About The Scugog Chamber

Empowering Businesses, Connecting Communities

The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, not-for-profit association of business and professional people. Members share a common interest and pride in their community, working together to make Scugog a better place in which to work and live. It is funded by business members and managed by volunteers. The Scugog Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2014!


To promote, connect and advocate for business success. Growth and opportunity in the Township  of Scugog.


To become the go-to source in the community for leadership and prosperity.







To promote business in the Scugog area and enrich the community

To encourage and promote the tourism potential of our area

To strengthen the organization through increasing membership and resource base

To serve as the voice of business in our community at various levels of government

To enhance the image of the Chamber by providing activities of interest to the membership

To enhance the image of the Chamber by providing activities of interest to the membership


A vital part of our mandate is to encourage the plans and policies that will enhance the positive growth of the commercial, industrial, agricultural and entrepreneurial businesses of our community. The Chamber enjoys strong representation on the Scugog Township Economic Development Committee, the Tourist Association of Durham Region and the Joint Chambers of Commerce and we liaise with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Region of Durham and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership to ensure your needs are addressed.

More Information

Bylaws Jan 2023


Zero Tolerance Statement

**Signed Copies of Bylaws available at the chamber office upon request

Durham Region Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade Launch the Durham Business Alliance

Durham Region – Durham Region is home to an incredible and diverse business community. For that reason, chambers and boards of trade across the Durham Region have joined forces to create the Durham Business Alliance. Representing over 2,500 businesses members, the Durham Business Alliance came together to represent the collective interests of the business community in the Durham Region. As members of chambers and boards of trade, our business membership reflects the strength and diversity of the region and unites to advocate, collaborate and engage. We’ll continue to speak for the businesses that keep this region growing!

Our mission is to empower, connect and advocate for business community across the Durham Region. Our vision is to create an alliance of chambers & boards of trade to add-value & benefit for business members across the Durham Region.

Watch for upcoming opportunities to network, advocate and participate in partnered programming.

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The Durham Business Alliance provides a collaborative platform by offering programs and implementing initiatives that support the needs and growth of the business community. Individually, they represent an array of business sectors and small to large organizations. For more information and to learn more about the benefits of membership, reach out to your local chamber of commerce or board of trade.

For more information please contact:

Scugog Chamber of Commerce

Karey Anne Large, Executive Director

250 Queen St.

Port Perry, ON L9L 1B9


Where To Find Township of Scugog

The Township of Scugog is situated on the shores of Lake Scugog, just 45 minutes north of downtown Toronto and is a mid-way point for travelers from the Windsor-to-Ottawa corridor. Four season tourism plays a very integral role in our communities. In the heart of Scugog, in the town of Port Perry, we have a centralized visitor and business centre across from Lake Scugog where inquiries from all over Ontario, Canada and the world flow through the centre. The Scugog Chamber of Commerce currently provide the resources that the centre offers.

The Scugog Township is just 45 minutes to Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Pearson is Canada’s busiest airport, serving more than thirty-one million passengers annually and is serviced by all global airlines. By the year 2020 – the number of travelers passing through the airport’s gates is expected to reach 50 million. To the east of Scugog, the Peterborough Airport, is thirty-five minutes and to the south-east, the Oshawa Airport, is a full service commercial aviation facility, which is within twenty-five minutes of Scugog Lake.

For More information about the Scugog Chamber of Commerce info@scugogchamber.ca



Scugog provides unique opportunities for businesses and employers within the GTA to flourish professionally while establishing a quality of life that fosters lifestyle options not found anywhere else.

INVEST IN SCUGOG –  www.InScugog.ca

Doing Business – In Scugog –  Click Here

Agriculture in The Region of Durham  Click Here

Key Industries – Click HERE

Tourism In Scugog  ScugogTourism.ca

The Region of Durham  Doing Business IN

Port Perry Business Improvement Association

Quick Business Links:

Accessibility Act – Government of Ontario

BACD – Business Advisory Centre  Durham **

Canada Business  – Services for Entrepreneurs

** A Region of Durham Funded Organization

Ontario government HST channel on YouTube

Learn how to register for HST in Ontario


Government of Canada

Ontario Ministry of International Trade and Investment 

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Ministry of Transportation

National Job Bank – Posting

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 

Stats Canada

Service Canada

 Canada Summer Jobs

Public Holidays – Ontario

E- Laws – Ontario

Canada Revenue Agency – Guide for Canadian Small Business

 R & D & Links of interest

Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program

Industry Canada

Innovation in Canada

Investment Partnerships Canada

National Research Council (NRC)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Temporary Foreign Worker Guidelines Manual

Board of Directors

Kristen Meyer-Creamer




Kristen Meyer-Creamer co-runs the sports media website SportsLogos.Net with Chris Creamer. Established in 1997, SportsLogos.Net is the world’s largest online encyclopedia of sports logos, uniforms, and branding, expanding over the years to encompass a media/news wing, a forum, a best-selling book, and a significant social media presence. In 2024 they will be launching "Player 97" a consulting and design company geared to helping companies shape the vision of their brands. Kristen also provides marketing and design services locally to businesses like North End Fitness, Branching Out Floral Design, Jeannine Rosenberg Designs, Chrystal Clean, and more. In 2023, she founded Step Up Step Out North Durham, an organization that highlights volunteer opportunities & events and enjoys volunteering her own time to several community boards and committees locally.

Karen Hunt

Vice President

Electrolysis by Karen


Karen currently operates her own Electrolysis business and is a strong advocate for entrepreneurs. In her past role, Karen brings 20 years of experience from the Economic Development and Tourism sector.

Karen’s passion for the community and involvement include being a proud member of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and is on the Board of Directors as Treasurer. She has participated as a member of The Durham Home and Small Business Association, Scugog Lake Stewards Inc. and volunteer Office Associate at the Scugog Chamber and BIA offices. She enjoys volunteering at the Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting Celebration, Christmas Light Contest, Beer Fest and many other community events.

Her attitude is one of positive change and hopes by working together, being innovative and open to new ideas we can help our community prosper and grow.

Terry Vos


Vos Independent Grocer


Terry had a very successful career and has focused on inclusive hiring throughout his career. terry uses a peer mentoring approach that ensures everyone has a successful employment experience and he is. a firm believer in employment inclusion for everyone. Terry provides education and offers mentorship to many small businesses in the Durham region and is also involved in many community organizations, including the Port Perry Canada Day committee, past board member of Community Living and as well Big Brothers and Big Sister North Durham.

Dawn Szuhai


Oak Ridges Hospice


Dawn Szuhai, a lifelong Durham Region resident, cherishes her 22-years living in Port Perry.

As a pivotal member of Oak Ridges Hospice's start-up team, she takes pride in the team's remarkable achievements in such a short period of time.

Boasting over 25 years in HR management across healthcare, pulp & paper, and automotive manufacturing, along with 15 years directing admin and finance for a local electrical contracting business, she brings diverse workplace insights.

Dawn's volunteerism spans her children's activities and extends to local causes like aiding abused women, school reading programs, and Christmas initiatives.

Dawn is also a RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and has taught yoga within the community for close to 10 years.

As a Secretary and Director with the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, Dawn welcomes the opportunity to support the local business community with her expertise and broad ranging experiences.

Jill Howsam-Adomeit

Advisor to the Board


Jillian is the Chair of our Santa Claus Parade Committee and loves to give back to her community. For over 20 years Jill has been actively involved in helping others with planning and running special events. She organizes “The Community Gift Giving Program” through Mary Kay which provides residents at the Port Perry Community Nursing Home with gifts on Christmas.

Jillian was on the 2009 Mayor’s Honour Roll, recognizing her community service work. She is an Independent Sales Rep for Mary Kay, and Norwex and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2008.

She has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce since 2003 allowing her to assist in the coordinating of community various events. Helping others is something Jill truly loves doing. Jillian was also the recipient of the inaugural “Bob Brozina Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2021, in recognition of her dedication to the Scugog Chamber of Commerce.

Margaret Ayres


Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham


Margaret is the dedicated Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBBSND), boasting a remarkable 25-years with the agency. While BBBSND's mission centers around igniting the power and potential of youth through mentoring, Margaret's role extends far beyond; she serves as a catalyst for change, driving tangible results, and making a profound difference in the lives of children and youth.

An adept fundraiser and event organizer, Margaret takes pride in spearheading successful community events for BBBSND, including Wing & Pizza Night and Winding Roads Country Festival.

Margaret stands as a founding member of 100 Women Who Care Scugog. Her passion for community service is further exemplified through extensive volunteer work with organizations such as Paralympic Sports, McDonald’s McHappy Day, and the Oak Ridges Hospice.

While serving on the Scugog Chamber Board, Margaret looks forward to championing the growth and prosperity of local businesses.

Rosario Greco


Rosario Greco Styles


As a hairstylist, with over 46 years of experience, cut and colour specialist Rosario Greco has a great passion for the hair industry.

Internationally trained. Rosario knows the importance of ongoing education to keep up with the latest cutting techniques
and hair care products and in 2018 obtained the Ontario College of Trades Red Seal in Hairdressing. Initially a competitor and now with a Life-Time Achievement Award in the Master Judges Program, Rosario has also involved himself in many industry related fundraisers, ABA Hair Shows, and has traveled to many parts of the world for training and platform work.

In addition to the beauty side of his industry, 11 years ago, Rosario also began
to recognizing the importance of being able to help his clients with hair loss and scalp care issues and became a trained trichologist. In 2013 Rosario opened and continues to operate Rosario Greco Styles, Hair Salon and Hair Loss Centre in Port
Perry, Ontario, Canada.

Matt Somerville


Sommerville Farms


Matt is a designer, urban planner, heritage advocate, fifth generation farmer, husband and a small business owner. In 2003 at the age of 23 I ran for Ward 1 Councillor. While he didn’t get elected, the experience drew him towards the issues of urban planning, so much so that in 2005 he returned to planning school. Upon graduation Matt was hired by one of Toronto’s top architectural firms where he assisted in the creation of both the Port Perry Downtown Waterfront Revitalization Project and led development of the Downtown Port Perry HCD.

Given his agricultural background, much of his professional work revolves around the intersection of heritage, economic development and cultural vitality. Two Blokes Cider emerged in 2018 as a means of integrating these personal and professional interests with the goals of breathing new life into our century family farm and helping to push the agritourism potential of this area.

In 2019 Matt returned to Port Perry with a thriving business and an orchard now in its 5th year of growth. While the pandemic raged, construction of the cidery did not stop and Matt opened to the public on June 18, 2021.

Matt is eager to foster an inclusive space at the cidery that contributes to the area’s economic and cultural vitality. Participation in the Chamber enables Matt to work with other passionate business owners to create and advocate for innovative solutions that showcase the immense potential of Scugog and the surrounding area.

Amy Toon


McMurtry Law


Amy Toon is a wife, mother, oma, sister, friend, trier of all things once, crafter, law clerk, and volunteer. Amy is passionate about our community. Although her family planted their roots in Pontypool, Amy works, plays, and volunteers in the wonderful town of Port Perry.

Amy is a law clerk with McMurtry Law. The family law firm has been located in town and a Chamber member since 2010.

Amy's natural ability to foster relationships, listen intently, as well as organize and execute events has supported her success in numerous volunteer positions including, Team Rep and President of North Durham Ladies Lobball League for 8 years, Pontypool Park Board member and park coordinator for over 28 years, co-creator/coordinator of Amazing Race Port Perry, Polar Plunge and Mayor’s Gala, as well as Oak Ridges Hospice Volunteer since its opening. Amy was honoured to receive the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism this past summer.

Amy looks forward to bringing new ideas, creativity, and inclusivity to our community as a Chamber Director.

Micheline Robichaud


Kiwi & Bos Wonder Emporium


Micheline owns and operates a local toy store, Kiwi & Bos Wonder Emporium, as well as travel agencies both in Canada and the United States. A strong entrepreneurial spirit was passed down to her by her father, who owned and operated a car dealership in Durham Region for much of her life. She grew up seeing what it truly meant to own a business, understands the hard work and sacrifice that owners pour into their work every day, and the struggles and challenges that go with it. She believes strongly in community engagement, volunteerism, and the power of shopping local and supporting local.

She brings to the chamber a belief that together, business owners can raise each other up, and strengthen our towns, regions, and communities, which is vital to so many in our area. While this is her first year on the board, she is looking forward to bringing her background with various non profits and event planning to the projects ahead, and believes in the vision it has for the future.

Melissa Rada


Radar Digital Marketing


For over 20 years, Melissa Rada has called Port Perry home, fostering a profound connection with the community. Known for her dynamic approach to community engagement, Melissa has become a passionate advocate for supporting small businesses in the area. As the founder of Radar Digital Marketing in Port Perry, she harnesses the power of digital media to empower local businesses while maintaining a strong focus on community well-being.

In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Melissa has dedicated several years to the Scugog Council for the Arts, playing key roles in enhancing local tourism through impactful marketing initiatives.

Melissa's commitment to community extends beyond her professional life. Not only is Melissa stoked on Scugog but she is actively involved in various local organizations, including the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, she embodies a genuine passion for contributing to the growth and vitality of Port Perry.

Ginger Jackson


McDonald's Restaurants of Port Perry & Uxbridge


Coming Soon!

Karey-Anne Large

Executive Director


While still working in the corporate world in 2005, Karey Anne Large started making cakes out of her home kitchen. After discovering her passion for cake decorating, she dove in headfirst, leaving her corporate career behind and opening her first retail location in 2011. Born and raised in Whitby, Large chose the historic downtown Whitby to open up her dream shop – Kake Kreations. After, a tragic fire at her Brock Street location, she persevered and moved Kake Kreations to its second location on Dundas Street in 2015.

Large saw many sweet successes during her cake decorating journey, including winning the 2015 Parents Choice Award for Best Cakes in Durham Region and the Whitby Chamber of Commerce’s (WCC) New Business of the Year in 2016. She was also the only Canadian featured on the Food Network’s Cake Wars and was awarded 1st runner up.

In 2017, Large made the difficult decision to close up Kake Kreations and step into the position as the Executive Director of the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (DWBIA), combining her experience as a small business owner with her love for the Town of Whitby.

With more than 40 years as a Whitby resident, Large sees the importance of giving back and has held such positions as Past President of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and a past member of its Signature Events Planning Committee. She is also a member of Whitby Rotary Sunrise as the current club service director and chair for Whitby Ribfest, Large has also sat on the Whitby Heritage Advisory Committee, Lakeridge Health Gala Planning Committee, and sat as the co-chair for Mayor Mitchells Community Development Fund Planning Committee in 2022. Large has also sat on the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association’s Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee. Her dedication to volunteerism was recognized in 2019 when she received the WCC’s second-ever Jim Lavelle Award, inspired by the extraordinary contributions of the late Jim Lavelle and the four values he deemed most important: commitment, determination, innovation, and compassion.

Suzy Quinlan

Communications & Event Coordinator


Coming Soon!

Councillor Terry Coyne

Mayors Designate

Huge thanks to Jonathan van Bilsen for taking the Scugog Chamber of Commerce board photos!