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Tracy Eddy
GEMTEC Limited

Tracy Eddy is currently the Manager of the Marine Services Division and Bathurst Branch for GEMTEC Limited. Prior to this position, on January 26, 2009, the Belledune Port Authority appointed Tracy Eddy, P.Eng. to the position of Director of Engineering and Property Management. He has been involved with the Port since 2006 as a full-time consultant. Mr. Eddy holds a BSc in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick and for 20 years worked as a civil engineer and in property management, primarily commercial and industrial.

He played a key role in the 2008 $5 million development of the two new warehouses at the Port and notes that he has before him some $79 million worth of projects under development. His role at the Port includes property management, overseeing property maintenance and repair, project management, capital management, leasing and real estate management.

Mr. Eddy is a life-long Bathurst resident who is well-known and deeply involved in the community. He has been actively involved with a number of community and business organizations such as the organization that is now known as Enterprise
Chaleur, Downtown Bathurst Revitalization Corporation, the Rotary Club of Bathurst as president of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce since May 2010.

He and his wife Barbara have two teenage boys.

Yvon Arseneau
Lounsbury Automotive

Originally from Tracadie-Sheila, Yvon attended Oulton Business College, Moncton, and moved to Bathurst in 1995 to assume the role of General Manager of Lounsbury Automotive Bathurst.

Active in the community, Yvon  served on the board of the Caisse Populaire in Tracadie for 12 years, currently serves on the board of directors for the Northern New Brunswick Airport Authority, as a director on the New Brunswick Automobile Dealer Association's board, president of the Bathurst Automobile Dealer Association and past-president of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce.

Yvon is married to Huguette and the two reside in Beresford. They have a daughter Rene-Claude.

Gilles Cormier
1st Vice-President
L'Acadie Nouvelle

Danis Desrosiers
2nd Vice-President

Danis Desrosiers is an Account Manager, Commercial Financial Services at RBC Royal Bank with 25 years in financial services. Having worked closely with a number of clients in Northern New-Brunswick, Danis strives to establish a one-on-one relationship with clients to help meet all their financial objectives.

Drawing on the extensive RBC network, Danis is able to oversee all aspects of the banking relationship, proactively bringing in experts when required. Working as a “quarterback”, he is a partner for his clients, addressing their issues and identifying ways to streamline their financial management.

Danis offers highly personalized service and is available in person at his clients’ convenience or by phone. Whether it’s assisting clients with all their financial needs or offering advice and solutions to fulfill a single aspect of their financial picture, he is committed to helping clients build their business and achieve success.

Gilles Deveaux
EPR - Bathurst

Marc Richard
Hatheway Ltd.

UNB in 1984 and became a Chartered Accountant in 1990. He is currently the Controller for Hatheway Limited, Hatheway (Tracadie) and Hatheway Nissan.

He is very involved in the community, serving as treasurer on numerous board including Ducks Unlimited, the Bathurst Liberal Association, Coronation Park Committee, and the Nepisiguit Sports Lodge. He is also a member and accountant of the Bathurst Heritage Museum and a director on the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce.

Marc enjoys the outdoors and spending time at his camp at Indian Falls and his cottage at Caron Point. He also plays hockey in the winter months. He is married to Karen and has two daughters Rebecca and Kathleen.

Carmel Hickey
Director- Pointe-Verte
Lakeview Inn & Suites

With over 32 years of experience in the hospitality sector, 19 of those years at Lakeview Inn & Suites as general manager, Carmel Hickey has a passion for excellence. Carmel is known as a professional and a team-player who loves to motivate her employees. She goes the extra mile to ensure that guests receive exemplary service and contributes to the excellence of her property. Carmel was selected as Manager of the Year in 2007 and her property has received numerous awards in housekeeping, marketing and maintenance.

Community involvement is very important to this woman in business. Carmel is a founding member of Destination Bathurst, vice-president of the Bathurst Rotary Club, secretary of the Greater Bathurst Business & Professional Women’s Network, has served on the board of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years and was once president of Tourism-e Chaleur.

Carmel has been married to Fenton for over 43 years and has three children, Peter, Keith and Monica. She enjoys square dancing, figure skating, golf, travel and volunteering.

Genevieve Carrier-Beaulieu
The Co-operators

Geneviève Carrier-Beaulieu is a native of north-western New Brunswick who moved to the Chaleur region with her family in September 2009.  Her job as a life insurance broker brought her here, but now she sees this area as her adopted home.  She was greatly impressed with the beauty of Bathurst, all the little villages surrounding it and the easy access to its beaches, nature and forests.  She was greeted so warmly by the people here that she felt at home right away.

She got involved in community life as soon as she arrived by joining Synergies Chaleur and becoming a member of their mentorship committee.  She is also involved in the Relay for life.  Last year she sat on the Relais Chaleur committee and she occasionally volunteers her services for special events organized by the Multicultural Association.

Although Geneviève originally came here as an insurance broker for SFL Partner of Desjardins Financial Security, her career took another direction in May 2011 when she accepted a position at the Co-operators agency in Beresford.  Her mandate is to manage the office for a maximum of three years, after which she will become the owner of the agency.   Geneviève is a true business woman; she sees this challenge as a way to make her dreams come true, and she is delighted with the idea that she will be able to further develop her knowledge in this field.  Being able to work with the people of the Chaleur region is the icing on the cake that makes her career the best one in the whole world.   

Geneviève sees successful small businesses as a major force in sustaining a vibrant community, and she believes that joining the board of directors of the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce is the best way for her to get involved and participate in the growth of the Chaleur region.

André Cyr
Director - Allardville
Allen, Paquet & Arseneau

André is originally from Saint- de Saint-Léonard N.B. After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting, he joined Allen, Paquet & Arseneau LLP in May of 2007. Since his arrival at the firm, he enrolled in a student program with the goal of obtaining his Chartered Accountant license. He accomplished this in December, 2010.

Clarence Brideau
Director at large
Pro MeDic CB

Clarence Brideau is originally from Tracadie-Sheila. He received his small to medium sized business diploma from CCNB Bathurst as well as his paramedic diploma from the School of Paramedics in Moncton.

Clarence has been a paramedic for 20 years and has been established in Bathurst since 2001.

In 2000, he began giving first aid courses from his home and in 2009, launched Pro MeDic-CB. Clarence has two full-time employees working for him.

He has been on the Greater Bathurst Chamber of Commerce board since May of 2010. He is married to Tanya Kenny and they have a three year old son named Jacob.

December 14th, 2012
Holiday office closure

November 15th, 2012
The Chamber is moving!

October 17th, 2012
NB Power Lunch and Learn

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