Penny Semashwewich : Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce Board Member


Penny is owner operator of Penny’s Headquarters Hair Salon and Day Spa.
Penny started her business 37 years ago, and continues to run the salon today. She employs five people and Is passionate about building her community. She is a third-generation business owner and understands the significance of how business builds community. She is a third-generation business owner and understands the significance of how business builds community. She has been married for 28 years to Lewis and has one son John. Both Lewis and John also have businesses in Athabasca.
Penny believes the Chamber of Commerce is vital in helping businesses stay connected, and to create an environment for other businesses to be welcome here in Athabasca. She has been on the executive of the Chamber of Commerce  for six years and believes the Athabaska District Chamber of Commerce is strong and effective for the community.

Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Wednesday March 11th. Please welcome our newest Board Members!



Jennifer Oba: Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce Secretary and Executive Assistant


Jenn was born and raised in Athabasca. She has been married to Steve for 14 years, and they have 4 children. They own ObaTel Inc an Athabasca based Telecommunications Business. Jenn has also been an Arbonne Consultant for 14 years, and also has Adventures with Jenn where she offers and Facilitates the tools of Access Consciousness. 

Eunice Reichstein: Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce Vice President:

I have been a proud team member of ATB Financial for the past 30 years and am currently the Branch Manager here in Athabasca. My husband and I moved full time to Athabasca September of 2018. We had been weekenders over the past 20 years as we purchased a cabin out in Baptiste lake in 1999. We have three children and 7 grandchildren that keep us busy but I have always had a need to give back to the community that I live in. 

Over the years I have been on numerous boards and committees including but not limited to: 
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Vice Chair
Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer chair 
Famous Five - Chair
Junior Achievement - Advisor
Girl Guides - Brown Owl
Chamber of Commerce - President
Tops - Secretary
and any volunteer group that I could give a few hours to when needed.

I have had the privilege of working with some great individuals and have gained so much knowledge and experience from everyone involved in these organizations. I am now hoping to share that experience with Athabasca Chamber of Commerce and be a part of moving our business community forward.