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March 2017

Inside this issue:
  • 2017 Annual Directory 
  • A United Voice for Provincial Action
  • Businesses Need People: Finding Employees in Greater Victoria
  • Member Snapshots

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      January 2017

      Inside this issue:
      • Message from the Chair 
      • Steering Advocacy 2016-17
      • Member Snapshots

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          November 2016

          Inside this issue:
          • The Power of the Right Governance 
          • From Greater Victoria to the World
          • Member Snapshots *New Section*

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              September 2016

              Inside this issue:
              • Greater Victoria: Open for Business 
              • Member Survey: It's All About You
              • Advocacy in Action

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                  July 2016

                  Inside this issue:

                  • B.C.’s Future and Immigration
                  • The Shared Economy: More Than Just an App
                  • Celebrating Chamber CEO's

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                  May 2016

                  Inside this issue:

                  • 2016 Business Awards Finalists and Winners
                  • Marine Conservation: To the Strait and Narrow
                  • Greater Victoria: On the Move!
                  • Profile: Titan Boats

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                  March 2016

                  Inside this issue:

                  • 2016 Annual Directory
                  • Democratic Approach to Better Infrastructure
                  • Infrastructure Planning: Your Place at the Table
                  • Profile: BC Ferries

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                  January 2016

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Patchwork Policing
                  • Message from 2016 Chair
                  • Profile: Emterra Environmental

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                  November 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Building Greater Victoria
                  • Greater Victoria’s 14th Municipality
                  • BC Hydro: A View From the Top
                  • GVDA: West Coast Ingenuity Borderless
                  • Profile: Stantec

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                  September 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Education @ Work
                  • A Syllabus for Success
                  • Business Plans: Who Needs Them?
                  • GVDA: Nurturing Entrepreneurs
                  • Profile: Specific Mechanical Systems

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                  July 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Housing: One Size Does Not Fit All
                  • Essential Services: Dedicated Delivery Models
                  • Ogden Point: Victoria’s Maritime Gateway
                  • GVDA: “X” Will Soon Mark the Spot for Investment 
                  • Industry Profile: BMW/MINI Victoria 

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                  May 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Skills Shortage - a $6 billion Challenge
                  • Keeping Millennials Engaged and on your team
                  • How to Hire the Right People
                  • Industry Profile: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

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                  March 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Transportation Around The World
                  • Tech Meets Technique
                  • Regional Economic Development
                  • Industry Profile: Times Colonist

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                  January 2015

                  Inside this issue:

                  • The Chair's Address
                  • Economically Vibrant Victoria
                  • Aerospace and Aviation
                  • Sitka Industry Profile

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                  November 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • 2015 Chamber Board
                  • Plugging Into Construction Changes
                  • Why Development?
                  • Serious Coffee Industry Profile

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                  September 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Regional Strengths
                  • Chamber Board Candidates
                  • Immigrant Investors
                  • Enterprise Point Camosun College Industry Profile

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                  July 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Hidden Impact of Trade
                  • Mobility Means Money
                  • Selling Victoria Abroad
                  • FMF CAPE BRETON Industry Profile

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                  May 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Dollars and Municipal Sense
                  • Foundation for our Future
                  • Economic Development Meets Local Government
                  • Credit (or Debit) When Due

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                  March 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • True Value of Tourism
                  • By Sea or By Air
                  • Investing in Greater Victoria
                  • BizNews 2.014
                  • Ocean Networks Canada Industry Profile

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                  January 2014

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Developing your Workforce
                  • Trades in the Capital Region
                  • Immigration: Essential to our Future
                  • Directing Traffic Online
                  • BC Cancer Agency Industry Profile

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                  November 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Victoria's Harbour is Bright
                  • Preparing for Staffing Challenges
                  • Managing your Finances for Rising Interest Rates
                  • Succession Planning
                  • Synetic Industry Profile

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                  September 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Shipping: a spotlight on BC's Marine Trade
                  • Marketing Canada - a national tourism strategy
                  • Meet Sage Baker
                  • Vancouver Island Brewery Industry Profile

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                  July 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Local Priorities & the Government
                  • YYJ - Revving the Economic Engine
                  • Social Media Connections
                  • Dutch Bakery Industry Profile

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                  May 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Festival Tourism
                  • Natural Gas in BC
                  • Victoria Best Small City in the Americas

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                  March 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Successful Infrastructure Management
                  • Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness
                  • Economic Multiplier Effect

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                  January 2013

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Retail in Greater Victoria
                  • Transition Planning – Preparing your Business for Sale
                  • Another Successful Delegation to China

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                  November 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Our Vibrant Community - One Year After the Election
                  • Fiscal Responsibility & Consumer Confidence
                  • A Flurry of Activity at the GVDA

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                  September 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Gateways: getting to and from our island
                  • Moving around the island
                  • Taking the pulse of the local economy

                  July 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Employees need housing
                  • Supporting the workforce
                  • Victoria's top investment strategy
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  May 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • How your tax dollar is spent
                  • Ferry challenges and opportunities
                  • Overview by sector of the local economy
                  • Victoria's ranking as a place to do business in the Pacific Northwest
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  March 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Economic opportunities around Seaspan
                  • An in-depth interview with Mayor Frank Leonard
                  • Overview by sector of the local economy
                  • China as a trade partner for businesses in Victoria
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  January 2012

                  Inside this issue:

                  • Chamber talks economic development with City of Victoria representatives
                  • Why Greater Victoria is perfect for electric cars
                  • Discussion with Ferry Commissioner

                   

                  2011

                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  November 2011

                   In this issue:

                  • Explore the quality of life we enjoy in Victoria
                  • Global influences on the local economy
                  • Industry focus on the Arts
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  September/October 2011

                  Inside:

                  • Municipal Accountability - Pillars of good governance
                  • The Business of Municipal Government
                  • Industry Feature - Recreation and Sport

                   

                   

                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  July/August 2011

                  Inside

                  • Top 3 Priorities for the Federal Government 
                  Feature Article:
                  • Alternate Dervice Delivery

                  Also Inside:

                  • Green Terms
                  • Getting to Know the Marine Industry
                  • 2011 Business Services Show Details
                   
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce  

                  May/June 2011

                  Inside

                  • Local Priorities for the BC Government 

                  Feature Article:

                  • Green Business 

                  Also Inside:

                  • Getting to Know the Tourism Industry
                  • 2011 Business Awards Winners 
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  March/April 2011

                  Inside

                  • Infrastructure Renewal 

                  Feature Article:

                  • Engage Your Employees

                  Also Inside:

                  • Get to Know the Tech Sector
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  January/February 2011

                  Inside

                  • Moving Forward on the Johnson St. Bridge

                  Feature Article:

                  • Clarify Your Vision

                  Also Inside:

                  • Get to Know the Film Industry

                  2010

                  November/December 2010 Issue
                  NovDec 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Prosperity Gains and Affordability in BC.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Extending Our Reach for Economic Growth. 

                  Also inside:

                  • 2010 Business Services Show Thanks.
                  • 2011 Business Awards Nominations. 
                  September/October 2010 Issue
                  SeptOct 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Replacing the Bridge.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Victoria Integrated Court. 

                  Also inside:

                  • Co-operative Education Success Story.
                  • 2010 Business Services Show: Special Invitation to the Community!
                  • BC Hydro Success Story
                  July/August 2010 Issue
                  JulyAug 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Local Governments Role in Business Prosperity.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Tourism Highs and Lows. 

                  Also inside:

                  • 2010 Business Services Show: Book Your Booths!
                  May/June 2010 Issue
                  MayJune 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Success in Local Retail.

                  Feature Article:

                  • The Importance of Property Rights. 

                  Also inside:

                  • Greater Victoria Business Awards Finalists and Winners.
                  March/April 2010 Issue
                  MarchApril 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Paving the Way for Post-Olympic Benefits.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Are Municipal Budgets Fair to Business?

                  Also inside:

                  • 2010 Greater Victoria Business Awards Finalists.
                  January/February 2010 Issue
                  JanFeb 2010 Business Matters Magazine

                  Cover:

                  • Regional Economy 2010.

                  Feature Articles:

                  • Building a Built Region.
                  • 2009 Annual Survey - Member Concerns.

                  Also inside:

                  • 2010 Greater Victoria Business Awards Nominations.

                  2009

                  November/December Issue
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Moving Forward on HST. 

                  Feature Article:

                  • Where You Put Your Money Matters.   

                  Also inside:

                  • Special Thanks to our 2009 Business Services Show sponsors and exhibitors.
                  September/October Issue
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • The Torch Starts Here.

                  Feature Article:

                  • The Business of Heritage.   

                  Also inside:

                  • 2009 Business Services Show.
                  • Why Hire a Camosun Co-op Student.
                  • Board Election Schedule.
                  July/August Issue
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Repeat Offenders, the Revolving Door.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Inching Towards Sewage Treatment. 
                  • Mayor Fortin Speaks at AGM.

                  Also inside:

                  • 2009 Business Services Show.
                  May/June Issue
                  Business Matters May/June issue

                  Cover:

                  • Access to Capital, A Big Deal for Small Business.

                  Feature Article:

                  • Transportation Vancouver Island. 

                  Also inside:

                  • 2009 Greater Victoria Business Award Winners.
                  March/April Issue
                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Building for the Future: Infrastructure investment is the buzz of the day.

                  Feature Articles:

                  • Is the Capital Region Economically Sustainable?
                  • Local consulting agency hiring UVic students since 1993

                  Also inside:

                  • 2009 Greater Victoria Business Award Finalists

                  January/February Issue

                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Silicon Valley North: Long considered a tourist town, Victoria is getting an equally robust reputation as a mecca for high tech companies.
                  • Meet John Juricic, the new Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

                  Feature articles:

                  • Saving Money With Bottom Line Energy Strategies
                  • Envision a New Victoria
                  • How Will Members' Businesses Peform in 2009?

                  Also inside:

                  • Get in your nominations for the 2009 Greater Victoria Business Awards.

                  2008

                  January/February Issue

                   Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Looking at Leadership
                  • Meet Margaret Lucas, the 2008 Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

                  Feature articles:

                  • Annual Survey Results: Read about the priorities Chamber members think we should be focusing on. 
                  • Camosun College Offers Flexible Student Internships
                  March/April Issue
                   Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Government and Our Money: February and March are busy months on the government-watch front. On February 19th, the provincial government announced their budget for 2008. 

                  Feature Articles:

                  • Fixing Law and Order
                  • Co-op Students at NeverBlue Media
                   May/June Issue

                  Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Mayor Leonard at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting: Leonard speaks about issues concerning homelessness, sewage treatment and also discusses UVIC's technology park.

                  Feature articles:

                  • Getting Here to There: Read more about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and the commuter rail service along the E&N corridor from downtown to Langford.
                  • Douglas Busway Process Flawed
                  July/August Issue
                   Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • The Working Harbour: An Iconic Life Line

                  Feature articles:

                  • Are We Going Overboard on Consultation?
                  • CEO of WCG Honored by BC Chamber

                  Also inside:

                  • Chamber's Annual Fun Golf Tournament: Check out the photos and list of winners from this year's golf tournament.
                   September/October Issue
                   Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Victoria's Vibrant Marine Industry: The changes in our harbour industry, from the influx in shipbuilding to the introduction of a new marina, spell out great opportunities for our region.

                  Feature articles:

                  • Community Impact of CFB Esquimalt: CFB Esquimalt contributes far more to the community than economic impacts. It is a huge contributor to local charities and not-for-profit organizations, both financially and through charitable work.
                   November/December Issue
                   Greater Victoria, BC Chamber of Commerce

                  Cover:

                  • Economic Rollercoaster: The economy has become a topic at the tip of everyone's tongue these days and with good reason.

                  Feature articles:

                  • Making Sense of Elections
                  • BC Ferries: Five Years In

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