Dresden Business Improvement Area

Proudly Sponsored By the Dresden Improvement Area

Eligible individuals, organizations, or business incude those that:

  • Contributes to the betterment of the Dresden BIA District.
  • Contributes time, labour, knowledge, funds, abilities, or caring to make Dresden a better place to be.

Stuart Kiar [Winner]

I was born and raised in Shawinigan, Quebec. I attended the University of Western Ontario for my BA and law degree. Married to Kathy, owner of Union Block Bakery, and we have one son, Alex. We moved to Dresden in late 1996. My downtime passion is working with others on volunteer efforts to improve our community.

Liz Kominek

I am a 67-year-old retiree. I graduated from the University of Guelph and went on to Teacher’s College. I have two children and 6 grandchildren. I worked for Canada Post Corporation for 34 years, 15 years as a Postmaster in the Thamesville and Dresden offices. As postmaster, I always felt a sense of service to “My Community” as we would deliver mail to all of Dresden and the surrounding rural area. I have always been interested in customer service, striving to provide customers with a pleasant shopping experience and in “growing the business.” As well it was important to create customer loyalty and problems solve any issues with our service.

I joined the BIA in 2009 and was a secretary for a few years and in recent years been a director. I have been active on several of the ad hoc committees such as the banner committee, Christmas decorating team, Night Market volunteer and the liaison with the Horticultural Society. My goal is to promote our great community and continue to support the local merchants. I have been told I have good organizational skills and able to work with others to motivate and get the job done. I feel there has been a rejuvenation of our town with the Night Markets, and I will continue to work with our BIA to make Dresden a destination town which is vibrant and welcoming.

Tyler Ouellette

Tyler Ouellette is 32 years old resident of Dresden. Tyler grew up in Dresden and started volunteering at an early age. He is involved in several community organizations such as the Downtown Dresden BIA, Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre as well as an organizer with the Downtown Dresden Night Market. Tyler enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community. Tyler works for the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission in Municipal Drinking Water Treatment.