History of the PDCC

The Paisley & District Chamber of Commerce consists of local business owners and community volunteers. All Chamber activity is done on a volunteer basis and our mandate is to provide a voice for the business owners in the community.

History of the PDCC

  • Elections – January 2012

    President Sandra Blodgett
    VP Mary Gail Johnston
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Jenn Maxwell
    Treasurer Whanda Newman
    Member at Large Alicia Mariano
    Member at Large Alicia Gibbons

  • Elections – February 8, 2011

    President Sandra Blodgett
    VP Mary Gail Johnston
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Jenn Maxwell
    Treasurer Alicia Mariano
    Member at Large Alicia Gibbons

  • No one at helm

  • Advocate account is separated out – now it’s own entity in part
    President Debbie Hettrick
    VP Sandra Blodgett
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Sandra Blodgett
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor Craig Budreau

  • President Tamara Pasley
    VP Sandra Blodgett
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Sandra Blodgett
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor Craig Budreau

  • President Mark Pasley
    VP Tamara Pasley
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Sandra Blodgett
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor Craig Budreau

  • A new committee headed by Craig Budreau took over the paper. The government grants ran out.
    President Mark Pasley
    VP Tamara Pasley
    VP Public Relations Jenn Harris
    Secretary Sandra Blodgett
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor Craig Budreau

  • President Paul Crysler
    VP Mark Pasley
    Secretary
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor – Craig Budreau
    Members at Large: Joan Stewart, John Leader
    Associate Member –Sandra Blodgett
    Ed Buckle and Diane Newmaster as employees

  • President Paul Crysler
    VP Mark Pasley
    Secretary
    Treasurer Mary Ellen Budreau
    Advocate Editor Craig Budreau
    Ed Buckle and Diane Newmaster as employees

  • President
    VP
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Advocate Editor –
    as employees
    Jim & Ev Craddock, Paul & Helen Crysler, Gord & Barb Abell, Dale Buhr, Mark Van Roode, Barb Rankin, Mark Palsey, Rita Centigoya, Jim & Erica MacNamara, Mandi Craddock, June Craddock, Rick Truman, Joanne Ruller, Lorne Shantz, Jeannie Shantz, Tracey Shantz Parade organized by Lee Allen.

  • The chamber has been sponsoring the open golf tournament.
    President Dale Buhr
    VP Jim Craddock
    Treasurer Mark VanRoode
    Secretary June Craddock
    Member at Large John Leader
    Barb Abell started as employee of the chamber.

  • President Jim Craddock,
    VP Gary Dillon
    Treasurer Dale Buhr
    Secretary Mark VanRoode
    Member at Large, John Leader
    Cam Porter. Bert Harris, June Craddock, Helen Leader, Duncan & Suzanne Appleford, Kim Craddock, Jim MacNamara, Joanne Buhr, Tamara Meadow, and Mark Pasley, Rodney & Kerri Robinson, Ev Craddock, Mandi Craddock,
    Barb and Susan’s work ended on Nov 2001 and Mandi Craddock took over on an HRDC grant.

  • President Jim Craddock,
    VP Dale Buhr
    Muriel Becker, Lee Allen, David Kemp-Welsh, Vina Thompson, Dave Barrett, Mark Van Roode, John Leader, Susan Bujold and Barb Scott.

    Jan. 1, 1999
    Amalgamation of Village of Paisley into Arran Elderslie
    Incorporation of Paisley and District Chamber of Commerce

  • No information

  • President John Leader,
    VP Tony Fenech,
    Secretary Craig Budreau
    Treasurer Dave Kemp-Welsh

  • President Verna Cormack
    Secretary/ Treasurer Joan Stewart
    Marlene Davis, Brenda Fenech, Cheryl Monch, Doug McCullough.
    1988 Parade Committee
    Doug McCullough, Lee Allen, Jeannie Kane, Tony Fenech, Doug Fryday, Craig Budreau, Jim & Karen McCullough, Lucian Bethier.

  • President Verna Cormack
    Secretary Vicki Abbs/Joan Stewart
    Treasurer Lenore Hope

  • President Verna Cormack
    Secretary Vicki Abbs
    Treasurer Bob Johnston
    Ralph Anderson, Rob Thompson, Winston Shoemaker, George P. and Wendy & Lucien Berthier. We read of Debbie and Harry Carroll, Roy Sprackiln, Joan Stewart, Lee Allen, John Robinson, Alvi Irving and Stu Vanderplas, Karen McCullough, Kathy Marr, Dale Steinoff, Eileen Anderson and Mary Lou Majury’s

  • President Jim Foote
    VP Elke Rathwell
    Secretary Vicki Abbs
    Treasurer Dan Gregg
    Sept 1985
    Co Presidents Vicki Abbs and Verna Cormack
    Secretary Thelma Howard
    Treasurer Dan Gregg

  • President Jim Foote
    VP Elke Rathwell
    Secretary Vicki Abbs
    Treasurer Dan Gregg

  • A Paisley Business Association was developed in 1983.
    The first president was Jim Foote.
    He was supported by this team:
    VP Elke Rathwell
    Secretary Vicki Abbs
    Treasurer Dan Gregg
    Other members were: John Lumus, Ron Abbs, Verna Cormak, Lori Karch, Jean Kane, Bob, Johnston, Jim Cumming, Helen Grant, Fred Walsh, Mickey Majury, Cindy Tanner, Irma Bender, Lloyd Hutton, Linda & Roy Leeson, Ellen Foote, Walter Rae.