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Business Matters publishes every other month providing our readers with insightful editorial, local members news, along with recent economic and advocacy wins.
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July 2017

Inside this issue:
  • Home Port Advantage 
  • Property Tax Parity
  • Member Snapshots
  • Celebrating 150 Years of Opportunity

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      May 2017

      Inside this issue:
      • Planning Ahead Will Keep Tourism Sustainable 
      • Special Insert: 2017 Business Awards
      • Member Snapshots

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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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