Contact: Jen Clarke
Cambridge Sunrise

Please join us via Zoom on Friday, August 7 for our club meeting.

7:15-7:30 Social chat | 7:30 Meeting officially starts

We are pleased to welcome Greg Durocher, of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce


Greg Durocher – BIO

In his 20th year as President and CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Greg has had extensive service to his community. While in the private sector, Greg Chaired the Business Improvement Area, and for 9 years represented the Preston area of Cambridge as City Councilor. In 2000 he ran for Mayor and lost by 26 votes to Doug Craig in the closest mayoral race in Cambridge’s history.

During his time on Cambridge City Council, Greg chaired numerous committees, and for of his 8 years on Council chaired the City’s Budget Task Force Committee. Greg led Cambridge to 9 consecutive budgets of zero increase in taxes, his first official motion on Council was a 1% decrease in municipal property tax for the 1992 budget year. As a member of City Council, Greg brought forward new concepts in private/public partnerships like the Ice Park, YMCA/City Pool Partnership and developed the Core Area Patrol Program in partnership with the Business Improvement Areas.

In 2014 Greg was named Chamber Executive of the Year for Canada by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives Association. Greg was also a contributor to a Global Chamber paper called “Chamber 2025” a look to the future on what’s in store for business and Chambers in the next 10 years.

Greg is married to Lisa, they have 4 children. Greg and Lisa have a common hobby, working for the betterment of the Cambridge business community, a function they both enjoy very much, and they love spending time with family at their Cottage on Conestogo Lake. Greg’s only vice is his love for Golf, any chance he can get, which is not often enough from his perspective, but if he is not in the office, home, at a Chamber event, or at the cottage, you will find him on a golf course.