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CHAMBER ELECTIONS Each fall The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce holds an election for new board members. Each board member is elected for a two year term with staggered renewal dates—this year we are asking members to elect four members of the board. Election ballots will e-mailed to the main contact for your organization on Friday, September 15. The Chamber uses a weighted voting system, based on the number of employees. Voting will close Thursday, October 5. If you are The Chamber’s main contact for your business and did not receive your ballot on September 15, please contact us at 250-383-7191.

Kris Wirk

Lise Gyorkos

President Page One Publishing

Partner Dickson, Dusanj & Wirk

Incumbent Director

Incumbent Treasurer


ise Gyorkos is the president of Page One Publishing, which she and company cofounder Georgina Camilleri have grown into one of B.C.'s largest independent magazine publishers. Page One will celebrate 20 successful years of business in 2018. As co-publisher of Douglas magazine, and YAM magazine, Lise contributes in a significant way to the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial region. She is passionate about the needs of small business and promoting local economic development. Lise gives her time to many community causes and organizations. She is currently a board member with the Greater Victoria Chamber and the board liaison for the Prodigy Group. She is also a board member with the Greater Victoria Housing Society and past-chair of the Victoria Hospital Foundation's Visions Gala.


ris Wirk is a partner with the accounting firm Dickson, Dusanj & Wirk where he works with local owner operated businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations providing accounting, taxation and advisory services. He has an honours’ Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, and received the Western Canada Gold Medal for the highest standing in Western Canada for the Chartered Accountant entrance exam. Kris currently serves as the Chamber’s Treasurer and was previously the Treasurer for the Island Prostate Centre. Kris is born and raised in Victoria and believes strongly in supporting local businesses and wants to continue to assist the Chamber in advocating for a business environment that will allow entrepreneurs to succeed.

Lise is a champion of our region, promoting a healthy foundation for growing strong businesses and a dynamic economy.

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im is a dynamic hospitality professional with an extensive background in the travel and hospitality industry and with experience in Europe, Canada and Japan. Kim currently works as a revenue driver at the Oswego Hotel, and also serves as Vice President of the Capital City Executive Association and as part of the Ambassador Committee of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Kim has also served overseas as the Executive Director of The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan and as an active member of the Victoria community, he is very much interested in how tourism affects BC as well as labour supply and retention in the province. Combining all of his international and domestic experience, Kim hopes to assist The Chamber in serving its members to his full potential.


Rahim Khudabux GM and Owner Max Furniture


ahim is the GM and Owner of Max Furniture a locally owned and operated furniture store specializing in Canadian Made and good quality furniture for your home or office. Graduating from the University of Victoria in 2007 Rahim has owned and operated 4 business in Victoria and loves to call it home. Rahim has worked closely with the Chamber since his business career started in Victoria and he served as the Mingle Lead for two years on the Prodigy Group Committee. Involving himself in the community, giving back and attending virtually every event he can—Rahim “The Dream” prides himself on business development, community support, dance offs at the Harbour Cats games and mentorship as those are the reasons he is able to be successful in business. Rahim wants to be on the Chamber board to ensure that that the voice of business is heard in the region from ALL sizes of businesses.

Profile for Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Business Matters September 2017  

Business Matters September 2017