Tourism Investment Committee

The Tourism Investment Committee (TIC) will provide transparent, evidence-based, strategic direction to Tourism Thunder Bay in the delivery of programs funded through the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).

Strategic direction and investments will grow the tourism economy of the community by supporting initiatives that align with one or more of Tourism Thunder Bay’s strategic objectives which include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, improve and expand visitor experiences
  • Increase number of new visitors to city and region
  • Increase return visitation
  • Increase length of stay
  • Increase economic yield per visitor
  • Foster a culture of service excellence
  • Support an exceptional tourism workforce
  • Develop a community pride of place

In June 2018, Thunder Bay CEDC, Tourism Thunder Bay, City of Thunder Bay Corporate Strategic Services, the Thunder Bay Hotel Association, and Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, as members of the MAT partnership, proposed a 9 member (7 voting members + 2 Ex-Officio) committee. The committee is made up as follows

VotingMember
2 members from the accommodation sector as presented by the Thunder Bay Hotel Association

Raymond Nadeau
General Manager, Victoria Inn

Leslie Savitsky
Manager, Super 8 and Econo Lodge

1 member presented by the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Bianca Garofalo

Owner, El Tres Restaurant, Giorg Cucina e Barra, and Bight Restaurant & Bar
4 members by direct application to the CEDC representing:  
1 attraction sector Scott Bradley
Executive Director, Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
1 event sector Kerry Berlinquette
Owner, Breakwater Events
1 skills-based sector (financial, legal, or     accounting preferred)

Vacant

1 Restaurant and/or culinary sector

Jim Stadey

Owner, Eat Local Pizza
Ex Officio

Eric Zakrewski 
CEO, CEDC

Paul Pepe 
Manager, Tourism Thunder Bay

Committee Terms

Inaugural Committee members will be assigned split terms of one and two years to ensure subsequent committees balance experience and forward momentum with opportunities for other tourism industry leaders to contribute. 

  • 4 members to 2 year term
  • 3 members to 1 year term

The Ad Hoc committee will make recommendations on which candidates will fulfill one year and two year terms based on evaluation criteria including candidates past board and committee experience.

 

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