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Chamber Chats with CEO, Bruce Williams

As part of The Chamber's commitment to keeping businesses up-to-date with information that can help them stay successful, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO, Bruce Williams is engaging in a series of conversations with leading subject experts.

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Newly elected Mayor of Saanich Dean Murdock chats about his plans, and what lies ahead for that community
The recent Municipal elections saw strong winds of change gust through Councils and Mayors offices. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams talk about what’s ahead for the new leadership team in Saanich with newly elected Mayor Dean Murdock
22:55 11/24/2022
Refire Kitchen and Vanillablossom, two local food producers chat about the challenges and opportunities they face.
Local food producers have faced both challenges and opportunities with staffing, supply chain and delivery networks throughout the pandemic. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with two operators who create unique and very tasty products you can access to support our local economy. You’ll meet Refire Kitchen and Vanillablossom
22:50 11/17/2022
The State of the Island Economy Report. MNPs Senior Economist Susan Mowbray reviews the report.
The economy of Vancouver Island has been studied and the results are included in a report from MNP. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with MNPs Senior Economist Susan Mowbray about the State of the Island Economy Report
22:48 11/10/2022
COVID 19's affect on mental health is discussed with Jonny Morris, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association
It’s obvious all around us how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected mental health in workplaces and families and is on public display in our communities. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams discusses mental health management, treatment and understanding with Jonny Morris, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association
22:37 10/27/2022
It's Small Business Month. Challenges of the pandemic, what had changed, what are the opportunities and what does the future hold, discussed
As we celebrate Small Business Month it’s time to take a look at how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted small business, which describes the majority of businesses in Canada. What had changed, what are the opportunities and what does the future hold . In this Chamber Chat Chamber CEO Bruce Williams speaks with Kyman Chan of Grant Thornton and Small Business BC CEO Tom Conway
22:40 10/20/2022
Fernwood Coffee founder Ben Cram chats about the process of creating a top quality local cup of coffee
Many of us have a very close relationship and ritual concerning our coffee. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with Fernwood Coffee founder Ben Cram and learn all about the process of creating a top quality local cup of java
22:59 10/13/2022
The Belleville Terminal is discussed in this chat with Rob Fleming, BC s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
One of the Capital Region’s most important infrastructure proposals is in the public consultation stage and your input is wanted. Chamber CEO Bruce Williams discusses the proposed design and building of the Belleville Terminal and it’s impact on cross border travel to and from the USA with The Hon Rob Fleming, BC s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
22:19 10/06/2022
How has working from home and shopping online impacted office and retail space management post COVID?
The COVID 19 pandemic created a lift in working from home and shopping online. How has that impacted office and retail space management? We find out as Chamber CEO Bruce Williams speaks with Kristy Lowes, GM at Uptown and Robert Jawl, Managing Director of Jawl Properties.
22:49 09/29/2022
Do you know how to vote?
With municipal elections pending and other elections to eventually follow we ask you a question in this Chamber Chat. Do you know how to vote? Do you think about the implications of you casting your vote as you do? We talk about it with former Saanich Mayor and Councillor Frank Leonard in terms of strategic voting or even not voting at all.
22:52 09/22/2022
Hotels and the hospitality sector and their recovery from the disruption of the pandemic.
As the travel economy surges across the Capital Region hotels are doing their best to meet the demand from those travelers for rooms and related services. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams gets a snapshot of the hospitality sector and it’s recovery with Madone Pelan, GM of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Bill Lewis, GM at the Magnolia Hotel and Chair of the Hotel Association of Greater Victoria
23:01 09/15/2022
Founder and CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, Julie Angus, chats about their solar powered autonomous boats that protect our oceans
One of the organizations doing ocean research and data collection to monitor seismic activity, oil spills, water quality, illegal fishing, water temperature, climate change and more across the world is Open Ocean Robotics, a Chamber member based in Victoria. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with founder and CEO Julie Angus
22:53 09/07/2022
Organizers of the 2022 Greater Victoria BC 55+ Games talk about what events you can catch and where the events are happening.
In September Greater Victoria will host the largest gathering of competing athletes since the 1994 Commonwealth Games. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams talks with organizers about the upcoming BC 55+ Games
22:17 08/31/2022
How were pharmacies impacted during COVID? We hear some of the challenges faced from two local pharmacy operators.
As we maneuvered our way through the COVID pandemic pharmacies were on the front line of health care and support. In this Chamber Chat we learn from two pharmacists about how supplies of medication and other lifestyle necessities were impacted. CEO Bruce Williams speaks with Linda Gutenberg of Heart Pharmacy and Murray Byres from Royal Oak Shoppers Drug Mart
22:59 08/24/2022
A closer look at air travel with Victoria Airport CEO Geoff Dickson and Serge Corbeil, Director of Government Relations for Air Canada
As airports and airlines return to service after the interruptions of the COVID pandemic there are both challenges and opportunities being managed. In this week’s Chamber Chat we take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding air travel with Victoria International Airport CEO Geoff Dickson and Serge Corbeil, Director of Government Relations for Air Canada
22:35 08/17/2022
FATSO Peanut Butter and 49 Below Ice Cream share exciting plans for the future
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22:59 08/10/2022
Co-Op programs at the University of Victoria and Camosun College and how they could benefit you
University of Victoria and Camosun College are both very active in creating opportunities for employers and workplaces to attract workers through their Co-Op programs. Co-Op enables students to gain work experience with employers which can create a post graduation career placement. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with U Vic President and Vice Chancellor Dr Kevin Hall and Camosun President Dr Lane Trotter about the success of Co-Op and how it could benefit you
22:35 08/03/2022
Three companies playing a role in creating enhanced health services for workplaces
Human health and safety in workplaces is a high priority now. In this Chamber Chat CEO Bruce Williams speaks with three companies playing a role in creating enhanced health services for workplaces
22:40 07/27/2022
Learn more about the Capital Regional District in this Chamber Chat with CRD CAO Bob Lapham
The Capital Regional District manages our fresh water supply, waste water management, recycling and has a role in providing affordable housing to Greater Victoria. Learn more about the CRD in this Chamber Chat with CRD CAO Bob Lapham in conversation with Bruce Williams
22:54 07/20/2022
The story behind the story of the Royal BC Museum, CEO Alicia Dubois of the RBCM discusses
The announcement of plans for a new Royal BC Museum was received with strong opposition from many. There are parts of that plan and next steps still unknown to most of us. What’s the story behind the story? In today’ s Chamber Chat, CEO Bruce Williams discusses it all with RBCM CEO Alicia Dubois
23:02 07/13/2022
Revenge Travel, Cathy Scott of Departures Travel chats about things we all need to know to avoid some of the challenges.
You may have heard the term “Revenge Travel” to describe the vigorous return of travelers to worldwide destinations. In this Chamber Chat we have a conversation with Cathy Scott of Departures Travel about things we all need to know to avoid some the challenges we are hearing about and where to go to make the best of your travel experience
23:01 07/06/2022
Reliance Properties CEO Jon Stovell chats about plans for Royal Beach in Colwood, and Capital Iron lands in Victoria, and more.
As we evolve through a housing crisis projects are being planned to build communities not just homes. Reliance Properties is one of the organization leading those plans. In this Chamber Chat we speak with Reliance CEO Jon Stovell about plans for Royal Beach in Colwood, Capital Iron lands in Victoria and more.
24:13 06/15/2022
Camosun College President Dr Lane Trotter chats about the skills training needed in the current economy
As workforce challenges continue in our economy, skills training is more important than ever. In this Chamber Chat we hear perspective from Camosun College President Dr Lane Trotter
22:59 06/08/2022
Part 2 of our conversation about the work being done by Ocean Networks Canada based at UVic
This Chamber Chats is part 2 of our conversation about the work being done by Ocean Networks Canada based at UVic to steward the oceans of the world. Bruce Williams speaks with Ocean Networks Canada President and CEO Dr Kate Moran
22:57 06/01/2022
In this Chamber Chat we hear fascinating information from Ocean Networks Canada CEO Dr Kate Moran
70% of Planet Earth’s surface is covered with water. One of the world's leading Marine Observatories is Ocean Networks Canada, an affiliate organization of the University of Victoria. In this Chamber Chat we hear fascinating information from ONC CEO Dr Kate Moran
20:55 05/25/2022
Chamber of Commerce executives in Tofino and Port Hardy share COVID impacts in rural and remote communities compared to urban communities.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has had differing impacts in rural and remote communities compared to more urban communities. In his Chamber Chat we hear details from Chamber of Commerce executives in Tofino and Port Hardy
22:42 05/18/2022
Expert advice on business succession with Jenn Bogwald of MNP and Jesse Honkanen of Island Savings
One of the economic impacts of the pandemic has been a decision by some business operators to accelerate their retirement plans. What needs to be considered when selling or buying a business ? Is it worth what the owner thinks it is ? We get expert advice in this Chamber Chat with Jenn Bogwald of MNP and Jesse Honkanen of Island Savings
22:47 05/11/2022
Exciting plans at Royal Roads University discussed with President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Philip Steenkamp
The experience of visiting Royal Roads University as a student, a tourist or a local resident is unique for everyone. It’s a castle after all! there are exciting plans in place to transform student’s lives and the university campus. Hear more in this Chamber Chat with Royal Roads President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Philip Steenkamp
22:56 05/04/2022
University of Victoria President Dr Kevin Hall chats about the United Nations, cyber security and the UVic Vikes!
The academic year may be winding down at colleges and universities but there is still a lot happening on campus and beyond. In this Chamber Chat with UVic President Dr Kevin Hall we hear about how the United Nations is now a part of UVic, education related to cyber security and the UVic Vikes !
22:32 04/27/2022
Chamber Chats with Unbuilders and BinBreeze, two local environmentally based businesses
Two companies doing innovative, sustainable and creative work are our guests today. Unbuilders do as their name suggests and BinBreeze are enhancing the compost experience and eliminating the fruit fly problem!
22:41 04/20/2022
Chamber Chats has answers from three leaders in our cultural sector
Concerts, theatre, dance and all other elements of the arts and culture scene are reopening post pandemic. How have our beloved performers and artists withstood COVID and what does the future look like for our favorite entertainment events ?
22:39 04/13/2022