The Huron Chamber of Commerce – Goderich, Central and North Huron’s Board of Directors announces it has begun a search for the right candidate to lead this non-profit organization that represents more than 160 businesses and non-profits, after the recent resignation of its Operations Manager, Heather Boa.

Heather leaves the Chamber, which is the voice of business dedicated to the promotion of economic development and prosperity for the enrichment of the community, after 3.5 years in its employment. Her resignation is effective February 16.

Head and shoulders photo Heather Boa

Operations Manager Heather Boa leaves Chamber on Feb. 16.

In her tenure, the Chamber distributed more than 30,000 rapid antigen screening kits to 230 local businesses, led a Shop Local campaign funded by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, led the Roger Brooks International COVID recovery assessment of five local downtowns using federal funding through Community Futures Huron, and relaunched the fun Corporate Challenge in partnership with Engage Goderich. At the same time, the Board was expanded to include representation from the accounting, insurance, farming and real estate sectors.

“With a nice mix of new and seasoned board members and a new Operations Manager on the way, we have the opportunity to really review our services and programs. There is room for us to evolve and grow,” said Tabatha Fisher, who is the Chair.

Today, the board posted the job of Operations Manager on its website: It encourages its members to share the job posting with any appropriate candidates. Closing date is Feb. 9.

The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the overall operations, management, and growth of the Chamber. As a primary spokesperson and advocate for the business community in the Municipalities of Goderich, Central and North Huron, the OM plays a critical role in driving economic development, promoting local businesses, and fostering a vibrant business environment.