Power Lunch: Val Litwin – The BC Chamber’s Business of Insight
*This event is now sold-out*
How is our provincial powerhouse working hard for Whistler?
Remember this guy? Former Whistler Chamber CEO Val Litwin, now President and CEO of the BC Chamber returns for a very special lunch to bring you up to speed on hot topics for BC businesses and dial you into fresh intel from the provincial community. With Val we have the unique advantage of a leader who brings a provincial scope plus a local lens, as someone who knows our Members and the inner workings of our local economy.
Val Litwin will be joined by Dan Baxter, The BC Chamber’s Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations to provide an update on the advocacy issues that have a big impact on our business community and our province.
If you joined us for our Holiday Power Lunch with Pete Sontag, you saw the impact of the Slido Q&A software to dive an efficient, informative dialogue. We’ll be bringing this software back to facilitate robust dialogue so the questions that matter most always make it to table for deep discussion.
- A first look the MindReaderTM – The BC Chamber’s new tool to take the pulse of business across the province
- The BC Chamber’s take on the new provincial Budget (coming out late February)
- The BC Chamber’s strategic vision for the next 3 to 5 years
Val LitwinPresident and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce
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Previous to his role with the BC Chamber of Commerce, Val served as CEO of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce for three years. During this time, he grew its membership base, launched a world-class educational partnership with the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria (which was featured on Forbes.com) and reinvigorated the Chamber’s brand to the point where Whistler had one of the fastest growing membership bases last year.
In 2007, Val co-founded a first-to-market concept, Blo Blow Dry Bar, which has since grown to more than 70 locations worldwide.
In 2011, as Vice President of Franchise Operations at Nurse Next Door, Canada’s largest homecare company, he helped drive the franchise system’s fast growth into the US market – adding almost 70 locations to the brand in under 3 years.
Val is also well-versed in the social enterprise space. In 2002, he co-founded Extreme Kindness and launched volunteer tours and a web series based on committing random act of kindness across Canada and the U.S. The tours evolved into a best-selling book on corporate social responsibility and the power of communities to build social capital.
Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce
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Dan Baxter is the Director of Policy Development, Government and Stakeholder Relations with the BC Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the BC Chamber, Dan spent three years with the federal government, two of those years in Ottawa. Dan worked for the Honourable Ed Fast, former Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, where he led the Minister’s Asia-Pacific Gateway file.
Dan is passionate about community service and civic participation. For 15 years, Dan has been a volunteer member of various boards. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Richmond Community Coalition and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society.
Dan lives in Richmond and resides in the Steveston area. He and his wife, Verena, have two sons and a daughter.
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