Born in Montreal, raised in Bertrand in the Acadian Peninsula and now living in Robertville since 2010, Julie is a Business Administration and E-Commerce graduate from the CCNB Bathurst Campus. She has several management certifications through the Université de Moncton and currently holds the position of President of the Board of Directors of the BoGeste Dance School. Before being named Executive Director of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce in March 2020, 14 days prior to the pandemic, Julie held several positions in her career and has added many strings to her bow. She has worked mostly in the economic development field, but has also worked in communications, project and event management, employment and was part of the Women in Business NB team for almost 5 years.
As Director of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce, Julie is mainly responsible for the day-to-day management and strategies. She is also involved in finances, human resources, marketing and much more. She enjoys innovation and creating new initiatives to meet the needs of their members.. She sincerely believes that stimulation and recognition of employees greatly help them in their learning process. She has made it her mission to be a coach rather than a boss for her team. Julie has a highly developed organizational side that makes her work much easier and helps her find solutions more efficiently. She thrives on challenges and is not afraid to take them on.
Why is she proud to be part of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce? Because the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce represents the business community of the region. The team supports entrepreneurs in many ways, whether it is through recognition, promotion, networking, financial benefits, or the various services offered.
In her spare time, Julie spends a lot of time in the woods, riding the trails on a side-by-side with her partner and friends. She loves moose hunting and is always up for a road trip. She has recently discovered a new passion for spin classes.
un fact: Julie was a very timid child and did not like to speak in public. Oral presentations were a nightmare, but she now loves to address a crowd!
Marketing and member relations coordinator
Born and raised in Bathurst, Megan graduated from the NBCC in Business Administration and Management in 2020 and will be completing her degree from the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Business in 2023. During her college journey, Megan has been the Vice President of the NBCC – Moncton Campus as well as the Secretary for all NBCC campuses throughout the province. Megan has always shown interest in the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce. She was hired as a summer student for 2 years. She officially joined the team in May 2022 as the Marketing and Member Relation Coordinator. As a highly motivated individual, Megan is always eager to help her teammates and never turns down a new challenge. Her main responsibilities include planning various events, recruiting new members and performing administrative and office duties.
Why is she proud to be part of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce? Because she believes in its ability to help businesses in the region grow by offering them the visibility they need. Whether it is through their extensive networking services, their collaboration with different partners or their wide variety of services available.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys going on adventures. She is also an avid music lover.
Fun fact: She owns two ferrets that she loves very much!
Born and raised in Petit-Rocher and having several training in psychology and social work, Pascalle joined the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce team to take on new challenges and push her limits. Not being afraid of change, she is always willing to learn new skills and surpass herself as a person.
Pascalle is mainly responsible for the finances and administration of the Chamber of Commerce. She ensures that members’ needs are met, manages ticket sales, assists with event creation and decorating, and also handles their social media content. She particularly enjoys the organizational, creative and social aspects of her work environment. Pascalle considers herself fortunate to have the opportunity to meet new people and acquire valuable knowledge while contributing to the development of her region. Her greatest pride to this day? Being the mother of 3 beautiful children!
Why is she proud to be part of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce? Because she appreciates the mutual support between the entrepreneurs and people of the region. The sense of belonging is of great importance to her, and she considers the Chamber of Commerce to be one of the greatest business networks that offers exposure to its members.
In her spare time, Pascalle is passionate about photography. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, camping and anything creative. She always has a million different projects on her mind!
Fun fact: She has many (too many) agendas and notebooks. She also feels that with all the money invested to date, she could have shares at Marshalls!
Born and raised in Moncton, but now living in the Chaleur region, Josée holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation from the Université de Moncton as well as a certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of New Brunswick. Having previously held the positions of Social Inclusion Coordinator and Director of Operations for community residences for adults with special needs for which she obtained co-licensing in the Southeast region of the province, she joined the team in August 2022 as a Pairing Officer for the Retiree Employment Agency in partnership with Working NB.
Having worked in the community sector for twenty years, Josée turned to the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce to add the entrepreneurial side to her professional background. With a positive attitude and willingness to help in every sphere of her work, Josée is always determined to find a solution for every challenge that comes her way. One of her greatest accomplishments to date has been holding two community residence licenses from the Province of New Brunswick and seeing them succeed from the very beginning.
Josée’s role with the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce is to support retirees over the age of 50 who have a desire to return to the workforce. She also works with local employers who are seeking short-term employees. She matches individuals registered with the Retiree Employment Agency with potential employers.
Why is she proud to be part of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce? Because she particularly appreciates the collaboration between the Chamber, the community, and the businesses in the region. She likes to see the continuous addition of projects and services offered.
In her spare time, Josée is always ready to explore new cities and villages, whether it’s in the region or somewhere else in the world. She particularly appreciates nature and its simplicity, whether by the water or in the forest.
Fun fact: According to people around her, she has a slight obsession with Vans/Converse shoes, but she is not yet ready to admit that they are right!