Business

Corcoran assumes chamber chair at virtual AGM

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 4:39 PDT, Thu July 2, 2020

Last Updated: 11:42 PDT, Tue July 21, 2020

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce named its new chair at the first-ever virtual AGM last week.

Brian Corcoran is a partner at PLLR Lawyers and has been an active chamber volunteer for many years. Beginning in 2008, he served as a judge for the annual Business Excellence Awards—still his favourite event—and he was first elected to the board in 2014.

After living in six different provinces, Corcoran moved west in 2005.

“Richmond’s diversity has always amazed me,” he says. “Not only does it lead to so much amazing food, but it generates so many different and interesting perspectives that can only be present in such a diverse community."

Taking on a new role this year poses additional challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

"Our ability to guide our members through an incredibly challenging time is critical," Corcoran says. "We must play an important role in not just their survival but hopefully their growth in the 'new normal'."

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce 2020/2021 board of directors are:

Chair: Brian Corcoran, PLLR Lawyers

Vice Chair: Carolyn Robertson, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Corporate Secretary/ Treasurer: Naomi Horsford, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Immediate Past Chair: Fan Chun, Dr. Power

Directors:

• Grant Bryan, O'Hare's GastroPub & Liquor Store

• Stephanie Howes, School of Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

• Bernard Loh, Next Environmental Inc.

• Rachel Li, Roynat Capital, Scotiabank

• Chuck Keeling, Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

• Michael McCoy, Touchstone Family Association

• Mark Rose, Layfield Group

• Lulu Shen, iTalkBB Media

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