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The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

is a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of over 600 members. From this membership a board of fourteen directors is elected, who meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

The City of Orillia & Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte have the opportunity to be represented by appointees to the Board. To further strengthen communication links with other community groups there are appointees on the Board representing Georgian College, Lakehead University, Casino Rama, Doctor Recruitment and Retention, Community Development Corporation, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Manufacturers' Association, Construction Association and the Downtown Orillia Management Board.

The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide both tangible and intangible benefits to our members in particular, and our community as a whole.

2015 Chamber of Commerce Special Events:

35th Orillia Perch Festival   Saturday, April 18 - Saturday, May 09

Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show  Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14

Christmas in June   Saturday, June 20

Orillia Waterfront Festival   Friday, August 07 - Sunday, August 09

Orillia Santa Claus Parade   Sunday, November 22

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May Newsletter is Now Available!

01.05.2015

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Gini Stringer Named Torchbearer in the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay for the Pan Am Games

27.03.2015

Courtesy of OLG, the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Gini Stringer has been nominated to be a Pan Am torchbearer in the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay for the Pan Am Games.  A champion in our community, Gini embodies the characteristics of a torchbearer - community, celebration, participation and pride.

As a Pan Am torchbearer, Gini will help spread the excitement of the Pan Am Games throughout Orillia. She was selected for her extensive community support and dedication.

Gini Stringer is the personification of a “Community Champion”.

Gini and her husband Trevor, as owners of Sunshine Carpet and Flooring, have been the recipients of the Orillia Today’s Readers Choice Award “Best Flooring Store” for 15 consecutive years, the Orillia Packet and Times “Orillia’s Best” award for 5 consecutive years. They have been recognized nationally by the G.E. Shnier Retail Council as a “Diamond Dealer”.

Sunshine Carpet and Flooring is a proud community supporter whose charitable works include providing flooring to 4 areas of Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Couchiching Jubilee House, Comfie Cat Shelter and 4 Habitat for Humanity homes. They are major event sponsors to Streets Alive and Diva Day. Many local groups are also the recipients of Sunshine’s generosity. These include OSMH Hospital Capital Campaign, YMCA, Lions Oval Public School Playground, Orillia Santa Claus Parade, Canada Day Orillia, Kiwanis Club Auction, Rotary Club Festival of Trees, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowlerama, plus a host of golf tournaments and charity dinners.

In the past Gini has served on several community Boards including the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce and the Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation. During her time with the Chamber of Commerce she sat on a number of committees and served a term as President. She continues to sit on committees as a non-Board member. With the Hospital Foundation she was not only Chairman of the Board for a regulated 2 year term but also helped pilot their annual golf tournament and their Wine Tasting Gala. She was also involved with their Hospital Capital Campaign which raised 12 million dollars for OSMH. She continues to sit on this Board as an Honorary Member. Gini has also held a seat on the Orillia Economic Development Committee and the Terry Fox Run Committee.  Currently, Gini is an active member of the Orillia and Area Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee, The Georgian College Advisory Board, the Lakehead University Community Relations Committee, OSMH’s Clinical Services Oversight Committee, the Orillia Business Women’s Association and the Orillia Construction Association. She has been awarded “Business Leader of the Year” for 2002 by the Orillia Business Association, the Paul Harris Fellow Award (2009) from the Rotary Club and was Orillia’s “Woman of the Year” for 2014.

As a cancer survivor, Gini has also found time to develop the local “Look Swell, Feel Well” group, was a member of the Orillia Chapter Breast Cancer Support Group, and was trained by the Cancer Society of Canada to become a volunteer “Support Friend” counselling cancer patients on a one to one basis. Gini continues to visit patients and families who are dealing with cancer.

Gini is a proud mother of 4 children and a very proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

 

Through OLG’s presenting partnership of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay, we are proud to have Gini Stringer represent our community as part of the OLG Pass It ONtario Program. 



The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and First Data, a Leader in the Electronic Payment Processing Industry, Have Partnered to Bring you Exclusive Benefits to Help Grow Your Business.

27.01.2015

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UPS Benefit

07.01.2015

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