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The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the affairs of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce on behalf of its members. The Board structure and the method for selection are specified in the Aurora Chamber’s bylaws. The Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.


 

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The 2019-2020 Board of Directors following the induction ceremony led by Mayor Mrakas at the 2018-2019 Aurora Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM).  

 

Debra Wilson, Chair

Debra Wilson, Chair

Momentum Gold

Debra is a business owner who has lived in Aurora for over 20 years. Together with her husband, they run their business, Momentum Gold, a distribution company dealing in telecom, energy and merchant services as well as a finance company, Lease with Les! They have two wonderful children, Skye and Cole and this is Debra’s fifth year on the Board.
Sean McCloskey, Past-Chair

Sean McCloskey, Past-Chair

Thompson Funeral Home

Sean is a Location Manager for Service Corporation International Canada which operates 17 funeral homes within the GTA and the Managing Director for Thompson Funeral Home.
Al Wilson, Vice-Chair

Al Wilson, Vice-Chair

Workforce Planning Board of York Region

Al is the Executive Director of the Workforce Planning Board of York Region, which is located here in Aurora. The Board is sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities and undertakes local labour market research in York Region in order to determine employment issues and trends in our key employment market sectors. This is Al’s third year on the Board.
Harry Asbreuk, Secretary/Treasurer

Harry Asbreuk, Secretary/Treasurer

Meridian Credit Union

Harry has over 25 years of banking experience with Scotiabank and Meridian Credit Union. He is currently the Branch Manager at the Meridian Credit Union location on Wellington Street. He is also a past Director of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce. This is Harry’s second year on the Board.
Brendan Black, Director

Brendan Black, Director

RBC Dominion Securities

Brendan is an Investment Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities where he provides wealth management services to clients. Prior to that he worked for Smuckers Foods of Canada. This is Brendan’s second year on the Board.
Katie Duncan, Director

Katie Duncan, Director

Millard, Foster, Thibeault, Youell Professional Corporation

Katie graduated from Brock University in 2012 with her Honours Bachelor of Accounting and obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 2015. She joined Millard, Foster, Thibeault, Youell Professional Corporation in 2016 where she provides taxation, assurance, and accounting services to clients in the Aurora and surrounding area. Katie is a new addition to the Board.
Maryam Golabgir, Director

Maryam Golabgir, Director

Digital Marketing Experts

Maryam is the Managing Director at Digital Marketing Experts. She has extensive experience in e-commerce, telecommunication, finance, legal, and digital media industries. This is Maryam’s third year on the Board.
Nahla Khouri, Director

Nahla Khouri, Director

Miller Thomson LLP

Nahla Khouri is a lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP, which is a full service, national law firm. She is a litigator that specializes in complex commercial disputes, with expertise in contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes, negligence cases, product liability cases and environmental litigation. Nahla is a new addition to the Board.
Marcos Paulino, Director

Marcos Paulino, Director

Avanza Business Solutions, Inc.

Marcos was born in North York and is the Founder and CEO of Avanza Business Solutions, Inc., a group of companies that help businesses increase their sales, lower costs and automate processes giving business owners more time for their important things in life. He has a BA in business, specializes in mobile secure information technology and brings over 20 years of experience managing large teams and projects in finance, customs, military, sports and educational institutions. He has lived in Aurora for over 10 years with his wife and two kids. This is Marcos’ fourth year on the Board.
Azie Pouragha, Director

Azie Pouragha, Director

Fortune Funding

Azie, also known as happyazie, is a proud french speaking Montrealer that acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Concordia University. She moved to Ontario in 2004 and opened a successful Custom Machine Shop in Toronto called Rapid Enterprises Inc., which she still owns and operates today! As an entrepreneur who knows the struggles they face, she decided to start her own business as a Mortgage Agent and loves finding money for all types of people in all types of situations.
Eleisha Stevens, Director

Eleisha Stevens, Director

InspireWorx

Eleisha is a proud resident of Aurora and is a local business owner. Eleisha expressed interest in joining our group of forward thinking, community driven people whose sole focus is to help move Aurora Businesses forward with resources, education, connections and opportunities to continue to thrive in the Town of Aurora. This aligns perfectly with Eleisha’s company, InspireWorx which was created for the sole purpose of helping organizations grow and be more profitable by engaging and growing a company’s most important asset, their people. Eleisha is a new addition to the board.
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Corporate Sponsors

  • Town of Aurora
  • Healthy Planet
  • REMAX Hallmark Lind Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
  • Magna International Inc.
  • The Auroran Newspaper
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • The Aurora Banner
  • Backyard Pool & Spa
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Bell
  • IG Wealth Management
  • Serpa Automotive Boutique
  • Snapd Aurora
  • TD
  • Treefrog
  • York 9 FC
  • YSBEC

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