Board of Directors & Staff

Lincoln Chamber Staff

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Lindsey Hendriks

Executive Director
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Katie Sams

Communications &
Member Services Coordinator

Lincoln Chamber Of Commerce

2021/2022 Board Of Directors

J.Brandon (2)

Jarod Brandon

President
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Laura Petrunick

Past President
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Kerry Hrymak

Vice President
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Katy Letourneau

Vice President
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David Csordas

Director
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Don Rose

Director
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Alan Gerritsen

Director
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Lynda O’Donnell

Secretary
Candise Nicholson

Candise Nicholson

Director
Ed Dam, Director

Ed Dam

Director
Sue Foster, Director

Sue Foster

Director
Dianne Rintjema, Director

Dianne Rintjema

Director
Diane Bubanko, Treasurer

Diane Bubanko

Treasurer

Jarod Brandon

President, Three Pillars Realty Inc

Jarod has been an active investor in residential real estate since the early 1990s, buying and selling numerous clients, personal and investment properties. He excels at creating & executing customized action plans based on the real estate situation & the specific goals of the parties involved. Jarod is a business partner and owner at Three Pillars Realty Inc, a local community focused boutique Real Estate brokerage. Jarod also is a member of the COA (Committee of Adjustment) for the Town Lincoln, as well as a Board director for the BELC (Co-op Daycare) in Beamsville and founding partner and board member of the (BFC) Beamsville Fairgrounds Community neighbourhood association.

Laura Petrunick

BA MScEd CHS

  • Life and Health Insurance Advisor
  • Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network
  • Desjardins Financial
  • Security Investments Inc.
  • Financial Advisor


Laura is a dedicated Financial Services Advisor, working as part of The Vaughan Team through Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network and Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Laura has been helping her clients for over 10 years, and has a background in teaching that enables her to look at financial situations from a broader perspective. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as reading and exercising. She has also found fulfillment in creative activities such as painting and floral design, and she loves helping the community through the Chamber.

Kerry Hrymak, Vice President

Kerry Hrymak

H&R Block, Beamsville

As a franchise owner of Grimsby and Beamsville H&R Block since 2012, Kerry has worked for organizations for 29 seasons helping people to understand and to be comfortable with doing their taxes and allowing them to enjoy their time in her offices. Kerry likes to be involved in helping others, enjoys playing golf when she get the chance and spending time with her husband and family. Kerry is currently chairing with passion the Mayor Easton’s Annual Charity Golf Classic committee.

Katy Letourneau, Vice President

Katy Letourneau

Vice President, Custom Sign Lab

Katy co-owns Custom Sign Lab with her husband Clayton. Their shop recently moved to Beamsville so they could grow and add new equipment. She enjoys working with local business owners to bring their visual marketing to life. The best part of her job is driving through our town and seeing all the great projects she’s worked on. Katy studied marketing at Niagara College and is a graduate of the Leadership Niagara Program. When she’s not working she enjoys visiting the amazing wineries in Lincoln, skiing and hosting theme parties for her friends and family. Katy lives in Grimsby with her husband and dog, Roxy.

David Csordas

Director

David is an Account Manager with BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) right here in the Niagara Region. David lives in Grimsby and is an avid cyclist and supporter of craft breweries.

Business Development Bank of Canada

Don Rose, Director

Don Rose

Director

Don has worked at Great Lakes Christian College (Preschool and High School) since 1997 and has served as its CAO since 2006. A core value of his work and part of the school’s mission is developing conscientious citizens and encouraging community service through education and by example. A former high school English teacher, Don is a storyteller who enjoys taking challenging ideas and communicating them to specific audiences in meaningful and relatable ways. When he is not reading, writing, or speaking, Don loves to hike, visit waterfalls, and explore National Parks, especially with his family.

Alan Gerritsen, Director

Alan Gerritsen

Director

Alan is owner of Jerry’s Auto Body which was founded by his father Jerry, over 52 years ago in 1969. They provide collision and restoration repairs to all makes and models of vehicles within the community.
When not working or attending Chamber events, Alan can be found coaching either minor baseball, soccer, or hockey depending on the season.
Alan has lived in Beamsville for his entire life and loves the small town, friendly community.
He lives in his childhood home, where with his wife has raised 5 children, 2 who have moved out and started their own families (3 grandchildren).

Lynda O’Donnell, Secretary

Lynda O’Donnell

Secretary

Lynda is passionate about being out and making connections in community. Many people will agree that these are only a couple of her super powers! As the Administration and Fundraising Coordinator for Community Care of West Niagara, Lynda especially enjoys networking, event planning and building partnerships with businesses, volunteers and colleagues. In addition to directly contributing to the strength and vitality of CCWN, Lynda extends her reach to the entire Niagara region as she engages potential food donors in diverting excess edible food to over 40 local non-profit agencies. Lynda enjoys golfing, curling and being with her family, friends and neighbours in her spare time.

Community Care of West Niagara

Candise Nicholson

Director

Candise Nicholson is the Executive Director at The Jacob Senior Living, by Emshih Living. She studied Social Work & Gerontology and started working in retirement communities at the age of 16. She has extensive experience working with seniors in a multitude of settings. Candise enjoys most, supporting the seniors and their families with the transition to retirement living and showing them what vibrant living is all about. She believes The Jacob will offer the best accommodations and services to the seniors in the Beamsville community.

Although new to working in Beamsville, Candise is eager to be involved with supporting the local businesses, meeting new people and being part of a growing community.

Ed Dam, Director

Ed Dam

Director, I.S. Service Technology Ltd.

Ed is the founder and President of ISSERVICE Technology, and has been in the Information Technology industry since 1998. ISSERVICE provides onsite and remote computer and technology services to businesses throughout the region. He feels that being an active part of your community is essential to growing a small business, and that the chamber is an excellent resource to achieve that goal. When not working or serving on committees, Ed loves to travel with his wife and children.

Sue Foster, Director

Sue Foster

Director, R J Foster & Associates

I retired in 2014 from Hamilton Health Sciences as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Stem Cell Lab after 35 years.

I completed a diploma in Business Management from Mohawk College in 2012.
I am currently on the Board of the Rotary Club of Lincoln as Past-President after completing a term as President from 2017-2020. I acted as membership chair during this time and was able to increase membership in the Rotary Club of Lincoln, managed the website and social media for the club and oversaw significant contributions to the community through our various fundraising events.

I am a partner of R J Foster & Associates a company dedicated to designing websites and building social media presence for several organizations.
I have been a Town of Lincoln supporter and advocate and enjoy networking with individuals and business leaders in the community.

Dianne Rintjema, Director

Dianne Rintjema

Director, Town of Lincoln

Dianne is a Councillor for Ward One in the Town of Lincoln and serves on the Board of Directors as Town of Lincoln Liaison and Director. Dianne feels Lincoln’s business community is made up of strong community advocates that think big and support one another, and she is proud to represent Council on the Chamber Board as we work together to make Lincoln the best place to do business.

Diane Bubanko, Treasurer

Diane Bubanko

Treasurer

Diane embraced an entrepreneurial spirit a few decades ago and continues to thrive as innkeeper, marriage officiant and artisan baker at Centennial House Bed and Breakfast & Small Weddings and Mistletoe Fruitcake, and principal of db Strategies Inc. She has also served as a Chief of Staff, Executive Assistant and Financial Agent for 8 years with the House of Commons. Her community involvement through various associations has seen Diane in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Campaign Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator. She is a true believer in the value of seeing the best in every person.

Centennial House Bed & Breakfast