• Staff:

  • Executive Director

    Julie Geldart

    Julie is no stranger to the Executive Director role having served in this role with other associations for nearly a decade . She brings with her 20+ years of experience in various administration, sales and customers roles working both in the not for profit and for profit sector. She has close ties to Beaumont, spending the last 18 years in and around the community.

    Julie resides in Leduc County with her two daughters and husband and can be reached at 780-850-8492 or info@beaumontchamber.ca to assist you with all your chamber needs.

  • Board of Directors:

  • President President

    Kathryn Hotte

    Kathryn, President & Chief Learning Office, Hotte Consulting, brings with her 30+ years of experience in sales and corporate executive management as well as developing and facilitating training programs in over 16 countries. Kathryn has received many accolades over the years, including national and international awards for sales achievement, Economic Development of Alberta awards for RABC Business Incubator and Raising the Roof in Rural Alberta, Women of Influence Award in the Business & Professional Category and, most notably, a Training Excellence award from the Canadian Society for Training & Development. She was formerly the President of the Durham Ontario Home & Small Business Association in Ontario and received a Business of the Year Award through that association. Kathryn is the President & Chief Learning Officer for her company Hotte Consulting Inc. as well she served as the Small Business Advisor for the Rural Alberta Business Centre in Cold Lake. 

  • Vice President Vice President

    Hunter Gates

    Hunter has been in the arts and entertainment industry for more than thirty-three years and is the founder and Managing Director of RuminariLive Arts in Beaumont where under her direction, they are host to local, regional, national and international professionals and novices.  She is working on many projects involving her passions of theatre, art, film, education and people.  As a Director/performer, Hunter travels with an international team of hospital clowns to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Mexico.  For the past 32 years, she works internationally on indie film as a stunt coordinator.  Hunter is a certified stage combat instructor, a Lecoqian pedagog and a certified Stunt performer and teacher.   She was also the founding artistic director (1996 to 2016) of The Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre, a school specializing in training, new-play creation and international collaborations.

  • Treasurer Treasurer

    Dale Heffren

    Dale has been a resident of Beaumont for over 18 years. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with Eagle Eye Accounting Solutions and has been practicing in Beaumont for over 5 years. He has over 20 years of experience as an executive, business owner and entrepreneur and has held positions of CFO and COO for various companies. Being a business owner and entrepreneur, he enjoys workings with clients and sharing his experience and knowledge as he develops business plans and tax strategies for businesses and individuals. He has also been a member of various boards and committees and continually looks for ways to be involved in the community and support local organizations.

  • Director of Membership Director of Membership

    Ashely Kingsbury

    Ashley is the manager of the Beaumont Farmers Market and owner of Gimmie All The Cakes here in Beaumont. She has assisted the city of Beaumont in marketing the Beaumont Days event for the past two years. She has been an active member of our home based business community and hopes to engage with the Beaumont business community taking on the Director of Membership portfolio on the Chamber Board of Directors.

  • Director of Business Development Director of Business Development

    Brian A. Howland

    Brian brings 22 years of experience in electrical services, and is the owner of All Terrain Electric Inc. He attained his Red Seal Journeyman Electrician and a certification for Power Systems Electrician, as well he is an accomplished Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Alberta. Brian is highly knowledgeable in industry standards, and combines his leadership and construction background with his technical knowledge, to deliver practical, and economical solutions for his customers. Brian is avid in lowering power consumption using smart home systems, solar energy and lighting upgrades. Brian, his wife, JoAnn with their two sons, recently moved to Beaumont from Edmonton.  Brian, with All Terrain Electric, was a presenting sponsor for École Champs Vallée Voyegeur Vortex Fun Run Fundraiser for the new playground on September 28th, where he and his wife also volunteered their time. Brian is an active member of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, BNI Marquees Beaumont Chapter, The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta, Canadian Historical Arms Society and The Freemason Society of Norwood Lodge #90. 

  • Director at Large Director at Large

    Heather Ash

    Heather is the Co-Owner of Dockside Coffee & Micro-Roastery, a small batch coffee roastery proudly located in Beaumont. Established in 2019, Dockside Coffee has become a bustling business and a journey rooted in meaningful relationships and community. While Heather spends evenings at the roastery, during the day she is the Manager of Leasing for the Government of Alberta. Heather holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, a Juris Doctor of Law, and is a member of both the State Bar Association of North Dakota and the Law Society of Alberta. 

  • Director At Large Director At Large

    Nam Kular

    Before entering the dynamic Real Estate Market of Edmonton and surrounding areas, Nam Kular has been professionally employed for 10 years as a Project Controller with a large industrial construction company in the Oil&Energy industry of Edmonton, with revenues of over $10B.
    Hard work ethics, integrity, honesty and efficiency were instilled at a young age while working to graduate from high school and managing a family business in South side Edmonton.
    Nam Kular managed a family business for 5 Years, before graduating from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in Business Management, April of 2006. Active Alumni member, and played on the Ooks Soccer team while attending.
    “Family and community are a big part of my life.

  • Policy Chair Policy Chair

    Ron Hanchurak

    Owner of RPH Consulting Services, Ron is an industry guru that inspires mobile solutions, with has more than 45 years in the communications industry. Ron led the transition from the Beaumont Business Association to the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, as the First Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President. 

     

  • Director of Special Events Director of Special Events

    Tegan Thompson

    New to Beaumont but local to Alberta for a lifetime; Tegan is the Owner & Event Manager at Crowd Design Inc, with a diverse portfolio of managing major events, festivals, livestock events, trade & consumer shows and community programs with multiple venues. Most recently, expanding into Event Audits, and Strategic Planning for some of those clients.  When Tegan is able to help clients elevate the vision they have of their own events, and then additionally provide them with the roadmap and tools to achieve that vision - that is when she feels most at home and accomplished in this industry. 
     
    She looks forward to being a contributor to the business community of Beaumont, helping to find and construct new ways to connect, network and help with the overall success of fellow business-owners. 
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    Tricia LaLonde
    Tricia is a Certified Health Insurance Specialist and Elder Planning Counsellor. She has served families and self-employed individuals for over 20 yrs. She earned a BA with Honors from Dalhousie University and an Associate Degree in Science from Camosun College.


    In her free time, Tricia enjoys spending time with her 2 Miniature Australian Shepherds Bruin (2) and Jasper (11). She is a proud auntie to her nephew Amis. She donates her time and resources to local charities. Tricia is proud to live and work in Beaumont.

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  • City of Beaumont Council Liaison City of Beaumont Council Liaison

    Honorable Mayor Bill Daneluik

    Bill moved from Saskatoon to Beaumont with his wife Darlen and their three children, Jordan, Gabbie and Thomas in 2006. The ideas of raising their family in a small community while being close to a large centre was very appealing. Beaumont did and continues to deliver a great family experience. 

    Bill is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Political Science and History. Bill's working career has included three years in general insurance, eight years in radio sales and over 25 years in in the employee benefits field working on both the client and the insurer side of the business. He was recently employed as an Account Executive with Alberta Blue Cross before leaving to become Beaumont's full-time Mayor.    Since joining Council in 2017 as a first-time Councillor and now as Mayor in 2021, Bill has and will continue to devote himself to his responsibilities and takes great pride in his role as your Mayor.

    Bill loves to play golf and he and his wife Darlene are avid travellers.

  • We look forward to seeing you at our new office location at Seeds

  • If you would like to meet with the Executive Director please call or email to set up an appointment. 

    Sunday Closed
    Monday 8:30a.m.–3p.m.
    Tuesday 8:30a.m.–3p.m.
    Wednesday 8:30a.m.-3p.m.
    Thursday 8:30a.m.-3p.m.
    Friday 8:30a.m.–3p.m.
    Saturday Closed