Having started her career in Cambridge 23 years ago Erica has a passion for being a part of the growth, success and spirit of the community. Erica in inspired to give back to the community where she lives and works, and believes that she can help support other businesses in the community as well through her involvement in the organizations below.
Erica is proud to support the Chamber, an organization which acts as a voice of business providing feedback to all levels of government on behalf of members. The Chamber supports business prosperity through their dedication in providing unique services, opportunities and benefits to all members living and working in the community.
The Spectrum is a magazine published by the Chamber, which is the only Cambridge business publication. Erica writes a quarterly article for the magazine, in which she highlights different financial strategies, and educates people on the investment industry.
Erica has been awarded the Personal Business Achievement Award for 2010, as well as the Keith Taylor Memorial Award - which is awarded for Excellence in Community Contribution through leadership, ingenuity, creativity and service for a Non-Profit or Charitable Organization serving Cambridge.
Erica was a former foundation board member.
She has volunteered as chair/co-chair for the Best Bites event for nine years. Best Bites is a partnership fundraiser which supports both the Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Rotary. The proceeds from the event are used to purchase essential medical equipment, as well as Expanded Mental Health Services. Through this event, the Rotary Club of Preston Hespeler is also able to provide fundraising for the Cambridge Food Bank, support the Grade 3 Literacy Program, offer ongoing stewardship of local parkland, as well as to give assistance to individuals and seniors facing health challenges in our community.
Rotary is a service organization for the betterment of the community, workplace, and throughout the world. It aims to improve business and professional ethics, promote international understanding and goodwill, and provide humanitarian service.
The Club focuses as well on our local community and partners with The Foodbank, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and Kidsability to name just a few.
Internationally they support education and healthcare in disadvantaged communities. In recent years, they have been involved in work projects in rural Maasai in Tanzania, rural Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.
Erica has been a long time member, having held positions as president, past president, treasurer, fundraising chair and community service chair.
An organization that brings the community together to address local needs. The goal is to give hope, inspire community involvement and improve lives.
Erica is a previous United Way Cabinet Member.