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Greater Victoria, BC News


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2/21/2011 Media Release
Chamber Week All Week!


IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                

February 21, 2011

Chamber Week All Week!

Victoria, BC – February 21st marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week in British Columbia and the Greater Victoria Chamber is celebrating with a calendar of events.

The Greater Victoria Chamber is one of the largest chambers in the province and offers a number of services to members such as:

·         A Business Education series focused on practical day-to-day tips for business operations

·         A Business Leaders series, offering high profile guest speakers

·         A Sustainable Futures series – understanding green business and opportunities

·         Regular networking opportunities

·         Mentorship and activities through the Prodigy Group, the chamber’s emerging professionals

·         A health benefits package for small business

·         Competitive credit card discount rates

·         Advocacy on business issues, focusing on all levels of government

“We are proud to be one of the most active chambers of commerce in the province, in all of our services,” says Bruce Carter, Chamber CEO. “Whether it is the number and variety of events and networking opportunities we offer our members or the work we do to advocate on behalf of local business, we are consistently focused on contributing to the community through building a healthy business community.”

During Chamber Week, the Greater Victoria Chamber will be hosting a post-budget speech with the Honourable Colin Hansen, provincial finance minister, holding a business education class titled “Exit Planning: The key to leaving your business on your terms”, and hosting a Chamber Week Celebration Breakfast. Details are available on

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:

Email:                                                          Cell:  250-889-2271


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