Top row, from left, Taralyn Golbeck, Michelle Kay-Scott, Miguel Cardenas and Mike Myatt. Second row, from left, Steve Harris, Terri-Lynn Woods, Randy Bird and Judy Bird. Bottom row, from left, Bernice Ribey, Pat O'Connor and Kevin Juffs.

The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce is welcoming four new volunteer directors to its Board. The new directors will join eight returning directors and two council representatives for 2022.

During their January board meeting, new directors were sworn in by Vice Deputy Mayor Mike Myatt, said a Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce (SSCC) media release. "Please join the SSCC in welcoming new Directors Randy Bird (Paradise Inn), Raeanne Muir (Kingwell Realty), Miguel Cardenas (Schooley Mitchell) and Terri-Lynn Woods (OCNI)," read the release. "Their individual expertise are valuable additions to the SSCC as they prepare for the year ahead."

2022 will also see a change in leadership with Michelle Kay-Scott (Edward Jones) accepting the two-year appointment as SSCC president. “I am excited to take on the role of President for the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce," said Kay-Scott, adding that they have big shoes to fill following Steve Harris (Ristorante Rosina), who was "instrumental in pivoting Chamber operations and programs as we adapted to the ongoing pandemic."

Many local businesses continue to experience impacts of the pandemic. The SSCC Board, staff and committee volunteers will be focusing on economic recovery efforts, advocacy, networking events, sharing information on resources and providing cost saving benefits. “Local businesses are responsible for providing employment, products and services in our community, said Kay-Scott. "The Saugeen Shores community has benefited greatly from local business’ support and sacrifices during the pandemic. We encourage residents to support them at every opportunity possible," they said.