8 episodes

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.

Chamber Chats with CEO, Bruce William‪s‬ CHEK Podcasts

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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.

    "Pivot Pilots" with Departures Travel, Spinnakers, and Sailor Jack Consignment

    "Pivot Pilots" with Departures Travel, Spinnakers, and Sailor Jack Consignment

    As we traverse our pathway through the COVID-19 pandemic The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce sees us all together as we taxi along the #RecoveryRunway. Businesses of all sizes have had to pivot their planning to adapt with change, and among those businesses are the #PivotPilots who have shown great innovation and leadership in their business practices. In this edition of Chamber Chats Bruce Williams sat down with three #PivotPilots who have been navigating that runway until we're all clear for takeoff.
    Cathy Scott of Departures Travel, Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers, and Marnie Hart of Sailor Jack Consignment are this week's "Pivot Pilots"

    • 22 min
    Canada's 2021 Census with the Statistics Canada Director General

    Canada's 2021 Census with the Statistics Canada Director General

    Canada conducts a census every five years, and 2021 is one of those years. A census tells us more than simply how many people live in our country, it’s a thorough look at the profile of our population. What has changed and what has stayed the same — crucial data as we chart our COVID Recovery. Bruce Williams speaks with Statistics Canada Director General Geoff Bowlby.

    • 22 min
    Making the Most of Your Home Office

    Making the Most of Your Home Office

    Has working your dining room table “office” outlived its purpose? Converting home space into working space is a pandemic priority for many right now and looking into the future. Three experts join us to discuss all you should consider when creating a suitable situation for working from home.

    • 22 min
    Philanthropy and Non-Profits During a Pandemic

    Philanthropy and Non-Profits During a Pandemic

    The demand on non-profit and community organizations has become even more important throughout the COVID pandemic and many have seen a profound shift in their funding and support. What’s the future of philanthropy and its impact on the work of non-profit and non-Governmental programmes?
    Greater Victoria Chamber CEO Bruce Williams speaks with two non-profit leaders in this week’s Chamber Chat.

    • 22 min
    Inside Long Term Care Facilities

    Inside Long Term Care Facilities

    COVID-19 impacted residents and the care they receive at Long Term Care facilities.
    How have LTC facilities adapted to COVID and what changes are here to stay?
    Bruce Williams discussed with Amir Hemani, Berwick Retirement Communities CEO, and David Cheperdak, Broadmead Care Society CEO.

    • 22 min
    Knowing the Facts Vital to Safe Communities

    Knowing the Facts Vital to Safe Communities

    We see a group of people as homeless, campers, temporary hotel residents.
    Who are they? Bruce Williams does a deep dive into the fundamental reason why these are living these circumstances with Our Place CEO, Julian Daly.

    • 22 min

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