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Greater Victoria, BC News


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9/13/2010 Media Release
Greater Victoria Chamber Executive Honoured for Excellence


IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              

September 13, 2010

Greater Victoria Chamber Executive Honoured for Excellence

Victoria, BC - Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce was recognized by his peers with the Gerry Frederick Memorial Executive of the Year Award at the British Columbia Chamber Executives (BCCE) AGM and Conference held over the weekend in Sidney.

The award is presented annually to a chamber executive who has made a difference in their community, fostered membership growth in the chamber and has been willing to take risks to achieve change.  The award also recognizes an executive who has served as a champion of the chamber network, as a mentor to new executives and deemed to be a leader by their peers and their chamber.  “Bruce Carter is all of these and more” said Deb McClelland, conference chair and president of BCCE.  “Bruce has been a mentor to Chamber Executives across the province and has provided guidance and leadership to strengthen the Chamber movement as the Voice of Business” added McClelland.

In his support, Greater Victoria Board Chair David Marshall recognized four aspects of Bruce’s contribution “his leadership of his team, his relationship and support to his Board, his role in the community, and his contribution to the growth and development of the Chamber.”  “Bruce Carter is the consummate Chamber CEO.  The Board of Directors of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorses his nomination as the BCCE Executive of the Year” added Marshall.  The award was presented to Bruce by the 2009 recipient Coralee Oakes, Manager of the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce who commented “Bruce’s leadership and mentoring is leaving a lasting legacy in both his community and the BC Chamber Executives Association”.

The British Columbia Chamber Executives organization was founded in 1981 to promote and deliver professional development to the executives of chambers of commerce throughout the province. 

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For more information contact:

Shannon Renault                                                                       Deb McClelland

Manager Policy Development & Communications                       President, BC Chamber Executives Officer                                                                                             Phone:  250-372-7722
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce                                      Email:

Cell  250-812-0510                                                                    



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