The Flamborough Chamber of Commerce (FCC) is delighted to welcome Lauren Griffin as the new Office Administrator. Lauren is replacing Courtenay Gardiner.
Courtenay has provided outstanding service for the FCC the past couple of years. A graduate of the Education Program at Brock University, Courtenay hopes to be a teacher someday. But with virtually no openings in the classrooms, Courtenay came to the FCC with the understanding that she would juggle her duties in the office with opportunities to teach on an on-call supply basis. Not surprisingly, Courtenay had many more teaching opportunities than either her or the FCC anticipated.
With her anticipated wedding to Chad Caldwell in Jamaica later this year, Courtenay announced she would be leaving the FCC at the end of August. But then a full-time opportunity arose with the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC). Courtenay’s mother Penny – a Past President of the FCC – is the CEO of EDAC as well as the Facilities Manager of the Hamilton Technology Centre (HTC) – home to the FCC office. Courtenay will be assisting her mother in organizing and hosting the annual EDAC conference, which will be held at the end of September in Calgary.
Replacing Courtenay is another graduate of Brock University – Lauren Griffin. A graduate of the Political Science program at Brock, Lauren is also a licensed paralegal. And – to continue a tradition, it seems – Lauren is the daughter of Teresa Luckanuck, a member of the FCC Board of Directors. Lauren is also the sister of Haley Luckanuck of Spoiled Rotten Pet Services and a recipient of the FCC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
“Courtenay has provided incredible service”, said FCC Executive Director Arend Kersten. “We are going to miss her very much.”
“But I’m also excited that Lauren has accepted the appointment as the FCC office administrator,” he added. “I have every confidence she will continue the fine tradition of providing outstanding service and support to the ‘Voice of Business’ in Flamborough.”
For a picture of ‘a thorn between two roses’ see below. The picture was taken at the end of a gruelling FCC Election Debate.