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  • WIB Committee

    Chair; Katherine Loranger | Katalyst Coaching

    As a certified Life Mastery Consultant with the Brave Thinking Institute: The Premiere Training Center for Transformational Coaching, Katherine can help you create a life that you love living.  Katherine specializes in helping heart centered entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business owners and dreamers build their dreams, accelerate their results and create richer, more fulfilling lives.

    For over 25 years Katherine has been researching, studying and implementing transformational success principles.  This has given her the insight and ability to achieve many of her own dreams, both personally and professionally while helping others do the same.  In addition to her coaching certification, Katherine holds an M.Ed. in Counselling, is an NLP practitioner and has experience in the business, education and not for profit sectors.  Katherine’s workshops and coaching programs help people breakthrough limitations and achieve greater results than they’ve known before.  If you are looking to gain clarity, confidence, and achieve your next level of success, while enjoying the highest levels of fulfillment in life Katherine’s coaching programs can help you get there.  email Katherine to learn more about how you can achieve your dreams and create a life you truly love living.

    Jennifer Hillmer | Chartwell Emerald Hills

    I am a 25-year veteran in sales management, business development and marketing. My full-time career is with Chartwell - I have the distinct pleasure of working with and supporting seniors and their families navigate the seniors living sector. It's incredibly rewarding and I totally love it. Myth-busting, connecting with industry referral partners and building meaningful community outreach programs is all a part of who I am and what I love. Every day, I get to go to work empowered with the vision of Making People’s Lives Better. In addition to working with Chartwell, my hobby/my passion is my freelance marketing/virtual assistant business and my website, ExploreStrathconaCounty.com.


    I am an Aries. Determined, results driven and tenacious. I've been called "bossy", but I prefer "assertive and organized".  I understand that sometimes we just need to dance; I enjoy being kind, inspiring and mentoring people; I am an advocate for local business; and I am still learning new things every day.  I am a mediocre ping-pong player; fantastic bocce ball player; and completely terrible golfer, but love being on the golf course. I am really honored to be a part of the WIB committee and I very much enjoy collaborating with this amazing group to empower female professionals, in whatever form that might take. I have the good fortune of being surrounded by a lot of smart business professionals and kind humans, along with some super talented and empowered women. I recognize that not everyone has that, so it is my pleasure to support others in their journey, however I am able. I also serve as Committee Chair for the WIB Newsletter and Speaker Series - hopefully, you will LOVE what we have planned.

    Jessica Harquail, Partner | Givens LLP Chartered Accountants

    Vivacious and with the optimistic spirit of a true pioneer, Jessica Harquail works diligently to spread professionalism, innovative thought and even a little song and dance throughout the office. With eleven years of experience in accounting, and 9 years in public practice, Jessica rises large in her position as partner and general practitioner – responsible for day-to-day operations, audits, reviews, succession and tax planning, and compliance engagements. The industries she specializes in include: construction, retail, non-profit, farming and family owned and operated business.  Since earning her BBA, honours degree from Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 2009, and her Certified General Accountant and Certified Professional Accountant designations in 2016, Jessica has put her impressive all into even the smallest tasks and budgets. She often supports, connects and networks after-hours on behalf of her clients – to help strengthen the local economy and serve as a beacon of inspiration, hope and positive change.

    The true embodiment of Givens LLP’s fierce will and determination to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of those in need, Jessica is actively involved in many local charities and non-profit organizations, from The Fort Saskatchewan Women in Business, International Women’s Day, and Farmer’s Market committees to The Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society.  Motivated by perfection and the desire to make the world a better (and more efficient!) place, Jessica is equally proud of large and small wins, and will ever-so happily accept both on behalf of her clients in her personal quest to help others feel, and ultimately become, more accomplished.

    Tamara Dabels, Executive Director | Fort Saskatchewan & District Chamber of Commerce

    Tamara has been the Executive Director for the Chamber since 2017.  She is proud to work on behalf of Fort Saskatchewan’s exceptional businesses community who inspire Tamara every day. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Finance and minor in Marketing from the University of Alberta. 

    Tamara discovered her passion for working with entrepreneurs while developing business plans and doing market research for new and aspiring business owners while working at the Canada Saskatchewan Business Service Centre. The unique stories from new and existing businesses in the District, inspires and motivates her every day. While she loves helping these businesses grow, she also enjoys road trips with her husband Trevor, and spending time with their       two kids, Logan and Samantha.


    Glenda Smith | Sun Life Financial

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    Claire Gannon | RBC Royal Bank

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    Connie Shears | Staples

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    Julia Le | The Fort Distillery

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  • To Get Involved

    For information on joining the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, Click Here.

    Interested in joining Women in Business?  Email Tamara Dabels at info@fortsaskchamber.com.

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