Esquimalt chamber mulls merger with Victoria

The idea of having two separate chamber of commerce for both Greater Victoria and Esquimalt could soon be a thing of the past.

  • Jun. 23, 2016 1:00 p.m.

The idea of having two separate chamber of commerce for both Greater Victoria and Esquimalt could soon be a thing of the past.

Earlier this week, the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce announced the two have started discussions to work towards integration.

“This integration is about enhanced service for Esquimalt chamber members,” said RJ Senko, co-chair of the Chamber Integration Committee and vice president of the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce.

“I am confident that through this merger, we can significantly increase the benefits to our members and become a more effective and efficient business organization.”

The decision comes after the boards of both chambers examined the work of a recently-appointed joint task force and concluded it was a “sound business decision” to retain the individual characteristics of each chamber while integrating the administrative and leadership teams.

The potential merger could mean access to more membership services, expanded connections and networking opportunities and a greater influence on local, regional, provincial and national level government decision-making regarding the business community.

In the fall, both chambers will consult their memberships for approval on the merger.

 

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