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2011 BCCE Conference - Smithers, BC, Sep 29 - Oct 1




For a copy of the 2011 Conference Program: >>click here>>
For photos taken at the 2011 conference, thanks to Maureen and Vern Czirfusz, >click here>


Jeremy Heighton, of WOW Leadership Training, in Kamloops, was the main presenter at the 2011 conference, on topics ranging from creative teambuilding to strategic planning, and calling on his international consutling experience. Copies of his conference presentations and handouts distributed to BCCE members only. For a valuable learning experience delivered with great energy and humour, contact Jeremy at


Tao Stadler, many years in a chamber of commerce and now of WebLink International, which focuses mainly on systems and services for chambers of commerce, came from California to present on The Five Biggest Mistakes Chambers Make in Providing Membership Value, click here for a copy of the presentation


Physical Therapist/Physiotherapist Servaas Mes, originally from the Netherlands, who recently moved from St. Helena, California -- where many celebrities were clients -- back to Smithers to open his “Human Health Project”, spoke on, "Learn How to Tackle Management and Workplace Stress" and the rejuvination, energy and fulfillment that comes from finally embracing one's calling and true goals.


Ramon Solinas, representing the main sponsor of our educational program, Graham Barnes & Associates, spoke on the national chambers group health insurance program


Deb McClelland, of the Kamloops Chamber, and Bruce Carter, of the Greater Victoria Chamber, made a joint presentation on advocacy and the policy development process.



Roslyn Castleden (right), of the BC Chamber of Commerce and a founding member of BCCE, gave a workshop on Chamber Management 101, an orientation for new members. She receives a thank you from Maureen Czirfusz.



Jennifer Hagan, of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, brought greetings and an overview of current developments at the Canadian Chamber.







   LEFT: Host team from the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce includes Manager Heather Gallagher (left) and next to her, President George Whitehead; MIDDLE and RIGHT: those who networked and learned at the conference were the main event


LEFT: Deb McClelland announces the launch of the new Managers' Manual; MIDDLE: the silent auction, of goods from our many chambers, raised $800 for the BCCE education fund; RIGHT: the band, Non-Profit Society, capped the final evening with good music and dancing

 2010 BCCE Conference - Sidney, BC, Sep 9 - 11

2010 Conference Program



Personality of YOUR Chamber, Fred Sakari

Branding and Culture, Fred Sakari 



Improve your productivity with technology you already have, Gerry Brimacombe

 Thank you to our Conference Sponsors: The BC Chamber Executives Society is grateful to the many sponsors who contributed in different ways to our successful 2010 conference in Sidney, BC. For a list of our conference sponsors please >>click here>>

Conference Evaluation: For those attending the BC Chamber Executives Society AGM and conference September 9 to 11, 2010, in Sidney, BC, please complete and send in your evaluation form -- do it soon to be eligible for a prize >>click here>>

2009 BCCE Conference - Summerland, BC, Sep 10-12


Power of Policy(pdf) - Shannon Renault

Membership: Catch 'em and Keep 'em - Colleen Evans

Can You Hear Me Now? Media Opportunities - David Hull

Designing a House of Member Value - Kip Lilly

Professional Business Organization of Choice - David Hull

Financing Your New Home - Kip Lilly

In the Trenches - Weldon Leblanc

Social Media YouTube clip - Kip Lilly

2008 BCCE Conference - Sun Peaks, BC, Sep 11-13


BCIT (pdf)
Leadership and Management Keith Woods (pdf)
Proposal Writing (pdf)
Generation Y (pdf)

2007 BCCE Conference - Delta, BC, Sep 27 - 29


Preparation - Strategic Planning (PDF)
Women's Enterprise Centre - Marilyn Strong [link to Word file or convert to pdf]
Ideas for Small Business Week, Chamber of Commerce Week (PDF)

2006 BCCE Conference - Parksville BC, Sep 28 - 30


Marketing Presentation - Graham Barnes (pdf)
Group Inurance Presentation (pdf)
Outstanding Dues Process (pdf)
Resolutions Process (pdf)
Policy Development Process (pdf)
Manager's Meeting Large Chambers (pdf) [dead link]
New Manager's Presentation (pdf)by Ros Castleden -BC Chamber

Previous Conferences

BCCE 2004 AGM - Recruiting & Retaining the Best (PDF)
Notes from the 2004 BCCE Conference,Karen Hodson, Squamish
Revenue Opportunity for BC Chambers (PDF)Women’s Enterprise Society of BC (WESBC)
Recruiting & Retaining the Best (PDF) Debi Hubert – Hubert and Associates Inc.
Membership Recruitment & Retention Round Table Discussion