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{MEMBERNEWS} Building Relationships for 30 years Owner of Maximum Express Courier, Freight and Logistics and Max Furniture, Al Hasham, is celebrating 30 years of being an entrepreneur in Victoria. Al and his brother moved to Victoria in 1987 to start their very first business, DanFoss Courier. 30 years later he's involved in a variety of different businesses—the most recent being Cambria College Victoria this year. "With the help of The Chamber's network, I have been able to grow 5 different businesses in Victoria," says Al. "I believe building relationships in the community and giving back to the community are fundamental to the success of a business." Maximum Express Courier, Freight and Logistics: member since 2004 Max Furniture: member since 2008 Cambria College Victoria: member since 2017

New CEO at the Helm of BC Ferries BC Ferries' Board of Directors has appointed Mark F. Collins as President and CEO effective April 1, 2017. A senior marine executive for the past 20 years, Mark's experience includes roles as the President of Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Italy,

Al at The Chamber's first Marketplace Mixer in 1988 and Vice President of Global Technical Services, CSL Group. Mark is currently Vice President of Strategic Planning & Community Engagement at BC Ferries, and was the Vice President, Engineering between 2004 and 2012. "As a person who was born in Newfoundland, a ferry dependent island, I understand first-hand the importance of a

reliable ferry service to people's lives," said Mark. "I am fortunate to have such a solid foundation on which to start my new role as President and CEO, and I have our CEO Mike Corrigan, our leadership team and our more than 4500 dedicated employees to thank for that." BC Ferries: member since 1983

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