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.

George White - Solicitor to the Board of Directors

George White

Solicitor to the Board of Directors


George White is the managing partner of Patterson Law and has been engaged in corporate / commercial practice for over 40 years.  He assists businesses in all stages from start up to succession and also provides estate planning advice.  George is frequently honored for achievement by his peers and ranking organizations. He is a Martindale-Hubbel AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer,  listed as a leading practitioner in corporate/commercial law by Lexpert’s Canadian Legal Directory and was included in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for Corporate Law

Ron Smith - Past President

Ron Smith


Ron Smith

Manager:Business Development
Old Fletcher Farm Property Limited
a division of Masstown Market

Ron has called Nova Scotia home for most of his life, with over half of it here in Central Nova Scotia.  He served rural Nova Scotians with personal financial services for 20 years prior to working in Regional Economic Development for almost a Decade.  The last five years Ron has assumed the role of Manager: Business Development  for Masstown Market Limited, a role which continues to expand, challenge and delight.

After surviving three daughters under three, now all in their twenties, he and his wife of 30+ years enjoy cottage life and spoiling grandchildren.

Matthew Mossman - President of the Board of Directors

Matthew Mossman

President of the Board of Directors


Our new 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 - 1st Vice President

Eric Tanton

First Vice-President


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.

Vonda Hazzard - 2nd Vice President

Vonda Hazzard

Second Vice-President


Owner & Operator – NovelTea Coffeehouse & Bakery and NovelTea Bookstore & Gifts

Vonda spent the first half of her career as a clergy member and after 20 years serving the church she was ready for a career change. Serving our community in this new way has been such a wild journey! She has a deep love of coffee, fancy drinks and cozy cafes. She loves that NovelTea feels like a second home and even an extended family to many people in Truro. In her down time, a walk in the woods with her daughter and dog, helps to keep her mental health on track (often while listening to a true crime podcast). Family trips with her husband Keith, daughter Taylor, son Nathan, and daughter-in-law Mariah at a Maritime AirBnb, while discovering other cozy cafes is her dream vacation! She would choose a local trip with her little family over an exotic vacation any day.