CORNWALL, Ontario – The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce announced that effective Monday, Jan. 13, they have a new Executive Director.
Greg Pietersma is a former local school board chair and is the owner of The Pietersma Tinworks in Chesterville.
“After a thorough search we are excited to announce that Greg Pietersma is the new executive director of our fine organization,” said Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce President Shannon Lebrun. “Greg brings with him some great ideas on how to take the chamber into the next decade to be an advocate for our local business community and improve the communication links between our members and the community at-large.”
Pietersma had operated his tinsmithing business for approximately 30 years and spent sometime working at Upper Canada Village as a master tinsmith and supervisor.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce team,” said Pietersma. “I admire the way Cornwall has worked to transform itself and am excited to be part of that process as Executive Director of the Chamber. I am keen to work with the Cornwall business community to grow the Chamber membership, represent their interests and support their businesses.”
Pietersma is taking over from Lezlie Strasser, who had been the Chamber Executive Director for 32 years.