Frank Bourree has been named the first recipient of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce Governors’ Award of Distinction.
Bourree was cited as a business person who has contributed to Greater Victoria through leadership and vision and a sustained commitment to a prosperous community. He’s also served as a positive role model during his many years with the chamber.
Now retired, Bourree is well-known as a co-founder of GT Hiring Solutions and Chemistry Consulting Group, which provide employment services to people most in need, and tracking data that helped the tourism industry tell its story through statistics.
“Frank is gracious with his time, serving on numerous boards and spending countless hours offering career guidance to people who seek his advice,” said the chamber.
The Governors’ Award of Distinction, sponsored by the Times Colonist, is a re-imagining of the Lifetime Achievement Award; the change aims to acknowledge the efforts of a broader demographic in the business community.
The Chamber’s 2021 Business Awards will be handed out on May 15 and broadcast on CHEK TV.
Nominations are now open at victoriachamber.ca.
Music producer joins conservatory
Kirk McNally, a recording engineer, music producer and sound artist who has worked with artists such as Bryan Adams and R.E.M. as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has joined the Victoria Conservatory of Music as a board member.
McNally is an assistant professor of music technology at the University of Victoria School of Music, where he is the program administrator for the undergraduate combined major program in music and computer science and the graduate program in music technology.
Shannon von Kaldenberg continues in her second year as VCM board chair. Others on the board are honorary governors Ed Chwyl and Gary Karr, and members Hon. Roy Cullen, Bryan Wilson, Susan Snell, Claudia Blum, Gareth Dickson, Richard Fisher, Geraldine Hinton, Michael McEvoy, Bijan Neyestani and Shelley Williams.
CryoLogistics inks trucking deal
Victoria-based CryoLogistics Refrigeration Technologies Ltd. has signed its first commercial sale agreement for its SnowSHIP transport refrigeration technology with Grimshaw Trucking L.P.
CryoLogistics is a privately held clean-tech company, developing technologies for shipping high-value temperature-sensitive foods, pharmaceuticals and medicines through local, regional, national and global supply chains.
Grimshaw has been providing transportation services throughout Canada since the early 1950s.