New Westminster, BC. – At its June 2012 regular board meeting, The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to join the BC Chamber of Commerce.
On behalf of its members, The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce joins the collective voice of 120 plus other Chambers of Commerce in British Columbia.
“From an advocacy perspective, our voice will become louder on issues that are affecting our business community from a local, regional, provincial and national perspective.” says Andrew Hopkins, President of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. “There will be times when our voice may differ than that of our Provincial Colleague’s as we try to reflect local concerns, but being part of a louder, more active voice will benefit our members in the long run.” Continue reading
Last night Colleen & I attended the University Club Celebration of Wine & Food at UVIC. The session featured the Okanagan’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery.
Hosted by Dan Angus, UClub Manager and Melissa McLean, Principal at Melissa McLean Management Services, it turned out to be a startlingly pleasant and eventful evening. Melissa was delightful as host and setting the context for the evening. She’s a terrific host and super fun personality. Eric von Krosigk, Winemaker & Director of Operations for Summerhill Pyramid Winery, was an entertaining guest speaker. He explained each wine pairing with flair and panache, he was a charming addition to an already marvelous evening. Continue reading
Last week I had the great privilege of attending the 60th Anniversary BC Chamber of Commerce AGM in lovely Penticton, BC. Advocacy, networking, business development and informative speakers are the hallmarks of these annual events. One of the more exciting sessions at past AGM’s has been the Young Entrepreneurs Forum and this year was no exception. Continue reading