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Greater Victoria, BC News


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10/27/2010 Media Release
Chamber Announces New Board of Directors


IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              

October 27, 2010

Chamber Announces New Board of Directors

Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber is pleased to announce the membership of its Board of Directors for 2011. The Chamber holds yearly elections, where half of the board must run again with new candidates for seats on the board.

“We feel we are going into 2011 with a strong board comprised of a broad cross section of representatives from our business community,” says David Marshall, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We had a very healthy election process, with a number of candidates running for the board. I think that speaks to the interest from local business in the health of our local economy and how business can play a part in creating a vibrant community.”

The 2011 Chamber Executive will be:

Chair - David Marshall, Strategus Consulting

Vice Chair – John Espley, Accent Inns

Past Chair – George Fuller, George Fuller Law Corporation

Secretary – Pauline Rafferty, Royal BC Museum

Treasurer – Ray Kolla, KPMG LLP

Member at Large – Rob Bennett, Simation Global Technology

CEO – Bruce Carter, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

The rest of the 2011 Directors of the Board of Directors includes Rose Arsenault (Placement Group), Capt(N) Craig Baines (CFB Esquimalt), Beatrice Bate (Kinar Curry Law Firm), Mike Black (Capital Iron), Gerry Brimacombe (Sector Learning Solutions), Mel Couvelier (Pacific Coach Lines), Dan Dagg (Hot House Marketing), Al Hasham (Maximum Express Courier, Freight and Logistics), Darlene Hollstein (The Bay Centre), Kimberly Hughes (Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa), Janell Karst (Blue Ocean Education Inc.), Regan McGrath (KPMG LLP), and John Wilson (Wilson’s Transportation).

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has approximately 1500 members and is the voice of business for the Greater Victoria region. The Greater Victoria Chamber has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.


For more information contact:

Shannon Renault                                                                       Bruce Carter

Manager Policy Development & Communications                       Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce                                      Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Cell  250-812-0510                                                                     Email:



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