100% member funded, and we operate with our members’ best interests at heart. We are here to help you connect, communicate and build a strong united business community. We are your Podium of Record – where you can come for trusted and valued business advocacy and support.

We accelerate economic growth and we do it by creating opportunities, championing excellence, investing in the future and collaborating together. We Connect, Communicate, and Build Community where business can succeed.

Connect – The Chamber creates opportunities for you to connect with the business community at large.

Communicate – We are the voice of the business community, we advocate on your behalf to all levels of Government.

Build Community – Building the spirit that inspires greater success.

Join today and be a part of this dynamic community.

Be Seen.
Be Heard.
Belong.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors play a key role in the Chamber. They advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, as well as provide leadership. They are our champions in the community.

 

EXECUTIVE
  • CHAIR OF THE BOARD
    Doug Eglington
    Chairman
    Euro-Line Appliances Inc.
  • Chair Elect
    Joni Lien
    Owner
    SupperWorks
  • PAST CHAIR
    Tim Caddigan
    Senior Director, Programming and Community Relations
    Cogeco
  • Vice Chair
    Todd Courage
    President
    Madico Window Films Canada, ULC
  • Treasurer
    John Piper
    Owner
    Piper Foods / McDonald's Restaurants
  • Corporate Secretary
    Lisa Azzuolo
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Bennett Jones LLP

DIRECTORS
  • Andrew Esemezie
    Franchise Owner
    Second Cup - Lakeshore
  • Marie-Therese Houde
    President
    See It Forward Consulting Inc.
  • Matt MacDonald
    Partner
    MNP LLP
  • Orie Niedzviecki
    Lawyer
    O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP
  • Navia Sharma
    Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications
    WSP Canada
  • Michele Sparling
    Partner
    Innovative HR
  • Barry Wylie
    President
    Canadian Club of Halton
  • Jennifer Watson
    Managing Partner
    Watson Investments
  • Lindsay Boardman
    Owner
    Meraki Fitness & Sports Performance
  • Matthew Rempel
    Student Affairs
    Sheridan

Committees

Government Relations & Advocacy

The Government Relations & Advocacy Committee oversees the Chamber’s advocacy work and believe business friendly policies and the removal of red tape are key to building a vibrant business community.

Membership Engagement

The “ME” Committee works with Chamber Staff to build business to business connections through networking events, personalized introductions and the online community.

Marketing

The Marketing Committee is comprised of a group of marketing professionals and act as an advisory group to Chamber Staff.

Young Professionals & Entrepreneur Group (YPEG)

The Young Professionals & Entrepreneur Group is a forum to engage young professionals and entrepreneurs to think big, push the limits and host innovative events.

Oakville Awards for Business Excellence

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Oakville West, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce organizes the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE). The OABEs are dedicated to recognizing exemplary models of excellence and community service by Oakville’s businesses.  Proceeds from the Awards support the Rotary Club’s numerous youth and academic programs such as the Oakville Rotary Education Awards, Camp Enterprise, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Learn more about the OABEs.