About Us

Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the municipality of Harrow and Colchester South, located in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

For nearly two centuries, we have maintained a rich history in Southern Ontario that continues to present day. As a southern community located along the scenic shores of Lake Erie, our region features the ideal soil and weather conditions to support many local wineries, agricultural festivals, and recreational activities on the water.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tammy Affleck
President

Tammy Affleck is the President of the Harrow and Colchester South Chamber of Commerce. She was the chairman of the Partner’s in Progress series promoting economic development. Prior experience as Director on the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. Working as Community Manager for Libro Credit Union in Harrow. She is very passionate about prosperity for both our credit union, our owners and staff and for our community. She loves coaching and promoting business and economic development and is highly motivated to work toward improving our community. She has over 20 years experience in finance and has prior experience as a business owner for over 10 years.

Bill Baker
Vice President

William (Bill) Baker is the current Vice President for the Chamber of Commerce. Bill has a multi-disciplined diverse career in executive management, strategic planning, marketing, financial budgeting, staff development, governance, change management experience in: manufacturing, facility design/construction, government relations, municipal policy, planning, transportation, aviation/airport and most recently the healthcare sector. Prior experience included Sr. Project Development and Policy Assistant in the Office of the Mayor, City of Windsor. Bill held the long-time positions as Director of Airport Development for Windsor Airport; and Senior Director of Marketing and Advertising with Bulova Watch Company.

Timos Patterson
Treasurer

Timos Patterson is a lifelong resident of Colchester and current Treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce. Timos is currently employed with Libro Credit Union in Harrow and holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is driven by the spirit of investing and entrepreneurship, and is passionate about community involvement & economic development locally.

Jill Marontate
Secretary

Jill Marontate has been a citizen of the Harrow community for 49 years. After 35 years of working in the accounting profession, she retired and is now an employee of Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home.She is a 27 year member of the Harrow Rotary Club and Past President and has held numerous positions within the club, currently being the treasurer for the club. At the Rotary District level she was the District Chair for Rotary District 6400 Interact Clubs and a member of the Conference Committee for Rotary District 6400. She has been a board member of the Harrow and Colchester Chamber of Commerce for 9 years, a past president and currently secretary for the board.
Jill has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. She loves entertaining with her family and friends and enjoys walking, yoga, and working in the garden.

Michael Janisse
Director

Dr. Michael Janisse is a chiropractor and owner of the Harrow Chiropractic Clinic. With an education from University of Windsor and the National University of Health Sciences, Michael has a range of expertise in wellness and sports injuries, pain management, rehabilitation, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition. Serving as a director on the Chamber’s board for 7 years, Michael is involved and supportive of Harrow’s business community.

Keith Bridgen
Director

Keith Bridgen is the current owner of Harrow’s own Shooter’s Roadhouse. As a director for the Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce, Keith has enthusiasm for furthering the interests of businesses and advocating on behalf of the business community.

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