VICTORIA – Mary Lou Newbold has been named Chamber Member of the Year for 2022 by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
“Mary Lou cares deeply about our community and her enthusiasm is absolutely infectious,” Chamber Chair John Wilson says. “She truly enjoys connecting businesses with each other and is often one of the first people to reach out to welcome new members at Chamber events.”
Newbold and her partner, Dr. Stephen Taylor, own Mayfair Optometric Clinic, which was named Business of the Year (11-25 employees) in 2016. Newbold is dedicated to improving Greater Victoria’s business community. She serves tirelessly on The Chamber’s Ambassador Committee and is a regular at Chamber events.
“During the pandemic, we rose to the many challenges by reminding ourselves that we were in this together. Mary Lou lived that and has been a steady voice of optimism and support,” Chamber CEO Bruce Williams says. “As our economy continues to recover and grow, Mary Lou is a shining example of how we can work together to build good business and great community for all.”
The Chamber Member of the Year award, sponsored by Air Canada, recognizes an individual who has served as a volunteer at The Chamber, has taken an active role with the board or committees, fosters relationships with the community and advocates on behalf of business.
The winner of The Chamber’s Award of Distinction, which honours a Chamber member for outstanding leadership and innovation, will be announced in January. Winners are chosen for inspiring others and adding resilience to Greater Victoria’s economy.
Give the Gift of Recognition this holiday season by nominating a business or business leader for the 2022 Greater Victoria Business Awards. Nominations for 12 categories are open now until Jan. 24, 2022. From innovation to sustainability to being an outstanding workplace, nominating a business you love, own or work for is fast and easy. For more information, go to victoriachamber.ca/business-awards.
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: Big Wheel Burger, CHEK News, CIBC, Kinetic Construction, Knappett Projects, Mike Geric Construction, MNP, PARC Retirement Living, RBC, Scotiabank, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Spinnakers, TELUS Business, and the University of Victoria. Find out more at victoriachamber.ca.
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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.