Outgoing Chamber President Stephanie Jones, Dalhousie University President
Dr. Richard Florizone (centre) and incoming Chamber President Andrew Lake
following their announcement of a new business partnership aimed at matching
Dalhousie students and graduates with individual business operators.  (Johnson Photo)

March 11, 2015

The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has unveiled a new President and a new business partnership.

Chamber Members have elected local businessman Andrew Lake of Will Kare Paving to take over the helm of the local chamber, which is one of the province’s largest business organizations.  Lake has volunteered on the Chamber board for the past eight years and has been a vital part of the Chamber’s executive committee for the past 2 years.

Lake told the crowd of business leaders that he has great respect for business entrepreneurs who strike out on their own, and promised to stand behind them and provide guidance at every turn.

He’ll be backed up by Alex Stevenson of CIBC in Truro, who will serve as Mr. Lake’s Vice-President for the next year.   Outgoing President Stephanie Jones will remain on the Chamber Executive in the position of past-president for another year.

Under Lake’s leadership, the Chamber has agreed to partner with Dalhousie University to kick-start business interaction with Dalhousie graduates.

Dalhousie President Dr. Richard Florizone was the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s 125th annual meeting on Wednesday, where he announced that chamber and university staff will be uniting to guide students toward closer ties with individual business owners in the Truro and Colchester business community.