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2/25/2011 Media Release
Companies of Over 25 Years Celebrated at Chamber Week

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                

February 25, 2011

Companies of Over 25 Years Celebrated at Chamber Week

Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce recognizes its 25 year members during Chamber Week. One hundred fifty nine (159) businesses in the region have been continuous members of the Greater Victoria Chamber.

The Greater Victoria Chamber is one of the largest and oldest chambers in the province. Established in 1863, the Victoria Chamber will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013.

“We are fortunate to a large group of long-standing members in the Chamber. It brings a richness of history to our organization,” says Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber.

The Chamber 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

A list of the long-standing members can be accessed here.

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.

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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:  bcarter@gvcc.org

Email: srenault@gvcc.org                                                          Cell:  250-889-2271

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