CHESTER, NS – Bruce Williams has been named Executive of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC). The CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce was recognized as the top executive among the largest chambers in the country.
“Bruce demonstrated that he is a masterful relationship builder and community champion,” stated the media release announcing the honour. “As a leader in economic reconciliation, Bruce has furthered conversations about diversity, equity, access and inclusion — helping the entire community take a fresh look at their region’s economic history, and ensuring his Chamber achieved the 50-30 challenge to create a more inclusive organization. “
The CCEC was founded in 1967 to promote professional development and provide research and information sharing to Canada’s chambers of commerce. The organization names Executives of the Year for chambers with more than 1,000 members, such as Greater Victoria, as well as for smaller chambers with fewer than 500 members.
The CCEC awards were handed out during its annual meeting, held in early October in Calgary ahead of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM. At that event, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce earned a prestigious Inclusive Growth Award for helping advance economic reconciliation and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the Canadian business landscape.
About Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Since 1863, The Chamber has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community for all through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require. In 2020, the Chamber Champions initiative added a powerful resource to provide leadership and guidance to our organization. Current Champions are: BC Ferries, Berwick Retirement Communities, Big Wheel Burger, Camosun College, CHEK Media Group, CIBC, ColdStar Solutions, H2 Accelerator, Knappett Projects, Acera Insurance (formerly Megson FitzPatrick Inc.), Mike Geric Construction, MNP, PARC Retirement Living, RBC, Scotiabank, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Starlight Developments, Times Colonist, TD Commercial Banking, TELUS Business, Times Colonist and the University of Victoria.
Jim Zeeben, Policy and Strategic Communication
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
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About Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada
CCEC has been Canada’s network of Chamber professionals since 1967. We offer professional development training, research and information sharing, facilitate networking opportunities and recognize excellence in Chamber management.
Deneen Belliveau, Executive Director
Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada
Since 1863, The Chamber has served Greater Victoria by working together to build good business and great community through advocacy, networking, professional development and innovative services as changing times require.