Douglas Weekly – November 13th

Bruce Williams
Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams


Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Shines Bright

Last month, at the annual Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) meeting in Calgary, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce won the Inclusive Growth Award for promoting accessibility, equity, diversity and economic reconciliation in business. 

“The … initiatives we are making mean we are better reflecting the diversity within the economy and business community of Greater Victoria,” said the Chamber CEO Bruce Williams. “The team working in our Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advancement Committee, as well as our chamber staff, are making this advancement possible. This award belongs to them.”

At the event, the Chamber also brought home another win, when the CCEC named Williams Canada’s top executive, writing later, “Bruce demonstrated that he is a masterful relationship-builder and community champion.” 


How to Succeed at Succession
Do you sell, pass down or walk away?

By Shannon Moneo

You’re ready to exit your business. Do you sell to employees? Put it on the market? Maybe fold and let the enterprise disappear? Or is there a family member waiting in the wings? It’s estimated that 75 per cent of Canada’s small business owners are planning to leave their livelihood in the next decade. A well-planned swan song would make the flight easier.

Read the full story in the latest issue of Douglas.


November 13: Virtual Networking for Newcomers to Victoria
November 14-15: UPLIFT Women’s Business Summit
November 16: Navigating Business Volatility Roundtable Discussion
November 17: How to Perfect Your Pitch and Communicate Your Company’s Unique Value
November 18: Sooke Business Excellence Awards
November 21: City of Colwood Prosperity Roundtable Lunch
November 23: Saanich Chamber Mixer
November 28: Hope in the City Luncheon
November 29: Wisdom for Family Enterprises
November 30: VIATEC Community Awards
November 30: Greater Victoria Business Banquet

December 8: Nanaimo’s Biggest Small Business Christmas Party

January 21-24: Impact Sustainability Travel and Tourism Summit 

March 6-8: South Island Prosperity Partnership Rising Economy Conference