Author Archives: John Juricic

New Economic Development Officer Joins the Region’s Economic Development Agency

    • July 19, 2012 – The board of the

Greater Victoria Development Agency (GVDA)

    is pleased to announce the addition of Dallas Gislason to the organization as Economic Development Officer (EDO).
    Gislason has an eight-year career in the field of economic development field, working at both the regional and provincial level. Dallas’ background positions him well to make a smooth transition into his new role, with tremendous experience supporting local businesses and helping to foster economic development programs, both in our region and in the province of Saskatchewan.

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New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Joins BC Chamber of Commerce

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

UClub Celebration of Wine & Food – Summerhill Pyramid Winery

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

Young Entrepreneurs Forum – 2012 Penticton BC Chamber AGM

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

Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program (DTAPP)

Did you know that recent changes to the availability of federal funding may help improve productivity for your business

In particular, NRC-IRAP’s new DTAPP program is designed to help companies improve productivity in any area of business operations. You’re invited to learn more about this program from NRC-IRAP representatives at Camosun College, June 1. Continue reading