The Downtown Victoria Business Association has a new chair. Fran Hobbis, manager of corporate services at B.C. Ferries, replaces Martin Leclerc, general manager of the Fairmont Empress. Leclerc stepped down to focus on extensive renovations at the hotel.
Hobbis has been integrally involved with the introduction of free downtown WiFi, the online Green Index and the expansion of DVBA programs, said Ken Kelly, association general manager.