Our staff are committed to providing friendly, efficient service. We pride ourselves in our positive approach to our customers. The Chamber is an action oriented non-profit business association that meets the needs of our member community.

Colleen Collins

Executive Director

Colleen has been with the LDCC for nine years total, first as the Membership Marketing Coordinator, then as the Administrative Officer, and currently is the Executive Director. With over 34 years of strategic marketing, sales, and communications experience, she is an Ambassador with Kawarthas Northumberland (RTO8) and is the current Chair of their Board of Directors. In her role as Executive Director with the LDCC, she serves as a mentor with the KLSBEC Office programs. She was a member of the Lindsay Downtown Revitalization Working Group, and is the current Chair of the Lindsay Trail Towns Initiative. Colleen brings to the Chamber a wealth of knowledge and passion for the Kawartha Lakes Community.

Charlene Shirk

Administrative Officer

Charlene was born and raised in the Kawartha Lakes, and raised her family here as well. She worked for 28 years in the transportation sector, and honed her customer service skills working in the food service industry. Charlene found a placement at the LDCC through VCCS. She has completed courses in office administration, Photoshop, and social media. For the past four years, Charlene has proven to be invaluable to the LDCC, taking on the roles of bookkeeper and Special Assistant to the Executive Director.


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