Muskoka Lakes Chamber welcomes guest speaker Perrin Beatty to its Annual Meeting May 12, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce will be in person on May 12, 2022 and features a special guest speaker, the Honourable Perrin Beatth, PC, OC.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 5:30pm-8:15pm

Place: Sherwood Inn, Verandah Room

RSVP & Tickets: SOLD OUT. All dinner proceeds pay for your dinner at Sherwood Inn.

Menu: 3 course dinner with Soup, Stuffed Chicken and Dessert. Vegan/Vegetarian options are available. Your Chamber is paying for group service charges and tips.

THANK YOU TO BRENT QUARRIES, our Wine Sponsor for the evening. Your first beer or wine is on the Chamber, and Brent Quarries has offered to provide bottles of wine for each of our dining table groups. The Chamber is also covering group service charges and tips; however tips on top of that to servers is of course encouraged. SEEKING MORE PARTNERS TO HELP WITH COSTS: We are looking for a partner to help pay for additional costs resulting from our first in-person dinner since the pandemic began. You will receive social media shoutouts, mentions in eblasts and be thanked from the podium at the dinner along with table top cards highlighting your sponsorshop.

THANK YOU TO GRADMATIC Equipment Inc., our Guest Speaker sponsor. Gradmatic is located in Bala and its world leading refractory installation technology is used around the world. Not only is it more efficient, it reduces the emission of carcinogenic airborne silica dust.

THANK YOU TO PMCN (Parry Sound-Muskoka Community Network) our Technology Sponsor. PMCN promotes the adoption of digital and e-business applications throughout our region. Over the last ten years it has invested $2.8 million in the form of grants to help more than 700 business owners take their ideas and ambitions further.

The Chamber is honoured to have these leading organizations supporting our Annual Meeting Dinner event.

Your Annual Meeting includes: Reconnect time starting 5:30pm, Guest Speaker at 6:30pm, Dinner served at 7pm and Annual Meeting Business from 7:15 to 815pm. Regular Annual Meeting Business includes review of the 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes and 2021 Year End Financials, along with the President’s Address and Executive Director’s Report with time for questions and comments from Chamber Members.

Nominated to stand for your 2022-2024 Board of Directors: Angela Steeves, Jayne’s Cottages; Emily Going, TD Canada Trust, Bala; David Krocker, Rosseau Lake College, and Jennifer Maclachlan of Walkers Point Marina.

Important: Any Chamber Member can review the 2021 Year End Financials and 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes before the Meeting.

2022 Meeting Agenda   2021 Year End Financials   2021 Annual Meeting Minutes

If you have any questions, please contact the Chamber. We will respond and and we will share any questions raised will be brought forward to the Members in attendance. We will also do our best to provide downloadable copies of the President’s Address and Executive Director’s Report.

Perrin Beatty

The Honourable Perrin Beatty, CEO & President of the 200,000 Member Canadian Chamber of Commerce and one of Canada’s top lobbyists

About Perrin Beatty, PC, OC (Order of Canada)
Presently, Perrin is
the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. The Canadian Chamber has more than 200,000 Chambers and Boards of Trades as Members (including Muskoka Lakes Chamber). Perrin is consistently named one of Canada’s top lobbyists.

Before joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin held the same role at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

A descendant of one of Canada’s most prominent manufacturing families, he grew up in Fergus, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971.

Perrin was first elected to the House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative in 1972 and was the youngest MP to ever be elected. During his 21 years in Parliament, he served as Minister in seven different portfolios, including Treasury Board, National Revenue, Solicitor General, Defence, National Health and Welfare, Communications and External Affairs.

In 1994, Perrin joined a number of private sector boards and worked as a consultant in communications.
In addition, he was an Honorary Visiting Professor in Western University’s Department of Political Science.

From 1995 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Broadcasting

In keeping with his long-standing interest in education, Perrin served as Chancellor of the University of
Ontario Institute of Technology from 2008 to 2015. He has received honorary Doctor of Law degrees
from Western University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Perrin is currently a member of the board of directors of Mitsui Canada and in 2018, he was made an
Officer of the Order of Canada for his lifetime of public service and for his devotion to the development
of our nation as a community leader and corporate visionary. In 2020, the Government of Japan
awarded Perrin the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of his many distinguished
achievements in international relations and advancements in Canada-Japan business relations.

A sought after speaker, the Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce is honoured to have him present at our Members in person on May 12th. He also shares our love of Muskoka: he has a cottage in Port Sandfield.