Candidate Profile: Will Langlois (Copperfin Credit Union)
I joined Copperfin Credit Union in September 2020 as a Business Relationship Manager where I work as part of the commercial team that is responsible for managing our commercial portfolio. I work with both new and existing business members to the credit union to help them make informed decisions about managing their businesses and providing them with strategic commercial credit solutions where required. I take a hands-on approach to helping manage our portfolio, working with our members at a direct level to better understand their operational challenges. I am invested in the credit union movement and in working with local businesses. I have worked in financial services for over a decade and look forward to meeting new people, making a difference in our local communities, and helping business and organizations solve the complex problems facing them. I am graduate of Lakehead University and am proud to call Thunder Bay home.
I want to serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors because I’m looking to bring a fresh face to the organization from a credit union perspective. A large part of what I do is working with our members to explore their operations and challenges and what avenues we have available or can create to better support them in growing their businesses. I hope to bring that same enthusiasm and strategic thought process to the Chamber. I think the Chamber has done an excellent job supporting local businesses and I intend to keep that momentum going forward as we continue to navigate the changing landscape during the pandemic. I plan to make new inroads, develop strategic partnerships, and build bridges across relevant industries to better support our local businesses including exploring how we can leverage resources to help to open the door to success for new business owners in the region.