Julie Druker | May 28, 2015
Jen Baker, branch manager at BMO's Northbrook branch, headed up a special event and invited her staff, various representatives from BMO's regional divisions, local dignitaries, clients and the community at large to help celebrate the Northbrook branch's 50 years of service in the community. The event that took place on May 20 at the branch, located at 12265 Highway 41, included a free barbeque lunch with birthday cake, a raffle for a free gas barbecue and a visit by the branch's mascot, BMO the bear. Also in attendance were a number of representatives from BMO: Chris Langevin, BMO bank manager in Tweed; Sandra Henderson, BMO senior vice president Eastern Ontario Division, and Danielle Williams, BMO regional vice president Quinte Ottawa Valley.
Deputy mayor of North Frontenac Fred Perry spoke at the event congratulating the staff at the bank for their “expertise and valued service to the community” and for “assisting the township in meeting our fiscal responsibilities to our residents while also meeting our strategic objectives”. Danielle Williams, BMO's regional vice president for Quinte Ottawa Valley, also spoke and thanked all present for embracing the branch over the last half century. She thanked and congratulated Northbrook's bank manager, Jen Baker, and her staff, for the valuable work and services they offer to the local community. Other local dignitaries in attendance at the celebration included Henry Hogg, reeve of North Addington Highlands and councilor Bill Cox. Jen Baker also introduced her staff who were present at the event and who included Esther Demczak, and Cynthia Surette.
Congratulations to Allan Campbell of Cloyne who won the barbeque.