Cyndi MacLean - Treasurer

Cyndi MacLean



Senior Accountant – MacQuarries Pharmasave

Cyndi is formerly from Aylesford, NS, but set roots in Truro after working for a few years for a communications company shortly after college and meeting her husband Scott. She remained with that company for over 20 years gaining a vast career in accounting from the communications business, which led her to the lumber and biomass industry, working at an accounting firm and now as Senior Accountant with MacQuarries Pharmasave. She has two boys who keep her busy with hockey and other extracurricular activities. As the only female in her home she appreciates having her dog Rosie, an Olde Victorian Bulldog, by her side. She has also been the treasurer throughout her son’s hockey careers for their various teams and is also the Finance Chair for the Cobequid Arts Council.

Jennifer Hamilton Upham - Solicitor to the Board of Directors

Jennifer Hamilton Upham

Solicitor to the Board of Directors


Jennifer is a co-managing partner of Patterson Law. She advises business clients at various stages of their business life cycle – from start up to a sale or dissolution including incorporations, partnerships, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, tax planned corporate reorganizations, succession planning and wind ups/dissolutions. Business owners and operators turn to Jennifer for support with legal matters related to their operations or strategic growth including contract negotiation, supply agreements, non-disclosure agreements, commercial leasing, financing, and mergers & acquisitions.

Jennifer also assists major Canadian and US law firms in other jurisdictions with Nova Scotia matters, including corporate restructuring, financing and unlimited liability companies. Jennifer acts as recognized agent in Nova Scotia for a number of out of province businesses.

Jennifer also has experience assisting corporate or charitable organizations and their Boards of Directors with corporate governance matters including incorporating societies, obtaining charitable registration, establishing policies, and revising constating documents (such as by-laws). Having acted both as corporate secretary to large international businesses and as director on corporate boards, Jennifer understands first hand the role practical advice can provide in making risk assessments and business decisions.
Jennifer advises individuals on trusts and estate planning including family trusts, tax planned wills, powers of attorney, and personal care directives. In all aspects of her practice, Jennifer’s education and experience with tax planning for business owners allows her to work with clients to minimize taxes where possible.

Jennifer also has unique experience with co-operatives as a member of our Co-operative Law Group.

Jennifer was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” in the 2018 Canadian Legal Expert Directory and also was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2020 and 2021 in the practice of Corporate Law.

Matthew Mossman - Past President

Matthew Mossman

Past President


Our Past President, Matthew Mossman has been working in Colchester County since 2012 and helps local businesses with marketing solutions on radio, digital and CTV. He enjoys being involved in supporting local and with the Chamber. It’s an opportunity to donate time to helping support local business. He and his wife Lisa Lane are proud fur parents to their cats Poppy and Pepper. One of the best parts of Matthew is he is a Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, New England Patriots and New York Knicks fan.

Eric Tanton - President

Eric Tanton



Senior Wealth Advisor, Associate Portfolio Manager – Scotia Wealth Management

Eric is a Senior Wealth Advisor who has specialized in providing insights and managing the complex wealth of business owners and other professionals. Since 2002, he has had the pleasure of providing financial services and advising clients.

When not meeting with clients, Eric can be found teaching at local universities in the areas of Taxation, Accounting and Finance at the undergraduate and MBA levels. In his personal life, he and his wife enjoy their free time with their 3 active children. They enjoy travel and family experiences — these often act as inspirations for his passion for cooking and entertaining family. When possible, they enjoy taking in live music and community events around the province.