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Timmins Chamber board member recognized for volunteerism

Kraymr Grenke received the Richard Dolphin Community Service Award from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Kraymr Grenke (left) is pictured with former police chief Dan Foy.

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has recognized a Timmins man for his volunteer work in the community.

Kraymr Grenke, the owner of MLG Consulting and president of the board of directors for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, received the OCC’s Richard Dolphin Community Service Award in late April.

According to the OCC, the Richard Dolphin Community Service Award is presented to a Chamber board member who is dedicated to community service and consistently goes beyond the call of duty to represent the interests of their chamber of commerce or board of trade.

The awards were handed out during the OCC’s 112th annual general meeting, which was held in Timmins April 25-27.

“I congratulate this year’s award recipients, including both outstanding Chambers and outstanding leaders,” said Daniel Tisch, president and CEO of the OCC, in a news release.

“Their commitment, passion, and integrity have been driving forces behind their remarkable achievements. They embody our shared values through impactful, non-partisan advocacy, integrity, inclusion, service excellence, entrepreneurial thinking, and outstanding leadership.”

Grenke runs his own business consulting firm and previously served as the economic development officer for Wabun Tribal Council.

In the community, he's served on the Timmins and District Hospital board of directors, the Timmins Police Services board, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, and as president of Spruce Needles Golf Club.

Grenke has additionally worked with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, the City of Timmins’ Committee of Adjustments, and the Municipal Accommodations Tax Committee.

In 2019, Grenke threw his hat in the ring as the federal Conservative candidate for the riding of Timmins-James Bay.

“Being involved is just something that was in our household; we were always busy doing things,” Grenke told TimminsToday in the leadup to the election.

“On the politics side, it comes down to just helping. I want to help this region grow; that’s essentially it. It was so good to me, especially Timmins.”

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit advocacy and member services organization representing a diverse network of 60,000 members.