The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Ambassadors are a volunteer committee, comprised of champions for our organization who build long-term relationships with our members and encourage overall membership growth. Ambassadors are an important link between DBOT, our members, and the community. Along with our Board and Staff, our Ambassadors are the face of our organization, and are mentors and leaders in the Dufferin area. They believe in and represent our organization, promote the “Think Local” program, and support DBOT as the “voice of business in Dufferin”.
Rose joins Meridian with over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry and sales leadership. Over the last six years Rose has owned and operated her own business coaching and mentoring sales representatives with an unwavering commitment to sales excellence. Her experience in business development and strategic relationship building will be an asset in the Orangeville market. Rose is passionate about giving back and getting involved in the community in which she lives and works. She has held board positions for a number of not for profits, volunteering her time to make a difference and build her brand in the community. Rose is excited to join Meridian and to have the opportunity to lead the Orangeville team. Together they will continue to deliver on the Meridian difference, building our business and brand in the Orangeville.
A graduate of McMaster University (BA/BSW) Pete has had an extensive and varied career specializing in Telecommunications. He began his career with Bell Canada as a field technician and quickly moved into management roles and the position of Senior Director responsible for managing 2800 unionized employees and 111 managers. In that role Pete was responsible for provisioning and maintenance for over 4 million customers and an annual budget in excess of $465 million dollars.
Since retiring in 2010 Pete has worked for Telecon as a project manager responsible for the engineering and design of fibre optic placement in Sudbury, North Bay, SSM, Timmins and all surrounding communities. He was also responsible for relationahip management with several large firms in the GTA.
He currently sits as chair and is a board member of the Dufferin Board of Trade, chairs the Orangeville Economic Development Committee, is a member of the Dufferin County Economic Development Committee. Pete is a former member and president of the Greater Dufferin Area Chamber of Commerce and was an active volunteer at Family Transition Place as board member, finance committee, board vice president, board president and chaired the MENtor’s committee.
As Director of Community Relations and Engagement at United Way, Emma considers herself one of the lucky ones who have the
opportunity to be a persuader of philanthropy.
Emma has been working and supporting non-profits for upwards of ten years. Whether it is chairing our local Giving Tuesdays, co-chairing Guelph’s Women in Leadership lunch, or sitting on various committees, such as the Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee or the Dufferin Board of Trade’s Ambassador Committee, Emma’s motivation is local impact.
Through Emma’s work in the community the focus is always positive change, helping raise over 3.5 million dollars annually for our communities through her work at United Way, she empowers over 350 volunteers to support local non-profits while educating workplaces on how to better engage employees through philanthropy.
Emma has been a recipient of Guelph’s 40 under 40 award as well as the Mayoral Award in 2017.
Gerry Reid owns and operates a century farm in Mono township just outside Orangeville. The farm has been in the family since 1845.
He is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce (1984…1987), on the board of directors of Dufferin Soil and Crop Association, Committee of Adjustment, and Planning and Environmental Committee for Town of Mono.
Cash crops of White beans, Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, Rye are grown. We also grow potatoes, vegetables etc which are sold on our “On Farm Market.”
Drop by or check us out www.reidspotatoes.com or Twitter @reidfarmmarket.
Brigita resides in Hockley Valley while commuting to Humber College in Toronto. Brigita is a paralegal candidate with a focus on business and law of contract. Brigita has a passion for people, small business and the Dufferin community.
Brigita has spent the last ten years working for small businesses alike. Brigita wants to put her energy into connecting local, small businesses to each other, helping them succeed in any way she can.
Brenda is the Manager of Resource Development with Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph and has been with the organization for just over a year.
She is a long-time resident of Orangeville and has been involved in the community with a number of volunteer initiatives including being the past chair of Dufferin Women in Business and held a seat on the board with the Chamber of Commerce back in 2014. Currently, along with 3 other individuals, is resurrecting the 100 Women Who Care Dufferin Chapter.
Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity, Brenda owned and operated her own business and was recognized by the business community receiving awards in categories for both volunteering and networking. Brenda is an Ambassador for the Dufferin Board of Trade and actively participates on many committees within the community.
Ida Tetlock is a long time resident of Dufferin County and owner of SMART Organizing offering professional organizing and property management services in Dufferin County and surrounding areas.
Community service is a core belief put into active practice by Ida everyday. Ida supports community organizations through active participation in awareness, outreach and fundraising campaigns.
Ida is an active advocate of the Think Local campaign and a proud volunteer member of The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) Ambassadors committee. She looks forward to connecting with member businesses, social service agencies and community partners as a mentor and leader in support of DBOT’s mission to have a prosperous and innovative business environment in our Dufferin.
Janet Lynn Morrison
Hi! I’m coach Janet-Lynn Morrison, aka JL or “Jawbreaker!” I have a background in Classical Piano, I’m a mother of three, a writer, a motivational speaker & life/business coach and own three kickboxing fitness studios. My health and fitness pursuits include a black belt in kickboxing and several kickboxing certifications through 9Round Kickboxing World Corporate Headquarters in the U.S. as well as certifications through CanFitPro in Personal training, kickboxing, boxing, nutrition, and Functional Training. Health and fitness of the mind and body is not just a priority, but a lifestyle that amplifies this state of life. My sole objective is to empower you to be the best version of yourself in all areas of life.
I look forward to being a part of your journey.
A well respected and proven leader having had the diversity of owning and operating multiple mid-sized businesses as well as having run the Canadian operations for a billion dollar global company.
Over 15 years of sales and marketing senior management experience in the IT sector. 10 years of experience in the Hospitality arena working closely with Venues (banquet halls, hotels, golf courses, restaurants) as well as Event Planners, Caterers, DMCs, Florists, etc. 2 years ownership of a full service graphic design and printing company utilizing marketing background to assist businesses of all sizes design and produce an array of marketing collateral.
Experienced in all facets of business operations with the ability to drive top line revenue and bottom line results.
Linda Armour Grant