Have Your Say – Make a Difference

If you are interested in becoming a Committee Member please reach out to Jennifer Locke, Executive Director at 705-457-4700 x23 or

At the Chamber, committees are a key part of bringing our members the services, programs and advocacy they rely on. They meet at least once a month or as necessary.

Being a committee member will enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, build relationships with your peers, and allow you to learn from fellow business leaders in the Haliburton Highlands. You will also assist the Chamber in achieving its mission to strengthen business and the wider community. The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce currently has five active committees:

Member Services & Events Committee 
Co-Chairs – Jenny Rieger, Arching Pines Bed & Breakfast &
Andrea Strano, Jeff & Andrea Strano, RE/MAX North Country Realty Inc. Brokerage

The Member Services & Events Committee’s mandate is to support and promote the member businesses of the Chamber and to initiate and promote business and networking events, in coordination with Chamber Staff, for the benefit of the members. The Committee will also regularly survey and monitor Chamber Membership in order to identify member needs and review Chamber services, with a mission of bringing value to the Chamber’s members. A sub-committee is responsible for planning and executing the Annual Business & Community Achievement Awards Gala.

Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee’s mandate is to ensure the Chamber is able to represent and advocate for the interests of business in Haliburton County. The committee will establish, maintain, and foster relationships with representatives of all levels of government affecting the Haliburton Highlands business community. The committee will identify and monitor issues that affect the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce and/or the business community and will report on these issues to the Board of Directors. The Advocacy Committee may survey the membership for their input on public policy issues, and liaise with other relevant organizations on issues of common concern.

Finance Committee
Chair – Greg Hebert, Oakview Lodge and Marina

The Finance Committee is focused on overseeing the Chamber’s finances including developing the annual budget, reviewing expenses, membership dues, and current/future investments.

Young Professionals Network
Chair – Jennifer Locke

The goal of this network is to provide the “20-to-30 something” demographic with opportunities and supports to live, work, and play here. We aim to help young professionals meet their needs, utilize their strengths, and build upon their existing skills. We welcome all young professionals to join the Young Professionals Network!