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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

    Jennifer is the Business Development Manager for Chartwell, in the Edmonton region. Chartwell’s Vision is Making People's Lives BETTER. As the owner and operator of over 200 retirement and long-term care residences, Chartwell Retirement Residences is the largest participant in seniors living in Canada. Their shared mission is to provide a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life experience for seniors, to provide peace of mind for their residents’ loved ones and to attract and retain employees who care about making a difference.  In Alberta, the company operates 11 retirement residences, and 6 in the Edmonton region. As local experts, they are dedicated to providing education about retirement options and the health care system to their professional partners, seniors and their families.

    Jennifer has an extensive background in sales leadership, marketing, and business development. As a dedicated relationship builder, and responsible to build local partnerships, Jennifer is committed to supporting other business professionals offer guidance and advice to their senior clients. She enjoys having fun along with inspiring and mentoring people and is a fierce advocate for local business.  In addition to her full-time career with Chartwell Retirement Residences, Jennifer is the owner and primary content curator for the website explorestrathconacounty.com and is also a member of the Chamber through that organization.  Outside of work, Jennifer is a wife, stepmom, new Grandma, dog-mom, and proud auntie. She is a mediocre ping-pong player, dedicated Edmonton Oilers fan, great bocce ball player, and completely terrible golfer. She welcomes connection, if you would like to get in touch, please feel free to reach out to jhillmer@chartwell.com .

    Jessica Harquail, Perartn | 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.

    Tanya Shewchuk, Program Manager | Careers Under Construction

    Tanya is the Program Manager for Careers Under Construction an employment resource centre in Fort Saskatchewan.  CUC is a AB government funded program that offers employment services such as resume and cover letter writing, access to a local job/career information board, access to job search tools including photocopier, telephones and internet.  Career assessments and consulting, job readiness workshops and possible funding for short courses and workplace incidentals.  CUC services Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon and Strathcona counties. Tanya has over 20 years’ experience working in the employment/recruiting sectors.  She is passionate about helping people with their employment goals, finding it so rewarding when someone finds their ”spot”! 

    Tanya is a natural leader and enjoys mentoring others and sharing her knowledge.   Her infectious sense of humour will always lift your spirits.

    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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    Kristin Kirkland | 360 HR Consulting

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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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