The Board of Directors of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ken Nevar has officially begun his term as Chair of the Board.
Ken was sworn in by Mayor Rob Burton at the Oakville Chamber’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 7th.
Ken has served as a member of the Chamber Board of Directors since 2010 and has served on the Oakville Chamber’s Executive Committee as Vice-Chair of the Chamber Board since 2013.
Ken Nevar is the President of Cooper Construction Limited. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1905, Cooper Construction has a long history as a family-owned general contractor constructing institutional and commercial buildings in both the public and private sectors.
Ken joined Cooper Construction in 1979 and has played a pivotal role in transforming the company into one of the leading design builders and industrial land developers in the GTA. Ken leads all strategic initiatives of the company and is responsible for development activities, including land acquisition, site servicing, design/build construction, marketing and tenant selection activities.
“Ken brings a wealth of business experience and knowledge to his new role that will contribute to the ongoing success of the Oakville Chamber” stated Immediate Past Chair Caroline Hughes. “Ken has provided his expertise to the Board as a Director for seven years and has chaired the Oakville Chamber’s Government Relations and Advocacy Committee for two years. I look forward to working closely with Ken and his leadership throughout the coming year.”
Caroline Hughes has completed her term as Chair of the Board, and Oakville Chamber President John Sawyer congratulated her on an
outstanding job. “Caroline’s background and experience helped frame our research, comments and recommendations throughout her term as
Chair. A significant achievement during her term was the Oakville Chamber membership reaching a milestone of over 1,200 organizations! We
are very proud of this achievement and look forward to continue the momentum in the coming year.”
Caroline Hughes will be recognized for her contribution to the Chamber at the Annual Chairs Dinner where Ken Nevar, along with the incoming Board of Directors, will be introduced to the community. This formal evening includes a networking reception, dinner and silent auction. The Oakville Chamber is pleased to be hosting David Dodge, The Former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones, as the keynote speaker.
“We are excited to host David Dodge. The economy and interest rates are the top issues on the minds of our members and Canadians at large. It will be very interesting to hear Mr. Dodge’s perspective on the Bank of Canada’s increasing interest rates and its effect on our economy” stated Chamber President John Sawyer.
The 63rd Annual Chair’s Dinner takes place:
Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 5pm Networking Reception; 6pm Dinner Gala
Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville
You can register for the 63rd Annual Chairs Dinner online, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Chamber at 905-845-6613. Tickets are $125 for Chamber members and $175 for non-members. Tables of eight are available.